FileChute
FileChute
4.6.2

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FileChute4.6.2

04 October 2016

Quick Internet file transfer tool.

Overview

Note: FileChute is no longer under development

FileChute offers an easier way to send large files. How many times have you tried to email a large file only to have it bounce?

FileChute makes sending files easy. Just drag a file and drop it on FileChute. FileChute puts the file on your Dropbox or website and generates a Web link for retrieving the file all in one step. Next drag the generated link into your email and you're set to go. And since what you're sending is just a link, your recipients can retrieve the file from a Mac, a PC or any other platform. You can even drop multiple files or folders at once. FileChute automatically creates an archive in the format of your choice - it supports dmg, zip, and tar - and sends the archive file.

What's new in FileChute

Version 4.6.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Fixed: Links not correctly quoted for FTP accounts

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185 Reviews of FileChute

5
Scott-Koue
15 March 2009
Version: 4.2

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First a short qualifier, I have only used this for a few days and I bought it on a MacUpdate discount. I have Transmit and it's pretty easy to make droplets that do almost everything Drop Chute does so I was a bit skeptical about how much I needed Drop Chute. Well actually I don't "need" it. Transmit's droplets do the transfer and it's not a big deal to archive an item before you post it, and it doesn't usually take too much work to figure out the path to the file. But I have forgotten to zip a folder and that is a bit of a pain, and you have to create a droplet for each place you want to FTP stuff to (with Transmit) and sometimes it is difficult to figure out convoluted paths to files. It's not a big deal but Drop Chute is a simpler solution. And a lot of people are a bit stymied by FTP so something like Transmit may not be something they have. I found having one place to drop files and be able to send them anywhere AND having the compression as a built in function was a very convenient work flow. I still use Transmit and I will probably also set up droplets from time to time but for most situations Drop Chute is a better choice and that's what I will be using. The app has been solid for the short time I've used it and the price was very good. Would I still buy it at twice the price? Maybe, if I did not have Transmit's droplets the answer would be absolutely. If you don't have a droplet FTP app this is a Great app to have, if you need to deal with .MAC this is a great app to have. But even if you have Transmit (or some other FTP client that can create droplets) Drop Chute is a good app to have. * note on file paths. Drop Chute attempts to create the path from what you enter setting up the account but with my site this didn't work because the folder I was sending things to was not in my domain. So it's not so much that Drop Chute magically finds the path but that the path can be set for the account and from then on it will generate correct paths to files. This is very convenient. I used to keep a bunch of text snippets around with the paths, and then add the file name.
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woglesby
11 June 2019
Version: 4.6.2
I fully agree with other disappointed former users. It is a software tragedy to see this app disappear!
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5
Morfund
01 November 2017
Version: 4.6.2
I'D PAY DOUBLE to keep this app current and also to have the iOS version updated.
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Sonnendeck
07 May 2017
Version: 4.6.2
Uuuuh, too bad. Filechute has retired. We had good times. Bye!!
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5
retropete
05 May 2017
Version: 4.6.2
Simple, direct and the ultimate in user friendliness. The BEST ever.
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5
Designsourcestudios,-Inc
24 January 2017
Version: 4.6.2
Great program that I use almost everyday. Makes my life just a little bit easier when dealing with workflow. Easy, quick, and just what I need to get my files where they need to go.
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5
Aretevt
19 January 2017
Version: 4.6.2
Super!
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5
Bluesoft
08 October 2016
Version: 4.6.2
Simple and clean. Always works without a hitch. Integrates nicely with Dropbox.
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Pdandyk
02 October 2016
Version: 4.6.1
pjs - Have used FileChute successfully since the beginning. Although there are alternatives now, it's still my go to App.
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5
Lyleg
08 April 2015
Version: 4.6
What a wonderful tool! I have been using it for eons, mostly with ftp servers, and it always works. One of the first applications I install on a new Mac. Highly recommended. Worth many times its price!
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5
Critilo
12 March 2015
Version: 4.6
Has never let me down once with Dropbox. Perfect solution for an otherwise tedious workflow.
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5
Terryhi
21 November 2014
Version: 4.6
Extremely handy
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5
Sconnell
11 November 2014
Version: 4.6
Been using this for years. Very handy for sending large files to people who otherwise have trouble using FTP (like 90% of my clients!).
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5
CORN SYRUP KILLS
12 September 2014
Version: 4.6
I've been using this since day one. Works perfectly with Dropbox.
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JamesB1243
09 August 2014
Version: 4.6
I have been using this app for many years. I love it. But, I just installed version 4.6 on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.8.5 and it crashes on launch. Tried re-installing and re-downloading. No luck. Went back to version 4.4 and it works again. Anyone else having this problem? Thanks, --James
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5
Brad-Ellis
28 July 2014
Version: 4.6
Easy and it works.
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5
Dgourmac
06 July 2014
Version:
I've had FileChute for years and found it to be very useful. When MobileMe was killed by Apple, I found I missed this tool. Now the new version works with my Dropbox, and it's wonderful! The app is small, fast, easy to setup and use with new OS X versions. It is well worth the money!
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5
Bob Jacobson
22 February 2014
Version: 4.6
An old reliable, updated, that does away with all the new Apple services that too often simply don't work.
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5
Kizlink
11 February 2014
Version: 4.6
I have been using Filechute for years. It is one of the fastest and easiest ways to send files to colleagues family or friends. Thank you for this excellent time saver. Would like to add that I just recently transferred to a newer Macbook with no hassle at all unlike some other developers where you have to jump through so many processes. Excellent! Well worth every penny.
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4.5
Mikemixes
11 February 2014
Version: 4.6
I have been using this for years - painless, simple and elegant. LOVE IT! My only quibble (it's tiny) is the reminder about old files on your server - I would like that to be a pref to ignore. BUY IT!
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pettifogger0712
19 November 2013
Version: 4.5.7
Previous versions are also available as follows: Version 4.2.7 (for Mac OS X 10.4/Tiger) (20100125) http://www.yellowmug.com/download/FileChute_tiger.dmg Version 4.4 (for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and - I presume - Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard) (20120326) http://www.yellowmug.com/download/FileChute_leopard.dmg
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5
Fishboy
14 November 2013
Version: 4.5.7
I've been using FileChute for years. I originally purchased it as part of the awesome Yellow Mug software bundle. The integration with DropBox is wonderful for photographers. Highly recommended.
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5
Markpic
13 September 2013
Version: 4.5.6
Manages Dropbox perfectly!
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5
2mac4u
07 June 2013
Version: 4.5.6
Filechute definitely gets a "hats off" from me. I've been using file chute for years now. It is very simple to use and very effective at what it does. I like to send pointers, not files. It allows me to control what files people can have access to, minimizes issues with receiving mail servers and allows me to easily expire access to files after a predetermined time period. I like all my yellow mug applications. Simply, done right!
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4.5
Me2
09 March 2013
Version: 4.5.5
Use now for over 5-6 years. At times, steep learning curve, but once you do, it is stable and works very very well. No real complaints at all. Worth it for large files such as music or photos.
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5
Gscot
30 January 2013
Version: 4.5.3
I've been using this program for 3 or 4 years and it has one of the things I rarely get out of such utilities: Consistency! It always works just the way it's supposed to and I don't have to endlessly fuss with things. I drag them in, I sent a link to a friend and I'm DONE.
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5
protagonistic
20 January 2013
Version: 4.5.3
I have used this program for several years now. I started out with MobileMe. I recently set it up for Dropbox because it is a one step process to upload the file and get the link to send. Drag the file to the Dock icon and then drag the link to email or even your Instant Messenger program.
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4.5
Mebeaster
11 October 2012
Version: 4.5.3
I have used most of Yellow Mug's software over many years and all of them work as advertised. The company has good response and they appear honest and don't bend on their commitments. I am loading software on a new computer. I have brought Sizerox in the past and downloaded it. Their registration process is almost paranoid in complexity that despite having a license, I brought EasyBatch Photo from Yellow Mug as I was installing EasyCrop, EasyFrame, FileChute and FolderBrander anyway. Added my registration codes easily and hassle free and paused to remember how really good all of their software is. FileChute makes getting larger files to others very easy. Highly recommended.
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5
Macbrian
20 September 2012
Version: 4.5.3
I've used this software at my work for years and it's so good I bought a copy for myself at home!
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5
Johnnyr
14 September 2012
Version: 4.5.2
Great app for sending large files. I use it all the time and I really recommend it!
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4
CORN SYRUP KILLS
17 August 2012
Version: 4.5.2
I've been using this app for years but stopped when Dropbox came out. I've been missing how FileChute automatically deletes files after specified expiration dates but now that Dropbox is supported in FileChute my two worlds are one. Thanks! Now that Dropbox has the capability to share files in any folder I feel like that could translate into being able to relocate your FileChute folder within Dropbox or specify an entirely different one.
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4
Bad-Dog
11 July 2012
Version: 4.5.1
I've used this extremely convenient program for about 4 years now. It works exactly as advertised and is very easy to use and stable. In my case, I pay for web hosting so I don't need the new Dropbox support, but I suppose it's a nice option to have. It was a little tricky getting it set up the first time for sending files to my web hosted ftp server, but it has never failed me since. My only complaint is that I really really miss the short URL feature that was removed a couple versions back due to the developer's inability to keep up with undocumented changes with the snipr service. There are other url shortening options out there and I've asked the developer to restore this greatly missed feature, but so far this has not happened. I'll give it 5 stars as soon as that feature is restored.
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5
bacci18
27 June 2012
Version: 4.5
Great way to get large files and information to clients, they just download the file and the information is there. I use it all the time to send condominium documents to clients, file usually contains over 100 pages.
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4.5
Sbmike
27 June 2012
Version: 4.5
I have been looking for another online ftp server to replace idisk so I could continue to use my fileshute program that I use quite frequently. Nothing seemed simple, that is until I just discovered that the new version of filechute works with dropbox. Bravo... my search is over!
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5
Markpic
13 June 2012
Version: 4.5
I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the recent update to Filechute, which include dropbox support. As a long term user of Filechute I was wondering what I was going to do once mobileme finished. I have access to my own servers but also use Dropbox for client work. To have an update that elegantly connects and manages a public folder on dropbox answers many of my reservations about the dropbox service, which can easily become oversubscribed with files, when sharing folders with clients and other uses. I haven't seen anything on dropbox which promotes the 'public folder' service, and must admit I was unaware of this option on dropbox. Thank you for your ongoing support of a brilliant and simple but equally essential product!
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5
Lectrohowie
08 June 2012
Version: 4.5
I used to use FileChute everyday and always thought it was one of the best thought out utilities I own. With the appearance of DropBox thought I started using it less and less. Now that FileChute can upload to DropBox I find it's they are a marriage made in heaven. Getting public links out of Dropbox is nowhere near as easy as using FileChute to generate a link and email quickly. I love it!
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5
Skippingrock
02 April 2012
Version: 4.4
Great file sharing utility. Does what it says, quick and easy. Though with the demise of MobileMe, we'll need some new options for uploading our files to other providers. - a long time user.
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5
jonathanbrock
27 March 2012
Version: 4.4
Simple. Never failed. It works.
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5
JurajBartos
26 March 2012
Version: 4.4
I use FileChute for about 6 years and it belongs to the golden rule: if it never failed and worked fine for me I do not need to fiddle around with any others. File Chute always worked perfect and I believe it will in the future. I have a huge amount of data on Mobile me and I have just started to move all of it to my domain, so File Chute will stay the main feature for sending files even when Big Brother's baby AKA iCloud will grow up in July...
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5
Me2
07 March 2012
Version: 4.3.9
FileChute has NEVER failed me. It is easy to upload and download and the clarity of operation is amazing. Keep up the great work and thank you for such a well-thought-out piece of software. I bought it for my whole family. Patrick
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5
Lovemymacs
05 January 2012
Version: 4.3.9
I don't know how anyone lives without this. I really don't.
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5
Mar6473
19 December 2011
Version: 4.3.9
Awesome!!! Best for sending files. I've used it since 2008.
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Sheagirl
15 November 2011
Version: 4.3.9
Does it work with iCloud yet? I am tempted to download but it is not clear on either this site or the product site if moving to iCloud changes compatibility.
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5
Cartoonasaur
02 September 2011
Version: 4.3.9
Emailing large files to clients can cause endless headaches - FileChute is the aspirin you've been waiting for!
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5
Dominikhoffmann
06 August 2011
Version: 4.3.9
I use it all the time. It could cost a little less.
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5
Stojo
11 July 2011
Version: 4.3.9
Clean, reliable, easy. If you need to share files, this is a great way to do it.
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4.5
Fenrisulf
01 July 2011
Version: 4.3.9
Very handy. It saves so much time compared to doing it the old fashioned way. :)
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dwp-1
22 June 2011
Version: 4.3.9
Works as stated, nice and simple. Love it!
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5
Dbircham
25 May 2011
Version: 4.3.9
This program is indispensable. It just gets better and better. In my top 10 apps.
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5
bazookaman
06 April 2011
Version: 4.3.8
I love this little app. I use it to upload images very quickly to my FTP site. And the auto generated URL is great for passing along the link to others or for posting in forums etc.
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5
plmorgan
01 April 2011
Version: 4.3.8
Great utility app. The built-in support for MobileMe makes configuration a snap and by supplying the URL, this adds a lot of value to MobileMe's iDisk. I'd suggest to the developer to lower the price a bit and make up the difference in revenue by increased volume. $12.95 for a license that covers two machines or $19.95 for a family pack.
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4.5
Eodtech
07 March 2011
Version: 4.3.8
Do your self a favor and buy the Yellow Mug Bundle of 9 applications ( ALL are winners in my book ) for $40. Between SnapnDrag and File Chute ( BOTH received 4 Mice ratings from Macworld ) you'll be satisfied with the bundle - I also use SizzlingKey for controlling iTunes and YemuZip for a drag and drop solution to making ZIP files. I have used a number of screen capture utilities over the years and I keep going back to SnapnDrag , for it's simplicity in getting the job done. Works 100% of the time, 3 option choices cover ALL of my needs. I highly recommend SnD for your screen capture needs. I also use a number of other applications from Yellow Mug Software, and they ALL are winners! I am in no way connected with YMS or any of it's employees, I am a 100% satisfied customer. Give their products a test drive, it's not going to cost you any $$$ and I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.
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4.5
Mikelfly
24 February 2011
Version: 4.3.7
Best and easiest way to send big mo-fo files
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5
NRHJohn
16 February 2011
Version: 4.3.7
So simple to use, and if you host your own site why pay twice for storage space. Just set it up to use your own domain, it makes the link that much better when your sending it to someone like a client or a friend. By personalizing the link in some fashion they can be sure you intended to send it and they can feel comfortable clicking on it to download the file.
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5
Lovemymacs
28 January 2011
Version: 4.3.7
Simple Review: This is an awesome, dependable, solid application. It fills a need and gets the job done. I have many files I need to make available to clients worldwide. Together with the iPhone app I'm able to send them via a URL download anytime, anywhere. Rarely have problems. Occasionally, as my files are media files, inexperienced users don't know how to deal with some issues. I don't think this is the problem of the application. But this puts a huge library in my phone and in my emails. Love it. Completely pleased with it.
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4.5
Frodo-life
15 December 2010
Version: 4.3.7
great app bought it at MP and love it works very well with my FTP servers (would be great if it would support SFTP though)
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2.5
Orgopete
08 December 2010
Version: 4.3.7
I purchased it based upon the positive reviews of others. It has failed completely, so I cannot review its performance. I attempted to set it up with my ftp server. I tried a number of different things but all result in an error message from my server. I was using the same settings as I have with other programs that make ftp connections. I hope to receive help with this issue.
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4
Leonledragon
07 December 2010
Version: 4.3.7
Simple and fast to send files to mobile me. I will apreciate the same simplicity to post photos to Facebook from the same soft...
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4
Firlefanz
07 December 2010
Version: 4.3.7
I wasn't sure if I needed this. The decision was made, when I remembered all those pix I took at so many occasions as BBQs, parties, travels but never sent to my friends who have been with me. Why? Well I don't want to burn CDs and send them by post. By eMail I would have to resize them. But me myself do not like these shrunked little thumbnail pictures. So I neither give them to others. And uploading to my ftp server and having always to figure out, how the correct link would be, is just too annoying. Now I think these times are over. I had some difficulties to configure it with my ftp-server but finally worked it out. @Developer: Some buttons next to the link would be great (instead of the ctrl-click-dropdown-menu): "open in browser", "send link via Mail". Thx
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5
Scott-C-H-
07 December 2010
Version: 4.3.7
Simple to use, lets me use several upload alternatives, and reliable. It's a great app to keep around if you frequently need to send large size files to other people and you want the process to be fast and simple. It is probably not for people who need to send large files only occasionally since there are free web services out there for this. In my case, however, I need to send large files to my clients quite often, I dislike clumsiness of web app interface and workflow in general and therefore FileChute meets my needs quite well. It's a very nice friction-free workflow tool. Strongly recommended.
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Bjoebirk
08 November 2010
Version: 4.3.7
FIleChute is our users definition of sending large files. They just says: "I'm filechuting you a file". Rock solid, have used it for many years, and we are very happy with the product, solves us a lot of problems.
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Bruno100
02 September 2010
Version: 4.3.2
Rock solid and easy to use.
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5
ChristopherPrice
11 August 2010
Version: 4.3.1
Awesome tool! At first I thought: I'm tech-savvy. Why would I use this instead of my trusty FTP app? Answer: It is much faster to upload and much easier to copy the link (or short URL!) and paste into an email for clients to access. 30 seconds from Drop to Send. It even automatically "expires" the files after a selectable number of days. Killer.
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Markpic
27 July 2010
Version: 4.3.1
Really love this software. excellent pricing and future proof as updates are free so no costly upgrades with new versions/operating systems. excellent! thank you for such a good product.
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5
Ogogilby
25 July 2010
Version: 4.3.1
One of the "MUST HAVE" Applications that a MAC User/MobileMe can own. I can't live without it. It has never failed me with Bugs or Crashes. I LOVE it.
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Jasonstogz
30 June 2010
Version: 4.3.1
Wow, this program is a great answer to transferring large files quickly. Before, I was uploading to idisk, then logging into mobile me, locating the file and using the share button. I love cutting out steps!
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5
Fdog
16 June 2010
Version: 4.3.1
This plus the iPhone helper app are fantastic tools for quick FTP blasts. This is now the fastest way to distribute rehearsal recordings and scores to my choir and orchestra. I love that I can view my uploaded files on my iPhone and email links directly.
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5
Duffdaddy
15 June 2010
Version: 4.3.1
Love this product. We have our own client server online as well as a number of cloud services we use including MoblieMe. Couldn't be simpler. It' just works.
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5
SourceChild
15 June 2010
Version: 4.3.1
I have redundant cloud services and several assorted folders for each client I work with. This is a solution that allows me to address all of them without spending too much time having to think. The only thing that could possibly be missing is the ability to simultaneously upload to several clouds at once. Otherwise, it works great.
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Lovemymacs
12 April 2010
Version: 4.3
Easy to review because it's one of my essential apps. I constantly send audio files to clients - this couldn't be better. Support is outstanding, functionality is robust and completely dependable. I have it integrated with Mobile Me, haven't tried other server personally even though I have one cause it worked so well - with Mobile Me it integrated instantly. I believe it would be almost as easy to set up another kind of server situation. I haven't had a single problem and I've sent a lot of files and continue to do so. Tried other solutions but this put an end to that... I'd suggest that you get it and use it if you ever send large files or if you have a lot of different files you regularly send. I am able to keep a very large catalogue of files ready to send in any number or combination within moments to anyone by using either my laptop or my iphone. Couldn't be easier or more dependable. I don't have any personal involvement with this application other than as a happy user. I was using the short URL option but I realize that the sites that are used to create the short URL's come and go and I want people to continue to have access to the files if they want so I've stopped shortening them. Doesn't really matter because it is simply a download link. This application is suitable for professional and constant use.
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5
Kizlink
20 March 2010
Version: 4.3
I use a number of different file sharing services but I must say Filechute is simply the easiest and fastest to use with some great added benefits. Easy to configure UI too. Keep up the good work guys. Thanks starzanguru
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5
Dnobel
01 February 2010
Version: 4.2.7
I have been using FileChute for over three years to automate uploading files to my MobileMe account and emailing links for instant download. This has been a wonderful way of avoiding issues around attaching large files/folders to emails. In conjunction with my .mac/MobileMe account, this elegant little app was easy to set up and has been a pleasure to use. FileChute allows ongoing management of the uploads, including prompts to delete files after a user-specified period. The developers issue free updates so that I have never encountered issues moving through OS X. All in all, an excellent little app and well worth the cost of registering.
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5
Mgpalma
20 January 2010
Version: 4.2.6
Wow, what a fantastic app. I have to send artwork and marketing material all over the world and REALLY hated having to transfer files via ftp. Not only was it cumbersome but having to explain the downloading process to people was a real hassle. Now it couldn't be easier. Drag a file to file chute, let it upload, click compose email and your done. Yay! Does it exactly what I want it to do. Perfect. I highly recommend it.
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5
Yves-Cape
18 November 2009
Version: 4.2.6
Great Job I use easycrop and snapNdrag for years
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4
Joris-Vincken
08 October 2009
Version: 4.2.6
FileChute is one of those set & forget apps. It is always in my dock and when sending larger files I just drag them to FileChute and double click the generated link. Mail opens a new message and that's it. MobileMe accounts are installed automatic, other ftp servers are really easy. Defiantly worth the investment.
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Rioaps
06 October 2009
Version: 4.2.5
I've been using FileChute since it first hit the net. It works near seamlessly in its connection to iDisk and MobileMe. It is a convenient extension of the iDick tools. I use it constantly. I also love the way that it allows me to set up other MobileMe accounts, so that I can simply upload or download common data shared between projects and co-workers. I highly recommend the software and the company. Check out there other wares. You will not be let down.
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Lyleg
05 October 2009
Version: 4.2.5
If you would like to store things on a server and make them easily available to others, pay the trivial registration fee and get and use FileChute. "Things" could be photos you want to use in a post to a forum, or a 6 MB file you want to give to a colleague but which is too big to attach to an email. You just drag your file to FileChute, and it uploads it and hands you a URL to use for it. The process is so easy, so fun, you will find yourself using photos more often in your posts just so you can use FileChute. It is poetry in motion. It is so easy, that to an old-timer like me, it is startling. But the best way to see how wonderful FileChute is, is to download it and try it out.
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5
Steven-Goodheart
15 September 2009
Version: 4.2.5
I got FileChute when I bought the great Yellow Bug Bundle: * FileChute for sending large files * EasyBatchPhoto for batch image processing * EasyCrop and EasyFrame for quickly making email or web-ready photos * FolderBrander to help make folders easily identifiable * And Pro upgrades to our freeware apps: SnapNDrag, SizzlingKeys, YemuZip and TapDex I can honestly say this is the most bang-for-buck I've ever gotten for a mere $39.95 -- I've paid that much for a single program and not gotten nearly the value of this collection of great programs. I got The Bundle mainly because of the great photo image tools, but what a pleasant surprise FileChute was! I couldn't believe how slick and easy it was to "send" files to friends without attachment headaches and file-size worries. With a few clicks I was set up with my MobileMe account and "sending" friends 100-plus megabyte files with nary a problem -- all with a simple link in an e-mail! This program is well-worth it's modest price, and for a little more than double the money, you can get a great suite of tools if you're interested in Yellow Mug Bundle. And no, I have no relationship to Yellow Mug, other than being a very, very happy registered user of some of the best software I own.
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5
scotteg
30 August 2009
Version: 4.2.3
Confirmed Snow Leopard compatible. This is a must have app. In the same way that one would go "paperless," this is the natural progression of going "attachment-less." Not only does it save on disk space and conserve bandwidth, but you also have complete control over how long a recipient of your FileChute files has access to be able to download it, and you can make edits to that file and re-upload (overwrite) the existing one, so the recipient can use the same download link. Hugely useful for sending quotes, contracts, etc. The accompanying iPhone app increases the usefulness of this solution. I'd like to see these features added: 1. The preference to automatically copy the URL (long or short) to the clipboard upon successful upload. 2. The ability to password-protect a PDF without having to send it as an archive. I realize that this would require manipulating the file itself, but I think this would be technically possible since it can be done easily in Preview.
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5
United-Montessori
16 August 2009
Version: 4.2.3
Great. Love it . It makes sending files so much easier for me.
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5
Dhk
10 June 2009
Version: 4.2.2
I've just been using FileChute for several days. Previously I had used a web based service Yousendit.com, and then "graduated" to the file sharing of MobileMe. Filechute surpasses these because the file is in your control. At the yousendit site it was only around for a few days. At MobileMe it is given an arcane filename you have to send to recipients. Also, since it wasn't MY email that was sending the letter I was never quite sure whether the recipient got it. With filechute using my own email system I have more control over the message, as it remains in my sent folder. That said the program is ridiculously simple to use. Drag a file to the "chute" on the app panel, and it asks whether you want to send the file straight, or zipped. I had already used the publishers zip program YemuZip to zip up files before I uploaded them to the web, so this just cuts out that step. I then get a web link from FileChute. I double click on the link, and I'm put into Mail, writing an email that already contains the link to the file. There's even an iPhone app so you can see what's still on your Filechute folder. Good product. Get it.
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Arf
20 March 2009
Version: 4.2
i've been using Filechute for a couple of years and it helped me send big files to my clients in a zap! unfortunately, my Mac G4 totally won't switch on and i lost all serial numbers to load Filechute into my MB Pro. after writing to Yellowmug Support team, Jay Teo replied promptly and gave me assistance. now, i'm running my Filechute again! Thank you, Jay!!! helene garcia, singapore
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5
Scott-Koue
15 March 2009
Version: 4.2
First a short qualifier, I have only used this for a few days and I bought it on a MacUpdate discount. I have Transmit and it's pretty easy to make droplets that do almost everything Drop Chute does so I was a bit skeptical about how much I needed Drop Chute. Well actually I don't "need" it. Transmit's droplets do the transfer and it's not a big deal to archive an item before you post it, and it doesn't usually take too much work to figure out the path to the file. But I have forgotten to zip a folder and that is a bit of a pain, and you have to create a droplet for each place you want to FTP stuff to (with Transmit) and sometimes it is difficult to figure out convoluted paths to files. It's not a big deal but Drop Chute is a simpler solution. And a lot of people are a bit stymied by FTP so something like Transmit may not be something they have. I found having one place to drop files and be able to send them anywhere AND having the compression as a built in function was a very convenient work flow. I still use Transmit and I will probably also set up droplets from time to time but for most situations Drop Chute is a better choice and that's what I will be using. The app has been solid for the short time I've used it and the price was very good. Would I still buy it at twice the price? Maybe, if I did not have Transmit's droplets the answer would be absolutely. If you don't have a droplet FTP app this is a Great app to have, if you need to deal with .MAC this is a great app to have. But even if you have Transmit (or some other FTP client that can create droplets) Drop Chute is a good app to have. * note on file paths. Drop Chute attempts to create the path from what you enter setting up the account but with my site this didn't work because the folder I was sending things to was not in my domain. So it's not so much that Drop Chute magically finds the path but that the path can be set for the account and from then on it will generate correct paths to files. This is very convenient. I used to keep a bunch of text snippets around with the paths, and then add the file name.
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5
Catinthehat93
15 March 2009
Version: 4.2
Do the simple setup, upload the files, then select the files in FileChute and it automatically shows you the URL of the file in a window on top of the app's screen. Drag them en masse to the email program. Done. What a time saver! I love this app!
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Rambo4
14 March 2009
Version: 4.2
Great application. This has made it so easy for me to send files back and forth between work and home when deadlines are approaching. One less thing I have to noodle with when time is at a premium. Well worth the price.
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5
Magpublisher
13 March 2009
Version: 4.2
FileChute has been a staple utility in our publishing business for more than 3 years. Simple to use and does exactly what it is designed to do. The short URL allows for a secure access to our server with asking the clients to jump through hoops.
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5
Fontanitum
08 March 2009
Version: 4.2
As most of Yellow Mug Software apps, FileChute is effective, simple and elegant.
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5
Tomdoherty
03 March 2009
Version: 4.2
My congratulations to the developer for continued improvements to a brilliant little app.
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4
Nathaniel-Davis
28 February 2009
Version: 4.1.2
Great piece of software - a real time saver
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3
Macmend-com
18 February 2009
Version: 4.1.1
I like things that do what they say on the tin...filechute was once like that but it relys on an url shortener that has changed its API and although it works for some, there are many it is still giving problems for. Filechute has been updated but still is giving problems on short urls with no real explaination
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5
Rjudice
15 February 2009
Version: 4.1.1
FileChute 4.1.1 is very easy to use and integrates with MobileMe account. Launch it the first time and it finds your MobileMe information and configures. Drag and drop and you're ready to go. Have been using for several years and am very pleased.
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5
Tommyw
04 February 2009
Version: 4.1.1
I've used this for years now. It's absolutely the simplest way of getting files up on the net which you can then give links to. It's a simple thing really, couldn't be easier. It means for us a lot of saved time and bandwidth. We have a long list of files which other people need access to and if they need it, I send a link. It's quick and easy.
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5
Germde
14 January 2009
Version: 4.1
Slick, Clean, faultless. Makes an old "headache" easy. This is what software is suppose to be like.
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4
larsolsson
04 January 2009
Version: 4.1
Works as advertised - very quick and efficient; a simple and elegant solution to a persistent problem of how to send large files. If I had one suggestion/complaint (which is the only thing that keeps FileChute from 5 stars in my book) it would be to allow the option of digest authentication for WebDAV servers. I don't have a MobileMe account, but I DO control my own webserver, and it took me quite a while to figure out that was the problem - my DAV file had been previously set up for digest authentication, not basic authentication. Call me paranoid, but I've always shied away from basic auth, as it sends passwords in cleartext; digest sends it encrypted. Offer digest as an option, it's a 5-star app.
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5
Paulmogg
15 December 2008
Version: 4.1
File Chute is brilliant!... so easy, no fuss, to the point, saves time, effort and energy ! if you dont have it, get it! ... if you have it you know all the benefits ... and the bonus is the App for iphone [ and others] amazing.... saves me running to my computer all the time! this is truly a great and above all USE full application thank you
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5
Patrick-J-Jeffas
09 December 2008
Version: 4.0.1
These guys are pretty smart! I have been using TapDex (fantastic!) for free and went to their site and decided to give FileChute a try. It's an incredible time saver. Every Mac owner should have it as another bullet in the "my Mac's better than your PC" arsenal.
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5
Lyleg
02 December 2008
Version: 4.0.1
So I look at my mailserver's queue, and see that one of my clients is trying to email, as an attachment, a file that is 248 MB in size. That's a quarter gig. What is he thinking? It has been uploaded, as my server lets my clients get away with murder. But the destination server is having none of it. So, I walk down to his office (fortunately in the same building as my datacenter) and he says it's just a scanned document he's sending to his payroll company. Now, I could have gotten into the whole world of resolution, pixel depth, image editing, and software he doesn't have, but instead had him copy the file to a thumb drive, from which I then dropped the file onto FileChute on my PowerBook. Filechute gave me the URL to where it was putting the file it was uploading, and I emailed that to my client. I told him to paste that into an email to his payroll company. "That's it?!", he asked, incredulous. He could not believe he wasn't going to have to FedEx a paper copy or send the file in 100 pieces or do anything even more painful. Words like "That's it?!" have to be music to a developer's ears. I extolled the virtues of the Mac and FileChute while the file uploaded, then unplugged the PowerBook and went on my way. My client may purchase a Mac just so he can run FileChute. It is that good.
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5
Dgourmac
09 November 2008
Version: 4.0.1
FileChute is a marvelous application. Have used it without any problems for several years, to transmit large files which many email servers will block. Works flawlessly, and support information (like lost serial numbers) are readily available online. This is one service that works perfectly, and is unique in its value.
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5
cyberbrent
03 November 2008
Version: 4.0.1
Just works and is so simple. Has never crashed in 2 years of use. Replaces "Send it Now" and all those service for so cheap. The Bundle Yellowmug offers is very good value. Try Tapdex as well for a quick AddressBook look up with just your F13 hotkey.
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5
Brorat
01 November 2008
Version: 4.0.1
FileChute has been one of the easiest and most useful apps I have used over the past 2 years. Great product and outstanding developer. Their bundle is a real bargain!
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Jsscribe
23 October 2008
Version: 4.0
Excellent, dependable access to idisk and dead simple transfer to clients.
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