Have you ever tried to send a file using a messenger, Telegram, or even email just to get notified that your file failed to be transferred due to its size? Do you ever think about the privacy and safety of the app you’re using to send something?
In most situations when you send a file to someone, that file is first uploaded and saved onto a server. Simply put, everything you send is saved somewhere on the internet. All these things put your privacy at great risk and none of us want our personal information in the hands of someone with malicious intentions.
Now before you go and delete all chat history and cache, I want to introduce you to one really sweet (pun intended) app.
The name is ToffeeShare and their main focus is internet security and privacy. They let you share files regardless of their size or format, but that isn’t all… What makes ToffeeShare so special is that once the transfer is completed your file is no longer on the internet so there is literally no chance someone could hack into the servers to find your personal info.
One more thing that puts ToffeeShare aside from the rest is their clever way of shortening the path your file has to traverse to get to its destination, cutting off the possibility of eavesdropping. They claim that “If you’re both on the same network your data doesn’t even have to leave the building.”
If you thought that this app can’t get any better, besides all the precautions that we’ve covered above, ToffeeShare uses only the latest encryption technologies and implements DTLS 1.2 (Wiki. “Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) is a communications protocol that provides security for datagram-based applications by allowing them to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.” ).
ToffeeShare has ensured end-to-end encryption, allowing only you and receiver to read the actual data, meaning that even if a hacker somehow manages to eavesdrop on your file-sharing, he won’t be able to make any sense of it.
The most beautiful thing about this whole file-transferring system is that it’s actually super easy to use.
- All you have to do is go to toffeeshare.com
- Select the file you want to share and you will be given a link.
- Send that link to people you want to share the file with and make sure you don’t close the browser tab until they download the file.
I can already hear you thinking, “Yeah all that sounds great but I bet it’s super expensive”. On the contrary, this app is completely free to use.
Currently, it can only be accessed in its web form with iOS and Android apps coming soon to app stores. It’s said that the app version will have some advantages over the web version, some of which are:
- Higher transfer speeds.
- Better network support.
- No need to keep your browser tab open.
I value privacy and so should you. The internet is a vast sea and you never know if you’re surfing in shark-infested waters. Don’t wait until it’s too late; make sure your files are in safe hands when sending and distributing information.