Fyels (a unique way of spelling “files”) is a file storage and sharing service. Visitors to the site can drag and drop a file directly onto the space provided on the Fyels homepage to upload. The site offers up to 9 GBs of storage space. Users who create an account can access unlimited public file sharing. The site also provides information on the company’s similar products, including Follders, Ad Fyels (for marketers and businesses) and a secure version for companies called Company Fyels. The site connects with Twitter so users can read Tweets and post their Fyels updates and information to their Twitter page. At this point, Fyels does not offer any extravagant extras, but does provide users with a practical way to store and share files online. Users should also note that they will need to use an up to date browser (those who do not will know because file will advise them to “get with the times” after arriving on the homepage).
Fyels is based out of Brisbane, Australia. The application was created to provide users with a convenient way to upload and share files online. The application has undergone some changes, with future versions mentioned intended for businesses and marketers. For a period of time, the service was only accessible for Twitter users. However user complaints encouraged the company to re-introduce the public and anonymous file uploads feature. Today, Fyels continues to play an active role in keeping its users updated and aware of changes to the application.
File sharing is not a new concept. In fact there are numerous competing websites that offer the same functionality. Fyels doesn’t really stand out in that respect. However the application does provide users with a very simple, convenient interface that takes almost no time to master. The Twitter connectivity is also a nice addition for Twitter users.
The Fyels homepage presents the user with access to all the tools currently offered by the application. The top and bottom of the page presents dark bars that include links to the user’s drive as well as the Twitter pages for other Fyels products and contact details. The center of the homepage includes a large dark box that invites the user to drag and drop their files for upload. The background uses a pleasant light blue background that creates a dramatic contrast against the dark headers and file upload area.
A visitor to the Fyels website can begin right away since the site reinstated its anonymous public upload feature. The user only has to drag a file and drop it on the dark box that makes up most of the Fyels homepage. Users who prefer to create an account can do so by clicking the light blue “Sign in with Twitter” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. This is currently the only registration option available. There have been comments made by users requesting Facebook and other options, however no information has been provided as far as whether these will be added later. Users who do not have a Twitter account will have to create one to access their Fyels account.
At this time, all users can access Fyels for free. Visitors can upload files of up to 9 GBs or log in to their Twitter account to access an unlimited public file sharing drive. The site is still improving with mention of variations on the service intended specifically for businesses, advertisers, marketers and others. These will likely come with some kind of a fee, however no specifics are provided at this time. For now, anyone can use Fyels without paying a subscription fee or other charge.
Fyels.com is helpful for anyone who wants to find a fast and easy way to upload and share files online. The site is very simple and really sticks to its main purpose: file sharing. Users who have Twitter accounts will get the most benefit, provided they are willing to log in to Fyels with their account.