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November 30, 2012

YouSendIt Plans To Release Windows Phone 8 Application

By Monica Gleberman, Contributing Writer

Cloud computing has become a ‘must have’ online solution for many consumers. It lets users upload anything from photos and videos to documents onto an online server, which gives users access to his or her uploads at any time, from anywhere in the world.

This idea of instant access has become so popular that almost every major company, including Google, Apple and IBM, are offering some sort of cloud-like service to their customers. Many third-party companies such as Dropbox (News - Alert) and SugarSync have also found success in the cloud market. Just this week, digital file delivery company, YouSendIt, announced that it would be releasing a Windows Phone (News - Alert) 8 app to allow users to have access to their files directly from their phone.

YouSendIt was founded in 2004 and was originally designed as the company who could handle those messages that were too large to send to friends due to attachments. Instead, you could upload it to YouSendIt and send your friend a link. The link would then bring them to a file you uploaded with easy access. Since then, the company has grown to offer more products and services – and is now one of the largest company’s servicing cloud storage with over 30 million users. This application was designed to take YouSendIt one-step further by putting it into the pockets of its users.

The new app, which is currently compatible with the Nokia (News - Alert) Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 devices, will allow mobile users to sync, store, view and share all of their YouSendIt data from their phones. In an official statement, the company announced that it also added NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities solely for Nokia users over the next few months. After the exclusivity is over, the service will be available for anyone that can download the app.

YouSendIt further revealed some more highlights from the new application, including the ability for users to send and receive notifications when their files have been sent, sharing, storing and electronic signature functionality, and even the ability to seamlessly open a files with the correct third-party application installed on the phone.

Although the company didn’t announce what specific programs its application would work with, one can only assume it would be integrated with the major type applications such as Word and Excel.   

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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