WeTransfer Inspires While Your File Transfer Completes

WeTransfer Inspires While Your File Transfer Completes

Sonia Zjawinski
Jun 2, 2010

Services like YouSendIt and SendSpace make it easy to send large files to clients, friends, and potential employers. Most online file sharing services offer free transfers, which is totally awesome, but looking at all those ugly banner ads while your file is uploading is the equivalent of trying to work in the middle of Times Square. Minimize the window and you may not see if there's an issue in the transfer until way later. Now you've got another option.

WeTransfer is a free online file transfer service whose advertisers, such as O'Neill, Incase, and Vitra, create large background images that splash across the entire browser window while your transfer moves along the interwebs. It's like watching a slide show of rad wallpapers. One of the best parts is that besides large companies, advertisers also include small independent photographers, illustrators, and manufacturers looking for exposure.

It's yet another resource for inspiration while you work, plus you can discover some cool new artists or companies just by admiring some of the imagery shown. One example is New York City bicycle manufacturer Bertelli. We had never heard of them before we transferred some files to an employer and now we're coveting all of their bicycles. Hopefully said files lead to some gigs so we can save up for one of these! Damn you WeTransfer!

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