Cloud

With new mobile apps, YouSendIt lets you send large files on the go

It’s only been a few weeks since YouSendIt CEO Brad Garlinghouse promised to do “more than just send.”

YouSendIt is best known for its software to help users send and receive large files via a desktop PC. But today, it’s launching a suite of mobile apps for iPhone, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8, so you’ll be able to access documents, videos and presentations on the move.

With the new iPhone app, released today, you can send and sign documents from a smartphone with any changes securely synced. The company promises a faster access and a host of new features — for instance, you can send a document without saving it to the app to conserve memory.

YouSendIt recently launched its revamped Windows 8Windows Phone 8, and Samsung S-pen apps. Earlier this month, it acquired a venture-backed startup called “Found.” You can use this tech to discover your files, documents, and data across a variety of devices and cloud services.

As it moves into the file-sharing and delivery space, YouSendIt will compete with well-funded startups like Box and Dropbox, which are also fine-turning their strategy for mobile.

It has chosen its positioning wisely in emphasizing that it will keep sensitive data secure.


Related: Read about Dropbox’s recent string of security breaches.


“Seventy-five percent of businesses allow employees to use their personal mobile devices for work purposes,” said YouSendIt’s product lead Matte Scheinker in a statement. He explained that the mobile apps meet the needs of employees and the “robust security” required by IT.

YouSendIt has raised a total of $49 million in venture funding in the previous seven years. According to Garlinghouse, it is experiencing 50 percent growth year over year and recently exceeded 40 million users. Last year, the company pulled in $57 million in revenue.

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