File-sharing services are not only about functionality. Keep2Share is the only file sharing service that I have came across that can easily handle the multitude of work files. But it is still not as effective as other peers in the market. For a company of its size, it is quite surprising that the service doesn’t have a well-designed website. While we won’t totally write off a service just because of bad site design, it certainly raised a red flag for us.
Though K2S isn’t very clear about their offerings, they provide three distinct account levels. The biggest difference between the free, premium, and enterprise accounts is in storage capacity and bandwidth.
The available options are many, including JDownloader, Internet Download Manager, Download Accelerator Plus, and other options. Using a download accelerator such as the ones mentioned just now is something that you should definitely do, because they enable you to restart stopped downloads. And last, you are able to download several files at the same time.
When it comes to securing its data, K2S has a virus scanner that will scan and clean its files. Even if you’re transferring your files via a secure connection, you are not using end-to-end encryption and do not have the ability to password-protect your data. While all uploaded content is public by default, the option to designate content as private is available.
features and use
You have many methods of uploading your files available from K2S. Alternatively, you may pick the files in the file manager and choose “Upload” or drag and drop the files in. For files chosen using the Upload button, you have to first check the checkbox to accept K2S’ conditions of use and then click the Start button to begin transfer. Files that you choose to upload with the drag-and-drop method start transferring the moment you drop them.
While the service does allow you to upload numerous files in one go, folders are not accepted. If you drop a folder into the service, it will move all of the information in that folder into your K2S account’s root folder. After that, you’ll have to go to a folder on your account and transfer the files manually.
As discussed before, any files that you upload to your account are public and shareable unless otherwise specified. To see the download link, click on a file after it is in your account. To edit file permissions, click Access in the file manager. The file will be made private so that it doesn’t get shared.
Additionally, a Premium option has been included that only allows people with a Premium membership on the site to have access to the file. Unless you’ve specifically enabled this, anybody who knows your shared file’s URL may download any Public download available on your account.
You can file files according to their size, file type, number of downloads, and other attributes. To find a file by name or keyword, or via a regular expression, try searching on the web.
Unless you are on a paid plan, you cannot download shared files via the service. To make money as all the other apps do, you will have to use an ad-supported download website. The K2S protocol requires those who do not have an account to wait 30 seconds before the download button appears.
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The three levels are Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The free account is similar to that of other services. There’s no indication as to how much space customers of this tier get, however files may not be more than 1 GB in size. Free account customers get 10 GB of traffic that they may monitor through their dashboard.
The only constraint is while downloading files. The upload rate for all members is capped at 50 kb/s, a pathetic number that is laughable in comparison to the 4 mb/s they can get on commercial plans. Not only can they not utilize a file manager, but they also cannot do standard tasks such as downloading things in parallel or getting files back after being stopped.
The advanced capabilities of this service are locked unless you pay to one of the two Premium and Premium Pro packages.
When it comes to the price, a year of service is $9.50, but if you pay for three months, it’s $13.98, and if you pay for one month, it’s $16.95. The ad-free download option and 50 GB of storage comes with the Premium membership.
There’s Premium Pro, which gives you a lot more capacity and functionality, but it will cost you $21.95/month, $17.32/month for three months, or $11.75 for a full year. For these things, you get to use 60 GB of space, and you may download an additional 50 GB of content without advertising each day. On top of the benefits that come with the Premium membership, you receive virus checking and anonymous downloads.
The battle on the market
We are saddened by the fact that K2S does not have many applications. There are no browser plugins, desktop applications, or smartphone apps. File sync is also important since it ensures we have a robust file sharing service. You can’t synchronize your files across devices, a functionality that other services like pCloud and Mega provide for free even in their lowest tier account.
And its failure to provide encryption services means it is a long cry from Mega, who excels in this area. Better still, K2S just offers a few file previews that aren’t much better than MediaFire’s. For the video files we wanted to see, the download button would appear; for others, we had to watch a static thumbnail. It does not display previews for anything but videos.
We hate it when there is a time delay between downloads on services that provide fully free accounts; it’s better on sites that offer totally free accounts like ZippyShare.
K2S is known for its storage capacity and transfer bandwidth, however it does not provide the necessary additional features you would expect in a file sharing service. The smartphone applications’ absence and the inability to sync data are also significant disappointments.
This tool is ideal for passing documents to many individuals at once. Teachers may use it to share homework and other resources with their class.