Fileai.com is free service that allows you to transfer you files securely using only your web browser. According to fileai.com the service offers "Bittorrent Style File Transfers". You can use fileai to transfer files that are too big for an email attachment. All you need is a web browser and Java installed on your machine. Some of the salient features of fileai are:
- Secure transfer, 128-bit AES encryption
- P2P download, ideal if you want to share files with multiple users
- Password authentication to allow access to the files on your computer.
- File download starts instantly.
- Less bandwidth usage (incase of multiple recipients)
- Ability to limit the number of downloads
- Use the same ID again
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What fileai basically does is, that it transfers file from your computer to the recipient(s) directly without uploading them to another server, so its obvious that both the parties have to be online and have their web browsers running for the transfer to work. To put it in perspective you can view it as file transfers through IM clients on steroids! that is more secure, can require authentication and Bittorrent Style!
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Since it uses Java Applets, it requires your permission to run, so you will have to give it permission to run on your system, from then on the process is intuitive, you can drag and drop files or choose them via a dialog and when you have done so you will get a transaction ID and a link, this is required by the recipient in order to receive files. As soon as the recipient clicks on the link or enters the transaction id and approves the applet the transfer starts instantly.