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Let's Crate

Link Based File Sharing

Published 02/17/2011 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Let’s Crate incorporates a fun, functional theme into its helpful file hosting service. Users can package their files or groups of files into “crates.” The site users a convenient drag and drop system that features a large crate image. Users simply drag their files into the opening of the crate and lets the site do the uploading for them. The files are stored on the user’s cloud and can be sorted and accessed through the site. Each file is also given a short link that can be used to pass the file on to others. The site claims that the service offers “ridiculously easy file sharing” and that might not be too far from the truth.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Let’s Crate was founded in November of 2010 by Sahil Lavingia and Dan Loewenherz. The team remains small (consisting of the original founders). The creators wanted to make a file sharing site that was easier to use than the existing alternative sites. The results of their efforts is the Let’s Create that users enjoy today.

What are the differences to other apps?

Let’s Crate is not significantly different from its competitors. Just like other file hosting sites, Let’s Crate provides tools that enable users to upload, manage and share their files. The primary difference is the theme used by the website. The site applies a logical approach to the task and simplifies it with drag and drop functionality.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The main attraction on the Let’s Crate homepage is the large wooden crate placed at its center. The drag and drop design is used in a clever manner in this case, inviting users to drop their files into the crate. The site contains no clutter and allows users to group files together for better organization. Users can view a list of their crates (which are essentially text lists labeled by the user) by logging in.

How does the registration process work?

New users can join Let’s Crate by clicking on the underlined “sign up for an account” link found at the center of the homepage. The registration form asks the user for a username and email address. After entering the information, the user can click the wide “Submit!” button at the bottom of the form. A light grey note at the bottom of the form subtly advises the user that by submitting their information they are agreeing to the Let’s Crate terms of use. As soon as the user has created their account, they are taken to the crate creation page and can begin sorting and uploading files.

What does it cost to use the application?

Let’s Crate gives users two membership options to choose from. The first is a free account which includes up to six crates, 50 MB file size maximum and a storage limit of 200 MBs. Users can upgrade to the Let’s Crate Pro membership which costs just under $10 per month and includes unlimited crates, no maximum file size limit and up to 10 GBs of storage space. New users are automatically given a free account after creating their account.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Let’s Crate is a versatile tool ideal for anyone who needs to share files online. The system is easy to use and slightly more aesthetically pleasing compared to some of the alternative sites. Anyone can master the drag and drop uploader as well as the crate organizational system offered by the application.

  • Use the drag and drop system to upload files
  • Sort your individual files into groups
  • Choose between a free membership or affordable Pro membership
  • Share files using a convenient short link provided by Let’s Crate
  • Access files from any computer with internet access

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Let's Crate pricing

FREE - Permanently free version
Most expensive plan (per month) : $9.00
(unlimited crates, unlimited individual file-size limit, 10GB storage)
Free storage space (mb): 200




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