Hightail allows professionals to easily share large files and more effectively facilitate collaboration on projects.
- Allows the sharing of eight of the most commonly used file types
- Cloud storage to store multiple files
- Transfer of files up to 10 GB in size
- Great security options for protecting your files
- Document delivery confirmation is a huge boon for communications
- Users can't see file size when uploading
- Requires receiving users to download the files
- Collaboration features are very limited
Complex projects require complex solutions, and while there are a number of chat and productivity apps on the market designed to expedite the process of overseeing a project for managers, there are some things these programs don't do all that well. That's where Hightail comes in. Their focus is on creative businesses, where multiple teams or individuals often have to be in close communication to create results that are unified in design and where sharing low res images or video simply isn't an effective means of communication. Hightail reduces the risks and frustrations that come from bouncebacks by allowing users to securely share files up to 10 gigabytes in size. One of the essential boons Hightail offers is its ability to distribute large files quickly in the workplace. Since files go directly through the cloud server, that means everyone on your team can access the files at once instead of having to wait for long downloads or daisy chain the assets through multiple emails. Everyone on your team will be on the same page at the same time, reducing inconsistencies and miscommunications along the way. And since all files are stored in one place, no one on your team will have to go rooting through multiple attachments just to get the information they need. Changes and revisions can be made quickly and easily and automatically presented to the people on your team who need them. The ability to keep multiple variations of the same project in one place make it easier to prototype the disadvantages and values of each and come to a creative consensus throughout your team. If you're trying to more clearly segregate the information you're presenting, you can set filters that determine who has access to what, both in terms of viewing and editing content on a file by file basis. Time limits can be set for viewing or editing files, and the sender can automatically see when their files have been downloaded or opened. Sharing is a simple process, and it supports dragging and dropping, importation from other programs, and traditional file selection. Hightail also gives you the ability to delegate responsibilities and effectively set schedules. Files can be quickly tagged with accountable action items which let you assign specific tasks and deadlines to individual team members. It's also a useful tool for interacting with your clients. Files shared with clients can be commented on, and you can designate deadlines for file approvals to help you keep in step with any upcoming deadlines. The developers behind Hightail understand that creatives aren't always at their office computer, and that's why they've designed a platform that adjusts to the mobility needs of their clients. Not being tethered to an internal network infrastructure means that freelancers can easily access the important files they need wherever they happen to be working, and Hightail's mobile apps give you access to all of the files in your Hightail network through your phone.