Difference between 'transfer' and 'share'

Dec 11, 2020

For school, work, or private purposes, file 'transfer' or 'share' are common, but these two terms are often used as synonyms. Both terms do not differ in sending data to the other party, but there is a subtle difference between "transfer" and "share" in handling the data. The difference is whether you use online storage (cloud).

‘Transfer’, Sending the data directly

(Sendy) Send files directly without using the online storage

Transfer literally means sending a file from one point to another and handing over the data. At this point, we don't use the online storage (cloud) that we're using, but we send the data that we've been keeping locally, such as PCs and smartphones, directly to the other side. The sender only needs to take one action 'send'.

Sendy can send up to 50 GB per transmission regardless of limits on file format and numbers. In addition, there is no limit to the number of transfers used. Any file within the device can be transferred without using the cloud.

Inviting to the place that data is stored, 'Share'

(Sendy)  Upload and share files to the cloud

Share refers to sharing data uploaded to online storage (cloud) to third parties. You can view or download the same data by inviting to the place where it resides, not by sending it directly to the other person. To senders, sharing means two actions: upload and invite.

The big difference between sending and sharing is whether you hand over the data yourself or invite to the place where it resides. And because "sharing" requires online storage (cloud), you can't upload and share data if you don't have enough space on your storage.

With Sendy, you can use up to 1TB with a Pro subscription and up to 3TB with a Business subscription, minimizing the concerns about cloud capacity shortage. In addition, the proper use of transfer function reduces unnecessary uploads and allows you to make use of cloud function by plan.

The file transfer service just right for user's environment is available on Sendy.