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A Real Estate Learning Opportunity

As we announced in our last post, the FilesAnywhere team attended Real Estate Expo 2013 last week. We were able to introduce FilesAnywhere to hundreds of real estate professionals and demonstrate how the real estate industry can benefit from using cloud-based solutions like FilesAnywhere. To those of you who joined us, thank you, it was a pleasure!

Get the Inside Scoop

Our Social Media Specialist Adam Blue takes us through the trade show in our video wrap-up. So if you weren’t able to attend the expo, make sure to take a look, as our own Lisa Mantakul (Sr. Inside Sales Consultant), Drew Wiggins (Application Architect), and Ben Stringer (Enterprise Sales Director) share insight into how FilesAnywhere can perform and deliver for all real estate professionals, from agents and brokers to lending and mortgage companies.

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REX2013logoFilesAnywhere Joins Housing Wire as a Technology Sponsor at Real Estate Expo (REX) 2013


A New Focus

Originally launched as REO for the past two years, this year’s Real Estate Expo (REX) has shifted it’s focus from distressed real estate, toward the real estate market as a whole.

REX’s new focus proves increasingly relevant to FilesAnywhere, as we are continually seeking opportunities to better understand the evolving relationship between our product and the industries we serve.

Technology Meets Real Estate at the Source

FilesAnywhere will be one of four sponsors featured in the Technology Pavilion at the conference. Attendees will able to enter for a chance to win a new 2013 Ford Fusion by attending exhibitor presentations such as ours – “Meeting Challenges with Cloud Solutions,” delivered by Enterprise Sales Director, Ben Stringer.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to gain insight into private cloud solutions through one-on-one Q&A with Stringer, and personalized demonstrations from the FilesAnywhere Team. Last but not least, attendees will be able to pick up some incredibly handy, tech-savvy freebies for their mobile devices.

Join us for REX 2013

For those who can’t make it to the expo – keep an eye out for online giveaways via FilesAnywhere Facebook and Twitter throughout the conference. Use hashtag #REX2013, and like FilesAnywhere on Facebook to stay up to date on giveaways during the three-day event!

The expo will convene June 2-5 at the Fort Worth Convention Center and Omni Hotel, bringing in more than 70 industry leaders and approximately 2000+ agents, brokers, and industry professionals to DFW to network and learn how to transform everyday business with products like FilesAnywhere. Visit for a full list of conference speakers, agenda, and other expo information.

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Paper consumption has risen by 400% in the past 40 years making it imperative that we replace what we take. How? Plant a tree for every tree harvested.

Let’s Make a Difference

Online file storage and file sharing is one way to reduce paper consumption, and FilesAnywhere is committed to creating sustainability through paperless technology and conservation efforts.

The infographic below shows just how important it is to take everyday actions to protect our natural resources used for paper. We want to spread the word, so we’re celebrating the whole month of April with our second annual Plant a Tree Promotion.

Plant a Tree Today

FilesAnywhere will plant a tree through the Arbor Day Foundation for every new account created or upgraded in April using promo code GREENFA. You’ll receive an e-certificate for the tree planted on your behalf at the end of the promotion.

  • New and Free Account UsersClick here to sign up for a FilesAnywhere Advanced plan.
  • Current Advanced UsersClick here to login and upgrade your account within your user profile.

If you upgrade from a free account, your old account will remain active should you choose to continue using it. For help creating a new account, or upgrading your current account, please email or call (855) 796-2669.

Spread the Word

The Plant a Tree promotion will run through April 30, so be sure to spread the word to family and friends as the world celebrates Arbor Day and Earth day this month. Use the social icon links on the left for an easy way to share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or LinkedIn.




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folder life buoyWe have a tendency to think of our technology as infallible, when in fact, it’s not a matter of if it will fail, but when it will fail. Hard drive crashes, human error, viruses, software corruption, natural disaster, loss, and theft are just a few of the reasons your data could be damaged, destroyed, or gone forever. Disaster recovery and downtime cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars, and that doesn’t even account for the emotional toll on real people when livelihoods, or entire lives in photographs, are lost. It is, however, entirely preventable.

Join Us for World Backup Day

March 31st is World Backup Day.  Founded in 2011, World Backup Day was created to bring awareness to the growing need for data backup, as well as the need to make sure those backups are occurring as scheduled. According to, more than 60 million computers will fail worldwide this year alone, and 113 cell phones will be lost or stolen every minute in the U.S. It’s important to be ready with your backup plan.

Free Automated Backup with CoolBackup

FilesAnywhere offers real-time backup and powerful synchronization tools for consumers and businesses through Coolbackup. WebAdvanced users receive a free backup license to download CoolBackup, and enjoy automatic, point-in-time protection to offsite storage and real-time synchronization and backup from a designated drive to their FilesAnywhere account. CoolBackup is offered in both a PC and Mac version, and although it’s simple enough for individual use, it’s also robust enough for use with business servers.

Take the Pledge and Be Ready

We store everything from our most precious memories— first date photos, our baby’s first steps, even the last hug we shared with a loved one— to mission critical data, such as financial data, operational information, and contracts on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. With so much invested in our technology, it’s incredible how many individuals and companies don’t perform regular backups. Only 1 in 4 people regularly backup his or her information, and many businesses have admitted to backing up data only a few times a week.

Make these statistics a thing of the past for yourself and others – go to, take the pledge to backup your computer on World Backup Day this Sunday, then let FilesAnywhere make that task just a little simpler with our automated backup solution, Coolbackup.

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Want a quick, reliable way to deliver content without the hassle of email file size restrictions, or relying on FTP? Look no further. Cloud-based file sharing, better known as online file sharing, gives you the ability to send files of any size or format using a simple link. Recipients can access the contents of a link using any platform, internet browser, or web-enabled device. Follow the instructions below to get started.

Share Files Online in Three Simple Steps

In order to send a file online, it must first be stored in an online location. This can be done by uploading the file to a personal account with an online file storage provider. Creating an account is fast, easy, and free to start. As always, it is important to choose a provider that keeps your information secure.

  • Step 1- Create an online file storage account with a secure provider. This article is a good guide to follow when looking for a trustworthy service.
  • Step 2- Upload the files or folders you wish to share to your account online. (Tip: Upload all of the files on your computer to create a backup of your information. This will keep your data safe and accessible in the event of a hard drive crash, theft, or unexpected accident.)
  • Step 3- Right click the file in your account, and select “Send Link,” or choose the share icon next to the file to create your link.

You can now share your link via email, social network, or embed it in on a website or blog post. When clicked, the link will navigate directly to the file you wish to share with the viewer. Depending on the service you use, you can customize your link to your specific needs. Secure services even give you the ability to password protect a link, set an expiration date, mark it as read-only, or track/limit file views and downloads.

Do More Than Send Files Online

Need to receive files online? You can also configure a link to let others upload files directly into your online file storage account. You can also share links with groups to work on projects, or create a branded account for your company to communicate easily with your team. To learn more about the benefits of online file sharing, click here.

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As February approaches, so does the untimely end of many New Year’s resolutions. It’s time to look beyond traditional methods, and seek new, innovative way to stay motivated. Cloud services was one of the fastest growing segments of 2012, and is a prime example of a modern tool you can use to achieve this year’s goals. As one of the most trusted names in online storage and file sharing, FilesAnywhere explains how cloud solutions can help users keep the following top resolutions for 2013, as listed in Time:

1. Get Organized

Storing files online increases organization on multiple levels. Not only does it eliminate the clutter of storing physical documents or photos, it allows you to instantly group, tag, duplicate, copy, move or delete files with a click. Searching for the right file or folder now only takes seconds, and sharing it is just as fast and easy. FilesAnywhere syncs the contents of your account across devices, so you can say goodbye to keeping track of projects separately from work and home.

2. Spend Less, Save More

Everyone from business owners to consumers can save money using cloud services. Sending and receiving files online saves on printing hardware, and expenses, such as paper, ink or toner, and shipping. FilesAnywhere reduces spending even further by providing free online and mobile faxing, in addition to developing features that can replace other services. EForms, for instance, eliminates the need to pay for other survey and data collection tools.

3. Better Work/Life Balance 

Teams can leverage cloud-based tools such online editing, group sharing, real-time notifications, and comments to increase workplace productivity. FilesAnywhere’s web and mobile applications allow employees to work from anywhere. On-the-go access and collaboration leads to more efficiency in the office, and less work to take home.

See a resolution to add to your list?

It’s not too late to start. The last week of January is National Clean Out Your Inbox Week. Remove the clutter that results from relying on email attachments to send and receive files. Sign up for a Free FilesAnywhere account, and begin working in the cloud to securely share files with anyone, from anywhere.

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This December FilesAnywhere teamed up with TechMedia to bring over 40 speakers from leading online companies including Reddit, Twitter, and Google to the DFW metroplex by sponsoring the the first annual Dallas Digital Summit (DDS) at Union Station in Dallas, Texas.



Digital Meets Dallas

DDS was designed to unite and educate the Dallas community on topics related to internet technologies, and build the region’s technology economy by promoting thought leadership among local businesses and entrepreneurs. The sold-out summit featured senior executives, marketers, web strategists, bloggers, investors, and entrepreneurs, such as Ben Huh, founder of Cheezburger, and Paul Bettner, creator of Words with Friends.

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The Latest Dropbox™ Link Update Allows for Unlimited File Uploads

We’ve updated FilesAnywhere Dropbox Links to match the style of the new user interface, and users now have ability to enable entire folder uploads with no limit on the folder/file size or number of uploads. This update puts  FilesAnywhere a cut above other online file sharing services. Why? We are the only online backup and free cloud storage provider to allow unlimited file exchange between users and guests without requiring the download of our application or purchase of a paid account.

It is our mission to make FilesAnywhere user friendly for both our customers and those they need to collaborate with. Rather than force guests to jump through downloads and purchases to use our product, we rely on our satisfied customers to recommend our services.
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FilesAnywhere- Reliable, Secure Online File Storage

October is National Cyber Security Month, and FilesAnywhere is proud of all the ways we help our customers keep their information safe and secure online. First and foremost, consumer and business users alike are protected from accidental data loss simply by backing up their information online with FilesAnywhere. Then, we ensure the integrity of your information three times over – from Application, to Network, to Data Center security. So why settle for any less than year-round protection? Sign up for an annual online file storage plan and enjoy these benefits:

  • Guaranteed year-round security for the files you store and share online
  • A one-time, annual payment to avoid the hassle of monthly billing
  • Automatic 17% discount given only to annual plan account holders

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The new View/Play Module in the FilesAnywhere User Interface provides a user-friendly way to manage your data. Instantly view, edit, and share the documents in a folder at a glance from within your account. All the tools you need to organize your files are now right at your fingertips. See below for a full list of improvements to the Preview module.


The new View/Play Module is available for any file, which means you can preview the content of documents, presentations, spreadsheets, PDF files, images, and more, before you share them with guests or other users. To access the View/Play Module, choose Preview from settings menu (gear icon). You will then be able to see the new Preview layout with the following additions: