“Minus” Lets You Share Photos, Music & Files

Name: Minus

Quick Step: Less is a simple and easy to share files across devices universal.

Idea: bulk file sharing - up to 100 files in a single gallery - with a tiny URL.

The exchange activity via web or mobile content - whether photos, music, videos, files or documents - is only going to increase over time. Such is the belief Minus, a New York-based startup that file sharing is expected to serve the needs of wider exchange of Internet and mobile users with universal access tool.

Less can use to upload files of any type, simply by dragging and dropping from the desktop to the browser. The service makes it easy to share files and galleries with a short URL, embed them in other parts of the site or posting on social sites.

Less new community also has elements so that you can find and follow other users, and in collaboration with other users edit galleries. Co-founders John Xie and Carl Hu says he is looking to add more community-focused devices.

More importantly, Minus, says Xie and Hu, is intended to be universal. And it's universal. The implementation has desktop applications for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu, mobile applications for Android, iPhone and Windows 7 Phone, browser extensions, Chrome and Firefox, Chrome web application, and even an API for integrating development.

"Less We started because we wanted to address the issue of file sharing and photo sharing, and to be simple and easy for people to do it," says Xie. "Many of the services out there get super complicated ... we wanted to run and improve these characteristics. The power of the application is making it simple and minimal to users. "

Early users seem to be attracted by spontaneously sharing service, the report of the co-founders. The launching, soft-launched in October 2010, has attracted 500,000 active users and sees more than 50 million page views per day.

Less is, for now, for free and no restrictions - the only exception is a file size limitation of 200 MB. The launch has just closed a seed round of $ 1 million of funding from IDG Capital Partners, which will allow you to remain free until he finds a business model.