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All applications that upload and manage content. Notable industries include Ed-Tech (Teachable, ClassDojo), P2P Marketplaces (Buildzoom, Syngency), & Print Shops (American Greetings, Social Prints).

Product Details

Filestack is the #1 developer service for file uploads. Filestack allows developers to integrate 25+ of the worlds leading cloud drives with just 2 lines of code. End users can upload content from sources like Facebook, Instagram, and Dropbox or wherever that content is stored.In addition, Filestack enables developers to upload and store large files, transform and manipulate all file types, and deliver that content with blazing speed, responsively, across any type of desktop or mobile device.

Contact Details

Filestack

https://www.filestack.com

Founded in 2012

Located in United States

Crop in File PIcker
Crop in File PIcker
Crop in File PIcker
Powerful File Picker
Shadow Effect
File Viewer
File Export Widget

Starting Price

  • $9.00/month
  • Free forever, or upgrade for higher usage. Custom Plans available.

Free Trial

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Online

Filestack Features

Collaboration Tools
Compliance Tracking
Document Archiving
Document Assembly
Document Indexing
Document Retention
Electronic Signature
File Recovery
File Type Conversion
Offline Access
Optical Character Recognition
Version Control
Audio Content
Customizable Templates
Document Indexing
E-forms
Full Text Search
Image Editor
SEO Management
Text Editor
Version Control
Video Content
Website Management
Access Controls/Permissions
Audit Trail
Collaboration
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Electronic Signature
Encryption
Messaging
Real Time Synchronization
Search/Filter
Workflow Management

Filestack Reviews

Overall
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5

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Chris C.
Head of Product
Real Estate, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 14, 2018

“Not just a file uploader but a very easy way to add some cool uploading capabilities to your app”

OverallTime to market without having to build our own file uploader. Also, the full thought out file uploader features that were available from Filestack were a big benefit it allowing us again to go fast and get the features we wanted and needed and not have to spend our resources building it. Plus the opensource code out there is never as good or have as many features.
ProsLike that it is very flexible in that you can use their storage or your own AWS bucket or another service to store your uploaded files. They offer CD and file transformation. The fun part about the uploader is the control you have over it and the integration with 3rd party providers like Google, Instagram, Facebook, and others. It will also allow you to upload more than one file at a time. It's a very easy service to integrate with any app. We use it on mobile and web and Filestack is always quick and easy for customers to use.
ConsThe CDN and Transformation can get expensive if you have a highly trafficked site so you really have to think about how you use them. The reporting is fine for our company but some might find it lacking.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
June 14, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Computer Software, Unspecified
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 4, 2018

“Great all-in-one file management”

ProsWe use Filestack as a file uploader in our web and iOS apps. It works as promised. It's reliable and easy for our users to manage.
ConsIt feels expensive for what it is, but I haven't found a less expensive solution. It is certainly less expensive than building/maintaining the same features ourselves.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
May 4, 2018
Verified Reviewer
Broadcast Media, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019

“The Best Way to Share and Improve Files”

ProsThis product was great for sharing and improving files quickly and effectively. We were able to share big files as well as receive small ones and improve them to make them better. No other product was able to share and improve files like Filestack and it improved our workflow greatly.
ConsThis product was tricky to navigate at first, but is easy to understand and the finished product is worth figuring out the program.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2019
Yaakov S.
CTO
Education Management, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016

“Great service”

OverallAll APIs should be as simple and seamless as Filestack's. We spent less than 20 minutes integrating their service, and things have been humming along nicely ever since.
ProsIt's simplicity. We've spent almost no effort on integration.
ConsTheir script download used to fail on occasion. We haven't had this problem in a while.
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016
Jeremy B.
Technical Support
Computer Software, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 27, 2019

“Our company loves filestack”

OverallWe actually recently found Filestack and it seems we will be keeping this one! Our company prefers this to some of the other free alternatives. The support staff is great and they've made it simple for a company to quickly implement this product. Great work guys!
Pros- multiple devices are supported - convenience of the cloud - great prices - training and support is offered - easy to use
Cons- i think we found a winner with this one, no cons come to mind
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 27, 2019
Jared K.
Cofounder
Unspecified
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
1/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Source: Capterra
May 31, 2017

“Very easy to adopt. Helped us quickly get file uploading added to our product”

ProsThe out of the box integrations are terrific. The product is quick to implement. Out of the box it just worked.
ConsCustomer service: To date I have not received a response to any support ticket I have ever opened. It took us 2 years to run into an issue with the product, which is positive. Yet now that we have hit some issues we have been unable to get help with any of our questions.
Source: Capterra
May 31, 2017
Chris B.
CEO
Computer Software, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017

“Very happy with Filestack, going on three+ years now...”

OverallWe're very happy with the usage of file stack, and have been using it for well over three years now without any significant issues and a very high reliability rate. This is one of those cloud services that we have really appreciated having access to.
ProsEase-of-use
ConsFile limitations
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017
Joseph D.
Web Developer
Internet, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016

“Filestack review”

OverallYou guys have a really good product. I was a paying member for a while. I used your product mainly on my node js websites because I was new to node js at the time. Currently, I'm working with the PHP coding language. I know how to properly store the photos locally using PHP. That's the reason that I'm no longer a paying member, but that could change in the future if I go back to node js.
ProsI like that it's easy to get started.
ConsThe bad thing about this product is that this product is mainly for developers and a developer will eventually figure out how to store images for free online.
Recommendations to other buyersAgain, I like your product. It saved me a lot of trouble while building two sites using node js. If fact, I still haven't completely figured out how to properly store images using node js. But since I'm mainly using PHP now, I don't need your product. PHP has pretty straight forward approach to storing images.
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016
Jason S.
CEO
Internet, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
January 26, 2017

“Excellent Web Developer Tool”

OverallIf you upload files, Use FileStack. That's really all there is to say! It's just a no-brainer that removes a bunch of future headaches. It's easy to setup, gives users the options they need.
ProsEasy Setup
ConsPotential cost for large upload volume
Recommendations to other buyersUse it
Source: Capterra
January 26, 2017
Ben L.
CTO
Real Estate, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016

“amazing functionality effortlessly delivered”

OverallThe integration is a breeze and the functionality is amazing. We originally implemented our own file uploader for images and it worked, but as our needs expanded the development effort to support new requirements took on a life of its own. As a development manager, this was a huge red flag because uploading files were becoming a distraction and was sapping time away from other objectives. When we found Filestack, we completely replaced our image uploading in a day. We then replaced our document uploading a day later. Finally, we replaced our image tags with the responsive image rendering feature. With hindsight being 20/20, we should have never bothered to implement even the most simple file uploader. By using Filestack, we are accelerating development of new features involving media files because Filestack puts the functionality we need within immediate reach.
Prosthe integration with simple javascript includes and hands-off approach to file storage.
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016
Steve L.
IT Manger
Retail, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016

“Out of sight, out of mind.”

OverallThe software works flawlessly. We utilize it to store images customers upload to put on our custom-made products. A lot of software I've dealt with has downtime and is buggy, but filestack has been easy to implement, easy to use, and hassle-free.
ProsEase of use and implementation
ConsQuantity limits
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016
jayadev R.
Senior Software Developer
Computer Software, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
February 2, 2017

“Offer good quality”

OverallWe were using file stack for more than a year and it has been good experience. Never had any major issues.
ProsMultiple Gateways Ease of use
ConsBit on the costly side
Recommendations to other buyersSend more product-related information via email and educate consumers on the features they don't or rarely use
Source: Capterra
February 2, 2017
Refael A.
CTO
Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017

“Eliminated my need for file handling code in web-apps”

OverallI run a small software shop, and we build small to medium web-apps. Every each one of those require some sort of ad-hoc file uploading. By using Filestack, we were able to remove 1500 lines of code, and 3 dependency modules. We got the crop and other image manipulation for free (which we could add as billable features ;)
Pros0 backend code. 1 line client side.
ConsNeed for proxy behind enterprise firewalls. Cost.
Recommendations to other buyersDefinitely worth a try.
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017
Tim L.
Lead Developer
Computer Software, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017

“We love FileStack”

OverallFileStack has made providing connection to cloud sources for uploads very quick and easy. We were tasked with developing something similar which would have taken a ton of time and money, and wouldn't have turned out nearly as good. We are excited to experiment more with that FileStack has to offer.
ProsEase of use
ConsSometimes gets blocked by firewalls
Recommendations to other buyersWell worth the investment.
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017
Gordon E.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017

“Honestly, this is a great tool.”

OverallI've used filestack in a handful of products over the last few years and it's always been the perfect fit for media management. I recently had an issue with our billing and support not only resolved the issue immediately, they also hooked us up with a free month to cover the billing mishap. Looking forward to giving the video recording tools a try in an upcoming project.
Pros- Easy to use - Quick to integrate
Cons- Would be awesome if you added support for video on safari - Sometimes doesn't recognize my webcam
Recommendations to other buyers- Keep doing what you're doing, people seem to like it. - Don't lose sight of the fact that you're customers appreciate your one on one support style
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017
Andreas P.
CTO
E-Learning, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016

“Overall good”

OverallThe experience is good. Sometimes your popup renders very slow, at the customers think that it is our fault. Don't know if it is because of your CDN or something. It seems like it is the first time one downloads the script, without browser cache.
Prosworks good
Conssometimes loads slowly
Recommendations to other buyersYes, I requested Pinterest support a while back. I think it is a logical play for you guys and our clients request it :)
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016
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Nicholas W.
Founder
Automotive, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
2/5
Customer Service
1/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
0/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 27, 2018

“Promising product, poor customer service”

ProsThe javascript plugin is easy to integrate, and makes it very simple to add uploads to your website. It is also nice that the upload is stored on Filestack's CDN so you do not have to copy it.
ConsThere have been issues, and the customer service team has been completely unresponsive. I do not get the sense I am dealing with a company that cares about it's customers and I cannot in good conscience recommend them.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
September 27, 2018
Ayushi M.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
Source: Capterra
January 6, 2017

“An easy to use tool”

OverallI have been using it for over 6 months now. I integrated it into my website and it makes the user super easy to upload and download stuff. Users have been pretty satisfied with the product. The best thing about it is the ease of use for a naïve user and good customer support. Would definitely recommend.
Source: Capterra
January 6, 2017
Tom H.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
December 17, 2016

“Can only say good things!”

OverallWe had quite specific requirements and customer support representative was able to put together a custom plan for us which was really appreciated. Overall the service is a massive time saver vs rolling your own and is super flexible. Would definitely recommend!
Source: Capterra
December 17, 2016
Chad S.
Developer
11-50 employees
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
9/10
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016

“They Make My Life Easier”

OverallI'm so thankful for this service. It's so easy to use for our customers and me (the developer). If you like stuff that makes your life easier, and you enjoy extra time then you should check these guys out.
ProsEase of use for the customer and the developer.
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016
Rick L.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016

“We love Filestack”

OverallWe use Filestack to manage all of our image and document connections. It has allowed us to do the heavy lifting in the background and not use bandwidth that we need for other applications. Easy to use, see less interface. We couldn't manage without you all.
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016
Bennington P.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017

“DevOps Friendly”

OverallFilestack is great. It greatly simplifies uploading and file management. There are definitely things that need to be fleshed out (searching for uploaded assets, tags/meta data) but in general so simple and useful
Source: Capterra
February 14, 2017
Preston R.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
February 2, 2017

“Filestack review”

OverallAwesome customer support. Always wiling to help and offer custom solutions. Furthermore, the product is easy to integrate as a developer. I love it!
Source: Capterra
February 2, 2017
David V.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2016

“Filestack makes our developers happy.”

OverallFilestack is awesome and enabled us to move quickly to add new upload features to Brandkit and respond to customer needs, with less effort, than doing it ourselves from scratch.
Source: Capterra
December 18, 2016
David P.
Unspecified
Used the software for: Unspecified
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016

“The Go-To File Management Solution”

OverallFilestack is a staple for any project I start. The ease of integration and powerful features make it a must-have solution.
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016
Chris R.
None
Internet, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
7/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 14, 2019

“File sharing at its best”

OverallThis software is a great tool for those who wish to bring all of their business documents and files to one, central place.
ProsAs a whole, this software enables you to share files from a variety of places, including DropBox. This is great news for businesses with differing methods of file sharing and uploading as it brings everything you and colleagues want to share to one place.
ConsI have not had any problems with the software so far.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
April 14, 2019
Vicente O.
Principal & Co-founder
Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees
Used the software for: 6-12 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
8/10
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016

“Great solution!”

OverallIf you're looking for a drop-in, simple solution, look no further. Filestack is easy to use, full of options and compatible along with a wide range of platforms and frameworks. I highly recommend it.
ProsCompatible, Customizable, Stable.
ConsExpensive.
Source: Capterra
December 7, 2016
Remco v.
Online Marketeer Advies & Uitvoering (ZZP)
Marketing and Advertising, Self-employed
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Source: GetApp
April 18, 2017

Source: GetApp
April 18, 2017