Filestack

Filestack

5 / 5 25 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

25 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $9.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Free forever, or upgrade for higher usage. Custom Plans available.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Filestack
  • www.filestack.com
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About Filestack

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.


Filestack Features

  • Access Controls
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration
  • Compliance Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Conversion
  • Document Delivery
  • Document Indexing
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • OCR
  • Print Management
  • Version Control

Filestack Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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

May 31, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The out of the box integrations are terrific. The product is quick to implement. Out of the box it just worked.

Cons: Customer 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.

Eliminated my need for file handling code in web-apps

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 0 backend code. 1 line client side.

Cons: Need for proxy behind enterprise firewalls.
Cost.

Overall: I 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 ;)

Recommendations to other buyers: Definitely worth a try.

We love FileStack

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Sometimes gets blocked by firewalls

Overall: FileStack 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Well worth the investment.

Honestly, this is a great tool.

Feb 14, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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

Overall: I'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.

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

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

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease-of-use

Cons: File limitations

Overall: We'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.

DevOps Friendly

Feb 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Filestack 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

Filestack review

Feb 02, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Awesome customer support. Always wiling to help and offer custom solutions. Furthermore, the product is easy to integrate as a developer. I love it!

Offer good quality

Feb 02, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Multiple Gateways
Ease of use

Cons: Bit on the costly side

Overall: We were using file stack for more than a year and it has been good experience. Never had any major issues.

Recommendations to other buyers: Send more product-related information via email and educate consumers on the features they don't or rarely use

Excellent Web Developer Tool

Jan 26, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy Setup

Cons: Potential cost for large upload volume

Overall: If 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it

Filestack Review

Dec 20, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've been using Filestack for over 6 months and it is the best tool for me to incorporate into my web application to allow users to upload and download content. Furthermore, their customer support is among the best. They are incredibly responsive and helpful.

Great product with great potential

Dec 20, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: File stack makes integrating with different cloud storage apps easy to manage. The built-in UI is intuitive and it just works!
The setup process was quite easy as well.

Filestack makes our developers happy.

Dec 18, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Filestack 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.

Can only say good things!

Dec 17, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We 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!

Great service

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's simplicity. We've spent almost no effort on integration.

Cons: Their script download used to fail on occasion. We haven't had this problem in a while.

Overall: All 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.

The Go-To File Management Solution

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Filestack is a staple for any project I start. The ease of integration and powerful features make it a must-have solution.

Filestack review

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like that it's easy to get started.

Cons: The 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.

Overall: You 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Again, 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.

amazing functionality effortlessly delivered

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: the integration with simple javascript includes and hands-off approach to file storage.

Overall: The 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.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and implementation

Cons: Quantity limits

Overall: The 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.

Overall good

Dec 07, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: works good

Cons: sometimes loads slowly

Overall: The 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Yes, I requested Pinterest support a while back. I think it is a logical play for you guys and our clients request it :)

They Make My Life Easier

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use for the customer and the developer.

Overall: I'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.

A couple admin features is all you need

Dec 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Totally dig the system. Had great interactions with the staff, you just need a couple admin features (searching for files by name, or sorting by size) and maybe tagging of files... but that would make it hella awesome!

We love Filestack

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We 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.

Does the hard and tedious work for me

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Handles the hard work of image uploading and processing

Cons: Their switch from FilePicker.io to FileStack wasn't a completely seamless transition.

Overall: We've used FileStack since before it was FileStack (FilePicker.io). It's been an excellent tool that has consistently worked for us every day. We use it to manage the upload and processing of images that we print as Photographic Prints for customers. Consistent and correct uploading, scaling, and storage is very important. Happy customer and look forward to the future ;-)

Great solution!

Dec 07, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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Pros: Compatible, Customizable, Stable.

Cons: Expensive.

Overall: If 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.

Apr 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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