I´m user of Yosemite 10.10.1 and also I use Hightail as an application to send e-mail to my customers. Since I installed Yosemite, Hightail is not connecting properly to internet for send files from desktop. (sometimes yes, sometimes not). Appears that something is blocking the application to avoid the connection to internet or the server.
I am having the same issue. I am running OSX 10.10.2 and Express for Mac 2.14.2 (Build 360) on both a Macbook Pro and a MacPro. On either machine Hightail Express will not login. I have had this issue since OSX 10.10 I have had some luck in the past by going to the Settings Tab of the App while it is trying to sign in. I then reselect a new download location and click Apply. Sometimes this helps the App login. But alas this trick is no longer working for me.
Certain file types are huge in size. In certain industries raw data can be massive. HighTail prohibits the maximum file size you can upload or download. Most of our Filemail accounts have no limit on the maximum file you can transfer.
I have been using Filemail for several years with great satisfaction. It is a very fast service, especially with the Filemail Desktop application, both for uploading and for downloading. Furthermore you can easily upload files over 2 GB and the localization in Italian makes everything easy and immediate.
For Hightail, the two factors are a unique code that you will receive through an authenticator app on your phone and the second is your username and password. Please note that setting up two-factor authentication does require that you have a mobile phone and download a free third-party authenticator app (Microsoft Authenticator for Windows Phone 7 or Google Authenticator for Android and iPhone).
The company's early focus was on helping users send files that were too large for email; it started adding features and plug-ins for businesses in 2007. The service grew quickly, and the firm raised $49 million in funding between 2005 and 2010. The service can now be used via the web, a desktop client, mobile devices, or from within business applications using a Hightail plugin.
Users of the Hightail service upload a file to Hightail's servers, and recipients are provided with a link where the file can be downloaded. Users can also manage files in an online folder system, or create desktop folders that access online storage.
In addition to Hightail.com, the service can be used from desktop applications for Windows and macOS, or from mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. There are also plugins for business applications, such as Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo! Mail, that allow users to send files from within the application. Documents can be signed digitally with Hightail using a mouse or touch-screen. The service has a pay-per-use security feature and files sent through Hightail are encrypted during transit and while stored on individual devices or servers.
Throughout 2008, YouSendIt added plugins that allowed files to be sent through YouSendIt from within applications like Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat. In May of that year, a new release of Yahoo! Mail included YouSendIt built-in, which added a million YouSendIt users over the following two months. In July, YouSendIt's online folder management system and digital signing features were introduced in order to compete with Dropbox. The following month, YouSendIt added applications for Mac and PC desktops, as well as iOS and Android devices.
PC Magazine gave the service a 4/5 rating. The reviewer, Jeffrey Wilson, found its app easy to use and noted its digital signing and cloud storage features. Wilson reported problems when trying to use the digital signing feature with the phone held vertically and experienced occasional crashes. TopTenReviews gave the service a 9.5 out of 10. TopTenReviews praised the product for unlimited downloads and accessibility from a desktop, laptop or other mobile device. In benchmark tests, the service took seven minutes to upload a 30 MB file, compared to an industry average of six minutes.
Teams collaborate in all kinds of different ways. Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) seems to be trying to please all of them, offering something between file-syncing services like Dropbox, and those focused on delivery, such as DocuSign. It also lets people track sent files and informs them exactly when a recipient has downloaded one. It has even added a limited Basecamp-like feature, called Spaces. Hightail no longer offers integrated e-signatures, however, which used to be its primary feature. It's seems to be trying to do too many things, however, offering unique options but not excelling at any of them. Some teams may find it useful, but it isn't nearly as easy to use or powerful as any of the PCMag's Editors' Choices for online storage and syncing: Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and IDrive.
Price and Free vs. Paid Accounts Hightail offers a free level of service with some limitations, as well as a paid Pro account for $15.99 per user per month. With a free account, you can only send one file of up to 250MB at a time, and the links to them expire after one week. Free users only get two delivery options: verifying the receiver's identity and getting a return receipt. When identity confirmation is selected, the recipient must create a Hightail account to access the file. If you don't choose this option, the recipient can download the file directly from an emailed link, and you're informed when they do.
As a point of comparison, DocuSign (Free Trial at DocuSign)(Opens in a new window) charges $120 annually ($10 per month) for an Individual, and twice that for a DocuSign Professional account. Other online storage options tend to cost less, but most of them offer a slightly different service than Hightail does, focusing more on storage and collaboration, and less on file delivery. Nevertheless, Dropbox Pro ($9.99 Per Month at Dropbox)(Opens in a new window) costs $9.99 per month or $99 per year for 1TB of space and a few other perks. With a Dropbox Pro account, you do get an alert when someone has downloaded something you've shared, and you can add password protection to things you share.
How to Get Hightail, and the Basics To use all the features in Hightail, you need to install two desktop applications (both available for both Windows and Mac), or you can use the Web interface. There are mobile apps for iOS and Android, which may come in handy any time you need to access something and aren't at a computer, except that the mobile apps don't include files stored in your Spaces. All this adds up to a jumble of apps and programs, rather than a streamlined experience. Did I mention there's an Outlook plugin, too?
The first desktop app, which is just called Hightail, installs hooks to the service in a way that makes it look like a part of your operating system. It creates a folder on your computer called Hightail; from here you can access what you've sent and received. If you've used Dropbox or Box before, it looks and works similarly to those two services. You cannot right-click on any Hightail file, however, nor can you interact with it directly from the OS the way you can with Dropbox or Box.
The second desktop app is called Hightail Express. This program looks more like an old-school email program, and it lets you send files. The interface is useable but not especially pretty. Hightail gives you a lot of options for what happens when you send the file, such as whether it's password-protected, when the link expires, and so forth. Alternatively, sending a file could just bump you into the Web app. Dropbox does that sometimes. Anytime there's a function Dropbox can't do locally on your machine, it pushes you to the Web. The same thing happens with Hightail.
With Hightail, you could get by without any of the apps, relying solely on the Web interface. In many ways this is the simplest solution. The problem is that it doesn't provide offline access to your files. If you do use the desktop apps, you still need the Web app to get to files you keep in your Spaces, because they don't sync to the desktop. Syncing and storage programs generally consolidate your files into one place so they're available on whichever device you have at the moment, but that's not at all the case with Hightail.
I do like that you can see your history of files sent and track how many times they've been downloaded. An inbox shows you incoming messages and files, while an outbox shows anything pending to send. If you send a lot of documents by email, Hightail is probably a much better tool for tracking those documents. You'd think it might generate less email, too, except that Hightail alerts you via email (rather than, say, a desktop notification or mobile alert) when there's activity in your account. So it doesn't actually help you cut down on email.
Spaces is only available in the Web app, so you can't access the most recent version of your visual documents with all the comments from your desktop or mobile app. Also, the collaboration features are lightweight. They can't come close to replacing a project management service, even one as basic as Basecamp, nor are they really full-blown collaboration features, really. If you need to work together on visual files, you probably also need to track their progress, assign deadlines for when work on them should be completed, and so forth, and for that you'd want a full-blown project management tool. Even if you don't have a lot of projects to manage, the free versions of Zoho Projects (Free Trial at Zoho Projects)(Opens in a new window) and Teamwork Projects (Visit Site at Teamwork)(Opens in a new window) can give you most of the features you need to get work done effectively, and far more than you get with a paid version of Hightail. 2b1af7f3a8