Said to be the first Australian file transfer service, Digital Pigeon has onshore servers allowing much faster upload speeds than the competition.
An anonymous customer quoted by company officials said "We upload via Telstra 4G normally, to Dropbox we were getting about 60KB/s - but via your service - we were getting 2.1MB/s using the same internet connection. Truly saved our skin."
Digital Pigeon service starts with a free plan allowing 2GB of storage. Then there's Basic ($15/month, 20GB), Professional ($22, 50GB) and Team ($45, 100GB). Files up to 10GB can be sent via the service.
The company offers Mac and Windows (currently in beta) versions of its desktop app to simplify uploading. Features include address book integration, preventing the computer from sleeping during uploading, and pause/resume.
There is also an iOS app to report when an upload is complete, and when the recipient has downloaded the file.
The Pro and Team plans include the ability to brand the user interface and to specify a preview image for the benefit of the recipient.
Team plans allow different levels of access for participants - most employees would be given basic rights to send files, while an owner or manager retails full control over the account.
For the benefit of overseas customers, Digital Pigeon also has servers in the US and the EU, but Australian customers' data remains on the Australian servers until downloaded by the recipient.
"File sizes are increasing with advances in technology, and Australians are turning away from using their standard email system and are choosing dedicated large-file transfer services like Digital Pigeon," said co-founder Dan Washusen.