Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kindle news: YouSendIt, Inc. announces custom app built for Kindle Fire - Update

YouSendIt app for Kindle Fire released today

Broadcast Newsroom brings a press release from YouSendIt about their new "BYOD" (Bring Your Own Device to the workplace) app released today with "three new productivity features" making it "even easier to access content and collaborate on the go"

Mihir Nanavati, VP of product management for YouSendIt says, "... users can view files, sign documents and share files and folders from Kindle Fire..."

Clicking on either image takes you to the Amazon Android Appstore page for the product.  "When users download the app from Amazon [it's free at this point]  and sign up within 30 days of today, YouSendIt will give them unlimited e-signatures on their Kindle Fire for the lifetime of their YouSendIt account.

"Users can quickly sign any document and securely send it -- without having to print, scan, fax or ship it."

  YouSendIt also added new features to its Android smartphone application available in other Android marketplaces.

Advantages noted:
  • Add files from a memory card/local folder -- NEW
  • Open files from the YouSendIt app in other apps and edit them -- NEW
  • Quickly act on files via new action bar -- NEW
  • Move files from other applications to YouSendIt
  • Securely send a file, share a folder, sign a file and preview files
  • Manage folder permissions such as adding and removing users from shared folders

I'd say that the decision to try this one is a no-brainer.  If fees attached at a later date are unwelcome, the app can be deleted.

(Update: In addition, they offer for businesses needing to comply with BYOD policies, Workstream by YouSendIt, which includes procedures for "including application-level passcode protection, remote wipe and blacklist/whitelisting for sharing content. In addition, Workstream encrypts data on the device, in transit and at rest.")

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  1. So I went to -- they appear to offering a "service" to securely send signed files. They offer a free trial, but the "service" costs about $150/year.

    Then I went to the Android app store on There they are selling an "app" compatible with the KF and Android smartphones for $0. This "app" gives one access to the "service" from Android devices, and costs nothing. It's not clear to me, however, that If I use the "app" to access the "service", I won't have to pay the service subscription charge at the expiry of the free trial period.

    1. I went to the plans page, and as ever there is a free plan, which I've used in the past. That's basically what I've used when using the pc. I remember that they used to try to implement a toolbar, which I got rid of immediately though, and I didn't see that happen this time.

  2. Hey guys,

    YouSendIt does have a free service that you don't ever have to pay for! You can send up to 50MB and store 2GB of files and folders and get 5 e-signatures for free. BUT, if you sign up for your free account from your Kindle Fire within the next 30 days, you will receive unlimited e-signatures!

    The $150/year package is one of our premium packages. We have other options that range from free, to $100, to $150.

    Hope you guys check out the app! =]

    1. Ofunne,
      I did download the free Android app. The page you go to on the pc is not clear, by design, I think. You're presented right away with the option to get premium packages with little said about the free package that is the default. I had to search around to find it.

      There seemed to be only two options, both pay, and you really ought to be clearer but I've thought and did again last night that the idea was to encourage people to go for paid packages. I didn't like spending that much time to find the free offering.

      Otherwise, what you offer with the app is certainly intriguing.

    2. Hi Andrys,

      Sorry the free service was so hard to find, but thanks so much for the feedback! I will definitely send this over to the appropriate teams and flag it as downfall to our user experience.

    3. Thanks, Ofunne, it took me so long to find it, I understood why Edward felt it wasn't there.


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