Filestack Features

Filestack

The #1 File Handling Service for Developers

4.62/5 (29 reviews)

Filestack Feature Summary

  • Multiple programming languages
  • Third party integrations
  • File previews
  • Drag-and-drop uploads
  • Multi-file uploads
  • Progress bar uploads
  • Mobile image upload
  • Custom CSS
  • Client-side crop
  • Customizable sources
  • JavaScript library
  • Borders & effects
  • Image filters
  • Image resizing, fit & alignment
  • Watermarks
  • Images to ASCII
  • URL screenshots
  • Collage creation

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Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Audio File Management
Audit Trail
Collaboration Tools
Commenting / Notes
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Encryption
File Conversion
File Management
File Recovery
File Sharing
File Transfer
Image Editing
Labeling
Metadata Management
Multiple Data Sources
Remote Access/Control
Role-Based Permissions
Search/Filter
Social Media Integration
Tagging
Third Party Integrations
Version Control
Video Support
Watermarking
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Website Management
Workflow Management
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Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Audio File Management
Audit Trail
Collaboration Tools
Commenting / Notes
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Encryption
File Conversion
File Management
File Recovery
File Sharing
File Transfer
Image Editing
Labeling
Metadata Management
Multiple Data Sources
Remote Access/Control
Role-Based Permissions
Search/Filter
Social Media Integration
Tagging
Third Party Integrations
Version Control
Video Support
Watermarking
Website Integration
Website Management
Workflow Management
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Filestack Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Filestack's features:

Gordon E.

Honestly, this is a great tool.

2017-02-14

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.

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

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Filestack

- 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
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Bennington P.

DevOps Friendly

2017-02-14

It greatly simplifies uploading and file management.

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Chris C.

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

2018-06-15

Time to market without having to build our own file uploader.

Pros

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.

Cons

The 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.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bruno D.

Good functionality, but disorganized business

2020-11-16

But the lack of an insights dashboard made us switch.

Pros

It was pretty straightforward to integrate with their APIs, and their conversion quality was good.

Cons

They don't have a dashboard for the file conversions.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Chris R.

File sharing at its best

2019-04-14

This software is a great tool for those who wish to bring all of their business documents and files to one, central place.

Pros

As a whole, this software enables you to share files from a variety of places, including DropBox.

Cons

I have not had any problems with the software so far.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Ben L.

amazing functionality effortlessly delivered

2016-12-07

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.

Pros

the integration with simple javascript includes and hands-off approach to file storage.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Vicente O.

Great solution!

2016-12-07

If you're looking for a drop-in, simple solution, look no further.

Pros

Compatible, Customizable, Stable.

Cons

Expensive.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Broadcast Media company, 51-200 employees)

The Best Way to Share and Improve Files

2019-03-27

Pros

No other product was able to share and improve files like Filestack and it improved our workflow greatly.

Cons

This product was tricky to navigate at first, but is easy to understand and the finished product is worth figuring out the program.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Yaakov S.

Great service

2016-12-07

All APIs should be as simple and seamless as Filestack's.

Pros

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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Chris B.

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

2017-02-14

This is one of those cloud services that we have really appreciated having access to.

Pros

Ease-of-use

Cons

File limitations

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Rick L.

We love Filestack

2016-12-07

Easy to use, see less interface. We couldn't manage without you all.

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David P.

The Go-To File Management Solution

2016-12-07

The ease of integration and powerful features make it a must-have solution.

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Preston R.

Filestack review

2017-02-02

Furthermore, the product is easy to integrate as a developer.

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Tim L.

We love FileStack

2017-02-14

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.

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Sometimes gets blocked by firewalls

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Filestack

Well worth the investment.

Source: Capterra
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Jason S.

Excellent Web Developer Tool

2017-01-26

If you upload files, Use FileStack.

Pros

Easy Setup

Cons

Potential cost for large upload volume

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Filestack

Use it

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Nicholas W.

Promising product, poor customer service

2018-09-27

Pros

The javascript plugin is easy to integrate, and makes it very simple to add uploads to your website.

Cons

There 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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Great all-in-one file management

2018-05-04

Pros

We use Filestack as a file uploader in our web and iOS apps.

Cons

It 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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Jared K.

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

2017-05-31

Pros

The out of the box integrations are terrific.

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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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jayadev R.

Offer good quality

2017-02-02

We were using file stack for more than a year and it has been good experience.

Pros

Multiple Gateways Ease of use

Cons

Bit on the costly side

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Filestack

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

Source: Capterra
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Chad S.

They Make My Life Easier

2016-12-07

It's so easy to use for our customers and me (the developer).

Pros

Ease of use for the customer and the developer.

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Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Refael A.

Eliminated my need for file handling code in web-apps

2017-02-14

Every each one of those require some sort of ad-hoc file uploading.

Pros

0 backend code. 1 line client side.

Cons

Need for proxy behind enterprise firewalls. Cost.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Filestack

Definitely worth a try.

Source: Capterra
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Steve L.

Out of sight, out of mind.

2016-12-07

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.

Pros

Ease of use and implementation

Cons

Quantity limits

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joseph D.

Filestack review

2016-12-07

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.

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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Filestack

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.

Source: Capterra
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Ayushi M.

An easy to use tool

2017-01-06

I integrated it into my website and it makes the user super easy to upload and download stuff.

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Jeremy B.

Our company loves filestack

2019-03-27

We 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

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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