I already wrote an article on how to set everything up in Minbox. Now, it’s time to get into some details of the same.
You can access the app anytime from your system’s menu bar. Just click on the attachment icon button and then start adding files located with Finder. Alternatively, you can simply drag and drop the files onto the application icon. While making a test on the speed, I uploaded files of total size 1 GB. Minbox took around 15 minutes to convert and upload all the files to the server. Remember, the speed of uploading is pretty much dependent on your internet connection and hence, the time mentioned can vary as well. Though the uploading process continues on the background, you will get notified as soon as the process is completed.
Now, let me share a bit of information on a comparison that I made between Dropbox and Minbox. For a similar file size, the uploading took time of 44 minutes in Dropbox, whereas, for Minbox, the same was at below 21 minutes. Minbox visibly looks faster, but, I don’t know if it has anything to do with my system or internet connection.
The uploaded files can be directly emailed from Minbox and the best part is that you can schedule those emails to be sent at a later time. All the uploaded files are assigned a unique link to a posted gallery. Once the files are posted and are available for download, you will receive an email confirmation, if you have things set up in settings.
Based on the default settings, Minbox will convert the files into a smaller size, however, it can be disabled as well and those can be uploaded in the original full size.
Minbox is completely free of use, as of today’s date. I find Minbox to be extremely useful for MAC users as the user interface is so minimalistic.