What is LobFile?In summary, LobFile is a file sharing and hosting website supported by several uploading tools. You can make your own tool to upload and share files, or you can use one like ShareX. Previously, this service was known as "Lithiio" for almost 6 years, but was renamed to "LobFile" in December 2021.
Here's a quick overview of what LobFile can do for you:
It was a private tool I intended to let select friends who were interested in it use. I quickly realized people were searching for a reliable and convenient tool they could use to host and share files with their peers directly (and sometimes even indirectly, on their personal websites or random forums around on the internet). This led me to opening registration to the public (sometime in early July of 2016). This introduced a lot of fun technical challenges that just further drove my excitement and ultimately pushed my development skills to the next level. Since the beginning I have worked on LobFile during my free time. Adding, fixing, and revising the tools and features that makes this service what it is today. Working on LobFile is one of my favorite hobbies to this day.
Why LobFile?There are several reasons why I originally created this service:
- LobFile isn't a profit-driven service, and never will be.
- Alternatives push you to use their "custom software". I didn't want to install a piece of proprietary software to simply share files. You can upload in any way you'd like.
- Existing services cover their site with ads and other content that isn't relevant, in an attempt to earn additional profit from page visits, ad clicks, referrals, and selling user data.
- Other services compress your files (often mangling the quality on images and video). Often times, those other services don't even let you disable this. LobFile doesn't modify your original files whatsoever, and aims to maintain the original integrity of them using SHA-256 digests. This is especially excellent for content creators such as those who specialize in graphic design, photography, and many other disciplines.
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