WeTransfer relaunches mobile app as 'Collect by WeTransfer'
New app is a way to collect, organize, and share ideas with friends and colleagues
October 30, 2018 - Today, WeTransfer announced the relaunch of their mobile app as Collect by WeTransfer, reimagining the way we can save, organize, and share media in the mobile space.
Collect by WeTransfer introduces a new way for users to build ideas together in a visual way, allowing multiple people to add photos, videos, articles, notes, songs, and links to one unified place. Users can save any type of media to boards, which can then be edited collaboratively and shared with others. The new app also features cheeky, instructive illustrations by Roman Muradov, which walk users through all of the app’s features for collecting, sharing, and collaborating.
Collect is the latest in WeTransfer’s family of intuitive, user-friendly tools for creative work. The tools also include WePresent (an editorial platform with 2 million monthly readers), and the original web platform, WeTransfer.com, (with 42 million monthly active users and over a billion files sent each month). In August of this year, WeTransfer acquired popular sketching app Paper and collaborative presentation app Paste.
Samuel Beek, Product Manager Mobile, comments:
“Mobile is a fundamentally different platform than desktop, so when building this app we also needed a different approach. Rather than taking the traditional text-based, note writing approach to a collection app, we focused on the visual. Our users live and create across media and across the web, so we’ve created an app that meets their needs.”
Collect by WeTransfer fills the gap for a simple and beautiful mobile experience that allows people to organize anything from any app. Collect provides the ability to quickly collect and share content in a visual way — whether it’s sharing recipes, collaborating on a house remodel, planning a trip, or creating a mood board — while also allowing users to share a quick link to a single large file.
Gordon Willoughby, CEO of WeTransfer, comments:
"Collect by WeTransfer solidifies our evolution from a simple file-sharing service to a wider set of beautifully obvious digital tools that encourage creation and collaboration. Following our recent acquisition of Paper & Paste, this couldn’t be a better time to introduce the Collect experience to a wider group of users and build on our commitment to creating products that make sharing ideas effortless.”
WeTransfer’s products are used by over 50 million people each month and the company was recently named one of Fast Company’s most innovative businesses of 2018.
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WeTransfer makes tools to move ideas. Founded in 2009 in Amsterdam as a simple, well-designed file sharing service for the creative community, WeTransfer has grown to include tools that scale across the creative spectrum, including editorial platform WePresent (with 2M monthly readers), mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer' (with 4M monthly users), quick slide-making tool Paste™ (used by 200,000 teams), immersive sketching tool Paper® (with more than 25M downloads), and the original web platform with 45M monthly users and over a billion files sent each month.
From the beginning, WeTransfer has prioritized bringing “offline” values - trust, transparency, and ethics - online. This means having a responsible data policy and tools that don’t distract people from their creative flow. WeTransfer has pioneered a new means of online advertising, resulting in the platform’s full-page wallpapers, designed by our award-winning in-house creative studio. Advertisers include industry-leading brands like Apple, Saint Laurent, Google, Balenciaga, Samsung, Netflix, Adidas, and Squarespace.
Since its founding, WeTransfer has proudly supported the creative communities and given up to 30% of advertising space to support the arts, donating over 5 billion impressions in 2017. Through our ongoing advertising grant program and content platform, WePresent, we have partnered with hundreds of groundbreaking artists and organizations, including Björk, King Krule, FKA twigs, Ryan McGinley, Ami Vitale, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the UN Development Program, the World Wildlife Foundation and the Prince Estate. In 2016, WeTransfer launched the world’s first free Masters of the Arts in design thinking with the University of the Underground and Worldwide FM, the global radio station run by legendary BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.
Following a $25 million investment from Highland Europe in 2015, WeTransfer opened a US office in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, to add to the Amsterdam headquarters. In 2018, WeTransfer acquired popular creative apps Paper® and Paste™ and expanded its US presence to Seattle and New York City.