Splarchive is designed to provide internet user with a way to store all of their files in a universal format in one place. After creating an account, the user can begin uploading many popular file types, including .DOC, .DOCX, .XLS, .PPT, .PDF, .HTML and .RTF, to Splarchive. To upload new files, users can attach the file or files to an email and send it to the address provided by the application. Splarchive converts the user’s files into PDFs that can be shared in much the same way files are shared through email. The application users an industry standard PDF file type so the user’s file is always accessible regardless of what changes individual companies may make to their software or web-based products. Files can be accessed by any device with an internet connection, including tablet computers, laptops, desktop computers and mobile phones.Show more screenshots »
Splarchive was founded in September of 2010 by Art Holland and David Vogler. The application was intended to give internet users a convenient way to store their important files in a universally accepted format. Splarchive was intended to give users peace of mind with a place to access their files, even if their computer or mobile device is damaged. The application has accumulated a list of benefits that make it more appealing to many users, with greater accessibility than iCloud.
Splarchive offers file storage in a way that is a little different from many other online file storage services. Rather than housing all file types, Splarchive automatically converts the user’s files into a PDF format that can be used by any device. This ensures that the user will always be able to access their documents regardless of whether they are using a computer, mobile phone or tablet computer. The PDF format is also ideal in case of changes to software products that can alter files or make them obsolete.
Splarchive has a very appealing look, with bright green and a dark background. Eye-catching contrast aside, the application is also very easy to use. Newcomers are met with familiar icons that are very similar to icons found in PDF readers like Adobe. A sidebar menu allows the user to find specific portions of a file. The application also includes a handy search tool so users can jump to groups of files based on keyword. Overall, Splarchive takes little time to learn, especially for users who are familiar with common file editing programs.
New users can begin by clicking the blue “Join Now” link in the upper, right hand corner (to the left of the matching “Sign In” tab). The registration form appears along the right side of the following page. The form asks for a first and last name, email address and password. The user must also check a box at the bottom of the form to confirm their agreement with the Splarchive terms of service. After submitting the form, the user is taken back to the login area and must enter their username and password to sign in.
Users are given a number of options when selecting a Splarchive plan. Individuals can create free accounts that never require a subscription. Users are limited to up to 10 attachments per email with files of up to 5 MBs each.10 attachments per email with files of up to 5 MBs each. Users interested in a Splarchive Pro account must request a quote. The application offers a Google Apps plan that starts at $50 per user per year for 25 GBs of storage per user. The Microsoft Office 365 plan begins at $72 per user per year for the same amount of storage.
Splarchive.com could be a helpful service for anyone who would like to store many files in one place. The application is especially ideal for users who utilize a variety of file types and would like to make them universally accessible. Users can share files through their Splarchive account and easily add new files just by emailing them to Splarchive. The free access for individuals is appealing, although businesses may like to purchase a Pro account to make it easier to share and save important files.