Castle.so is a file sharing service that comes with a hint of beauty. A new user can visit the site and drag and drop a file directly into the castle found on the Castle.so homepage. The application can handle .PNG, .JPG, .GIF, .AVI, .MOV, .M4V, .DOC, .TXT, .PDF, .MP3, .AAC, .WMA, .BZ9, .ZIP, and .ISO file types. The application does not limit how many times a file can be downloaded. Castle.so does not place any wait times on users, either. At this time, the application holds the user’s files forever. There are no deletion dates placed on any files added to Castle.so.Show more screenshots »
Castle.so was created to give users a better way to share and store files online. The application is designed to be simple to use and offer features that do not limit the user any more than necessary. The application recently changed its membership options to include limitations; however this was a necessary adjustment to accommodate those storing files on Castle.so (as well as operational costs and resources).
Castle.so was shut down in 2012.
File sharing and storage is not a new thing for internet users. What makes Castle.so appealing is the way the application handles these tasks. Users can drag and drop their files into a stylish castle scene. As basic as it is, the background gives the website a unique personality all its own. Users are also able to download files as many times as they like, something which is often limited by other file storage applications.
The look of Castle.so is one of the reasons many users are fond of it. The homepage greets users with a grey castle silhouette. A solid blue sky is seen above with white text that provides brief instructions for new users. Along the right side, additional buttons can be found in the white header and footer. Users can also share Castle.so on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the like and follow buttons found at the bottom of the page.
A new user can register for a Castle.so account by clicking the orange “Sign Up!” link in the upper, right hand corner (to the left of the “Sign In” link). The stylish registration form asks for an email address and password. After supplying the information, the user can click the red “Sign Up” button at the bottom of the form. Once the information has been submitted, the user is automatically logged in and taken to their dashboard.
Castle.so is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for a basic account. Upcoming changes are noted on the Castle.so blog that include the addition of account limitations (possibly to clear the way for a premium paid membership later on). The free account will be permitted to store five files at a time and will be limited to 10 downloads per file and up to 15 MB file size maximum.
Castle.so is ideal for anyone who needs an easy way to store and share files online. The application presents its own appealing aesthetic quality as well as a user friendly interface that allows users to quickly master the application.