Filestar Hits Milestone with 1 million Conversions
Big news! Filestar has just passed a major milestone having provided 1 million file conversions for our users. That means we have saved them so much time to use for more important things than administrative file handling tasks. Manual and repetitive work with files is a waste of time according to us. We describe ourselves as a swiss army knife for everything you might want to do to a file on your computer.
ーTo reach the one million milestone is proof that we are doing something that people love and need. We have lots of exciting plans for Filestar’s future. For instance, we are working towards becoming an automation tool for everything file related. Like a Zapier for files, says Niels Bosma, founder of Filestar.
There are already some smart solutions available in that direction. One of them is to automate conversions that you use on a regular basis, by easily creating desktop shortcuts to it. Then you can just drag-and-drop your files to that shortcut icon and the conversion will start automatically.
Looking back, a lot has happened with Filestar since it was first started in 2018. From having been a pure file conversion desktop software it is growing fast and evolving into a smarter and intuitive automation tool. Our founders are real productivity nerds that saw a need for a one-stop-shop for all file related tasks.
ー We love simplicity! Everyone knows how to search using Google. So we use that same search manner in Filestar. You just type in what you want to do to a file in the search box and get on with it. Simple as that, says Niels.
Frankly, the file conversion software world is a bit of a jungle. It can be hard to navigate among all options and find the right software that fits your needs for a particular file. Then try to determine if you can trust the company with your files, download it and having to learn how to use it. All of this takes a lot of time and can be a hassle.
ー With Filestar we wanted to create a single place where you can trust to get all your file related tasks done. We support over 600 file types and have more than 50 000 skills, so you should not have to look for new software every time you need to do something new, says Niels.
The question of data privacy and security is more relevant now than ever. Many people handle files daily that they contain delicate information and that they do not want to run through a cloud service or an untrustworthy service.
ー We take the privacy part really seriously, and assure our users that we do all we can to protect their files while using Filestar. The fact that Filestar is an on-premise software is highly appreciated by our users, since it allows them to convert their files locally on their own computers, says Niels.
We promise many exciting things for Filestar soon. Stay tuned by signing up for an account with Filestar, keep an eye on the blog or follow us on social media.