Feross Aboukhadijeh wormhole.app

Wormhole – Simple, fast, private file sharing ✨  ↦

Wormhole lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn’t stay online forever.


Our #1 goal is speed – you should be able to get a share link in less than 2 seconds with the absolute minimum number of clicks.

That’s why Wormhole supports instant file streaming. There’s no need to wait for your files to finish uploading before you can copy the link and send it to your recipient. The recipient can start downloading even before the files have finished uploading.

Wormhole uses super fast peer-to-peer transfer to send files directly to the recipient when possible. This improves speed and security – especially when transferring files over a local network, like when you just want to get a file from your phone onto your computer.

In addition, Wormhole stores your encrypted files on cloud servers for 24 hours so the share link will keep working for your recipient even after you close the Wormhole site.


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Feross Aboukhadijeh

Feross Aboukhadijeh

San Francisco, CA

I’m Feross Aboukhadijeh, an entrepreneur, programmer, open source maintainer, startup founder, and mad scientist.

I build web apps like Wormhole, a simple, fast, private file sharing website, BitMidi, a free MIDI database, and Play, a music video app, and Study Notes, a site to help students study better and get into college.

I also build WebTorrent, a torrent library for the web, WebTorrent Desktop, the best desktop torrent app, and Standard JS, a JavaScript linter.

2021-05-05T21:06:27Z ago

Hi Changelog folks!

I’ve been working with jhiesey for the past 2 months on Wormhole. Wormhole lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires.

Our twin goals were speed and security – you should be able to get a link to send in less than 2 seconds. Everything is end-to-end encrypted and the server never knows anything about your files.

Please give it a try and please tell us what you think.

Read our manifesto: https://wormhole.app/about
Read about our security design: https://wormhole.app/security

Jerod Santo

Jerod Santo

Omaha, Nebraska

Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.

2021-05-11T18:14:57Z ago

Feature request! A persistent URL where we can send folks to upload a file and then a list of email addresses are notified each time it happens. (help us replace Dropbox 🙏!)

Adam Stacoviak

Adam Stacoviak

Houston, TX

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Changelog. Hacker to the heart.

2021-05-11T18:57:31Z ago

Yes!

Feross Aboukhadijeh

Feross Aboukhadijeh

San Francisco, CA

I’m Feross Aboukhadijeh, an entrepreneur, programmer, open source maintainer, startup founder, and mad scientist.

I build web apps like Wormhole, a simple, fast, private file sharing website, BitMidi, a free MIDI database, and Play, a music video app, and Study Notes, a site to help students study better and get into college.

I also build WebTorrent, a torrent library for the web, WebTorrent Desktop, the best desktop torrent app, and Standard JS, a JavaScript linter.

2021-05-11T23:01:02Z ago

Thanks for the feature request. We’ll seriously consider this. It’s a good feature idea!

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