BinFire provides users with a collection of tools to manage projects and meet goals. The site is ideal for just about any type of project and appealing in terms of organization, design, and appearance for businesses and professionals. The project collaboration tools allow users to manage their milestones, create to do lists, and store files online among other things. BinFire offers everything a user could need to keep track of project progress and stay up to date on deadlines.Show more screenshots »
BinFire was founded in January of 2008. Based out of Boca Raton, Florida, the company currently consists of about ten employees, overseen by CEO David Robins. When it was first created, BinFire was intended to help users store files and collaborate online. Today, the focus remains the same and includes many helpful tools that empower the user to get a project done on time and with a high attention to detail.
The truth is that BinFire is not really that unique. Many other websites currently offer a similar list of helpful collaboration and project management tools. That being said, just because BinFire isn’t unique doesn’t mean the site holds no value for the user. These tools are common for a reason: because they work. BinFire ranks high because it offers many different items that can handle various tasks, rather than just a few. Users can come to BinFire to handle the entire project, which can really simplify the process.
The BinFire website offers a very straightforward design, accented by shades of blue and hints of white. This works well because it gives the site a little pleasant color, but doesn’t detract from its functionality in a professional environment. All types of users can easily adapt to BinFire’s layout and interface design. This is very important for anyone that is working on a project but is not very tech savvy. There is no clutter on the website, all the content is concise, which allows even a brand new visitor to quickly find what they need.
A new user can click on the white “Try BinFire for Free” button found at the bottom left hand corner of the homepage. This automatically directs them to the “Sign Up” tab (also found at the top right hand corner of the homepage). The sign up form asks for a first and last name, email address, password, and terms of service acceptance. After submitting the information, the user is advised that they must check their email for a verification link to complete the registration process and start using BinFire.
BinFire’s FAQ page outlines two account types: paid and free. The free account includes 10 GBs of storage space, multiple file uploads, up to 200 MB files, access to previous file versions, one project (which includes dashboard, folder access for all team members, milestone and task creation, secure status Tweets, whiteboard, alerts, and file locking), the ability to be a member of another user’s project, and online file viewing. The site then notes that subscription style accounts will be available in the future, but no price is given. The paid accounts will upgrade to include 15 GBs to 100 GBs of file storage, 2GB file size limit, up to five project members, up to 3 projects, project archiving, multimedia whiteboards, file viewing with images, PDF and more, group chat, and new online applications.
BinFire is ideal for anyone that is managing a project. The style and appearance of the site makes it compatible with personal and professional projects. Users won’t mind sharing the URL to BinFire with colleagues. Currently, only a free account is available which may be appealing to project managers operating on a tight budget.