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HOWTO: Share Files Among Computers with Tubes

Tubes is a free service for sharing files among computers. The application is a desktop program that allows the user to create a “tube” that he can place files in. Other users – friends, family, co-worker, other PCs – can subscribe to the tube and can get updated files added to the tube. You can choose to autosync a tube which will automatically get new files when they’re added to a tube. Think of it as instantly sending files to an aggregate group of people using your tube. This is a walk-through on how to get started using Tubes to share files.

1. Register and download

First, go to Click the download button. It will take you to a register page. Register for a free account (which gives you 2 Gb of space) or pay $4.99/month for Premium (5 Gb, more features) and download Tubes.

2. Add a tube

The first time you use Tubes, it will connect you to two tubes on its own, Help and What’s New.

Tubes Navigator

Click the + sign to create a new tube. Name the tube and choose additional options from the details menu.

Create a tube
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Your tube will get processed and created.

A tube is pending for creation

My first tube has been created

Double-click on your tube and a tube explorer window will open up.

Exploring my first tube
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You can start dragging some files into this tube. As you can see in the image below, I am using the free account which offer 2 gigabytes of storage.

A sample file is in my tube
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In the Tubes Navigator, your tube will show how many files you have in your tube.

My tube now shows 1 file in the Naviator

3. Invite people to your tube

If you right-click your tube, you can send out invites to other people to use your tube so you can share files

I can invite people to use my tube

Stay tuned for updates as I’ll be posting some more screenshots of other tubes receiving files.

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