Collect by WeTransfer is the best way to capture, combine and collaborate on ideas. Save content from all of your apps in one place.
– Save photos, links, songs, videos, documents and anything else you can think of.
– Stay in your flow and save stuff from your phone for later with just a couple of clicks.
– Organize your content onto beautiful boards, perfect for visual thinkers.
– Invite anyone to add to your boards with no sign-up or log-in required. Share the link through email, Slack, WhatsApp and other channels straight from the app.
Whether you're planning your next trip, collecting references for a mood-board or sketching out your future business, bring it together in one place with Collect.
WeTransfer makes beautifully obvious tools that bring ideas to life. Founded in 2009 as a simple, well-designed file sharing service for the creative community, WeTransfer has grown into a set of products for different parts of the creative process. These include storytelling platform WePresent, quick slide-making tool Paste, immersive sketching app Paper, our Collect app and the WeTransfer.com platform, where 42 million people send one billion files every month.
This update contains a few bugfixes and copy updates. Besides that:
## Collect 3.4.0 is better in every way
In this release, we’ve redesigned the app navigation to improve how you save and organize your ideas.
## There’s no more “My Items”
We realized that the relationship between boards and My Items was confusing, and we wanted to provide clarity on what it means to save an item.
- Previously, if you added a new item to a shared board, it would appear in My Items as well. And if you then deleted it from My Items, you’d delete it from the board you’d uploaded it to as well.
- Now, items you add to a shared board will not be mixed in with your own private items. Any items you add to a board will live only in that board.
## So what’s in this release?
There are now four tabs in the app:
- The All items tab gives you an overview of all the items in your Collect app, whether they’re saved to a board or not
- The Boards tab is where you can organize your items and share them with others
- The Single items tab is for items that you haven’t added to a board yet (or never will!)
- The Account tab is where you can manage your settings
We hope that you’ll find the new navigation clearer and more intuitive. Enjoy collecting!
Ratings and Reviews
Great app, will be better when boards aren’t mandatory
This is an edited review. I initially wrote a pretty scathing complaint about how the “board” system they adopted was too convoluted. At that time, I was in a hurry to send a couple of files to someone to prepare for a funeral. So, I wasn’t in the proper state of mind to handle change. I didn’t want to create a board or anything, I just wanted files transferred. It seemed like an overly confusing process.
Now, that I’ve cooled down a bit, I can say I still really love the app. The “boards” aren’t really that complicated and I can see their usefulness for many people. I still feel like it’s an unnecessary forced step for someone just wanting to send a quick file. But, it works just fine. However, the developers responded to my 1st review to say that they are working on a way to transfer files without having to create a board. Having both options will definitely increase the usability of this app and my appreciation of it.
Also, I apologize to the developers for being so hasty and harsh with my words. Funeral planning is not a good time to write a review
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback. We're working on a feature that allows you to share without creating a board. Are there other things that you're missing?
Useless and overly complicated.
First of all I’d like to say that I use the desktop version often and it is a great service so thank you for that. I just went to the site on my phone to transfer a video and found it saying to get the app. Ok, fine, I thought, everyone has an app so I don’t mind and if there are ads or something that’s ok too. Instead I find something completely different than what I know wetransfer for, presumably trying to start some sort of Pinterest style network to cash in on that style of media sharing. When I want to send photos to clients I am certainly not going to be sending a board because it is not as professional, intuitive and simply not what I want. It was perfect on the website - even the older people I know who are not tech savvy that intel about it can use it and know what they’re doing. This looks like a “feature” that no one asked for. I am not saying I deserve this or you should change it for me - I don’t have any kind of self entitled motivations here but I did want to mention it because I know that a segment of your users will be pushed away from this and I’m afraid that you will try to do this on the website too. I hope you reconsider, or if you really want to make some Pinterest rival that you do it as some other name and keep wetransfer as what we all know and love, which is a simple and effective file transfer service. It is hard to find a reliable service like this so it would be a shame to see it go down this road.
Needs a native ipad app bare minimum
I really wanted to like this app. Ive been searching for a place to put things I want to remember for years, and none of them have stuck. I really like the ui and feel of the app , unfortunately Collect has no native ipad app so you are forced to use it in portrait and hit the zoom button. (i only use my ipad in landscape so this is very frustrating.)
Also unless I’ve missed it there is no kind of account syncing so the collect app on my iPhone, and the one on my ipad are essentially two different brains until i text myself a link to join an individual board. This works perfectly if I’m sharing something with a team member or my wife but I’d really like just one place to put stuff and keep track of it on all my devices. I already have a paper account that keeps all my journals in sync why not just make it universal?
This doesn’t have anything to do with the app but i dont see how adding by we transfer to the name is necessary. As a normal person who has only heard of we transfer advertised on a podcast or two it doesn’t really add anything to the experience.
Ill keep this on my devices for now with the hopes that we transfer continues development on this app. But I’ll just keep throwing junk i need to keep track of in notes for now.
Developer Response ,
Hi there! Thanks so much for this detailed feedback, we do really appreciate it. You are also correct, the app currently does not allow login/syncing between apps. I appreciate that feedback and suggestion here.
The good news is that we're currently investigating the potential of an iPad version of Collect!
If you'd like any further information, or would like to discuss any of this in more detail, feel free to reach out to email@example.com , we'd love to hear from you!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.