IBM Aspera Connect
Enables high-speed Aspera transfers.
Total ratings for IBM Aspera Connect
1.65 (Rating count: 66)
User reviews summary
- Works fine.
- Rarely works
- Terrible terrible experience
- Total garbage!
- Annoying having to download software to receive transfers
- Terrible customer experience and UI
- Screwed my PC.
- Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
- Terrible functionality, no fixes or stability improvements
- Does not work
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Recent 25 reviews for IBM Aspera Connect
Recent rating average: 1.24
All time rating average: 1.65
Rating filters5 star
|Forcing people into some weird extensions for file upload. This could have been a popup window...|
|It works, but it's too much trouble for just downloading a file. I use it only when my clients for some reason use Aspera when more simple alternatives work just as well.|
|As(s)-Pera. Aptly named after the developers.|
Alejandro Pérez González de Martos
|Agree with Vicente E. Mejias|
|cant connect its been a week trying to figure this out. lame af|
|besides the Chernobyl 1986 User Experience, it does not work. Upload keeps failing with cryptic message. It would be a bad joke, yet it's real. I'd like to time machine myself in the meeting room where the CTO announced to the room: "we're going to manage our traffic with ASPERA!"|
|Probably steals your data. I am forced to download this app for freelance work, just to download a file. Which makes no sense. It also wants a desktop client. Uninstall each time after your downloads and scrub for viruses.|
|Terrible terrible experience. I have wasted so much time trying to get my browser to detect the extension. This is agonising.|
|This is the worst piece of software I have used in my life. What use is high speed transfer when you end up spending 10 hours getting this piece of trash to work|
|Never works as expected. Always has problems and still need an additional download|
|This sucks. Why do I need a browser extension TO DOWNLOAD A FILE?!|
|Terrible customer experience and UI. Hate how forced to use the extension or cannot download|
|Screwed my PC. Worst cloud product ever. IBM deserve to fade into irrelevance with this effort.|
The Red Herald
|I don't want to use this, yet being forced to do so.|
Janine M. B. D.
|Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I have opened my inbound and outbound TCP & UDP ports, and have checked using cmd to make sure that they are open, but it keeps saying "Your TCP ports are likely blocked."|
|Does this actually work? Basically only have it to work with FEMA MIP service and it only works in Internet Explorer...|
|I dont know why the software cannot be installed successfully, EVERY time!!! That make me cannot use the whole function whether the plugin or the software! Shitttt!|
|On Linux, fails to launch and interact with the local client. The console logs: "Could not initialize Connect. Error: Connect 3.9+ was detected but is not responding to extension requests. Check native message host registration."|
|Terrible functionality, no fixes or stability improvements|
|Total garbage! Does not work with Safari. Have tried installing multiple times with no success.|
|Annoying having to download software to receive transfers|
|Profiles cannot be downloaded via this project. The imagine of "Starting the IBM Aspera Connect" displayed on the top of the Chrome, then nothing happened.|
|I honestly do not understand any of the negative reviews. I am running Chrome on Ubuntu and have had no issues downloading datasets from The Cancer Imaging Archive. I don't normally leave reviews but I was surprised to see so many 1 star reviews. Works fine.|
|Aspera wants to run all the time. It's not a background application either. Force quit? No dice, it just respawns ... and respawns ... and respawns. We're past the days where something has to be running 100% of the time when you use it 0.001% of the time. Let me quit the app when it's not needed! Also, restating what others have said already, I download multi-gigabyte files in the browser now -- I don't need an archaic app for this. The only reason I have to use this ridiculous app is to appease some CIO's delusional belief that this app is more secure for file sharing than the 1MM other options available today. I use this so infrequently, I'll delete the app to get it to quit and reinstall as needed -- can't believe it's the end of 2021 and I need to say that.|