These 6 popular free file sharing services may end your large files sending woes

By: and | Updated: May 12, 2016 9:27 AM

We all know what a pain it can be to send large files over email. A message size of around 20 MB is often too large to be sent via email; some mail servers even refuse to accept files that are this big. Thankfully, a large number of large file-sending services have sprung up that are fast, simple and secure to use. Sudhir Chowdhary & Mohd Ujaley take look at the some of the widely and freely used services for sharing big files.

WeTransfer, DropSend, Sendspace, Xender are some of popular file sharing services that enables you to share large files, anytime, anywhere.WeTransfer, DropSend, Sendspace, Xender are some of popular file sharing services that enables you to share large files, anytime, anywhere.

We all know what a pain it can be to send large files over email. A message size of around 20 MB is often too large to be sent via email; some mail servers even refuse to accept files that are this big. Thankfully, a large number of large file-sending services have sprung up that are fast, simple and secure to use. Sudhir Chowdhary & Mohd Ujaley take look at the some of the widely and freely used services for sharing big files.

WeTransfer

WeTransfer is a cloud-based file transfer service that is simple, secure and free of charge. Anybody with an email address can share heavy files (photos, videos and documents) through this file transfer service. In order to send a heavy email, simply select the file, add the recipient email address and press the share option. The recipient receives an email with the link to download the file and you get notified when recipient downloads the file. The users can send files upto 2 GB in the free version and the link to download is available for seven days. A user can add upto 20 recipients per transfer.

DropSend
A cloud service that lets you send and receive large files without any hassle. With DropSend, you can send files of upto 4 GB (free version) to anyone from your PC, Mac, or mobile device. It is fast and simple and ideal for sending JPGs, PFs, MP3 files. The free plan includes upto 5 file sends a month and 250 MB of storage space for one recipient. For free accounts, files are available for 7 days before they are deleted. There are a number of paid plans which include more sends and storage space.

Sendspace
Like other file sharing services, you do not need to register to use sendspace. In fact, you do not need to even give an email address, either for yourself or for a file recipient. Simply upload your file to sendspace and share the download link with recipients. But the benefits of registration include extra features that enable you to monitor and edit your files. You can also recover download links and delete files. Free users can upload files up to 300 MB each, but
if you want to send files that are larger than 300 MB, you have to subscribe to its pro-member plan.

Infinit
Infinit is an easy and fast file transfer app for sending any file, of any size; and transferring large files between your own devices: phone, tablet and computer. It is available for free on iOS and Android OS. The file transfer service uses a unique peer-to-peer technology that bypasses the cloud, directly connecting the sending and receiving devices. There’s no limit to file sizes, so you can send massive videos or images without worrying about anything. You can also share those files between any device or with any of your contacts in a snap.

Terashare
Sharing and downloading files is completely free on Terashare. This file-sharing service recovers its costs through a single ad on the download page. It lets you send large files upto 100 GB for free from your browser. The service is easy, secure and requires no sign-up and has no file-size limits. Terashare is faster than other services because the receivers download the file directly from your PC; they don’t have to wait until you have completed the upload to the cloud. The moment you share the file, your receiver can download it.

Send Anywhere
Tired of wasting too much time sending large sized files? Then, Send Anywhere from Estmob is exactly what you need. It is an easy, multi-platform and secure file transferring service that lets you send any kind of file of any size. It’s completely free so you have nothing to lose. The service does not require any sign-up nor log in thus, users are able to send digital content without leaving any footprint in the internet. It is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows platforms.

Xender
A widely popular fast mobile file transfer app. Xender offers users the convenience to transfer files of different types and sizes between mobile devices, either Android or iOS based, with no need for cables or Wi-Fi or cellular internet connection. And, with absolutely no mobile data usage for transfer. The app is free and is apt for the transfer of files like picture, music, videos in an instant with a few taps.

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