Have you ever wanted to send large files but were held back by the email providers’ attachment limits?? Need to send wedding pictures/videos to loved ones? Can’t do it with your regular email? Rather than attach & send a large batch of individual files, it’s more convenient for the recipient if you just zip them into one file. Here we show you how to quickly share larger files using various services.
WeTransfer The best service for online file transfers. Upto 20GB file limits, free, and best of all extremely fast. Once the file is uploaded to their secure servers, the recipient is sent an email (you can compose it from their site). This is the one I recommend you use. You will not regret it.
Bayfiles has no limit on the number of downloads for your uploaded files and supports file sizes up to 5GB. The interface shows upload speed & time remaining but does not support multiple file upload. The site removes your stored files after 30 days of inactivity. Once the file is uploaded, you can send the sharing and delete links to your email from the site itself to keep them handy.
File dropper has a clean and easy-to-use interface — it’s one of the best free services for file sharing. There is no sign-up required and you can upload files as big as 5GB. Unlike other services, your files are not deleted if they are not being downloaded on a regular basis — they are deleted only after it stays on their server for 30 days. Here again, you can only upload one file at a time.
Slingfile is a relatively unknown file hosting service lets you upload files as big as 50GB. Plus, it also lets you upload multiple files at once. Files are only deleted after 180 days of inactivity. Once uploaded, you can send the download and delete links to your email and also share the download link via email with three other people. There are no limits on the number of file downloads per month.
YourFileLink is another file sharing site that does not require a sign-up. You can upload files up to 5GB in size with unlimited downloads. However, unlike the other three sites mentioned here, Yourfilelink deletes the file if it has not been downloaded in 15 days. It also shows multiple advertisements, giving it a cluttered look. However, uploads did seem to move along a bit faster than the others.
Google Drive is well integrated with GMail. Just sign in to your email account and click ‘Drive’ on the top bar. Select the files you want to share (multiples possible), add email addresses and click send.
Yahoo! Mail Sign in to Yahoo Mail and on the left pane you’ll see ‘Applications’ — expand it and click on Attach Large Files. Then you can attach a file as large as 100MB to your email & it will be available to download for 30 days.
Sky Drive Sign in to Outlook.com or SkyDrive with your Windows Live or Hotmail ID. Then you can easily share a single file or a complete folder. Just select a file/folder, click on share and the recipient gets emailed.