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9 Ways To Share Big Files For Free

9 Ways To Share Big Files For Free

If you’ve ever tried to send large files via email, you know it can be problematic because of file-size limitations. Meanwhile, some file-sharing services put a size limit on the file being transferred, making it impossible to share a movie clip with friends or present a sample of your work to a client. And still others require you to sign up for an account, which can be a hassle.

Here’s a roundup of web-based file-sharing sites that allow you to share large files for free without having to sign up for an account.

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1.Share By Link

Share By Link offers free, unlimited file sharing and supports large files up to 2GB. No sign up is required, making it very user-friendly.

It offers the security of https, which means that the data transferred will be encrypted and secure. Share By Link works on mobile and tablet devices. If you’re computer savvy and have your own web hosting account, you can set up your own server and keep the files on your own system.

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2. SendBigFiles

This web service allows you to send up to 50MB of data without signing up – but you will have to sign up if you want to send larger files. Your data is sent via email, which means you’ll need to input your own email address, as well as that of your recipient. It also offers an option to include a subject and message. SendBigFiles also offers premium and business plans.

3. Transfer Big Files

Transfer Big Files allows users to send files up to 30MB for free. It allows users to view and manage their transfer history. Each file is limited to 5 downloads and the service is ad-supported. Custom branding options are available for business plans.

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4. DropSend

DropSend offers a web-based interface that allows you to send a maximum of 5 files per month with 4GB file support. If you want to send larger files or send files more often you’ll have to upgrade to the Basic plan at $5 a month. It’s available with 256-bit AES security. The company also offers enterprise plans for businesses.

5. WeTransfer

This intuitive web-based file-sharing service lets users transfer 2GB at a time. No signup is required. The data is sent via e-mail and you’ll need to input both your own and your recipient’s e-mail address. Users can upgrade to the $12 monthly plan which allows you to transfer up to 20GB at a time, view your transfer history and password-protect files. The free version of WeTransfer is ad supported.

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6. Zip Share

Zip Share offers the ability to add files from your computer or from a cloud such as Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive. Premium members are able to password-protect their files. It also provides the option of sharing on social media acounts including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, in addition to just e-mail. Users with free accounts can send large files up to 500MB. Users with a pro account can send up to 5GB per file with no expiration date.

7. Filemail

Filemail’s free account allows you to send up to 30GB for free with delivery tracking and FTP downloads. The pro plan offers an unlimited maximum size and keeps the file available for 30 days. A business plan is available, which includes the ability to integrate filemail on your server and offers https support.

8. MailBigFile

MailBigFile allows you to send up to 2GB for free and will keep the file available for 10 days, A maximum of 20 downloads are allowed per file. The pro version allows you to send files up to 4GB. MailBigFile has several business plans available which offer file tracking, custom branding and password protection.

9. SendTransfer

SendTransfer allows you to transfer big files up to 10GB. You can upload multiple files at a time to be transferred. In order to send the files, simply enter the recipients e-mail address and your own. The link automatically expires after 7 days.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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