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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.