7 ways to send huge files

October 11, 2007

(extracted from http://mashable.com/2007/05/23/7-ways-to-send-huge-files-25x-bigger-than-gmail/)

Gmail users can now send up to 20MB of attachments to each other. But we want more! Here are 7 awesome services that let you send files of more than 500MB.

One of the best known file delivery services, YouSendIt allows you to send up to a 100MB file without creating an account. Upon uploading a file to YouSendIt, an email is sent to the recipient, where they are given a link to download the file. The download is available for 7 days and includes advertising on the page. YouSendIt also offers a variety of premium accounts starting at $4.99/mo that allow you to send files up to 2GB, use more bandwidth, and remove the ads from your download pages.

With a 500MB limit, MegaUpload offers the most storage space we found for non-paying users to send files. The service functions in the same way as YouSendIt, with no account necessary to send a file. For users that sign up and subscribe to a monthly or annual plan, MegaUpload offers “unlimited” file size and downloads, faster download speeds, and less advertising (the advertising on the free download pages is pretty aggressive).

Perhaps the simplest of the file transfer services, zUpload offers you up to 500MB to share a single file. A unique URL is generated for each file and is available for 30 days. Unlike the other services, there are no user accounts or premium features at the moment. It appears zUpload is entirely advertiser supported.

DropSend allows you to send files up to 1GB with a premium account (starting at $5/mo). Meanwhile, their free account provides you with 250MB of storage and up to 5 sends per month. Unlike some of the other services, you do need to create an account in order to send a file. The company also offers a desktop client for both Windows and Mac.

Based in the UK, MailBigFile functions almost exactly the same as YouSendIt. Without registering, you can send up to a 100MB file, while a Pro Account ($20/yr) allows you up to 2GB. MailBigFile also claims unlimited bandwidth, but since they cap it at 25 downloads per month, there are indeed limits. The company also gets our vote for the best no frills Web 2.0 domain name :)

LeapFILE targets business and enterprise users with a focus on customized branding and security. The company’s main product – Enterprise Exchange – allows organizations to setup their own completely private labeled file exchange services. Additionally, LeapFILE offers a personal version called Basic Exchange that lets you send up to 1GB files starting at $14.95/mo.

MediaMax is focused on storage, but also offers the option to share your files with others. With a free account, you can store up to 25GB of files, but there’s a catch: you can only send files up to 10MB in size with a total transfer limit of 1GB/mo. For $4.95/month, you can send 1GB files, and for $9.95/month you can send files of any size.

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