6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites You’ve Never Heard Of

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filetransfer   6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites Youve Never Heard OfSend large files to your friends without any hassle. There are a wide variety of file sharing sites that make it possible for you to send any file to anyone else without having to create a user account. If you’ve got a file to share, and email simply isn’t cutting it, you’ve found the right list.

It’s almost become a cliche in the world of web apps: sites that allow you to share large files in just a few clicks. This isn’t a bad thing, though; you never know when a particular service might not be offered anymore. You also may find services you like better than others; whatever your reason, it never hurts to explore your options.

That’s why I highly recommend you check out 3 superb ways to share files. This service outlines Crate, ge.tt, and min.us, three great ways to share files. It’s also worth reading our unofficial Dropbox manual, if you want to do some serious file sharing.

If that file sharing site doesn’t cut it though, keep reading to discover some more great tools for the job. All of these programs don’t require  registration, work on any Internet-connected computer regardless of operating system, and need only a browser to function properly. Best of all: they’re free.

FilesOverMiles

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Upload your file; share a public link. Featuring password protection and pretty fast transfer speeds, FilesOverMiles is a decent first choice. There is a catch, though: your file is never uploaded to a server. This means FilesOverMiles stops serving the file as soon as you close the webpage, so it may serve better for instant messaging conversations than for emails.

Pipebytes

pipebytes   6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites Youve Never Heard Of

Another service you need to keep open in order for a download to work, Pipebytes connects your computer directly with that of the person who needs a given file. Choose the file you’re sending; give a simple URL to your friend. It’s a useful service that does its job.

Jetbytes

jetbytes   6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites Youve Never Heard Of

You guessed it: this client connects you directly with another computer. The real advantage this file sharing site has over the others named thus far is its clean interface, though even that is a slight edge at best. Links generated by this site are single-use only, meaning you shouldn’t bother sending them to more than one person.

Dropdo

Want a link that lasts longer than your browser session? Good thing you found Dropdo. This web app not only stores uploaded files on its server, it serves up a handy file preview for most document formats. Behold:

dropdo   6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites Youve Never Heard Of

The entire document can be viewed without the necessity to download, and without a username or password. This is the perfect way to share files with family lacking in tech skills. Some people may have understandable privacy concerns, but if what you’re sharing is fairly public, I’d say give this a go.

Senduit

Sure, there’s a 100MB limit, but Senduit is not without its advantages. For one thing, you can set its files to self destruct, spy style:

senduit   6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites Youve Never Heard Of

This is great if you’ve got a document you want to share, but would rather not keep on the Internet for an extended period of time. Also, this service’s links do not expire if you close your browser. Again, there are privacy implications to this, but to me the self-destruct features help make up for this.

LargeDocument

Yet another tool for the job, Large Document sports a flash interface, so Mac and Linux users may experience some instability. Having said that, it works really well for Windows users if your Flash is up to date.

largefile   6 Online Instant File Sharing Sites Youve Never Heard Of

It’s worth noting that Large Document also offers nifty instructions for integrating with Gmail. This is perfect for those moments when Gmail tells you a file is too big!

Conclusion

As I said, there are many different services to share files without signing up. This article just highlights a few more.

I’m interested in the file sharing sites you know about. Know of some services we’ve missed? Share them below; you just might find them featured later on this year. Also feel free to recommend services among those listed, because your experience is valuable input for the rest of us!

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Vitaliy Kulikov

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Vitaliy Kulikov

What about Wuala !? It’s the Chosen One ;)

http://www.wuala.com/referral/
http://www.wuala.com/en/learn/

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Paul Gwilliam

Largedocument.com

Be prepared to pay in the future
“LargeDocument.com is currently in beta release and is FREE for unlimited usage while we refine the product and work out any bugs that may arise.”

File sizes fo those that would like to know
Up to 2 Gigabytes can be uploaded on a 32-bit machine.
Up to 8 Gigabytes can be uploaded using a 64-bit machine.

jhpot

Thanks for that catch. I wonder what the difference between 32 and 64 bit processors has to do with file size limits?

Steve_wallick2003

The 32-bit machine can only address into a 2 Gig file.  The 64-bit machine can ‘count’ all the way to 8 Gig. 

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Stefanie

I know another one! I like WE TRANSFER! https://www.wetransfer.com/

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Stefanie

I know another one! I like WE TRANSFER! https://www.wetransfer.com/

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Hafiz Kalandar

Why http://www.ge.tt is not included in the list? The best file sharing site.

jhpot

Ge.tt is listed in the article linked to in the first paragraph; this article is more about obscure file sharing sites.

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Hafiz Kalandar

Why http://www.ge.tt is not included in the list? The best file sharing site.

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Internet business

I likeD Dropdo it’s very helpfully….

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Mac Fowler

There’s so many good ones, try out http://www.simplefileexchange.com as well :)

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Mac Fowler

There’s so many good ones, try out http://www.simplefileexchange.com as well :)

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Piyush Saxena

How about min.us ge.tt bitdrive.net !!!!! There are many sites, but, lets see which lasts a lifetime !!!!

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Piyush Saxena

How about min.us ge.tt bitdrive.net !!!!! There are many sites, but, lets see which lasts a lifetime !!!!

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Mrmanishs

Another favorite option is File Apartment (http://www.fileapartment.com). Easy to use, no software to download or registration, up to 1 GB, safe, and secure.

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Mrmanishs

Another favorite option is File Apartment (http://www.fileapartment.com). Easy to use, no software to download or registration, up to 1 GB, safe, and secure.

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Alfredo_franca

And about security ?

jhpot

In theory, anyone with the URL can download the file. This is true even if people simply guess you’re URL. I’d highly recommend not sharing important documents, such as your long-form birth certificate, using this service (unless of course you’re the President of the United States.)

Jon

We actually offer a TRULY secure service that works by encrypting files on the client before they are uploaded. We use public key cryptography to then share a symmetric key with your recipients.

Unlike other services that claim to be secure we can’t actually access your data ever.

Wuala can also claim this (as they do the same thing) but our unique selling point is twofold.

1. You don’t need to download a client.
2. Since we use a scripting language you can ensure we wont just steal your keys (as wuala could do).

Give it a go at http://www.senditonthenet.com

Send me an email if you need more than the 5 free credits to try it out.

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Mac Fowler

For security we offer a service called https://www.securefileexchange… that’s aimed at just that :)

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admin

i recently used http://www.localhostr.com

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Foo

I don’t know what’s so hard about installing FileZilla and creating an FTP account for friends when you want to share something with them.  Secure, nothing in the cloud, fast transfer speeds, and free.

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Jon

We actually offer a TRULY secure service that works by encrypting files on the client before they are uploaded. We use public key cryptography to then share a symmetric key with your recipients.

Unlike other services that claim to be secure we can’t actually access your data ever.

Wuala can also claim this (as they do the same thing) but our unique selling point is twofold.

1. You don’t need to download a client.
2. Since we use a scripting language you can ensure we wont just steal your keys (as wuala could do).

Give it a go at http://www.senditonthenet.com

Send me an email if you need more than the 5 free credits to try it out.

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ankit

 filesovermiles is no longer available

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Broswilli

4shared.com is an excellent file sharing site

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Broswilli

4shared.com is an excellent file sharing site

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Shanrukh

Nice… :) this was new for me…!!!
 

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arpit patel

hi, i liked your article. My prob is i have to upload 2 media files of 15-20 mb each everyday using a slow Edge mobile net connection (40 kbps speed). my friends download the files within 10 days, some use mobiles too. so i want to FASTER UPLOADER, 1 GB space and 2 GB bandwidth or total usage space, minimal file time restrictions, no flash in downloads (bcoz many use java based mobile phones, not supporting flash).

 I am presently using Filefactory.com and yousendit.com. filefactory turbo uploader is fast, but the download links can’t be opened on mobile, so no downloading from a mobile (uses flash). yousendit.com is good but uploads are pretty slow.

 Plz help us. Your help is deeply appreciated

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Robert Johnson

For any business looking to share files you have to use http://www.teveren.com

It’s just a simply amazing service.

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Yamotogo

try http://www.jednote.com there is unlimited space and file lifetime

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