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You, me and I bet every webbie once in while needs to send over a file that’s bigger then max. allowed email attachment (e.g. video clip, movie, software program, etc). So 2 days ago I decided to make a list of somewhat better websites and tools for sending big files. After some extensive searching I got more then 100 sites, obviously this was too much so I filtered them further by canceling out ones which aren’t free, simple to use and with max.file size mark below 500 mb. And below is what I got afterwards;

  max. size days before file deleted Sign-up Required
YouSendIt 1 gb100MB 7 No
Gigasize 1.5 gb 90 days Yes
TransferBigFiles 1 gb 5 days No
MegaShares 1.5 gb 7 days No
BigUpload. 500 mb 30 days after last download No
MailBigFile 500 100MB 7 No
FileUpload 500 mb 7 No
Zupload 500 mb 30 days after last download No
Spread-it
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500 mb
.
14 days
.
No
.

If you send/receive big files frequently and do so among friends then instead of using above ones I recommend to install one of the following programs, either of which is free and user friendly in its own way.

AllPeers
Allpeers - Drag and Share

AllPeers is a firefox(review here Firefox - The Recommended Web Browser Firefox - The Recommended Web Browser Read More ) plugin that lets you easily send/receive files among friends. After installing it you get small allpeers icon on your browser, which opens so called navigator menu displaying list of contacts on the side of your browser window. To send file all you need to do is drag and drop it over the contact name. And because in this case file transfer takes place directly between your pc and recipient, there is no limitations on file size. Download(Mac/Windows)

Pando

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Pando - P2P Share

Pando(Mac/Windows) is a small desktop program with the same drag and drop file sending function. Easy to use, processor friendly and has really cool design(image below). Installation file includes plugin for microsoft outlook. And if needed plugins for yahoo messenger and skype can be downloaded separately.

Enjoy!

  1. Anonymous
    June 11, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Another option is File Apartment (http://www.fileapartment.com):
    - Up to 1 GB
    - Easy to use
    - No software to download or registration required
    - Free, safe, and secure

  2. jim
    December 20, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    seems like 2 or 3 here are very nice,i have one program that is prety big,adobe mastersuite cs3 corp edition. i know a few friends would love to have this.
    any recomendations.
    i also want to know if i send the whole file from the area my programs will it be a workable software on thier system or do i have to use the dvd for sending it .
    the dvd is quite a few gb i forget the amount.
    but under the start, my comp programs the disk space shows
    size: 24.7 kb (25,376 bytes)
    size on disk: 80.0 kb (81,920 bytes)
    contains: 20 files ,0 folders

    so what is the best sourse for someone to recieve this program with out them having any kind of difficulty to use the program with out an issue and the recomended thing to install for sending this file/program
    thao does have a good thing goin for what i see in large transfers.
    i will check here on many occasions to see what update or recomendation to do what i am anticipating to do.
    thanx! jim

  3. Devicepedia
    October 30, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    All peers is what im using and it helps me a lot.

  4. Jennifer
    August 18, 2008 at 12:52 am

    We have just launched a new website for sending large files. 2Large2Email is the simple way to send files around the world or next door. Check it out and sign up for a free 30 day trial. http://www.2large2email.com

  5. Thao
    April 14, 2008 at 10:13 am

    http://www.send6.com offers 4GB file upload for each upload.
    Send directly from web or desktop for free.

    I used it for ages, great service for personal and business.

  6. gadget
    March 16, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    been using allsendit.com which has been great.

  7. Frank Parker
    January 23, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Great list! But i coudn't find anyone who even came close to the service at filemail.com
    Looks like it just have been released!

    no-signup features are 2 GB upload and no restrictions what so ever (none which I care about anyway) I think they score best on the easy to use interface, doesn't look like the other "just another upload sites" :)

    Frank

    • Aibek
      January 29, 2008 at 7:50 am

      Thanks Frank, I will definitely check it out. Alhtough we are a bit overloaded on the file sharing side so it may take a while till we post about it. ;-)

  8. Jack Middleton
    January 13, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Thanks for the info John, we use boltfile.com
    - sendup to 2GB
    - dropboxes for receiving files
    - no signup needed

    cheers :)
    jm

    • Aibek
      January 13, 2008 at 10:33 am

      Looks pretty good. Thanks.

  9. Kimble
    December 14, 2007 at 10:35 am

    forgot Sendshack.com...

    this is my favorite. super simple, limit 1GB, files have been in my account for a month and a half now

    CEO emailed me asking for feedback, included his cell number... wow!

    Kimble

  10. Kimble
    December 14, 2007 at 10:38 am

    Sorry meant to give a bookmark Sendshack - Send files free

  11. Aibek
    August 1, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Thanks John
    Sendthisfile looks good:
    - No limit on number files
    - No file size restrictions
    I will definitely mention it.

  12. John Doe
    August 1, 2007 at 7:33 am

    you are missing Sendthisfile.com

  13. Aibek
    May 12, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    In this post, I listed only those services which are specifically meant for time-to-time big size file sending. When it comes to Rapidshare, it's more a file storage and sharing service rather then a file transfer tool.

  14. hectar
    May 12, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    How could you miss RapidShare??? It's one of the MOST popular!

  15. Josh
    May 11, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Realy cool!

  16. Aibek
    April 2, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    yeap, seems you're right. MailBigFile now restricts files to 100 mb.

  17. q
    March 31, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    mail big file only 100MB now

  18. Glen
    January 26, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for mentioning MailBigFile in your list.. We are always happy to hear feedback from users about our service, both good and bad, so please get in touch if you have any comments.

    Thanks,

    Glen

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