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

Justin Pot 27-04-2011

file sharing sitesSend 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 5 Super Easy Tools to Share Files With Friends or Your Devices File sharing is more than just a shared folder in the cloud. When you need the right apps to make it happen, try these online instant file-sharing options you may not have heard of. Read More . This service outlines Crate,, and, three great ways to share files. It’s also worth reading our unofficial Dropbox manual What Is Dropbox? The Unofficial Dropbox User Guide What is Dropbox and how do you use it? Our Dropbox user guide will explain everything you need to know to get started. Read More , 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.


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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.



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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.


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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.



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:

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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.


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:


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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 [Broken URL Removed]

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.

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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!


As I said, there are many different services to share files without signing up 5 Easy Websites to Share Files Online Without Signing Up Read More . 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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  1. arpit patel
    June 6, 2011 at 5:44 am

    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 and filefactory turbo uploader is fast, but the download links can't be opened on mobile, so no downloading from a mobile (uses flash). is good but uploads are pretty slow.

     Plz help us. Your help is deeply appreciated

  2. Shanrukh
    May 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Nice... :) this was new for me...!!!

  3. Broswilli
    May 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm is an excellent file sharing site

  4. Broswilli
    May 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm is an excellent file sharing site

  5. ankit
    May 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm

     filesovermiles is no longer available

  6. Foo
    May 13, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    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.

  7. admin
    May 9, 2011 at 10:43 am

    i recently used

  8. Alfredo_franca
    May 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

    And about security ?

    • jhpot
      May 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      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.)

    • Mac Fowler
      May 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm

      For security we offer a service called that's aimed at just that :)

  9. Mrmanishs
    May 1, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Another favorite option is File Apartment ( Easy to use, no software to download or registration, up to 1 GB, safe, and secure.

  10. Mrmanishs
    May 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Another favorite option is File Apartment ( Easy to use, no software to download or registration, up to 1 GB, safe, and secure.

  11. Piyush Saxena
    April 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    How about !!!!! There are many sites, but, lets see which lasts a lifetime !!!!

  12. Piyush Saxena
    April 30, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    How about !!!!! There are many sites, but, lets see which lasts a lifetime !!!!

  13. Mac Fowler
    April 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    There's so many good ones, try out as well :)

  14. Mac Fowler
    April 29, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    There's so many good ones, try out as well :)

  15. Internet business
    April 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I likeD Dropdo it's very helpfully....

  16. Hafiz Kalandar
    April 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Why is not included in the list? The best file sharing site.

  17. Hafiz Kalandar
    April 27, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Why is not included in the list? The best file sharing site.

    • jhpot
      May 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm is listed in the article linked to in the first paragraph; this article is more about obscure file sharing sites.

  18. Stefanie
    April 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I know another one! I like WE TRANSFER!

  19. Stefanie
    April 27, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I know another one! I like WE TRANSFER!

  20. Paul Gwilliam
    April 27, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Be prepared to pay in the future
    " 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
      April 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

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

    • Steve_wallick2003
      May 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm

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