5 Easy Websites to Share Files Online Without Signing Up

Tina Sieber 21-04-2009

websites-to-share-files-onlineSharing or sending files via eMail is very inconvenient. First of all some files are simply too big to be eMailed. Secondly, when the recipient downloads mail they cannot control when to download the file and for the time it takes until the eMail is transferred they are stuck. And last but not least, someone downloading mail at work may find that some file types are blocked by default, thus they may never even receive the file.


The solution is to put the files online and provide the potential recipients with the download link. But what do you do when you don’t have your own webspace?

You turn to online file sharing websites. There are dozens. Here is a selection of the most convenient ones. They don’t require signing up for an account and provide different options.

File Savr

file savr

At File Savr you can upload files of up to 10GB. There is no public file library, but files may not be considered private as the file name may be guessed. There is no time cap on how long items will be stored, the only limitation being that they must be downloaded on a regular basis.

File Dropper

file dropper

It may not really be the fastest, but along with File Savr it is definitely one of the most convenient free file hosting tools currently on the market. It allows any file type of up to 5GB in size to be uploaded. Files are available publicly and anyone can browse the file database at File Dropper. Files are stored for as long as they are being downloaded.

RapidShare [No Longer Available]


This is certainly the most popular file hosting destination. While it allows for only 200MB, it provides the possibility to upload up to 10 files simultaneously. Unfortunately, the total sum of files may not exceed 200MB in the case of multiple uploads.



Straight forward file sharing of up to 100MB per file. Unlike all previous hosts, share1t clearly states for how long file will be available: it’s 15 days of inactivity, then the file will be deleted. After a file was uploaded you can copy the URL, have the link sent to an eMail address or copy the HTML or BBCode to embed it on a website or forum. Very convenient!



The file limit with this host is 100MB and the default lifetime is 7 days. A download link and forum link will be provided. Furthermore you can set properties for the file before and after uploading (after only with an account). You can change the file name, increase the lifetime to up to 90 days, add a description and protect the file with a password. The latter is unique among the file sharing hosts mentioned in this article.

For more sharing, have a look at how to transfer files between Windows and Linux How to Transfer and Share Files Between Windows and Linux Moving from Windows to Linux and need to copy data across? Use these tricks to transfer or share files from Windows to Linux. Read More and how to share files between Mac and Windows How to Easily Share Files Between Mac and Windows If you use both Windows and macOS, here's an easy way to transfer files from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Read More .

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  1. Digital Marketing course in Bhilai
    August 30, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you for your valuable info thiss will be use for me

  2. Ravikumar
    February 16, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you for your valuable info. Adding to your list, I wanted to add one free application which would be useful to the users.
    I have recently came to see one application: , which is free application for file sharing. What the unique features in this application is, you can have CLI download link which is useful to the Linux developers. I have searched for this option in many applications, but could not find.
    One more unique feature is, sharing your files through WhatsApp link. This option helped me to share some important files to my contacts, when I am doing 'work from home'.

  3. fouad idrissi
    January 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm


    • Tina Sieber
      January 21, 2018 at 2:46 am


  4. Andreas
    November 30, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Your link leads me to the game "Forge of Empires". Please fix that, it looks very unprofessional.

    • Tina Sieber
      November 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks for the heads-up, Andreas. This is an old article and definitely outdated.

    • Tina Sieber
      November 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      That said, I wasn't able to find a link that leads to "Forge of Empires". Could you please let me know which link you're referring to? Maybe it was an ad.

  5. BS Gets U
    September 23, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Malware sites that do not even work and will shut down your computer

    This should be removed from harming unsuspecting people

    • Tina Sieber
      September 25, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Agree. It's an old article and those sites have changed. We've been working on updating our old material for a while, we'll eventually get to this one.

  6. Nobody
    April 14, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    All are broken.

    • Tina Sieber
      April 15, 2017 at 4:50 am

      Yeah, old article (2009). We're in the process of updating some of them, but with thousands to be done, this can take a while.

  7. Joe
    March 29, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Update this list please...

    • Tina Sieber
      March 29, 2017 at 9:09 am

      It's in the works and will happen eventually.

  8. Joe
    March 29, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Only wikisend works...

    • Tina Sieber
      March 29, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Sorry, Joe! Lots has changed since 2009. Thanks for letting us know which one still works though.

  9. JadaDev
    October 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Request to add to the list, thank you!

  10. Anonymous
    April 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I use, it's free and no adverts from what I can see, Plus they offer an FTP upload feature

  11. Prateek Singhal
    December 6, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I was searching for such services for a long while ago. Thanks a lot for sharing this awesome post, Tina Sieber.

  12. Majidbava
    November 25, 2015 at 9:07 am

    any public storage without sign up? and it can set a password for downloading files.If anyone have link and password,they can download the file.

    pls help if u know

  13. Anonymous
    September 11, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I personally use (No signup). It generates an easy to remember URL that could even be shared with other verbally. They say it has AES sort of encryption as well.

    • Mihir Patkar
      September 11, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Whoa, Cutepi looks pretty cool. Thanks for the share, Lavneet!

      • Anonymous
        October 29, 2015 at 9:29 am

        Thanks Mihir. With its new update, you can even replace the file keeping the same "easy to remember link". It's pretty cool.

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  15. Ivan
    January 2, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    I use . They give 3Gb per friend, unlimited. And also they have cool Facebook integration for sharing

  16. Euegene
    December 14, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I use this service, called Pibox. 2GB per file, unlimited storage and easy facebook integration!

  17. censored
    November 20, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    BTW: some people in the comments are mentioning other services that are cool and good, but those require to sign up :P

  18. censored
    November 20, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Ok, so you are very concerned about file size, but if I wanted to upload a 120MB file for as long as possible, which one should I use?

    Files are stored as long as they are being downloaded doesn't add much information to how much time they are stored since the last download...

    Thanks a lot.

    • Tina
      November 21, 2009 at 11:59 am


      unfortunately, the free services mentioned don't give a less cryptic storage time frame.

      Try MakeUseOf's File Sharing Guide for different suggestions: [Broken Link Removed]

      If you just want to store and not share a file, attach it to an eMail that you mail to your own GMail account. That's the most simple and safest method I can recommend.

      Best of luck!

  19. iGadget
    August 9, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I'm missing here. You get 2 GB and share it over your own computers or with other users. Very slick interface!

  20. Balaji
    July 21, 2009 at 4:58 am

    I just came across this new cool file storage and sharing app - . The best part is that I can share my files on facebook, twitter and linkedin from here. Also it has an automatic document sucking feature where in you just give your pop/imap details and it sucks in your emails with documents and categorizes them. The fun part is that you get a cool subdomain that you can use to share files with just about anybody by making selective files public.

  21. Simran
    April 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    You can also check out my collection of 10+ websites to share large files online :


  22. macobex
    April 23, 2009 at 10:53 am

    how about this

    i really hate rapidshare. i think it is not that good.

  23. Lauren
    April 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I can't stand Rapidshare. Why do people always upload there? I like Mediafire and Megaupload.

  24. Jash Sayani
    April 22, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Cloud Disk is also q quick way to share files.

  25. Ben
    April 22, 2009 at 4:06 am

    > "...when the recipient downloads mail they cannot control when to
    > download the file and for the time it takes until the eMail is
    > transferred they are stuck."

    That's not true if you use Gmail :p

  26. Hezee
    April 21, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    and SkipScreen is a great FireFox plugin for skipping that annoying count down.