5 Free Sites to Send Large Files Easily, No Sign Up Needed
File transfer services are necessary when email can no longer serve as a sharing medium. Most email servers limit attachment sizes to under 10 or 20 MB, making transferring lots of files at once impossible. Fortunately, there are plenty of substitute services available. Some are only open to paid members while others are open to guest use.
I think it’s important to not have to wait for a file to be uploaded because you have to first sign up for an account and then wait for a confirmation email to begin transferring files. If you need to transfer files for free, choose one of these five websites. None of these services require an account to be setup, so you can begin transferring immediately.
Visit JustBeamIt.com to transfer files directly to another person without logging in or waiting. Click the umbrella on the main page to browse for a file or drag and drop it. When the file is loaded, click “Create Link.” Keep the window open and share the link.
The other person only needs to click the download icon to get the file. The sender can view the progress on their own page to know when the transfer has completed.
Choose multiple files to transfer simultaneously with FileConvoy. You can also set an expiration date to limit access to the file. This option is available in Step 3. Click Upload and the sharing URL will appear only once. Remember to copy the link before closing the window.
Jetbytes is quick to use. Just click Choose File and share the download link. Avoid testing the link in your own browser, as it can only be used once.
Note: You can also send files with WeTransfer.
I enjoy PipeBytes because messages can be included with file transfers. This is a great place to include small instructions for the recipient or a description of the file. To use PipeBytes, simply load the file using the “Choose File” button and send the resulting URL to the user. Alternatively, select a code for “Step 2,” have the recipient enter it on PipeBytes’ website, and then choose “Pickup File.”
FilesToFriends offers a free version that allows up to 1 GB file transfers without signing up. Instead of sharing a URL, enter your own email address and include the contacts to send the link to under the Friends Email section. Include multiple addresses with a comma between them. You can also include a message for the recipients to view before downloading.
If you want to view the URL, it will be shown in your browser after sending the message.
Any one of these sites should suffice for transferring files. However, an exception may occur when sending large files, as some sites have limitations. Whether or not that is the case, transferring is quick because no accounts need to be set up to use them.
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