Send large files over the internet

April 12, 2009

I’ve encountered a few situations in which I’ve needed to send someone a large file. E-Mail is great for small files, but is too unreliable for larger files. I started using Box.net, which works well enough, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for, not to mention the effort and numerous clicks it takes to set up a “shared” file.

Since then, I’ve been using YouSendIt.com and Drop.io, which are much quicker alternatives and the recipient can download the file seconds later. Very convenient. Both have a 100MB limit, though they do have subscription services.

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Drop.io’s plans start at $10 a month for 1GB of space, all the way up to$99.99 a month for 250GB of space each month.

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YouSendIt.com’s plans start at $10 a month, too, and goes up to as much as $2999.99 a year for 60GB of storage.  Also,YouSendIt limit the amount of times a single can be downloaded to 100 times for it’s free service, unlimited for its other plans.

For more options, see Mashable.com’s list.

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Online Storage

August 21, 2008

There are a few options available. Some free, some not.

The FREE services include:

Box.net (1GB free, share with friends, uses SSL)

Windows Live Skydrive (5GB free, uses SSL, share with friends)

Omnidrive (site unavailable at time of this post)

Oosah (1TB free, drag and drop interface, share with friends, create slideshows; galleries; playlists)

Probably the most popular not-free service is Amazon’s S3, which is also accessible using JungleDisk.