#396 Sending Big Files

If you’ve ever tried to send someone a really large file, you’ve probably run into some challenges. Depending on how big your file is it might be too big to simply email as an attachment.

Here are a few guidelines to help you choose the best way to get that whopper of a file to someone else.

Online email services like Gmail and Outlook let you to files up to 25MB.

For files larger than that you may want to consider an online file sharing service.

Dropbox – If you use the desktop application there is no limit on the size of file you can share. Learn more.

Box – Box works much like Dropbox and allows you to share files up to 250MB . Learn more.

OneDrive – You can share files up to 2GB via One Drive. Learn more.

Google Drive – You can share files up to 1TB (1000GB) via Google Drive. Learn more.

WeTransfer is a free web app that lets you send files up to 2GB via your browser without requiring you to register.

If you’re a Skype user, you can use that to transfer files to other people who are also on Skype.

What about you? Do you use any of these or have you found something that works better?


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