February 03, 2005

A new way to transfer files!

Sending large files between two parties can always be problematic given the limits placed on attachment sizes by ISPs and Webmail services. Typically, the only solution is to burn files onto CD.

Here are two free services that help people get around this issue. Dropload and YouSendIt allow users to share files up to 1 GB in size with another individual.

The process is as simple as entering the recipients email address, and selecting the file to be sent. The speed at which the recipient is able to download the file from the remote server is of course dependent on his or her connection speed. Similarly, the faster your connection, the quicker the file will be uploaded to the servers.

1. Dropload (100mb file limit)

Dropload is a place for you to drop your files off and have them picked up by someone else at a later time. Recipients you specify are sent an email with instructions on how to download the file. Files are removed from the system after 7 days, regardless if they have been picked up or not. You can upload any type of file, mp3, movies, docs, pdfs, up to 100MB each! Recipients can be anyone with an email address

2. YouSendIt (1 GB file limit)

These free services should prove particularly useful for many.

Thanks to LifeHacker for the pointer

- 2 comments by 1 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. I prefer YouSendIt of the two. I thin Dropload might be slightly quicker, but YouSendIt has the multiple advantages of no signup, a larger file size and the ability to host for more than a few users.

    03 Feb 2005, 15:02

  2. Overdo

    Both servies are nice and remind me kinda of X-Drive (now that is showing my age :P), however there are obvious legal implications concerned with this, and hosting files on a web provider is probably a more reliable with less hassle alternative. I've seen one user get 6.4MB/s off mine for a 100MB file. nice links though :)

    07 Feb 2005, 17:04

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