There are some simple methods for sending large files across the web but we think this might just be the simplest. And ‘simple’ doesn’t mean ‘useless’!!
Many email providers limit the size of files you can send through their system and, generally, this isn’t a problem. A few holiday shots will not clog up the services but, if you use email professionally, to send files (large images and videos, presentations or designs), then it is a real problem.
WeTransfer solves the issue in three clicks and, what is really nice is, you don’t have to register with them.
Go to www.wetransfer.com
In the little window on the left of the page, click on “+Add files” (Click 1)
Select the file you want to send which can be up to 2GB (Click 2)
Enter the email address where you want to send the file to.
Add a message if needed.
Click “Transfer”. (Click 3)
It really is that simple.
They do have a “Plus” version which lets you send up to 10 GB files, you can customise your own background screen (which might be useful for ‘branding), the transfers can be password protected and you can store the files for longer. That will cost you $10 per month paid annually.
However, unless you have lots of massive files to send the basic, free, version will probably make your life just as efficient.
WeTransfer started in 2009 and is based in Amsterdam. Their mission is “…to create a platform that allows anyone in the world to send large files, free of stress and of charge.” which they do remarkably well.
We like stress-free and simple!