In our day-to-day lives, we share files and documents with our friends and colleagues. Sharing small-sized files, say ranging from a few KBs to a few MBs is not at all complex. Almost all the messaging services allow you to do that. But, when the file size turns massive, we need a dedicated storage service to share files. Here are the best free web services that you can use to transfer large files.
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1) Google Drive
Google Drive is a cloud storage service by Google where you can save your documents and files. You get an upgradable 15GB of storage that you can easily access from anywhere. Google provides you with robust and handy mobile applications so that you can work from anywhere. You can share the attachments up to 25MB in size with Gmail messages. But when the files above 25MB are shared via the Drive link. Gmail users can share their files and folders up to 10GB in size. Google’s free tier is enough for a majority of users as it gives you a reusable 15GB of storage. You can repeatedly share large files provided you keep deleting the older ones.
2) Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft’s OneDrive is a cloud-storage service and competitor to Google’s Drive. OneDrive offers an ungradable 5GB of storage to store files and documents and access them from any device anytime you want from anywhere. Microsoft offers a secure method to share and collaborate on data with friends and colleagues, thereby enhancing productivity and performance. To share big files, you just need to upload your files to OneDrive and select the ‘Share’ icon after right-clicking it. You will need to enter the recipient’s name in the field and set the desired permissions to the recipient(s).
Bit.ai is a modern cloud-based document collaboration service that helps you and your team to manage everything in one place. Each workspace has a sound content library that allows you to save and share different types of files like PDF, videos, audios, and spreadsheets. To share big files on Bit.ai:
- Click the share button for your Box Cloud File weblink.
- Copy the Box Cloud File shareable link.
- Paste the Box Cloud File shareable link to a blank line in Bit.
- With your cursor at the end of the link just hit enter and the Box Cloud File will automatically fetch.
4) Amazon Drive
Besides providing enterprise-level storage services called AWS, Amazon has a consumer-based cloud storage solution, known as Amazon Drive. Amazon Drive enables users to save their documents and all types of files to Amazon’s cloud and obtain it anytime and anywhere. Amazon Prime members get unlimited cloud photo storage and 5GB of video storage capacity on Amazon Drive. Amazon Drive offers a convenient place for all your files at an affordable price. To share your files on Amazon Drive:
- Sign in to your Amazon Drive
- Select the files you want to share
- Click Share
- You can either share a link by clicking ‘Get shareable link’, or share by email.
Dropbox is another giant in file-sharing solutions. Dropbox offers an upgradable 2GB cloud storage to store different types of files in one place. You also get desktop clients and mobile applications to store all your files and access them anywhere and anytime. Dropbox provides integration with around 100,000 third-party applications, making it one of the most preferred cloud storage services. To share a file or folder on Dropbox:
- Sign in to your Dropbox
- Select ‘All files’ in the left sidebar.
- Click on the file you want to share and click the share icon.
- Type the email of the recipient.
- Click Share file or Share folder.
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