We all love Free things.
All of us in small business can save time and money by using some free file sharing tools.
Do you sometimes or often need to share files that are larger than 3MB? These days most of us need to at some point.
If you need to share large files with your customers or would like them to share content with you then maybe one of these tools will make both your lives easier.
You Send It – a great tool that does require you to set up a free account. You load up a file and can then send it via email. To use the free option you will need to Verify the email account you are sending the file to. The paid version of You Send It is probably not worth checking out as there are other tools that are Free doing similar things.
Mega – now this one is new service and provides a Free account with lots of bells an whistles with loads of storage. If you just want to story a lot of large files in a very secure online place so you can access from any computer then this is for you. You will need to create an account. Once you have loaded up files you can then share the content with others by providing their email address. You can let people have read only, read and write or full access to those files.
Dropbox – this is a tool I use everyday as I store everything in the Cloud. I pay for the 100GB service which is $9.99 per month. Similar to Mega you can create a free account that provides you with up to 2BG of storage and you can share files and folders with anyone who also has an account. You can also gain extra storage by referring friends. So each time you share content with someone and they set up an account you get extra storage.
Mediafire – a file sharing tool that has been around for a while. This one is excellent for sharing images as you can preview them. The free version allows you to share files, comes with 50 GB of storage and a file sharing option that is only valid for 15 days. The paid version of not that expensive and have great options.
Well that should be enough to wet your appetite for free things. There are other services out there and here a couple of blog posts that lists a whole lot more quick easy and not so well known tools. http://www.reelseo.com/list-online-tools-send-large-files/ and http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/file-sharing-tools/
One thing to keep in mind with anything that is free it can be less secure. Generally the services that offer a good free version up to a certain amount and then you need to pay are better and more secure.
Have fun exploring the world of Cloud Computing storage.