Have you ever needed to send a file to a friend or coworker, but didn’t want to install a new program just to share a file? Email attachments often don’t cut it, and you can’t just attach a zip file to a Tweet. Sounds like you need a webapp for file sharing. The good news is, there’s tons of services that let you share files easily today, even without creating an account or paying for a new monthly subscription.
We’ve scoured the net to find the best ways to share files online today. From apps that let you share huge files for a few days to ones that let you store a ton of stuff forever, there’s something here for everyone and likely some you’ve never heard of. Here’s what you need to share files seamlessly.
Ge.tt makes it dead simple to share files for a limited time. Just select files up to 2 GB that you want to send, and you’ll get a short URL for them almost instantly while they’re still uploading. They’ll be ready for download by anyone for the next 14 days.
- Price: Free
- Storage: Individual files up to 2 GB; saved for 14 days
- Requires: Any Modern Browser
CloudApp gained popularity as an extremely easy way to share files from your Mac menubar, but it works equally as good for sharing files directly from your browser. Upload up to ten 25 MB files per day for free, or upgrade for more storage. You can even add your own URL for personalized file sharing. And if you can install the app, it’s even easier directly from your Mac or PC (with FluffyApp).
- Price: Free; $5/month
- Storage: 25 MB/file and 10 files/day for free
- Requires: Account; modern browser or Mac/PC app
Need to share really big files? File Dropper lets you upload individual files as large as 5 GB! Files are kept online for 30 days after they’re last downloaded. The only downside is that the free account is a 14 day trial; after that, you’ll have to pay $0.99/month to keep using it.
- Price: Free 14 day trial; $0.99/month
- Storage: Individual files up to 5 GB; pro plans offer more storage
- Requires: Account; Any modern browser
Let’s Crate brings a unique twist to file sharing. You upload and store your files in crates, which you can then share or just share individual files in the crates. Your files are stored as long as you need them, or you can delete them to make room in your crates for more files. Hmm … just like real crates!
- Price: Free; $9/month
- Storage: Six 50 MB crates for free; 10 GB file limit on pro account
- Requires: Account; modern browser
Need to send a file for just a short period of time? Senduit lets you upload a file and share it for between 30 minutes and 1 week. 2 clicks and your file’s ready to share, and you’ll never have to worry about deleting it to clear up space.
- Price: Free