10 Easy Sites for File Sharing

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. We’ve even included some more advanced business apps for sharing content with your customers. Here’s what you need to share files seamlessly.


Gett screenshot


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


Hightail screenshot


Aimed at businesses, Hightail is a professional, effective and, above all, secure way to send and share files. Files shared on Hightail can be accessed anywhere using web, mobile and desktop apps. The application offers unparalleled security and control, with enterprise-grade encryption, controls, and reporting features.

  • Price: Free trial; $15.99/month for pro account
  • Storage: Unlimited

Zoho Docs

Zoho Docs screenshot

Zoho Docs

Zoho’s catalog encompasses numerous business verticals – CRM, Accounting, Custom Support, Reporting, HR, Project Management, etc. Zoho Docs is its collaboration tool, with online file storage and sharing and chat messaging key to its popularity. It’s a secure system with low cost and maintenance.

  • Price: Freemium or subscription starting from $3/month
  • Storage: 1GB free


folloze screenshot


Business app, Folloze is a way to supercharge your sales force by sharing content with your customers online. The app is based around sharing content with prospects, customers and colleagues. With An API available for use, and integrations with Salesforce Sales Cloud, Gmail, Jive, SharePoint, LinkedIn and SlideShare, Folloze can be used in a wide variety of ways.

  • Price: Freemium or subscription model/li>
  • Storage: n/a


Senduit screenshot


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
  • Storage: Files up to 100 MB; saved for up to 1 week

Team on the Run

Team on the run screenshot

Team on the Run

If you’re running a business with specific needs, you might want to look for a business tool that includes file sharing capabilities. For instance, Team on the Run is a full collaboration and communications suite created for businesses. It offers secure messaging, cloud storage access and file sharing, VoIP calls and much more. Free for up-to five users, Team on the Run is a work power tool for smartphones, tablets and PCs.

  • Price: From $3 per user per month
  • Storage: n/a


Box screenshot


Box.net may be known as the enterprise document sharing standard, but it can be a handy tool for freelancers, small businesses, and more. You can upload files directly online, then manage their permissions and share them directly or with other Box.net users. Box.net also integrates with many apps, so it can be useful on the go, too.

  • Price: Free; $9.99+/month
  • Storage: Individual files up to 25 MB; 5 GB total storage for free

Stellar Library

Stellar Library screenshot

Stellar Library

Directed at Businesses of all sized, Stellar Library is a cloud-based document management and storage for iPads, iPhones, iOS and Windows. This app aims to help you make your business paperless and offers a solution which is easy to use, simple to implement, and provides secure communication between computers and mobile devices. With no long term contracts or setup costs, plus lots of flexibility within the App, Stellar Library is very convenient.

  • Price: Free Trial; $10/month subscription
  • Storage: 10GB, Individual files up to 500MB, 60 days file recovery


Onedrive screenshot


Microsoft’s OneDrive web app is a great place to store all your photos, documents, and files. It makes it easy to view them all on any device, and you can send an email with a link to only what you share, allowing everything else in your OneDrive to remain private. OneDrive integrates with Office 365, making it a useful tool for anyone who uses Microsoft’s office products.

  • Price: 7GB free for personal files
  • Storage: Free for personal use, $2.50 user/month for OneDrive for Business


Dropbox screenshot


Dropbox is hands-down the best way to keep your files synced and shared, and is even the #1 app used by the Envato team. We’re all used to using it from our computers and mobile devices, but it also works great as a standalone webapp. You can upload up to 300 MB files from your browser and share them directly via shared or public folders. You can even get people to send you files to Dropbox with apps like AirDropper. There’s not enough good you can say about Dropbox!

  • Price: Free; $9.99, $19.99/month
  • Storage: 2 GB storage free; up to 1TB for premium


When you need to share files, be it for personal or business use, whether forever or for a limited period, there’s tons of web apps ready to make it easy. You don’t have to fall back on ugly sites covered in ads, nor need to fear security issues with the business solutions listed here.

Do you have a favorite of the apps we featured, or did we miss your go-to app for simple file sharing? Share your favorite web app for file sharing in the comments!

Update: This post was originally published on January 25th 2011. It was updated on June 22nd 2015.


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  • It would probably be a good idea to change all the instances of Gb to GB since:
    1 Gb (gigabit) = 0.125 GB (gigabytes)

    • Also, Mb (megabit) should be MB (megabyte). 1 Mb = 0.125 MB

      • Thanks, I’ve corrected them (and added a space). 😉

      • Thanks guys … sorry I missed that! If only there was just one measure instead of 2 that are so similar :(

      • Heh, there’s also a third one:

        MiB (mebibytes), GiB (gibibytes), etc.

        1 MiB = 1.049 MB
        1 GiB = 1.074 GB

        This might be a more interesting conversion though:
        1 MB = 1000 kB (kilobytes)
        1 MiB = 1024 KiB (kibibytes)
        1 GB = 1000 MB
        1 GiB = 1024 MiB

        More info here.

  • Nice list, but I believe that Wetransfer.com is definitely worth nothing. 2GB file size limit, stays online for two weeks and most of all, a great design! 😛

    • I think you meant “worth noting” instead of “worth nothing”. :-)

  • Another good site for file sharing is WeTransfer (http://www.wetransfer.com/).

    • WeTransfer is awful. The site takes forever to load and it is 100% Flash-based. Yuck!

  • Wetransfer does look nice, thanks for mentioning it! And as mentioned on Twitter, Droplr is great for simple file sharing too; only problem is, you can’t upload files from your browser. That said, Droplr works great with the Mac or iPhone app, and windroplr brings the same great features to Windows.

    Any other favorite apps, everyone?

  • I’m surprise you left out uploadrobots.com a service I discovered here on web.app storm. What I like about their services is the option to preview the shared audio or video in the browser. Box.net has this option as well.

    • Ah, yes, that is another nice service. There’s so many now :)

  • You can easily add 4shared on this list as well.

  • Adrive is a little-known beast, you can store and share up to 50GB of data for FREE. No annoying ads, and once you click a download link, the file will be downloaded immediately without taking you to the original website.

  • Great list! I like Filesdirect to use (http://www.filesdirect.com) when I want to send big files – easy to use, customizable dropbox, robust tracking and tons of free storage (30GB to start) make it a great tool for sharing large files. Plus, it’s completely cloud-based, so there’s nothing to download!

  • I use a Mac and recently I was looking for some free space with scheduled backup facility. I came up with the next apps/clouds:

    – dropbox as mentioned but no schedule available, but the box in finder with drag and drop is awesome.
    – iDrive has a 5GB free space with desktop app where you can choose files and folders to sync on schedule, great app/service
    – Sugarsync has also 5GB free space with scheduled backup/sync, also a magic briefcase in finder where you can drag en drop
    – Mozy has 2GB free space and works with an app no folder in finder. Does have schudule option and you can choose files which will be backed up. It was a search to find the free version.
    – elephantdrive.com gives you 2GB free space with a folder on the desktop with drag and drop, you can open the app for configuration off scheduled jobs.

    I hope this contributes to the original artikel!

    • I notice that my comment is a little off topic, but I thought it is useful information.

  • Nice article, I’ll try a few. I’ve used http://www.filemail.com up till now, but their free service expires after 3 days. Many of the services here expires after 30 days, so that’s definitely A Good Thing.

  • Another application to transfer your files is GoMeetNow. This is basically a web conferencing solution which supports sharing files between computers. Have a look at here http://www.gomeetnow.com/

  • You can of course also use SpiderOak (https://spideroak.com) as previously reviewed by the appstorm network to share files with our share room through web, desktop client or mobile clients.

    Try it out for free w 2GB storage @ spideroak.com

  • Here’s what I’d love to have: A “dropbox,” or specified URL that I can send to friends or clients where they can upload files directly to me without the need for a second step (sending me the link).

    I deal with a lot of not-so-tech-savvy people, where a second step can make the difference between success and failure.

    Bonuses would include:
    – drag and drop functionality (drag a file from their desktop to the webapp)
    – upload whole folders (many don’t know what a .zip file is!)
    – at least a 500MB file limit

    We’re talking as easy/no-brainer as possible here.


    • Receiving Files

      When you sign up with FilesDIRECT, the system generates a web page specifically for your contacts to send you files. When your contacts wish to start sending large files, they simply visit this web page, choose which file they would like to send, click “Send” and the sending process is complete. The files will be stored on the FilesDIRECT server, secured and easily accessible to you.

      FilesDIRECT automatically sends two emails upon a sucessful transfer: a confirmation to the sender, and a notification to the user. The user logs into FilesDIRECT and downloads the files as needed. FilesDIRECT is designed for large file transfer and each file can be up to 2GB in size! All files uploaded to your account are only removed from the server when you choose to do so.

  • http://www.opendrive.com/
    this is the best as far as i know

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  • Another good site for file sharing:


    5GB Free space
    Any filetype up to 200 MB (registered users)
    No Ads
    DropApp (Mac, Windows)

  • This one is also good: http://efshare.com/

    It’s a browser-to-browser file transfer tool. I like the idea that you don’t have to register any accounts or provide any information. Just walk in and use it.

  • Anyone Wuala? http://www.wuala.com/ is something special in a way, but for those who need it, it is a great working service.

  • mega.co.nz is a free site to share files up to 50 GB

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    what can i do?