What you do when someone asks you to share large files over internet? When I say large files, I mean files sized 100MB or 1GB. Since most of the existing medium of internet file transfer limits their file sizes like WhatsApp limits file size to 100MB where the limitation of attachment size for an email is 25MB. So what you do to transfer big files over internet?
In most cases, if that particular large file is already available on the internet, then we can share the link to that file to the recipient. But if the file is only available in your hard drive and you are the sole owner, then you must need some kind file storing platform or we can say cloud storage service to upload your file and generate a download link to share with others.
So why people still restrict themselves from using this kind of services? Since most people are still living in the digital stone age — storing and managing files in the traditional way like in hard drive or CD/DVD or flash drive. Or avoiding using these available top class cloud storage tools to store and share large files because they are concerned about their data privacy and security and also simply hesitant monthly charges imposed by this type of services.
Lest we forget, most of the top cloud storage services available today are fully secured and meticulously manages users data privacy. And most of them offer free storage space for the users and its enough for a normal user to store and share large files over internet.
In this article, we are going to mention some of these highly secured cloud storage services that may help you to send big files to anyone over the internet.
Free services to share large files over internet
1. Google Drive
Google Drive — most widely used file storage service on the internet, developed by the tech giant Google. Google Drive is the most familiar cloud file storage tool and integrates with Google account, thus synchronize with other Google products.
Google Drive offers users 15GB of free storage for every Google account holder where users can also extend the storage space up to 30TB through various optional paid plans.
When it comes to sharing large files, Google Drive offers different privacy settings for individual files and folders, including enabling sharing with other users or making content public. Files uploaded in the drive can also be sent via email service, Gmail without any hassle since Google Drive easily integrates with other Google products.
Users can access Google drive through the website or with apps with offline capabilities for Windows and macOS computers, and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
2. Microsoft OneDrive
Similar to Google Drive, OneDrive is the cloud service operated by Microsoft as part of its suite of Office Online services. OneDrive allows users to store files as well as other personal data like Windows settings or BitLocker recovery keys. Synced files can be accessed through its website or a mobile device and also files can be shared with specific people or publicly.
Unlike Google Drive, OneDrive offers comparatively less space to store your files. Here users can store files up to 5GB without any charges.
Box is a cloud content management and file sharing service for personal accounts and businesses. Users can upload and access files through the website or with desktop apps available for Windows and Mac or by apps for iOS, Android, and Blackberry.
When it comes to free storage Box offers 10GB of space to store and share files with 250 MB file upload limit.
4. Amazon Drive
Amazon Drive — file service by Amazon offers secure cloud storage, file backup, file sharing, and Photo printing. Using an Amazon account, users can transfer and manage the files and folders from multiple devices including web browsers, desktop applications, mobiles, and tablets.
Amazon Drive offers 5GB of free storage space where with Amazon Prime subscription users get free unlimited photo and video storage.
Dropbox file sharing service founded in 2007 where users can upload, access and share files through website or computer apps for Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, or with mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets.
Dropbox freemium package offers 2GB of free storage with limited features.
pCloud — not well known but good cloud file storage service for both individuals and businesses. With cross-platform support, pCloud offers service in Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.
pCloud offers 20GB free storage space to their basic users to store and share files.
That’s it for now, soon we will add more such best cloud storage services to this list. And also don’t forget to try any one of these tools next time, when you have had to share large files on internet.