Friday, January 09, 2009

“I would rather have a big burden and a strong back, than a weak back and a caddy to carry life's luggage” Elbert Hubbard

Have you ever tried to email a file to a friend like a photo or a video only to find that your email box can’t handle it? I come across this over and over again. My Gmail account allows attachments to be sent but they must be smaller than 20 megabytes. Now that seems large on the face of it but get a zip file full of photos that you need to send to a friend and suddenly you are way past that mark. So what to do? Well for a long time I have used the free serve TransferBigFiles. It is a wonderfully easy way to transfer large files around the web. All you do is browse for the file and then select recipients and hit send. The files can be up to 1 gigabyte in size so you have plenty of space to send over that high resolution video of your friend’s last party. So what are the downsides you ask? Well the files only last for five days. Meaning when you send that work file to someone and they wait on downloading it for a week the file disappears from TransferBigFiles system. To help with this I always do two things. I send a copy to myself in case someone didn’t get the email and I always send another email explaining about the deadline of disappearance. It is easy and it works. What more would you want? Oh yes this site is good to recommend to those family member that, for whatever reason, have the ability to send large attachment sizes and send everything into a shrinking work email. Tell them to send this way and save your space for something really good. Give it a try.

1 comment:

sharon said...

Box.net is another good way of sharing large files of any type.