How to send large files over the Internet

Send large files over the Internet has always been a problem that accompanies the user from the origins of the Network. A large file size can saturate both the

How to send large files over the Internet

Send large files over the Internet has always been a problem that accompanies the user from the origins of the Network. A large file size can saturate both the e-mail program or server of the sender as the recipient, and, on the other hand, with the profusion of media content in the network, there are increasingly more likely that someone will see in the circumstance of having to send a large file over the network How do I do it in a simple way and without causing traffic jams on the server?

by Using application-specific

With the growing size of the attachments has sprung a set of applications that are dedicated exclusively to sending documents heavy without saturating or e-mail program or server. The operation of these services is very simple: the user enters the web address of the service, and once there, simply drag the file and the service will create a link once the attachment is uploaded to their servers. The main services are:

WeTransfer

Possibly the most well-known for being the pioneer in this field; the interface is not as immediate as some of its rivals, and allows attachments free of charge of a maximum size of 2 GB. If you subscribe to the Pro plan ($12 per month), rises this size to 20 GB per shipment and you can set passwords and expiration of the link, the latter is very interesting in terms of security since it is easy for one to forget, after a time, the existence of that attachment.

Dropbox Transfer

The formidable cloud service Dropbox introduced a few months ago this is a new feature that is incorporated to the multiple services it offers to its subscribers. Users of the free plan will be able to attach files of a maximum size of 100MB, but this value is raised to 2GB, and the user Pro can use up to 100GB per shipment. The links automatically expire within seven days of delivery, but users of the Pro level (19,99 euros per month) can set passwords, the specific date of expiration and even adding watermarks to the attachments.

Firefox Send

Mozilla also said to promote its own service for sending attachments presenting Firefox Send, a new tool that has as a priority the privacy of the user as it creates a unique key for shipping. Registered users of Firefox will be able to send attachments of size up to 2.5 GB per shipment (1GB if they do so anonymously) and its operation is very similar to the Dropbox Transfer: drag-and-drop. It is interesting to point out that Mozilla provides features that their rivals are paying, totally free, as the expiration date and the establishment of a password.

Additionally, Mac users enjoy a service similar to the one described natively by Mail and an account in iCloud: simply add the attachment to the e-mail and the system will assess if you upload it to the server or sends it as an attachment, all in a way transparent to the user.

Use a service in the cloud or compress the file

Those opting to use more conventional methods, can always turn to to share files more heavy duty from their accounts in the cloud. In this way, both OneDrive, Dropbox such as Google Drive, allow you to share file attachments from the cloud in just a few steps. This process is slower and less intuitive than using the dedicated apps.

Another alternative, especially if the attachment is not very heavy, consists in compressing the attachment, and the major platforms offer this ability natively. Both Windows and Mac, the procedure is very similar: place the mouse cursor over the attachment to send and press the right button and follow the instructions (Windows and Mac)

Updated Date: 25 December 2019, 22:01

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