- Read this guide to learn what are the best file sharing tools to install on your Windows 10 PC
- If your files are too large to be sent via email, using an alternative file sharing solution or service can save your day
- Alternatively, to further reduce file size, you can also use a reliable file compression tool
SendThisFile is a powerful tool that you can use to increase your business productivity by sending large files to multiple clients. The tool also allows users to integrate powerful business features like Outlook plugin integration that further enhances your business productivity.
The ability to share large files and the integration features give it an edge against the competition. It offers a 15-days free trial and in this period you can send unlimited files to as many clients as you want up to 50 GB of encrypted bandwidth.
However, you’ll need to subscribe to the premium package after the trial so as to keep things flowing.
DropSend is a file sharing tool ideal for sending PDFs, JPGs, and MP3s in a fast and secure way. The tool allows you to share large files of up to 4GB and it doesn’t require any software installation. In addition to sharing, it allows you to back up all the information in the cloud so you can access it anywhere.
Whenever you send a file, it’s recorded in the ‘sent’ folder so you can easily track all your sent items. You can send more than one file at a time and once the recipient clicks the link in the email, they will be able to access the file without the need to register for DropSend account.
DropSend is free for personal use but businesses have to pay a monthly fee of $99.
SugarSync provides file sharing and cloud storage capabilities, allowing users to browse, backup, access, and sync files online. You can collaborate on the shared folders, share public links to your files, apply folder permissions and sync folders across teams.
Sharing large files and folders is incredibly easy. Just generate a public link for any folder or file and share it with your team. When a team member or a recipient clicks the link, they are able to download the contents and no registration is required.
The permission feature allows you to share a file as ‘read only’ so the recipient can view the file but cannot edit. Subscriptions start at $7.49 per month per individual and $55 per month for an enterprise.
TransferBigFiles is the best solution to transfer large files that cannot be transferred as email attachments. Simplicity is what makes this tool unique. All you have to do is visit their homepage and create a free account. Then drag and drop a large file or a folder up to 20 GB size. The program instantly uploads the files to a safe and secure server.
Once uploading is complete, you can add the recipient’s name, email address and an optional custom message. Finally, click ‘Send’ and you are done.
RapidShare is a desktop manager app that lets you quickly throw big files and share them to a broad audience. It runs on Java and requires users to first launch the installer as an administrator. Once set up is done, sharing of files becomes an easy task as all you have to do is right click the context menu.
The tool comes with a “Rapidsave” feature that allows users to organize the already uploaded file into a single item for download purposes. In addition, you can use the tool to send file links to multiple parties via email.
Update: RapidShare is no longer available.
If you were wondering how to share that large video file, now start acting as the tools discussed above have the capability to transfer large video files as well as other media files including documents and images.
Some of these tools are very simple to use and do not require any registration. Others will offer you free cloud storage and remote access. So which is your favorite on the list? Share with us in the comment section below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2019 and has been since updated for freshness and accuracy.