We often need to transfer large files to our clients, colleagues, friends and family. May it be a birthday party video or a large batch of photos, sending large files at email attachments is really tricky and annoying. Most of the common mail servers restrict attachment sizes to a maximum of 10MB, and some even less than that. Then how to transfer such monstrous sized files? Although, you can send such large files via FTP, you need to be a computer expert for that. Deploying the file server, handling permission stuff and scheduling FTP script needs proper technical know-how.
Free file sharing online service
Fortunately, there are lots of free services which let you send large files to anyone. A few days back, we had a look at WireOver. Today we will have a look at Getalink, another of such web apps which lets you to send files in sizes up to 4GB for free and makes sharing big files easy. This online tool helps you sending large files without hours of frustration with FTP connection or the bounced emails. It is best suitable for sending JPEG, PDF and MP3 files.
With Getalink, you can send files up to 4GB to anyone, anywhere. It is totally free and no registration is required to use this service. It lets the user transfer multiple files at once to anyone and as the website states it is absolutely secure and simple.
The interface of the website is very attractive and simple. You can start without any registration or download. Just agree to the terms and conditions and add the files you need to transfer. To upload files you can ‘drag and drop’ them or add them manually by clicking on ‘add files’.
Simply upload your file and you are given a unique URL to access your file. You can then copy and paste those links anywhere you want, may it be an email or a chat box.
The files you upload are stored on the server only for 3 days and is accessible to your client to download as many times as they need. There are also options to upgrade for greater storage capacity.
Overall, this useful web service is free and comes with a simple interface to send large files to anyone without any hassle. But I do feel the expiry time should have been at least 7 days as offered by most of other such file sharing tools.
UPDATED June 2016: Getalink is no longer available. Try Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive.