Send Large Files Easily with WeTransfer

file-share-icoWhat can you do if you want to send an entire CD to someone? Sending large files as an email attachment is usually a problem. Most email providers have limits on the size of attachments. For example, Yahoo’s and Gmail’s limit is 20mb, with Hotmail trailing behind at 10mb.

You could use any one of several online file storage sites, or even set up your own FTP server. These all take time and usually require some setup. There are easier ways to send large files if you don’t want to waste time.


A new service called WeTransfer allows you to attach several files, up to 2Gb in total, and send a download link to a person or group. There is no sign-up required. You can use any fromaddress you wish and include a short message to the recipients.

WeTransfer couldn’t be much easier to use. However, if you need alternatives, take a look at YouSendit, which has been around a long time and is just as easy to use.

I like to use WinDroplr, which allows you to quickly upload and create short URLs to share in email, Facebook or Twitter. It’s fast and easy but it requires you to install a simple program on your PC.

One of my rock-star friends likes to use to share his unique creations online. It’s free, and you can even mount as a virtual drive on your PC.

What’s your favorite method for sending large files to people? Be sure to tell us in the comments below.

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  • karthik

    i want to know whether its possible to upload files from megaupload directly to wetransfer/mediafire, without downloading to pc?

  • Sumanth Kumar

    wetransfer is really gud one to share large files online and the upload speed is also really awesome but as u said it only allows to share upto 2 GB so if u want share even more large files den chk my post

  • Karl

    I’ve been looking for a decent file transfer site for a while so I can send large files over the internet. I’ve tried a couple from YouSendIt to Dropbox (there are also many, many more out there), but I think for value for money, for the stability of service you receive, I prefer to use and stick with They’re not the biggest company, but they certainly are the best value for money out there.

  • Manish M. Shah

    Another favorite option is File Apartment ( Easy to use, no software to download or registration, up to 1 GB, safe, and secure.

  • Suboxone Doctors

    I will definitely use this because I have to send large files via email on a daily basis and I hate having to zip every file that I use

  • md.jamal uddin

    Dear sir.
    I use to goole chrome, yahoo mail. file attach very slow.
    how to easy and quckley file attach mail?

  • Lynn

    How do I send ‘wetransfer’ link to a friend so they can receive my photos? Sorry but I am not up on all this technology but my daughter & I use ‘wetransfer’ and its great. I would like to use this with friends as well.