There are many file sharing services out there. Many offer simple free file hosting, however, I don’t know of any that offer as many ways to share files and share ideas as the Drop.io service. I recently received a letter from them that mentioned a cool feature I wasn’t aware of. Here’s the letter:
Few know this, but it’s easy (not to mention useful) to record a voicemail inside a drop.
1. Start a ‘drop’ with 1-click
2. Inside the drop, hit the button that says ‘create a free number’
3. Call that number and leave a voice message
… that’s it! The message will automatically become an mp3.
Reporters use this function as an easy way to record interviews on-the-ground and podcasters use it for their shows. We like to leave personal greetings on drops filled with photos for our friends and family.
But a constant problem with online email has been that they do not allow users to attach files which are larger than 10 or 20 MB, which makes sharing pictures and videos that much more harder, of course you could always use online file sharing services to share larger files.
Yahoo Mail has worked towards resolving the problem of sharing large files up-to 100MB by tying up with Drop.io.
Using the new Attach Large Filesfeature you can attach multiple files as long as they are 100MB or less, the recipient of the email can download individual attachments or choose to download them all at once.
Definitely useful and reliable. Considering that Gmail is still stuck with 20MB, Yahoo mail could definitely be a good alternative to share large files.
Most email providers today have a measly attachment limit of 20 MBs at the most, anything above this limit will be promptly bounced back to the sender, however you can still send large files as email attachments by uploading them to one of the several free online storage websites and including a link to the file in your email.
Though that solution may not be entirely neat and may require multiple actions, Acrobat.com today announced a free add-in for Microsoft Outlook that will allow you to send large files from Outlook. This feature is pretty similar to the Yousendit add-in we had told you about earlier.
So you have created a document that you want to send across to your friends or colleagues, but why waste time opening up your email program, attaching the file and then sending the email to the recipients you want to?
YouSendIt a service that allows you to send large files as email attachments, albeit they don’t exactly attach a file but just include a link to the uploaded file stored on their servers, making it easier for anyone to download the files without being limited to the mail server limit of 20MB attachment size.