Gmail has it’s limitations afterall…
So if you’re sending a file to a friend via email, most email applications / providers / servers have limitations on the size of the file attachments that you can send. Gmail has one of the largest at about 10MB. That’s pretty reasonable, especially for a free email service. However, there are increasingly more times when you need to send a larger file to someone else.
Here’s a great free service that’s exploding with growth: DivShare. You can upload any file up to 200MB and have unlimited files. It automatically generates a URL that you can paste into your email that goes to the auto-start download of that file. It also provides an option at upload to input a recipient’s email address(es) and they will get an email instantly after upload with the download link in the email.
If you set-up an account (free, simple), you can then set-up galleries of multiple files, you can log into your own dashboard and file previously uploaded files. You can set files as “private” so that you must be logged in in order to see & download them. It also has a neat co-branding feature where you can upload a logo or any other graphic header (perhaps make one with CoolText?) and whenever you send a download link, that download page will have your logo/graphic in the header and link back to your own site/blog/homepage. They auto-create thumbnails of image files like photos.
But more importantly, you can use it for just about ANY kind of document – mp3, video, photos, word, powerpoint, excel, html, zip files, etc.
Of course this is solution that can be used beyond email attachments….what would YOU use divshare for? Leave a suggestion via comments to this post!