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Top 10 Free File Sharing Services That Work


Today, we’re all getting bigger storage spaces, more devices and taking more pictures and videos – just shows how big our storage space requirements and file sizes have become. Many of us work with heavy files on our computers, be it Mac or PC. These files are so big that file sharing has now become a serious problem. File sharing with our own devices and file sharing with other users, both are serious problems. The best you have is to e-mail the original files but there are limits to sending files over email (For example, Gmail has a 1GB limit).

Luckily, there are these free file sharing services. Free file sharing services exists for just one reason – to help you share large files across devices. We’re talking about super high file sizes here. File sharing sites work in different ways. Some require you to login, some don’t. Some require you to give them your email ID, some don’t.

In this article, I’m going to tell you about all the free file sharing websites out there, with all kind of requirements listed, so you can make the best choice.

Best Free File Sharing Sites Online

Let’s start with the most popular ones.

1. We Transfer

Wetransfer is a free file sharing site that allows you to send up to 2 GB of files per transfer to any one you like (with an email).
Max file size per transfer – 2 GB (Multiple files)
E-mail address – You have to submit yours and recipient’s email address.
Ease of use – Super easy to use with drag and drop.
You can also include a message to the recipient.
What I like – No need to sign up. Nice UI.
What I don’t like – Mobile interface isn’t that great. They keep pushing the paid package, which is nagging.

2. Hightail

Hightail is a free file sharing application that let’s you send files to colleagues and people who are collaborating with you on projects. It is intended for businesses and internal teams unlike WeTransfer. They boast that their file sharing service is more secure than others and they offer some cool features like being able to download specific folders.
Max file size per transfer – 10 GB (Multiple files)
E-mail address – You have to submit yours and recipient’s email address.
Ease of use – Fairly easy.
What I like – Is secure. Cool features for teams.
What I don’t like – Not simple to get started. Looks more like a team collaboration service than file sharing service.

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3. DropSend

DropSend is a free file sharing service that allows you to send large size files to other people easily. Unlike WeTransfer, you can send files and even store them online for a while. It’s very quick and let’s you send all sorts of files. You need to submit the email addresses like other services.
Max file size per transfer – 2 GB (Multiple files)
E-mail address – You have to submit yours and recipient’s email address.
Ease of use – Not very user friendly, though simple.
What I like – Is secure with 356 bit encryption. Can store files for a longer time.
What I don’t like – The whole “experience” looks old when compared to some other services, like WeTransfer.

4. Sharefile

Sharefile is a Citrix owned file sharing service built mostly for large teams or companies. It allows you to send large size files to colleagues via a secure portal. Unlike WeTransfer or DropSend, Sharefile is an enterprise product and is meant for team collaboration, not just quick file transfers.
Max file size per transfer – NA.
E-mail address – You have to sign up and be a paid customer to use it.
Ease of use – Not very user friendly, though super secure.
What I like – Probably the best file sharing service for companies.
What I don’t like – Non availability of a lite product.

5. Senduit

Senduit is a super simple free file sharing service that lets you transfer files of up to 100 MB quick and easy. No need to to signup or provide email addresses.
Max file size per transfer – 100 MB.
E-mail address – Not required. You get a unique shareable URL.
Ease of use – Super easy.
What I like – The easiness of getting things done.
What I don’t like – File size limitation. 100 MB is not good for anything.

6. 4Shared

4Shared is a free file sharing app for quick and easy file transfers of up to 10GB. You have to download their app which acts like an online file folder, where you upload files to. They have some nasty waiting time limits on the free plan, but otherwise a great file sharing tool.
Max file size per transfer – 10 GB.
E-mail address – Signup required.
Ease of use – Easy.
What I like – Nice UI, Ease of use.
What I don’t like – Reputation.

7. DropMark

Dropmark is a free file sharing app with drag and drop collaboration features for professionals. It is more like an online deposit vault of your files that you can choose to share with others via collaboration. What I really love about this tool is the fact that it lets you do cool stuff with the files. For example, it it’s an audio file, you can create a podcast right from the console easily. For images, you can do presentations and slideshows. And it has an amazing UI.
Max file size per transfer – 25 MB.
E-mail address – Signup required.
Ease of use – Amazingly easy.
What I like – Great UI with drag and drop, Ease of use.
What I don’t like – Too low file size.

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8. FileDropper

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File Dropper is an amazingly easy free file sharing website that lets you share files up to 5GB easily! The UI is super simple with just one step, selecting your file and uploading it.
Max file size per transfer – 5GB.
E-mail address – Signup not required.
Ease of use – Amazingly easy.
What I like – Simple to use, Great UI.
What I don’t like – Security and other features.

9. Droplr

Droplr is a cloud based online application that lets you transfer files easily. There is a 1GB limit in the free plan – which comes with ads. It is more like Dropbox but for file sharing instead of storage.
Max file size per transfer – 1GB.
Installation – Download required.
Ease of use – Easy.
What I like – Availability across multiple platforms.
What I don’t like – That it’s an app and not online.

10. GigaSize

GigaSize lets you upload files that are too large to email. It encourages to upload videos, music, photos and such media files that are generally large in file size.  There are two free options available. The first is for unregistered users. Access includes slow download speeds, up to 300 MB maximum per file, 20 day file storage, the longest waiting times and advertising. A second free membership is available for registered users, with slightly shorter download wait times, better download speeds, fewer advertisements, 2 GB file storage and management, and up to 45 day file storage.
Max file size per transfer -2GB.
Installation – Email signup required.
Ease of use – Not very easy.
What I like – 2 GB file size.
What I don’t like – Ads, slow download speeds, not reliable.

So, there you have it. Ten free file sharing websites that can help you share and transfer large files easily. So, which one did you like?


Hi, Mani Karthik here. Having lived in USA, India & Middle East, and worked for big MNC’s to startups, I have a lot to share with you. My aim is to help people, by sharing everything I’ve learned in life, through this blog. It’s read today by more than 150K people world over! I currently live in LA, California and visit India occasionally. Here’s my full story on who I am and why I blog. Connect with me on FBInstagram, Twitter or WhatsApp (+001-408-489-4785). Happy to help! 🙂


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