Web based file sharing services are dime-a-dozen, and even more keep popping up almost every other day. All these services seem to rely on the facts that storage is cheap, bandwidth is plenty and consumers seem to have a huge appetite for generating data. And if there is data, there has to be a way to store it. Right ?
While there are possibly hundreds of services that let you store and access your data over the web, only a few of those services offer the features and an easy interface that makes consumers come back to them. Gourav covered some excellent services few weeks back and this is a list of some of my favorite free web based file sharing services.
Fyels is the ultra minimalistic file sharing service that is also easy to use. Fyels lets you share a file by simply dragging it to the large box on the homepage. As soon as Fyles is done processing the upload, you’ll be given a short URL to access your file that you can then share with your friends.
Streamfile is another file sharing service that I am a big fan of. The best part about Streamfile is the fact that the recipients do not need to wait for the complete upload of a file to finish before starting to download. Instead, Streamfile lets users download a file as soon as you start the upload. This is a huge time saver.
Are you surprised to see Dropbox on this list ? I don’t blame you, since Dropbox itself doesn’t really market itself as a file sharing service. Instead, they call themselves a file syncing service and they’re right. But, the Dropbox’s website also lets a user share files with anyone over the Internet and the enterprise grade reliability and speed that one gets is a nice little bonus too.
Senduit is similar to File Dropper and Fyles with a pretty significant added feature – The ability to set an expiry time for the files. This means that any files that you upload are automatically deleted from Senduit’s servers after a certain period of time that you decide while uploading. This feature alone makes the service worth a shot.
Which is your favorite free web based file sharing service ? Please let us know in the comments.
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