Send Large Files
When it comes to working with colleagues, clients or customers, sharing large files is a frequent necessity. But email platforms limit file upload sizes and often force you to break files apart into smaller sections. Luckily, there are smart and efficient ways to get around that.
One option is to use a file sharing app that lets you upload and share a link that can be clicked on by anyone with an internet connection. These apps can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device and work in seconds to make it easy for you to get a video or other large file to someone else.
Another option is to connect a cloud storage platform like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive with your email provider to easily share large files through an email link. These services are free or offer paid subscriptions for more space. Lastly, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to hide your internet activity from hackers or online advertisers. VPNs work by rerouting your internet traffic through a server and are best used on desktop computers or laptops because of the hardware they require.
Some software programs, including compression tools such as 7-Zip, can shrink large files without sacrificing quality. This can help you avoid having to split large files into multiple emails and save on storage space. These tools are best used for personal use and do not offer the level of encryption that a business would need.
Box is an enterprise content management platform that allows you to send large files securely, even through an email. With customizable permission levels, expiration dates and data encryption options, Box helps ensure that only the intended recipients can access your shared content. You can also easily collect content submissions from clients or collaborators by using the Request File Link feature.
You can also use a file transfer protocol (FTP) program such as FileZilla to move large files over the internet. These tools are usually free to download, but may include adware. Alternatively, you can purchase a USB flash drive to transport large files with ease.
Another solution is to use a dedicated file transfer service. These services will send a link to the file over email and can be used by individuals or teams to bypass restrictive file size limits on email platforms. Some services, such as Internxt Send, will also encrypt your files and are best for businesses concerned with security.