TOP 3 Tools to share large files safe & secure

Here’s listing of TOP 3 Tools to share large files safe & secure.

#1.WeTransfer

WeTranser is the easiest way to share your files,just enter email address of the recipient & hit ‘Transfer’.Recently WeTransfer has launched a new app that allows users to collect and share content such as videos and documents from a single place on their smartphones.Apart from File transfer,WeTransfer is becoming more like a service that facilitates the creative process by applying its UX philosophy to advertising, editorial, and a new mobile app.

Share your concepts via WeTransfer App

Features :

  • Send transfers up to 20GB
  • Personalize their background images, transfer emails and WeTransfer URL
  • Password protect transfers
  • Choose a transfer’s deletion date, or remove it altogether
  • Easily store transfers and access transfer history

OK,if you’re concerned about confidentiality of your file/contents being uploaded to servers then you can try next one.Files can be transferred directly between the two devices, and does not store files on the server.

#2.Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere is free file sharing service to send any file type, of any size, across any device.You can send up to 4GB at once from the web app.Using Desktop version,you can send up to 20GB at once.For Chrome app,it can support up to 10GB.

Once you have selected the files to share,6 digit key is generated.Using the key,receiver can then download the files.

Features

  1. No need to sign up or login.
  2. File transfer is using the 6-digit key transfers files directly between the two devices, and does not store files on the server.
  3. For link sharing and send to device, files are uploaded to the server temporarily. All files are encrypted and stored to protect against external attacks and spills.
  4. Stored files are automatically deleted from the server after expiration. At the time of transmission, the file is encrypted and transmitted so that the contents of the file being transferred cannot be known by others.
  5. [Bonus] There is also an option to transfer the files via sound

Supported platforms :

  1. [Mobile]
    Android 4.0 or later
    iOS
    – iPhone / iPad / iPod touch
    – iOS 9.0 or later
    Windows Phone 8.1 or later
    Amazon Kindle
  2. [Desktop]
    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    macOS 10.9 or later
    Linux
    Debian 8.0 (jessie) or later
    Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) or later
  3. [Web]
    Chrome App
    – Chrome 35 or later
    Chrome Extension
    – Chrome 35 or later
    Office 365 Outlook
    – Outlook on the Web
    – Outlook 2013 or later
    Web
    – Chrome, Safari, Firefox
    – Internet Explorer 10 or later
    WordPress Plugin
    – WordPress 3.5 or later
    API

OK,Now here is the tool where there is no involvement of servers/cloud of any kind.This direct transfer from one machine to another.

#3.O&O FileDirect

With O&O FileDirect utility you can share an unlimited number of files without having to load them in the any server/cloud.O&O FileDirect has no limitation regarding size. Limitations are based only on the amount of available space.

From the O&O FileDirect interface, choose the file that should be shared. O&O FileDirect then generates an individual link that you send to the contact. The recipient doesn’t need to install O&O FileDirect in order to download the file. The only thing needed is a current browser running on an ordinary device.

Following is outline of how to transfer files using O&O FileDirect.

O&O FileDirect Interface,click on ‘Create link’ & then drag files to share them.
Option to choose validity period,password etc.,
Once link is generated,you can share it & other party can download the file.

Features:

  • Anonymous and secure
  • Free, no registration necessary
  • Unlimited number of recipients
  • Files will be transferred directly from your PC and the target device – no in-between storage on external computers
  • The recipient needs only a current browser (currently supported browsers: Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Vivaldi) running on an ordinary device

Supported Platforms:

  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

[BONUS] while searching for File Transfer utilities,I came across FireFox Send..

Send project allows you upload and encrypt large files (up to 1GB) to share online. When you upload a file, Send creates a link to pass along to whoever you want. Each link created by Send will expire after 1 download or 24 hours, and all sent files will be automatically deleted from the Send server.

Firefox Send is open source project,if you would like to contribute, get source & pull requests from https://github.com/mozilla/send

Following are the outline of steps on how to share file using Send :

Select or Upload the file you want to share
Send would then generate link for you to share
Download link

 

If you’re aware of any other tools,please mention it on the comment section.

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