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Sat 07 Jan 2006

Free online file transfers - 50 choices listed by Creative Guy!

Category : mac and the internet

I have found myself in many situations with an urgent need to transfer large keynote/powerpoint, image or movie files in a hurry, besides simply sharing photos albums from a field trip or event.

While dropload and yousendit have been invaluable, a link in Kevin's recent post about blog polution points to Creative Guy's list of 50 similar services!

The services vary - not all are equally responsive. Some provide a link for repeated downloads like yousendit. Others, like dropload, are for point to point transfers. Not all verify pickup with an email notification (like dropload). Some restrict music, video or zip file uploads (both dropload and yousendit do not).

I like a fuss free, clean interface with little words to confuse me when I am in a hurry. A window that indicates progress is useful, so that an upload can be abandoned when time is of the essence. Registration or spam-prevention measures are understandable but inconvenient in a hurry or when illustrating the service to a wary, techno-phobic user!

You have to shop through Creative Guy's list and pick a service you like. Dropload and yousendit seem sufficient for me right now. But I will tab-bookmark a few of the more promising options (and remember the easier URLs) for options in an emergency.

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