Have a need to send someone a large file? Most email services max out at 20 MB attachments. Gone are the days of burning to a CD or Flash drive… now you can send them an email link. There are quite a few of these sites now, so I thought I’d give a quick round up of the ones I’m familiar with:
- TransferBigFiles (Reliable, but only up to 1 GB, $60/year for pro features)
- YouSendIt (One of the first sites to start doing this I can recall, only up to 100 MB, $120/year for pro features)
- ShareFile (2GB basic, up to 10 GB enterprise. $30/mo! Most expensive of them all)
- SendStuffNow (2GB, ? requires software download ?, $60/year for pro features)
- DropBox (up to 2GB is free, $99/year)
- Memeo (up to 100MB is free, $9.95/mo.)
- SendSpace (up to 300MB is free, $8.99/mo. for pro account)
- WeTransfer (up to 2GB free, $120/year for pro features)
- Google Drive (Free up to 5GB, then you’ll need to upgrade to a Google Apps account)
- YourFileLink (Free service, but files are deleted after 2 weeks)
- FileDropper (just found out about it – haven’t tried it yet)
- File Pigeon (100 MB limit)
Two other hybrid examples to check out (that I really like) offer the ability to upload large files as well: Check out Smartsheet ($15.95/mo.) and Wufoo ($14.95/mo.).
If you are looking for a way to allow others to send you large files (too big to send via email), here are sites that give you the option to direct others to an upload page that links up with your cloud storage:
Please do everyone a favor and post a comment if I missed any!
Never stop learning!
When we stop being open to new ideas and approaches to life, we can find ourselves quickly becoming arrogant about the world we live. And I’ve found as I’ve reached that much desired ‘10,000 hours’ level in my own business, I’ve actually become a bit arrogant in many aspects of it – maybe because I’ve been at it so long and absorbed so much knowledge, or maybe because I’ve grown a little tired of the topic. Not sure which it is – but I do know this: When I learn new things, from new teachers, and apply them to my own business – the excitement returns, and I’m more able to accept the fact I still know very little in the grand scheme of things.
Stay humble. Learn something new every day. That’s my motto. As long as your learning, your growing. Stop learning, and you start dying.
And if you don’t have time to actually read 100 books (like me), look for options – and one option is to gather the cliff notes/synopsis from either the author or someone who’s already ready the book for you – it’s nice to have an ‘executive summary’ when you are too busy to dive deeper. But still consider that there will be titles and topics you’ll want to dive into and read the entire book – maybe more than once.