WeTransfer Brings the Sexy Back to Sharing Large Files

Last Updated May 11, 2010 11:44 AM EDT

Free service WeTransfer lets you share files as large as 2GB, and does so faster, easier, and a little bit cooler than just about any other file-sharing service I've tried.

As you probably know, file attachments larger than 10-20 megabytes are verboten by many mail servers. In the past I've recommended services like Drop.io and YouSendIt for working around these limitations -- still perfectly good solutions, by the way.

But they don't get any simpler or sexier than WeTransfer. Okay, maybe "sexy" is overstating it a bit. It's not like the files are hand-delivered by Megan Fox or anything. But check out the gorgeous wallpapers, which double as revenue-generating ads. Clever.


All you do is choose your files, enter one or more recipient e-mail addresses, enter your e-mail address, and then add a message if you want. Click Transfer and you're done. Everybody involved gets a notification when the files are ready for download.

In addition to a very generous 2GB cap on files (Drop.io and YouSendIt both limit you to 100MB unless you pay for a premium account), WeTransfer automatically scans files for viruses and keeps them for a full two weeks. Another plus: it requires no registration of any kind.

Bottom line: bookmark it. [via Download Squad]

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