best free file sharing sites

 

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Nowadays, there are a number of free options for storing and delivering large data. Dedicated file-sharing services have sprung up, allowing users to store files on the cloud and just download them as needed.
All you have to do now is make a link to the downloadable file and send it to the desired recipient through email.
In this post, we introduce and discuss the key features of ten prominent file-sharing platforms used by people and businesses.
 

Dropbox

Dropbox was started in June 2007 and originally became public in September 2008, with a widely appealing offer of 2 GB of free cloud file storage, which has remained unchanged since then.

It’s simple to use Dropbox on a Windows computer. After you’ve installed the program, you’ll notice a diamond-like symbol in the toolbar on your screen. This brings up a menu, from which you can choose the ‘Open Dropbox folder’ symbol. Any files you want to share can then be copied and pasted into this folder to begin the process of uploading them to your cloud storage space. When a file is ready to upload, simply right-click it in this folder and choose ‘Copy Dropbox link.’ The download access link is copied to the Windows temporary memory tray as a result of this. You may then copy and paste it into an email and send it to the person (or people) you want to receive the file. After the file has been downloaded successfully, you may delete it from your Dropbox folder by right-clicking it and selecting ‘Delete,’ which will free up space.

Paid Dropbox plans are available for advanced users who want to transfer limited amounts of large files over time while simultaneously taking advantage of massive cloud storage capacity. The cheapest paid package, named ‘Plus,’ costs £7.99 per month and includes 2 terabytes of cloud storage.
 

Google Drive

Google Drive was first released in April 2012, and by March 2017, it had exceeded 800 million users.


It’s not designed for users to provide links to other users to download files, like Dropbox, but rather for jointly working on faraway projects.

Users can add editable files to their folders, such as documents and spreadsheets, and then share access to these items with whomever they want. Users can select whether to enable others to view merely general editing access or full access using the flexible permissions setting.

Google Drive’s free storage far exceeds that of Dropbox. It gave 5 GB of free memory per account when it was launched. This number has risen to 15 GB.

Google One has been the name of premium plans since 2019. They start at £1.59 per month for 100 GB of storage and go up to £7.99 per month for 2 TB of storage (the equivalent of a paid plan for input on Dropbox).

Mega (stylized as MEGA) is a file storage application developed by Mega Limited as a cloud storage service. Mega is compatible with Windows Phone, Android, BlackBerry OS, and iOS smartphones.


Mega’s most significant features include local encryption of all data before uploading, 50 GB of free storage space, and paid accounts with up to 4 TB of storage capacity. Mega has over 85 million customers in over 245 countries, and over 34 billion files have been uploaded as of August 12, 2017.

MediaFire

MediaFire is a well-known file-sharing network that was founded in June 2006. In April 2016, it has 43 million registered users.


MediaFire’s free version comes with 10 GB of storage. Each individual file is limited to 4 GB in size. These capabilities alone have elevated it above Dropbox and Box’s free editions. On the free service, downloads are supported by advertisements, and the facilities are basic.

Files do not expire, and they can be shared privately with individuals via a non-transferable one-time private link, or publicly with all and errands via links sent in an email newsletter or placed on your website, much like on DropBox.

The basic paid plan, known as MediaFire Pro, provides 1 TB of file storage, which is less than the premium Dropbox service but is a steal at $3.75 per month if paid annually or $5 if paid monthly – all of which are far less than Dropbox and Google’s two TB packages. For starters, The MediaFire Pro is a very affordable alternative for experienced users on a budget.
 

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive was first released to the public in August 2007 as Windows Live Folders, before being renamed Windows Live SkyDrive a week later. Following a trademark infringement complaint from BSkyB, it was renamed OneDrive in February 2014.


OneDrive focuses on cloud storage and cloud-based file editing. To begin, 7 GB of free storage was made available. Current customers were allowed to upgrade their free storage to 25 Gb for a limited time in 2012, but after that window ended, this was no longer possible. The typical storage capacity was extended to 15 GB in June 2014 but was reduced to 5 GB in early 2016.

The £1.99 per month input-level paid service includes 100 GB of free cloud storage. The equivalent charge for 1 TB of memory is £59.99 per year if paid annually or £5.99 per month if paid monthly with MediaFire’s basic paid plan. This makes it nearly twice as expensive as MediaFire’s comparable plan (at September 2019 exchange rates).
 
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