List of websites students can use for transferring large media files online for free: Sending your files via email is easy, it only comes with a challenge when you don’t have an email address or want to send large files. Gmail for instance only allows you to attach and send documents via email that are not larger than than 25MB.
Gmail is a Google product. There is a limit on the total amount of file size you can send via Gmail address. If you are fond of sending large files then your email storage space will be filled up quickly. Google’s Gmail allows you to transfer a total amount of 15 GB in a single email. It however gives you a chance to expand your email space by upgrading to 100 GB or 1000 GB where you are required to pay $1.99 or $9.99 per month respectively. So which are the best alternatives?
Mediafire.com is among the biggest online storage companies in the world. Unlike Dropbox which only allows cloud storage, Mediafire gives students a chance to easily transfer your files. MediaFire is available on iPhone, Android, OSX, Windows, and Web. With Mediafire you can;
- Download unlimited files
- Store 10 GB files for free
- Share Music and Audio files
- Save your photos , videos and classwork documents
- With PRO plans you have 1 TB of storage
Wetransfer.com was founded in 2009 and is based in US and Netherlands. With Wetransfer you can;
- Attach and send upto 20GB of files at a time
- Store upto 100 GB of file
- Password protect your files
If you are using Mozila Browser, you can also send upto 2.5 GB of files. You can send a maximum of 1GB without signing-up for an account. Just upload your files to Firefox Send and provide your recipient with the generated download link. You can set a password or expiry time for the download link
If you need to send more than 1GB to upto 2.5 GB, you need to sign-up for free account.
UPDATE: Firefox Send has been discontinued.
Gmail vs Mediafire vs Wetransfer
All the three have their own benefits. If you want to transfer small size files through guaranteed secure, spam free platforms then go for Gmail and if you want to store and transfer large files then go for Mediafire.