Email is great for sending small attachments, typically under 15 MB in size, but it chokes and fails when sending larger documents. That’s why most email providers limit the size of attachments.
But what about that 45 MB PDF file that you’re trying to send to a client? Don’t worry, there are tons of options for sending larger files, a few of our favourites are below.
Dropbox – www.dropbox.com
If you already use DropBox, sending a file is as simple as right clicking on the document you want to send. A link to your file is automatically saved on your computer, all you need to do is paste the link into an email and send it.
WeTransfer – www.wetransfer.com
WeTransfer is great for sending the occasional large file. It’s free and you don’t even need to create an account to send a file. When you send a file, the other person will receive an email with a download link to your file. Click download and they’re done.
ShareFile – www.sharefile.com
If you share a lot of documents, or have a lot of people you share documents with on a regular basis, ShareFile is amazing. It is a paid service but makes the sharing of documents well worth the low price. You can create a separate, password protected directory for each of your clients that they can access to upload and download files of (almost) any size. ShareFile is a bit more complicated to use but is indispensable if you share a lot of documents.