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Send big files over email

india Updated: Nov 09, 2010 14:30 IST
Amit Agarwal
Amit Agarwal
Hindustan Times
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Do you want to send a big file to someone but is it too large to fit in an email attachment? Then try Adobe SendNow. Adobe SendNow, available at sendnow.adobe.com, is a new online service that lets you send and receive large files through your browser.

Sign-in with your Adobe ID (you can create one for free), upload the file, specify the email addresses of the recipients and hit send. The recipients will now be able to download your files to their computers even if they don’t have an Adobe ID.

SendNow takes a freemium approach – the basic features are available for free while you need to pay a monthly fee to unlock certain premium features.

For instance, you may send a single file up to 100 MB in size with a free account and the file will be available for download for seven days after which it will be automatically deleted. You may upload only one file at a time and total storage space available in your SendNow account is limited to 500 MB.

There’s another limitation – the service is primarily for transferring Office Documents, PDFs, ZIP files, etc. but won’t accept MP3s, video files, fonts or EXEs.

There are quite a few good alternatives to SendNow — see www.goo.gl/aUkXb - and one among them is Google Docs – you can upload files of any type to Google Docs, they can be as large as 1 GB in size, there’s no limit on the number of downloads and your files will never expire.

Amit Agarwal writes a tech blog at http://www.labnol.org/ and tweets at http://twitter.com/labnol .