Sharing large files as email attachments, especially with numerous recipients (building staff), is sometimes a problem. uSend.io is the answer. This free file sending application from Drop.io allows users to to share large files without any account registration or software installation.
- Navigate to uSend.io.
- Click in the File box to browse to your file and select it.
- Enter the email addresses of the recipients. (You can’t use a building staff mailing list address. A work around would be to send it to yourself and then forward the email you receive to the staff.)
- Click the Send It Out button.
The drop.io page for your file will be displayed. By default, the file will expire 7 days from the last view. This can be changed to 1 day, month, or year by accessing the Setting on the drop.io page for your file.
The settings page provide access to several other options including: drop details, customize, access control, guest permissions, input/output settings, location, etc.
The email recipients will receive a message with a link to the file.
From this link they will be able to view the file, as well as download it, email it, link to it, embed it, or leave a comment. (You will have buttons to rename and delete the file that won’t appear on your visitor’s display.)
There is a 100 MB limit per drop. There is no limit to how many drops you can create. In regards to what files you can upload, here’s a quote form Drop.io:
Drop.io lets you share photos, video, audio, and other media files really easily. We take most common formats and convert them to be web friendly. If you send us photos we will make thumbnails and put them in a gallery; if you send us videos we’ll convert them so you can view them online; if you send us audio we’ll stream it; if you send us PDFs we’ll convert them too, you get the point. If you give us a format that we don’t yet convert (we are working to expand our conversion Jedi Ninja skills) we will still store them. Any user visiting your drop will be able to click on the file and download it.