12 free tools to send large files over the internet

Need to send a large file to your contacts but it is too large to be emailed?

Don’t panic: there are many solutions to send large files over the internet for free.

Here are the 12 we have selected: you are spoiled for choice when it comes to sending your heavy attachments.

MeeroDrop 

MeeroDrop file transfer collaboration

Completely free and accessible without registration, MeeroDrop is the ideal sharing tool for exchanging visual content.

Share links have no weight limit and can be used for as long as you want. MeeroDrop streamlines exchanges and project management by allowing all stakeholders to preview content before downloading, add files continuously and collaborate.

SwissTransfer 

SwissTransfer free file sending site

Launched in February 2019 by the Swiss host Infomaniak, SwissTransfer is to date the best free transfer solution. Entirely hosted and developed in Switzerland, SwissTransfer can send up to 50 GB of data and offers all the options you may need customizable validity period of up to 30 days, password protection and sending by e-mail or by link.

Simple, secure and respectful of privacy, SwissTransfer has it all, and no registration is required.

Smash

Smash file transfer

Smash is a very good solution since it is completely free, without a weight limit and without commercial advertisements.

The uploaded file is deleted after a maximum of 7 days.

TransferNow

TransferNow transfer files

TransferNow allows you to transfer large files up to 4 GB (or even 5 GB by creating a free account).

Another very valuable feature: you can customize the expiration date of the file (from 24 hours to 14 days after sending).

WeTransfer

heavy file upload

WeTransfer is one of the most popular large file sending services.

Practical and easy to use, it is however limited to 2 GB per transfer. As for the files, they are deleted after a week (in the free version).

pCloud

large file upload

pCloud provides free sending of large files up to 5 GB (and does not require any registration).

It allows you to send an email to a maximum of 10 recipients (but not to generate a download link).

Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere file transfer

Send Anywhere allows the sending of large files of up to 4 GB (with 7 days validity).

Small originality of the tool: it is possible to send a link in the form of a QR Code to facilitate downloading on mobile.

Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere file transfer

Send Anywhere allows the sending of large files of up to 4 GB (with 7 days validity).

Small originality of the tool: it is possible to send a link in the form of a QR Code to facilitate downloading on mobile.

Filemail

FileMail file transfer

Filemail is a real heavyweight when it comes to file transfer: it accepts attachments up to 30GB (and it’s even possible to send an entire folder).

Its free version offers a 7-day deletion period.

Big files

large file upload

GrosFichiers allows, as its name suggests, to transfer large files (4 GB maximum) for free and easily.

You can personalize your message and send up to 30 emails at a time.

Sendbox

Sendbox file transfer

With Sendbox , easily send a large file up to 3 GB.

You can even set a password so that only your recipient can open it.

Firefox Send

Firefox Send file transfer

Send is a service developed by the Mozilla Foundation, creator of the famous Firefox browser.

Completely free, it allows you to upload files of up to 1 GB. These files are deleted after 24 hours or after a number of downloads that you can define.

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