There are loads of sites that allow you to send large files like video over the internet, bypassing the file-size limits of your everyday e-mail provider. In general, many of these are the same, but some allow larger sizes than others, some use a cloud, some use large data servers, some have different price ranges, some can be used between all of your devices, and so on. The point of this list is not to be the most comprehensive of all time. I'm sure there are readers out there who use services not shown here. But my goal is to write about the ones that seem to come up a lot, and give some background on each.
Send Large Video Files - Online File Sharing Services & Tools
Egnyte is a highly-rated service. It currently has pricing plans from $24.99/month to $44.99/month to $12.99 per employee per month and anywhere from 150GB to 3TB of data caps depending on the plan you use. It's got a standard 2GB file transfer size for the lowest plan and unlimited file transfer sizes on the other plans. You can use it on any device and it moves fast.
Egnyte has a combination cloud and Network-Attached Storage and is one of the best-reviewed out there. Here's one from PC Mag, Top Ten Reviews ranks it as the best, and IT Pro gave it 6 stars. And this is their YouTube channel
YouSendIt is another well-received service. The pricing plan is pretty simple: either $14.99/month or the better value of $149.99/year. It's a cloud-based service, but there is a limited 2GB transfer size on all files, which means videos longer than 10 minutes may be problematic, and the storage on the cloud has an expiration date of 14 days. But it does allow for unlimited amounts of transfers and overall storage.
Sharefile allows for up to 10GB of file transfer size, which is 5 times the standard, and it's one of the fastest large-file sharing services available. It has pricing plans from $29.95/month all the way to a "Corporate Gold" account that is $499.95/month. Storage caps go from 5GB to 20GB, which is pretty low considering the two above go far beyond that. I'm certain the Corporate Gold one will go higher, but how high is a matter of a phone call for a customized plan.
It has a great amount of features, including the ability to customize your ShareFile portal to match your company logo and branding, Microsoft Outlook integration, and it works along mobile and desktop.
Dropbox is pretty simple, cloud-based, and the most popular and recognizable of the large-file services, but it ranks 14th in Top Ten Reviews' overall list. Most of the reason is that it has a lack of options like tracking and e-mail integration, even though it does the basic job pretty well, especially with unlimited file size transfers. Pricing is anywhere from a free account with an 18GB storage limit to $19.99/month for 100GB and one of those "call ahead" plans for 1TB. It also has referral services that allow you to earn more storage for your plan. You can use it on any device. What it sounds like is the "starter" program for people and businesses who aren't ready to plunk down lots of change for slick features.
It seems as though SugarSync's big claim to fame is that it has amazing security and it's the absolute fastest service out of the group, ranking 5th overall in Top Ten's rankings. The pricing plans go from a free 5GB account to a 100GB account for $14.99/month or $149.99/year, and there is introductory pricing for services from 250GB to 500GB. It seems the biggest knock against SugarSync is the lack of branding capabilities and a dropbox feature, but overall it looks pretty solid.
Much like any other high-end service, it works across multiple devices and is cloud-based.
SugarSync is one of the most oft-cited alternatives to Dropbox.
WeTransfer has a free service that allows the standard 2GB file size to be transferred. It allows you to create "channels" with your own URL for $120/year. The Download Squad at Switched wrote this review of it. This is pretty much the bare-bones essence of large file sharing, although the thing that keeps coming up in discussion of this particular service is the use of your choice of wallpapers that make the site nice to look at while transfers happen.
Adobe uses its Acrobat service here to send large files. It allows you to convert large files to PDF. Overall, it's pretty basic. Pricing plans go from a free service that has a wickedly low 500MB storage limit and 100MB file transfer limit, and even the premium plan limits the transfer size to 2GB and 20GB storage. Yet, it doesn't charge you much for that kind of service, so it makes it a good starter for small businesses.
It doesn't have a lot of major features, and it offers no mobile option.
Syncplicity's free edition allows a storage of 2GB but unlimited file sizes can be transferred. Once you decide to pay $15 for the personal edition, your storage leaps up to 50GB and for "as low as" $45, the highest level offers unlimited storage, probably depending on what price you'd like to pay. Still, the transfer size being unlimited is attractive. It works over all devices, but there's a limit to the amount of devices depending on what plan you have. It has a pretty long storage limit of 30 days for the first two plans and unlimited for the next plan. It looks like the security features don't kick in until you go the highest-priced route.
PC Mag isn't a fan of it. Macworld gave it a so-so rating. Syncplicity's channel