Comments: Tech question

I used to use YouSendIt - which is now Hightail for some reason - when it was free. https://www.hightail.com/

They still have a free (and say 'always free') basic account that allows for files up to 100Mb, which should suffice for most things except intensive images.

Other than that, and better for privacy etc., I just use one of my domains, FTP stuff up to it, and provide a direct link to the file that way. Obviously if one is trying to keep someone away from your own site, that's more problematic, but I'm a nerd and have *way* too many domains, so I can always use one of those without giving away my world as well.

Posted by Lyle on 25 May, 2021 at 8:55 AM

I have had people send me music files using Bublup. Bublup has a free service up to 3GB of files. Admittedly I have never tried uploading anything on it, so it may not be useful for you but as a recipient of files, I am more than happy.

Posted by Sarah on 25 May, 2021 at 9:14 AM

Google drive works for me.
Free and loads of space.

Posted by NiC on 25 May, 2021 at 9:39 AM

Thanks for suggestions.
I have tried google drive as a test with BW. Only problem is that it is a downloadable file rather than a viewable video, as you get with dropbox. Ideally I am looking for something that will 'view'.

Mr BW

Posted by Mr BW on 25 May, 2021 at 11:27 AM

I think you can upload to YouTube, and set it to private. (I've viewed others' videos this way, but not tried it myself.)

Posted by Tim W on 25 May, 2021 at 11:54 AM

I use WeTransfer. Up to 2GB free

Posted by allotmentqueen on 25 May, 2021 at 6:45 PM

Thanks AQ, will keep that one in mind.

Because - miraculously, Dropbox has now come back to life. Plus, with an app added in to the existing software, it looks like Mr BW can now upload even large files to his own website and send people a link (thanks for the idea Lyle).

Posted by Blue Witch on 26 May, 2021 at 7:31 AM