What’s The Best File Transfer Service? Send Anywhere vs WeTransfer
This article is sponsored by Send Anywhere.
The size and the amount of files people send is increasing every year – but the good news is It’s easier than ever to send your files anywhere in the world.
With so many transfer services available – which one should you be using? I want to find out if the new kid on the block – Send Anywhere, is a worthy contender to one of the better known services – WeTransfer.
Ease of Use
The good news is both services are incredibly easy to use and make it easy to transfer large files that would be too big for email.
Simply open the Send Anywhere or WeTransfer websites (or their respective desktop or mobile apps on iOS and Android), tap the upload icon, choose the content you want to transfer, and then choose who to send it to.
Both allow you to send files as either as an email attachment or a shareable link if you need to share them with multiple people. However, Send Anywhere also allows users to send files in real-time using six-digit keys.
The recipient then has 10 minutes to use the generated code and download the content before it expires and the files are no longer accessible. This is a really innovative security feature from Send Anywhere, and ensures your transferred data is as secure as possible.
The main advantage of Send Anywhere over WeTransfer (and the reason I use it personally), is the ability to upload up to 4GB files for free on their website. In comparison, WeTransfer limits free uploads to 2GB sizes.
This may not be a big deal if you’re sending over a few photos or documents, but if you’re sharing video clips or a large volume of files – this makes a huge difference.
But what about larger files – as a video producer I shoot and edit in 4K so often need to send much bigger files.
Send Anywhere comes out on top again. With the desktop app, there’s no limit in the size of files you can send and share.
WeTransfer falls behind again – with uploads restricted to 10GB sizes even when using the dedicated app or Chrome web extension.
In order to send bigger files, you need to sign up for a WeTransfer Plus account which costs £120/year (or £12/month)
You can also sign up for a free account with Send Anywhere and access their new My Link feature. This lets you view your history of shared links, renew link’s expiration dates, and delete uploaded files and links. Pretty handy!
Which one should you use?
Both services are excellent for people who need to transfer large files quickly and secure. They’re simple and straightforward to use – you really can’t go wrong with either.
If you prefer to save your files in the cloud and then transfer them, WeTransfer may be a better option. However, if like me you want to send and share large files in a short time and not fill up your hard drive or cloud storage – Send Anywhere is a better option and has the added advantage of allowing you to send files with no limits on size.
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