Free online file storage and file sending

A while back, I posted an article about YouSendIt, a free e-mail-based file sending service. If you’ve ever had to send large files and don’t have access to FTP, or the person you’re sending to doesn’t, this type of service is a fantastic resource. Today, I have a list of 50 similar services that are absolutely free and require no e-mail registration to use. Included in the list are file size limits, download limits and the amount of time the file remains on the server for download. Some of these services will no doubt have updated or changed their services. If you know of any changes, or have additional services listed, please send me an email with the contact form, or use the comments section below the list to notify everyone.

Bigupload
File Size Limit: 300MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.bigupload.com

Content-Type
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 7 Days after last download
URL: URL: http://www.content-type.com

CyberUpload
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 7 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 7 days)
URL: http://www.cyberupload.com

FileFactory
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 15 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 15 days)
URL: http://www.filefactory.com

MegaShares
File Size Limit: 1.5GB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 25 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 25 days)
URL: http://www.megashares.com

mooload
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.mooload.com

RapidUpload
File Size Limit: 300MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.rapidupload.com

RapidShare
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.rapidshare.de

SendSpace
File Size Limit: 1.2GB
Download Limit: download bandwidth limit of 100GB
File Life: 14 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 14 days)
URL: http://www.sendspace.com

SendOver
File Size Limit: 2GB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 7 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 7 days)
URL: http://www.sendover.com

Spread-It
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 14 Days
URL: http://www.spread-it.com

Snaggys
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: 999 Downloads
File Life: 15 Days
URL: http://www.snaggys.com

TransferBigFiles
File Size Limit: 1GB
Download Limit: 20 Downloads
File Life: 5 Days
URL: http://www.transferbigfiles.com

Uploading
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.uploading.com

YouSendIt
File Size Limit: 1GB
Download Limit: 25 Downloads
File Life: 7 Days
URL: http://www.yousendit.com

zUpload
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.zupload.com

myShareBox
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.mysharebox.com

ShareBigFile
File Size Limit: 300MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 21 Days
URL: http://www.sharebigfile.com

MegaUpload
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.megaupload.com

UpDownloadServer
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unlimited
URL: http://www.updownloadserver.de

MyTempDir
File Size Limit: 40MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 21 Days
URL: http://www.mytempdir.com

Send File
File Size Limit: 40MB
Download Limit: 10 Downloads
File Life: 10 Days
URL: http://www.send-file.co.uk

XtraFile
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 15 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 15 days)
URL: http://www.xtrafile.com

bonpoo
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 10 Days
URL: http://www.bonpoo.com

FileCache
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 31 Days
URL: http://www.filecache.de/upload

Supload
File Size Limit: 200MB
Download Limit: 30 Downloads
File Life: 7 Days
URL: http://supload.com/sendfile

TheUpload
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days
URL: http://www.theupload.com

zSHARE
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 10 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 10 days)
URL: http://zshare.net

Upload.Sc
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.upload.sc

Store and Serve
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://storeandserve.com

BIGfileupload
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unlimited
URL: http://bigfileupload.com

QuickDump
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: download bandwidth limit of 500MB per hour
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://quickdump.com

Easy-Sharing
File Size Limit: 75MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days
URL: http://www.easy-sharing.com

Turbo Upload
File Size Limit: 70MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.turboupload.com

SaveFile
File Size Limit: 60MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 14 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 14 days)
URL: http://www.savefile.com

FileHD
File Size Limit: 60MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.filehd.com

RapidSharing
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 60 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 60 days)
URL: http://www.rapidsharing.com

UploadSend
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.uploadsend.com

UploadFront
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.uploadfront.com

FreeUploader
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.freeuploader.com

Momoshare
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 15 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 15 days)
URL: http://www.momoshare.com

FriendlyShare
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.friendlyshare.de

orb-z
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: 200 Downloads
File Life: 15 Days
URL: http://www.orb-z.com

UploadHut
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days
URL: http://www.uploadhut.com

SupaShare
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 14 Days
URL: http://www.supashare.com

FileHost
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.filehost.ro

ushareit
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.ushareit.com

SceneWorld
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: 1000 Downloads
File Life: 50 Days
URL: http://www.sceneworld.net/up

UltraShare
File Size Limit: 30MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.ultrashare.net

UploadTemple
File Size Limit: 30MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 21 Days
URL: http://www.uploadtemple.com

SendMeFile
File Size Limit: 30MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 14 Days
URL: http://www.sendmefile.com

Upload2
File Size Limit: 25MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 1 Year
URL: http://upload2.net

UploadTown
File Size Limit: 20MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.uploadtown.com

11MBIT.in
File Size Limit: 20MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://a1.11mbit.in

Refrozen
File Size Limit: 20MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.refrozen.com

KeepMyFile
File Size Limit: 15MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://keepmyfile.com

Hyperupload
File Size Limit: 10MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unlimited
URL: http://www.hyperupload.com

WebFileHost
File Size Limit: 10MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days
URL: http://www.webfilehost.com

SendOver
File Size Limit: 2GB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 7 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 7 days)
URL: http://www.sendover.com

FileFactory
File Size Limit: 1.5GB
Download Limit: 25 Downloads
File Life: 7 Days
URL: http://www.filefactory.com

MegaShares
File Size Limit: 1.5GB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 25 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 25 days)
URL: http://www.megashares.com

SendSpace
File Size Limit: 1.2GB
Download Limit: download bandwidth limit of 100GB
File Life: 14 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 14 days)
URL: http://www.sendspace.com

YouSendIt
File Size Limit: 1GB
Download Limit: 25 Downloads
File Life: 7 Days
URL: http://www.yousendit.com

TransferBigFiles
File Size Limit: 1GB
Download Limit: 20 Downloads
File Life: 5 Days
URL: http://www.transferbigfiles.com

zUpload
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.zupload.com

Spread-It
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 14 Days
URL: http://www.spread-it.com

FileFactory
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 15 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 15 days)
URL: http://www.filefactory.com

mooload
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.mooload.com

CyberUpload
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 7 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 7 days)
URL: http://www.cyberupload.com

Uploading
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.uploading.com

Snaggys
File Size Limit: 500MB
Download Limit: 999 Downloads
File Life: 15 Days
URL: http://www.snaggys.com

Bigupload
File Size Limit: 300MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.bigupload.com

RapidUpload
File Size Limit: 300MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.rapidupload.com

ShareBigFile
File Size Limit: 300MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 21 Days
URL: http://www.sharebigfile.com

MegaUpload
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.megaupload.com

UpDownloadServer
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unlimited
URL: http://www.updownloadserver.de

XtraFile
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 15 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 15 days)
URL: http://www.xtrafile.com

bonpoo
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 10 Days
URL: http://www.bonpoo.com

FileCache
File Size Limit: 250MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 31 Days
URL: http://www.filecache.de/upload

Supload
File Size Limit: 200MB
Download Limit: 30 Downloads
File Life: 7 Days
URL: http://supload.com/sendfile

RapidShare
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.rapidshare.de

myShareBox
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.mysharebox.com

TheUpload
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days
URL: http://www.theupload.com

zSHARE
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 10 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 10 days)
URL: http://zshare.net

Upload.Sc
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.upload.sc

Store and Serve
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://storeandserve.com

BIGfileupload
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unlimited
URL: http://bigfileupload.com

QuickDump
File Size Limit: 100MB
Download Limit: download bandwidth limit of 500MB per hour
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://quickdump.com

Easy-Sharing
File Size Limit: 75MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days
URL: http://www.easy-sharing.com

Turbo Upload
File Size Limit: 70MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.turboupload.com

SaveFile
File Size Limit: 60MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 14 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 14 days)
URL: http://www.savefile.com

FileHD
File Size Limit: 60MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.filehd.com

RapidSharing
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 60 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 60 days)
URL: http://www.rapidsharing.com

UploadSend
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.uploadsend.com

UploadFront
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.uploadfront.com

FreeUploader
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.freeuploader.com

Momoshare
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 15 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 15 days)
URL: http://www.momoshare.com

FriendlyShare
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.friendlyshare.de

orb-z
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: 200 Downloads
File Life: 15 Days
URL: http://www.orb-z.com

UploadHut
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days
URL: http://www.uploadhut.com

SupaShare
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 14 Days
URL: http://www.supashare.com

FileHost
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.filehost.ro

ushareit
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.ushareit.com

SceneWorld
File Size Limit: 50MB
Download Limit: 1000 Downloads
File Life: 50 Days
URL: http://www.sceneworld.net/up

MyTempDir
File Size Limit: 40MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 21 Days
URL: http://www.mytempdir.com

Send File
File Size Limit: 40MB
Download Limit: 10 Downloads
File Life: 10 Days
URL: http://www.send-file.co.uk

UltraShare
File Size Limit: 30MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.ultrashare.net

UploadTemple
File Size Limit: 30MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 21 Days
URL: http://www.uploadtemple.com

SendMeFile
File Size Limit: 30MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 14 Days
URL: http://www.sendmefile.com

Upload2
File Size Limit: 25MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 1 Year
URL: http://upload2.net

UploadTown
File Size Limit: 20MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days (Deleted only if there is no download activity in 30 days)
URL: http://www.uploadtown.com

11MBIT.in
File Size Limit: 20MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://a1.11mbit.in

Refrozen
File Size Limit: 20MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://www.refrozen.com

KeepMyFile
File Size Limit: 15MB
Download Limit: Unknown
File Life: Unknown
URL: http://keepmyfile.com

Hyperupload
File Size Limit: 10MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: Unlimited
URL: http://www.hyperupload.com

WebFileHost
File Size Limit: 10MB
Download Limit: Unlimited
File Life: 30 Days
URL: http://www.webfilehost.com

Masking pesky trees in Photoshop

One of the most difficult things to mask in Photoshop is a tree. All those tiny branches and leaves make it obscenely difficult to remove the sky in the background, to say the least. Phong has a great little tutorial on masking a tree in a photo when there is a sky background. The tutorial will demonstrate how to extract a clean mask from the tree photo, using channels and levels.

Finding the exact center of your Photoshop document

In Photoshop you may find yourself trying to locate the exact center of a document by using a select all and dragging guides to line up with the handle points. This method works, but is tedious. Instead, use the View>New Guide menu item and use 50% as the horizontal and verticle locations in the New Guide dialog box.

Save InDesign page palette space & scrolling

Did you know you can save yourself some scrolling and screen space with InDesign’s Pages Palette? If you’re like me, you’re constantly moving between pages in long documents. ID’s default is to display the page icons in the Page palette vertically. This makes for a lot of scrolling and takes up more screen space to see more than just a few pages at a time. You can choose Palette Options from the Pages palette’s pop-up menu and de-select the Show Vertically check boxes for Pages and Masters panes.

InDesign preferences that “stick”

Were you aware that most of the preferences/options you set in dialog boxes for tools & palettes only stick with the document you have open at the time? Try opening Adobe InDesign without actually having a document open and set some tool/menu/palette preferences. The choices you make with no document open should stick through program and computer restarts. I find this particularly useful because I set up several custom colors in the Swatches palette for each client. By doing it with no document open, they are always available when I create a new document. I also set up a specific style sheets and a few other minor adjustments… all which apply to every document I open.

Don’t crop your Photoshop image, Trim it

After scanning line art, and sometimes after working with illustrations, you’re left with unwanted white space around your subject matter. Accurately cropping it out can be tedious and timeconsuming, or you can use Image>Trim in Photoshop. The Trim dialog box offers a few handy settings you can customize. As long as the area you want to remove is either transparent or a solid color, Trim will instantly crop the canvas down to exactly where the illustration begins.

Position your Photoshop drop shadows visually

Did you know that there’s an easy way to get your Photoshop Drop Shadows right where you want them? Normally you would enter some coordinates into the Drop Shadow layer style dialog, then delete them or edit them again and again until you found just the right position for the shadows. It’s much easier to just drag the shadow around in the little preview window while the dialog box is open. The coordinate numbers will adjust to reflect your movements. This tip also works with Inner Shadows. While we’re at it, you can drag textures and patterns around in the Bevels style dialog, Satin style dialog and Pattern Overlay style dialog.

Adjust an existing InDesign color the easy way

Here’s an interesting tip Change One – Change All posted about InDesign that I didn’t know about, though I wish I did sooner. When you apply a CMYK color to text or an object in your InDesign document and decide that you want to make it a little darker or lighter, you normally would have to create a new color and adjust your CMYK percentages to get what you want – a timely task. It’s much easier to just select your color in the color palette and hold down the Shift key and move one of the sliders. The other three sliders will adjust accordingly along with it to give you your new color.

Making selections simple in Photoshop

If you’re trying to make a selection in Photoshop and the image is too dark in areas to see where you want to continue with your selection, try adding an adjustment layer above the entire image and use the Levels, Contrast or Saturation of the image. This should make it a lot easier on your eyes, and your nerves. Once you’re finished making your selection, you can throw away the adjustment layer.

Color shifting and replacement in Photoshop

The Color Replacement Tool is often overlooked by many designers… mostly because it’s a relatively new tool, and partly because it’s somewhat hidden where you wouldn’t expect to find it. It’s not a terribly difficult tool to master, and using it once will show you how often you *could* use it. In Adobe Photoshop CS it is bundled with the Healing Brush tool (another tool many people tend to “forget to use”). In Photoshop CS2, Adobe decided that it needed to be moved next door to the Brush Tool (see image at right). No matter where you happen to find this little bugger, you’re going to love what it can do for you. Lets say you want to change the color of the shirt in a photo to better match your layout. Many folks would spend a lot of time making a mask or clipping path, create a new layer and paint a color over top of the shirt, then adjust the layer transparency settings. Still others would just use Selective Color under the Edit>Adjustments menu and hope that it didn’t alter the image too much. These and other methods work fine, of course, but take much more effort than is necessary. To use the Color Replacement tool, choose a color to make the shirt. Then click on the Color Replacement tool icon in the tool bar. Then you’ll need to make some quick adjustments in the Options Bar. First, click the Brush size icon and adjust your brush settings. You’ll want to use a larger brush with a soft edge. Be careful not to make the brush too large though, you want to keep some control. Second, make sure you select Contiguous from the Limits pop-up menu and you set the Mode to either Color or Hue. These are the three main adjustments that need to be made. You can also adjust the Tolerance, but try working with the tool a little first. Now comes the fun part. You should now see the round outline of your brush with a little crosshair, just start painting over the area you want to color shift, being careful not to let the crosshair touch any color you DON’T want to shift (if it touches any other color, it will shift that color as well). Now that you see how easy it is to use and how well it works, play with the color modes, tolerance settings, etc… I think you’ll find it to be quite a useful tool not only for changing colors completely, but simply color correcting them as well.