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WeTransfer is a service for data exchange / file sharing on the Internet, which can be used as an app on the menu bar of OS X and macOS as a fast service for uploading large files; You can then send the download link by e-mail, messenger message or in a similar way. WeTransfer is a nice alternative to Mail Drop from Apple, especially since this service works directly with e-mail accounts and iCloud, but only with IMAP and not with POP3 mailboxes.
You can use WeTransfer for free, but this has some restrictions. For example, if you want to provide many friends, relatives and acquaintances with your vacation photos and videos - and that over a longer period of time - then you could come across certain limits.
Here is a comparison of the free version and WeTransfer Plus:
|WeTransfer (free)||WeTransfer Plus (chargeable)|
|Max. Size of an upload||2 GB||20 GB|
|Availability of the upload||7 days||Unbegrenzt|
|Max. Downloads of one file||20||100|
|Max. Total size of the uploads||-||100 GB|
|Password protection of the downloads||No||Ja|
|Price per year||-||120 Euros|
Some data exchange and document sharing services offer compelling advantages. With many like Apple Pages or Dropbox Paper you can even Edit documents with others at the same time. However, not everyone wants to log into a cloud or share special documents and projects with others. If you just want to send large files or archives, you can use WeTransfer as an app for the menu bar in OS X or macOS. Large files of up to 20 GB can be sent via e-mail and messenger - simply using the download link.
What do you think? What services do you use to share large files? Do you make a difference between professional and private file sharing? Feel free to leave a comment! :)
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