It seems whenever we want to share digital content with co-workers, email is always the first place we turn. It’s what we’ve known for much of the past 15 years and have grown accustomed to.
But it seems that our reliance on email has gone too far. Not only is it no longer the only option available to send files or share folders online, it’s no longer the best choice either.
Every email user is guilty of it. They attach four, five maybe even six or more files -- or a folder containing them all -- to a single email and sit there and wait for the message to send. And wait, and wait some more. The problem isn’t a slow Internet connection, it’s that email is unable to share folders or content that carries large file sizes.
Many email clients place file size restrictions on what can be sent as an attachment, meaning that intended recipients may never get the files you’re sharing, or the email will bounce back to you without ever really leaving in the first place.
Fortunately, you no longer have to deal with the headaches that occur when you’re unable to share folders and files with colleagues. Now, it’s easy to share folders thanks to the cloud-based platform offered by YouSendIt.
With both YouSendIt’s free and paid subscription plans, users can share files or whole folders up to 2GB. That means you can send all the photos in an album or a video clip that was impossible to attach to any email message. What’s more, YouSendIt allows you to send whole folders up to 50MB for free.
Folders are the way to go for sharing multiple files
We’re all crunched for time, so the thought of sending files one at a time probably isn’t appealing. That’s why when sending more than one file, sharing folders with YouSendIt is the way to go.
With support for all the Web’s popular browsers -- Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, to name a few -- and common email clients, including Microsoft Outlook, sharing folders is easy with YouSendIt. All you have to do is sign in to YouSendIt, or use the YouSendIt Express plugin and desktop app, select the folders or files you wish to share and within a few quick mouse clicks your information is off.
Best of all, recipients don’t need a YouSendIt account to gain access to the shared folders. All they have to do is click the link provided in their email notification and follow the easy instructions on YouSendIt’s website.
Sharing folders on the go
No longer do you have to be at a computer or laptop to share folders. YouSendIt provides support for both the iPhone and Android-based smartphones, as well as the iPad, with an intuitive and user-friendly mobile application.
Now you can access the files you’ve stored in a YouSendIt account on a mobile device and share them with anybody. All the documents, music, photos and video you’ve stored with YouSendIt’s cloud storage tool will be right there at your fingertips, no matter where you are.
For the business user, the YouSendIt mobile application also supports electronic signatures. That means you can sign invoices, contracts and other documents right on your device with the e-signature you’ve created with YouSendIt.