Windows: We have a plethora of ways to share large files, but nothing may be simpler than email — if only there wasn’t that pesky typical 25MB limit. WinZip’s ZipSend service overcomes that barrier, with up to 2GB per email possible.
ZipSend isn’t really sending 2GB in the email message; what it does is connect to the new ZipSend file sending service (powered by YouSendIt) from your email client, automatically zips the large files, and inserts a link to the files at the top of the message. The plugin integrates with Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail. Perhaps it doesn’t sound too revolutionary, since it’s just a connector to another file transfer service, but the one-click integration in your email client and the large 2GB limit are certainly attractive.
The 2GB size is for a Pro account, however. The free ZipSend Lite account gives you up to 50MB per email, with files expiring in seven days and maximum files sent per month set at 100. A ZipSend Pro account gives you file sending and receipt statistics and other advanced features in addition to the larger file size, for $US9.99 per month.
WinZip also launched ZipShare today, which lets you post up to 20MB directly to Facebook.
These two features, ZipSend and ZipShare, are available with the WinZip program, which retails at $US29.95, but you can sign up for and use ZipSend separately via the dedicated site below.