Many people remember Rapidshare, the file sharing service founded in 2002, as one of the pioneers of online file sharing websites. Though popular, legal issues and a failed attempt to rebrand caused the company to shut down their services in 2015. Despite the company having officially closed their doors, there are a number of sites who have appropriated the Rapidshare name to try to capitalize on the brand recognition.
ShareByLink is an excellent alternative to Rapidshare. Users can upload their documents, picutres, and other legally-shareable files to create Sharing Links with the free web tool. ShareByLink also offers unlimited uploads and download of files up to 2GB each, with no waiting to download or frustrating ads.
It’s easy to use: Just upload your file, and send the link to whatever devices or people you want to be able to download the file.
Your Sharing Link will have the following format:
Once the system creates the link, you can use it right away to start downloading. Just don’t forget to finish uploading your file.
By default, your files are retained indefinitely on ShareByLink’s secure servers as long as they are downloaded every 60 days, but you are welcome to remove them sooner.
Facebook connects millions of people, and Facebook messenger makes it easy to quickly get in touch.
Though Facebook messenger supports attaching files to messages, they are currently limited to 25mb.
Fortunately, there’s a convenient way to attach big files in your conversations: ShareByLink. Just select the file you want to send, upload it with the ShareByLink web tool, and paste your link into the Facebook Messenger chat.
Once you send the link, your file can be downloaded even as you finish uploading.
Often times, when submitting a support ticket or support request to a site, there is important information that needs to be included. Pictures, videos, log files, public certificates, and more can all be extremely useful in explaining the situation, and can very often help to more quickly reach a resolution for your issue.
Unfortunately, many ticketing systems will strip attached files from emails for a variety of reasons. In other instances, the file you need to upload may be too large to email, too large for the ticketing system, or even perhaps a prohibited file type.
ShareByLink is a straightforward and private way to attach files to a support ticket. Using our secure web tool or Windows desktop app, simply upload your your file, and then paste the Sharing Link into the text of your ticket.
Dropbox offers a variety of file sharing and cloud file storage options, but they don’t always address everyone’s needs.
ShareByLink is an excellent alternative to Dropbox for many applications, or a great complement in others.
Offered as a completely free service, ShareByLink imposes no limit on the number of uploads or downloads which can be made with the service.
All files uploaded with ShareByLink are private by default, and we never publish Sharing Links to files ourselves. Of course, users are free to distribute their Sharing Links however they choose.
By default, files are stored indefinitely as long as they have been downloaded within the last 60 days. Files can also be removed at any time, or optionally be set to expire after 30 days. This makes ShareByLink a great way to transfer files both privately and publicly, without using any of your limited Dropbox capacity.
To share a file with ShareByLink, start your upload using our free desktop app or our web tool. Once the upload starts, our system will generate a Sharing Link which looks something like this:
This link can be immediately shared, and when the people you share it with click on the link, they can immediately begin to download your file. Just remember to stay on the page to complete the upload.
Tumblr is a hugely popular way to connect with millions of people all over the world, and allows users to share a variety of media such as video, audio, and images. Unfortunately, there isn’t currently support for other file types included with the platform.
ShareByLink makes it easy to attach files to your Tumblr posts for free, with no signup. Just use the free web tool or Windows desktop app to upload your files and create a Sharing Link.
Sharing Links will remain available as long as they are downloaded at least once every 60 days. There is also an option to have your link expire after 30 days, and links can be removed at any time.
Once the upload has finished and the Sharing Link is generated, select Link from the available post options.
Paste the Sharing Link into the post, and add some descriptive text to let your readers know a bit about the file.
Then all that's left is to fill out the rest of your post, and finally click the Post button.
Now, anyone who clicks this link can easily download your shared files.
ShareByLink now offers two new and powerful options: indefinite storage for commonly downloaded files, and password protection of Sharing Links.
To protect your Sharing Link with a password, click on the Options button to expand the list of available choices:
Click on the checkbox next to Password Protect Your Upload, which will display the text boxes below. Enter your password twice, and then upload your file:
Once a password has been set, any time someone tries to download the file, they will be prompted to enter the password. They will also not be able to see the preview if the file is an image.
ShareByLink has added an option to allow your files to be retained as long as possible. This is the new default option, though files can still be taken down manually at any time. The 30-day retention option is still available in the Options menu:
With this new feature, your files will be kept so long as they have been downloaded within the last 60 days. As before, files can be removed at any time by Flagging them and selecting the reason Other.
Google works constantly to provide the best security to its users, while also providing a streamlined experience. In the majority of cases, it’s a very successful approach, but there will always be those cases which are exceptions to their policies.
A common example is attaching certain files to emails. Gmail by default prohibits certain types: .ADE, .ADP, .BAT, .CHM, .CMD, .COM, .CPL, .EXE, .HTA, .INS, .ISP, .JAR, .JS, .JSE, .LIB, .LNK, .MDE, .MSC, .MSI, .MSP, .MST, .NSH .PIF, .SCR, .SCT, .SHB, .SYS, .VB, .VBE, .VBS, .VXD, .WSC, .WSF, .WSH.
However, there are instances where you may want to send some of these blocked file types to a recipient who trusts you.
ShareByLink is an excellent way to attach program files, (or any other type of file,) to your emails. Upload your files using the free ShareByLink desktop app or the convenient web interface, and then paste the Sharing Link into your email.
The recipients of your email will be able to use this link to download the files easily, though they will still be presented with a warning:
ShareByLink is committed to making file sharing safe, secure, and private while still easy to use and convenient. And don’t worry: ShareByLink doesn’t post links to uploaded files anywhere, so your files are only accessible by those who have the link.
Check out our team page to meet the people behind ShareByLink.