Microsoft's OneDrive, (previously SkyDrive,) allows users to upload a total of 5GB of files before they must upgrade to a paid plan, and this limitation can create challenges for users who want to share more files. Some users may not be interested in upgrading, or perhaps might just need a temporary bump in capacity to send that one large file.
ShareByLink offers a great alternative way to send files if your OneDrive account is out of space, or if you want to save your space for other uses. This is because there is no limit to how much you can share with ShareByLink: You can upload as many files as you like, up to 2GB per file. These files will be stored forever, as long as they have been downloaded in the last 60 days. Users are able to flag their files for removal at any time as well.
To share a file with ShareByLink, start your upload using our desktop app or our web tool. Once the upload starts, our system will generate a 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. However, you still need to finish the upload.
ShareByLink makes it easy to quickly and securely send files: all transfers are HTTPS encrypted, and Sharing Link downloads can be further protected with an optional password. No more having to worry about space limitations or costs.
Simon Lightstone is a programmer, blogger and contributor to the ShareByLink project.