DepositFiles.com offers users a way to share and store files in the cloud for free. Unfortunately, before users can get started, they are required to sign up for an account with a valid email address to be allowed to upload files. The service also depends on the Flash plugin in order to work, which may make it unusable on many mobile devices.
If you are a free-tier DepositFiles user, downloads are behind wait timers, captchas, and speed limits. These frustrations can be avoided by signing up for DepositFiles Gold, the site’s paid premium plan, or simply using another file sharing service.
ShareByLink is a great way to share files without these limitations. With no speed limits, no waiting to download, no required account signups, and no captchas on files, sending your files securely is simple and easy. Best of all: It’s completely free.
It’s easy to use: Just upload your file, and send the link to whatever device or people you want to be able to download the file.
Your Sharing Link have the following format:
Once the system creates the link, it can be shared right away. People with the link can start downloading, while you continue to upload. 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 with the Flag Link feature.
Simon Lightstone is a programmer, blogger and contributor to the ShareByLink project.