What are the best resources for file sharing?

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    #1Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    James Spencer
    Written on February 26, 2017
    "I don't think I have ever found a more useful system for sharing files than google drive. After many long nights of wanting to tear my hair out trying to coordinate group projects with people, google drive seems like it will be a lifesaver. The ability to have a document that you share with people in a group you are working on that you will all be able to jointly work on and edit will save me a lot of headaches in the future."
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    #2Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.

    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Jesse Hughes
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "Working on group projects can be difficult when everyone's schedule is different. With drinks, I'm able to upload, download and edit various types of files at my own convenience. The various privacy options for each folder allow my group members to do the same with the same files. This way, we can all participate and complete our tasks without having to meet each other's scheduling expectations."
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    #3Box

    Box

    Box.net provides Cloud Content Management for over 4 million users and companies ranging from small businesses to Fortune. This website features easy desktop access to cloud files, as well as security for ECM.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Roger Williamson
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "Using Box eliminates all of my need to share files in tedious ways. Now, I can securely send files via Box, without the need to email, or use third party apps that are un-secure!"
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    #4Microsoft OneDrive

    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service where you easily store, share and backup your files such as documents, photos, and other files from anywhere, on any device or computer. 
    Software

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    William Estrada
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "I've been using Microsoft OneDrive since its inception and don't know how I ever lived without it. I also use other file sharing methods, but OneDrive is my go-to for most of my files. It is fully integrated with Windows and has a number of interactive features which make it seamless and increases my productivity. Real-time monitoring makes it feel like I'm working in an office with my colleagues, and using it is intuitive and easy. In my opinion, this is the best and most effective method of file sharing."
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    #5SHAREit

    SHAREit

    SHAREit is a free cross-platform transfer tool that enables sharing of any file format to computers or mobiles. It also has a built-in music and video player so users can watch or listen to it inside the app.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Shreyas Vyas
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "There are a lot of different file sharing options out there, but I wanted something that was easy to use for everyone in my company and provided an easy to learn interface. When I came across SHAREit Transfer and Share I knew I had found the product that would work wonders. I sent it to all my employees and I didn't even have to give them specific instructions as they learned it in only minutes on their own."
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    #6WeTransfer

    WeTransfer

    WeTransfer is a file transfer service that enables users to transmit files of all sizes of up to 10GB from pictures and videos to anyone using this software. It will send an email link with all your files and files must be downloaded.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Gregory Dunn
    Written on February 17, 2017
    "WeTransfer offers a very convenient and secure way to transfer up to 20GB of information. The free app is great, and WeTransfer also supports artists, designers and musicians by giving away 30% of their backgrounds to these individuals to promote their work. I like using an app that promotes the arts, and having an easy way to share files."
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    #78 Best Practice Tips for File Sharing

    8 Best Practice Tips for File Sharing
    In this post, they recommend several valuable tricks to share files online.
    Articles

    Free

    Adam Rogers
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "Excellent information for ANY business, large or small! The information I found especially useful/relevant to my particular small business were: a) Naming Files- A huge issue because as it states, everyone wants to use a name for a data file which is often meaningless to another employee, resulting in confusion and loss of productivity. b) Purging Files- This is often something which seems to be a "non-issue" until it catches up to you. Since we started using Glasscubes our data is much easier to keep properly organized, so when it is time to delete old files and databases the job is completed with ease and efficiency. By utilizing these recommended practices our company has increased its productivity by an estimated 11%!"
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    #8AirDrop

    AirDrop

    AirDrop is an Apple service that lets you share videos, photos, locations and more to a nearby iOS device. 

    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Harold McDonald
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "This app is a must have for those that send lots of photos and videos to friends or need to share files from one device to another. this completely eliminates the need to upload to a cloud or send via messenger or email. This is moving everyone into the future."
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    #9The 5 Most Useful File-Sharing Apps for Android

    The 5 Most Useful File-Sharing Apps for Android
    In this post, they recommend 5 useful apps to share files between Android devices.
    Websites

    Free

    Harry Mitchell
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "I have a busy and hectic job that requires me to communicate with a lot of people frequently throughout the day, and to also share information with them so that projects can get done easily and without much difficulty. I find that using a file sharing app for my android allows me to easily send files and much needed information to my team members without much hassle, and allows for easy communication as well."
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    #10Zoho Docs

    Zoho Docs
    Zoho is a cloud-based Office alternative that resembles Google Docs. Its tools include a word processor, a spreadsheet, and presentation builders, and the ability to add comments or input mathematical equations.
    Websites

    Free

    Harry Chapman
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "After struggling to coordinate my businesses documents, I began a search for a new repository that could help sync all of my business files with everybody that needs to be able to access them. I stumbled across Zoho Docs and they make everything very easy to keep synced and up to date with the entire team. It lets me seperate different projects with different team members, and it helps push updates when somebody makes an edit. It provides a lot of cloud storage for free and this can increase through payment. Perfect product for cloud storage with file sharing and group management."
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    #11SuperBeam

    SuperBeam

    SuperBeam is a free application for Android devices that enables large file sharing between devices via WiFi. It pairs devices by QR code scanning or by NFC and can also share files to devices that don't have SuperBeam.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Bruce Peterson
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "There are so many links and services to use nowadays its easy to get lost in the sauce. But in a 140 character world, its important to keep things short and sweet. SuperBeam just does that. Easily drag and drop and share links for uploaded files, SuperBeam is a straightforward file sharing service that can help you start using WiFi direct to easily support and give files to those you feel comfortable with. A must have for those operating these types of clients!"
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    #12HipChat

    HipChat
    Group chat, video chat, and screen sharing for work teams. This online service has also available apps on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- basic plan

    Walter Robinson
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "I had been looking for a way to share files easier with my coworkers. HipChat was a great way for me to share files and information securely, quickly, and easily. It allows me to quickly set up group and video chats to both share files and communicate information to my work team. It also has a wide array of features such as security and various customization. "
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    #13WhatsApp

    WhatsApp

    WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile and desktop messaging app which uses a phone's Internet connection or Wi-Fi. This free app allows users to send multimedia, make calls for free, arrange group chats, and customize notifications and UI.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Andrew Bryant
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "WhatsApp isn't just for voice, video and text messaging. You can also share over it, such as files or folders you may have and need to disseminate to a group. It's really simple to use; once installed, you have the option to send via WhatsApp within virtually any other application on your phone. Just select it, who you want to share it with, and send."
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    #14Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger

    Facebook has a separate messaging app to run alongside its social network service called Messenger. It has loads of free stickers, animated GIFs, voice, and video calling and it even can even be set as your default SMS app.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android

    Free

    Lorenzo Mondragón
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "I love Facebook Messenger. I use it all the time to communicate with people because I do not pay for messaging on my phone. It works great and I never have any problems with it. I would highly recommend."
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    #15Firefox Send

    Firefox Send

    Firefox Send lets you send files through a safe, private, and encrypted link that automatically expires to ensure your stuff does not remain online forever.

    Websites

    Free

    Steven Carlson
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "I haven't heard of FIrefox Send until now. I think I would have heard more about it if it was a great way to do this. But it seems fine. "
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    #16Syncios Video Downloader

    Syncios Video Downloader
    SynciOS, an efficient and easy-controlled sync and management software for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Tammy Lee
    Written on May 26, 2017
    "Syncios Video Downloader is an easy program for file sharing. You can get instruction on what to do and it is easy to use."
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    #17Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook is an online social networking media service which allows users to connect to fellow users such as family, friends, artists, groups, pages, etc. Available as an app, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
    Websites

    Free

    Harry Spencer
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "Facebook is great for file sharing because it is very intuitive to send files to friend's and anyone else that you might want to send a file to. Facebook makes file sharing very simple and you can share files among multiple people as well. "
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    #18MediaFire

    MediaFire
    MediaFire is a free online file hosting, file synchronization, and cloud storage service focused on providing a complete and easy-to-use solution for managing digital content online and on the go.
    Online Tools

    Free

    Benjamin Rose
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "MediaFire is a tried and true file hosting service, one of the oldest and most reliable. If you want something basic to store and send files, then MediaFire is a smart go to. One word of caution: This is not the service you want if you plan on storing copyrighted material, because MediaFire frequently scans files and will remove them if they get a request from the copyright holder. "
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    #19Signiant

    Signiant
    Signiant is an intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry.

    Websites

    Free- Price upon request

    Tammy Schultz
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "This program takes filed sharing to a new level. You won't believe the speeds in which you can move large amounts of files from one person to another or to a cloud service."
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    #20Tapstack

    Tapstack
    An app for sharing photos and videos by a single tap: a tap would be a photo or video of up to ten seconds that’s simultaneously shot and sent.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

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    #21MobiKin Assistant for Android

    MobiKin Assistant for Android

    MobiKin Assistant for Android is a software that offers you a simple way for managing your Android device. It's especially recommended if you are tired of losing stuff from your phone and want an immediate solution for that. 

    Software

    Mobikin

    $29.95

    Vpms sac
    Written on August 22, 2017
    "1-click to backup all files from your Android device to computer, and restore these backups to Android device with a simple click also. Be able to export contacts, text messages, apps, photos, music, movie, books, etc. from Android mobile phones and tablets to computer, so that you'll never lose these crucial data by accident."
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    #22FilePizza

    FilePizza

    FilePizza is website-based file-sharing services wherein people can transfer files with an easy step by only visiting its website and uploading the file to send it to the recipient. 

    Websites

    Free

    Magdalena Garduño
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a free peer-to-peer file transfer. It is not good for file storage, just for transferring."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for file sharing
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google DriveApps 34 Free
2DropboxApps 30 Free
3BoxApps 29 Free
4Microsoft OneDrive Software 27 Free
5SHAREitApps 24 Free
6WeTransferOnline Tools 24 Free
78 Best Practice Tips for File SharingArticles 22 Free
8AirDropSoftware 20 Free
9The 5 Most Useful File-Sharing Apps for AndroidWebsites 18 Free
10Zoho DocsWebsites 17 Free
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