Email large files quickly, securely, and easily!

Well, that's the claim of web service YouSendIt, anyway.

The web page claims you can email attachments to friends of up to 1 Gigabyte in size. That means with just two attachments, you could actually fill up someone's GMail account!

The interface is simple and does not ask much of it's sender. It does not require the sender (or receiver) to create yet another login and password. You fill out a simple form and then press the upload button.

The file is uploaded and then the recipient receives a link in an email that lets them know that they have up to seven days to retrieve the file.

Since downloading a 1 GB file can take a while, the website owners have thoughtfully provided advertisements to be viewed during the download.

My only problem with the site so far? I have yet to get it actually complete the upload of even a 187 MB file, less than a fifth the size of their claimed upper limit. Harumph! The site looks good though, and if the designers put the same attention in their actual delivery of the service, I think this one will be a winner.


About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.