Or, some convoluted and complicated upload to a remote server method.
Email is how most files get sent, but that brings up problems of full mail boxes, and attachment file size limits. Is there an easier way than email or FTP? Yes. You need a handy dandy A-1 triple distilled Mac app, and a free tool you already know and love.
Drag And Drop And Click To Transfer Files
Whether you need to send an archive of dozens of photos, or files stuffed into a large disk image, the email method works. Except when it doesn’t.
Most businesses and internet service providers have limits on attachment sizes and email account storage space.
What you want and need is an easier way to send those large files without all the in between steps that may works one time, but not the next.
Enter FileChute, a seasoned Mac app that’s withstood the ravages of convolution and complication to give you a simple drag and drop way to upload large files, disk images, or archives.
Then, FileChute gives you a link to email to the recipient so they can download the file at their leisure, completely bypassing the problems of using email attachments.
FileChute works simply enough. But first, you’ll need to setup a connection to a remote site, or just use Dropbox.
When you drag a large file or archive or disk image to FileChute, it handles the uploading automatically, then creates a drag and drop link to the file you to send to a recipient via email.
All they need to do is click on the link and the file begins to download (either from Dropbox or your remote server or WebDAV; FileChute automatically archives multiple files or folders).
FileChute once used Apple’s now defunct MobileMe to upload and download files, but Dropbox works even better and is priced right (it starts at free).
As simple as FileChute is to use, once it’s set up, it’s the setup that can be confusing and cumbersome. That’s often the nature of FTP file paths, user ID’s, and passwords. But once configured, FileChute is mostly flawless and there’s no easier way to send larger than attachment-sized files.