Sending large files from your Mac to a co-worker, family member, friend or anyone can be a royal pain if you use email. Email boxes fill up and multi-megabyte files sent via email may not find their way to an inbox.
What about FTP? It works, but the steps to get files prepared to upload, then upload, then create a link for a recipient to download is laborious and fraught with error.
There must be a better way and there is. FileChute.
Don’t think of it as a direct chute from your Mac to a co-worker’s computer, but it’s as close as we can get to a secure, non-public drop box.
Drag and drop a large file onto FileChute. The app will put the file onto Dropbox, or FTP to a website (or use WebDAV) automatically, and give you a link to send to your co-worker. All they need to do is click the link and the file begins to download.
FileChute creates an archive of the file, folders, or files in .DMG, .ZIP and even .TAR– and uploads or drops the archived file.
The only negative is the one-time setup so FileChute knows where to send files, but you can select methods on the fly. There’s an option to compose an email with the link to the file. And, FileChute’s files can be opened by Mac and Windows PC users.
I don’t know of a faster, easier way to send large files where each file has a link for a recipient to download.
What’s missing? FileChute needs another upload/download option– Amazon’s Simple Storage would be a plus.