File Sharing Made Easy
File Sharing Like a Boss
Have you ever wanted to share some files with a family member or friend, only to find out that it’s too big to send by email? So there you are wondering how you’re going to get this file or files to them. You could always burn a CD or copy them over to a USB thumb drive. But now you have to get that disc or thumb drive to them and that can be slow, especially if they live out of town. Maybe you did a Google search and found some solutions. You probably found that the best way to do large file transfers is via FTP. But wait, what in the world is FTP and how does one set that up? A lot of times, someone may find the information a little overwhelming and the the original task suddenly becomes not worth the trouble.
What if I told you there was a website service, that simply allowed you to drag and drop the files you wanted to share and then send a link to whomever you wanted to send them to? Well such a site does exist and yes, it is really that simple. The site doesn’t actually host the files being shared, it simply sets up the connection between both computers with a Peer-to-Peer connection.
Go to the website. It’s called www.justbeamit.com
You will see a very simple layout and everything is pretty much self explanatory. The website itself gives you guided instructions as well as printed instructions in the upper right hand corner.
Drag and Drop the file that you wish to share into the labeled box. If you have multiple files, I would recommend putting them in .ZIP or .RAR file.
Once you have done that, you will see your file being uploaded and prepared for sharing. Once this is complete you will see the following screen. Your file will be displayed with its size and a link is created. Simply copy and paste this link and you can send it through an email or Instant Messaging such as Yahoo Messenger. Once the recipient receives your message, all they have to do is click on the link.
Please note, that once the sharing process has started, you must keep this screen open in your web browser until the recipient has downloaded the file. If you or the recipient close your browsers, the download will be terminated.
Once the recipient clicks on the link, they should see the following screen. A simple click of the Download button is all that is needed.