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File sharing services are essential to keeping everyone updated regardless of whether you’re freelancer or in an organization, work with college buddies or upload funny pictures and videos of pets. There are plenty of options available in this area with cloud-based online file storage, backup and sync services that include Google Drive and Dropbox offering huge amounts of storage for free and collaboration tools.

WeTransfer is another big name in the field and stands out because of its simple, straightforward approach. Its web interface is well-designed and it has mobile apps available for Android and iOS. The free plan for the service restricts file transfer sizes to 2GB and expires shared links after seven days however, the Pro version is available for $10 per month, which removes the limit and provides 1TB of cloud storage.

Dropbox is possibly the most well-known file sharing and hosting service around the globe, with millions of users from all over the world. It offers speedy and easy access to syncing and supports many collaboration tools that allow teams to work on files at the same time. The company offers a variety of security-enhancing add-ons such as password protection and time-limited hyperlinks.

Another big competitor in this space is Amazon Drive, which lets users store their data in the cloud and access them from anywhere at any time. But, since it focuses on backups, it doesn’t offer many sharing or collaboration options. MediaFire is another service that’s worth mentioning. It’s known for its huge storage capacity and affordable prices. It also provides a range of apps for desktop and mobile devices that assist with file sharing, synchronization and storage management.