BitTorrent has launched a new service to send large files free, called BitTorrent SoShare. We have covered many such services earlier, but what sets SoShare apart is that it lets you send virtually unlimited amount of files, with size of each transfer up to 1 Terabyte! That’s huge. If you have to send data that is even bigger in size, then split that in file sizes of 1 TB and send it with this service. The best part is that it is completely free right now.
To send files with SoShare, you need to download a small plugin which is compatible with IE, Chrome, and Firefox on Windows. This service works with Mac as well, but not with Linux yet.
It is very easy to send large files with SoShare. Just sign up with the service for free. When you try to send files for the first time, it will prompt you to download a plugin. Once you have downloaded and installed that, you can upload one or more files and choose email addresses to which the file(s) should be sent.
BitTorrent will then upload those files and send an email to your recipients with link to the files.
Clicking on the link will take the to SoShare website from where they can download the file. And once they download the file, you get a delivery receipt as well.
The files that are uploaded in SoShare remain available for 30 days. You have option to delete them before expiry of 30 days as well.
Apart from that, SoShare also gives you the option to generate shareable link of the file that you can share via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.
This service is especially geared towards people involved in production of audio and video content, as file sizes of them are huge and there aren’t too many free services out there that let you share files that large. Of course, the service in the present form is not really suitable for such a use as it does not gives you option to password protect file download or encrypt the data. But considering that the service is still in beta, I am sure BitTorrent will add these features shortly.
This service to share large files is backed by BitTorrent’s proven technology. So, if you are downloading a file and the file transfer breaks in between, it will start from just where it got disconnected. This is almost a must have feature when downloading such large files.
Another thing that I really like about this service is that it has a very easy to understand and use interface. As you can see from screenshots above, the interface is very clean.
Also check out other free services to send large files.
With the limit of 1 TB, BitTorrent has created a winner. I am not aware of any other service that lets you transfer files of such large size for free. So, if you need to share large photos, videos, audios, art work etc. with your clients, then SoShare is a good service to try.