File Sharing 101: Sending files over 2 gigabytes

As powerful as the internet has become, it still has some growing to do.  Today’s web browsers are limiting the size of the files that we can send each other. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer version 8.0, the most popular web browser in use today by a wide margin, is limited to uploading files no larger than 2 gigabytes in size.

The result?  You simply cannot send a file over 2 gigabytes on web-based file sharing sites without using a dedicated program outside of the web browser as a workaround.  Unfortunately IE 8.0 isn’t the only browser with this limitation, all major web browsers including Google Chrome, FireFox, and Safari each have a similar restriction.

Web Browser Version Upload limit
Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 2 GB
FireFox 3.6.3 2 GB
Chrome 2 GB
Safari 4.0.3 2 GB

SendThisFile has brought the power back to the browser with the release of it’s new beta, which allows in-browser file uploading (e.g., sending) of files larger than 2 gigabytes!  No longer will users be forced to use FTP or other complicated methods of file sharing.

Using the power of Java, one of the most popular programming languages in use today (pre-installed on nearly all major operating systems), SendThisFile’s web development team has enabled large file sending without any special application software. A single installation of our configuration free java applet is all that you need to for the freedom to share files of any size with anyone, anywhere.

Try it today!