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Need free file sharing? Look at ADrive

If you’re looking for a place to store files to share online, the usual suspects are Megaupload, Rapidshare, Sendspace and Yousendit. While useful, most of these services are a burden to the uploader and to the downloader. If you wanted a quick and easy way to share files without these services, the easiest way was to upload it to an FTP server but not everyone has access to it. So what are you to do?

Instead of paying up to bypass the quirks of the mentioned file sharing service, why not go free?

ADrive offers 50GB upfront with a 2GB file upload limit. Sounds interesting? It is especially when you notice the big Free sign on the site. Yes using ADrive is absolutely free.

The main uploader for ADrive is a Java applet so if you don’t have JRE installed, you’ll be prompted to install it. Once installed, you can just drag and drop files into the applet and it’ll run the upload all by itself. Of course if you don’t want Java installed or can’t use it, you can use the manual uploader but that takes the fun out of it.

ADrive allows all file types on their servers but you can’t stream from them (no formal announcement if they will be enabled but from their FAQ, I’d say we’ll see it in a future update). If you need to edit something that’s already uploaded like a Word file, don’t worry. You don’t need to re-upload it since ADrive has a feature to do that. Works with Word and Excel files only though.

The good news about ADrive is that files are kept on their servers until you delete them (or I’m guessing they receive a C&D for questionable materials).

All you need is do to avail of ADrive’s service is to sign-up for the service and you’re good to go.

If you’re looking for something simpler though, I suggest FileDropper. The interface is a no-nonsense one but there’s a 5GB limit.

Hindered by FileDropper‘s $.99 plan? Don’t worry. FileDropper is offering Free accounts for bloggers and social network site members like Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, etc. The offer expires on May 15. Not sure if it means our free accounts will do to but I’m guessing not.

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  1. McLovin' May 10, 2008 Reply

    Great service. Thanks for the advice.

  2. Prakash October 2, 2008 Reply

    There’s a problem . adrive.com doesn’t load

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