Really simple file sharing with YouBackItUp

Want to share some files with friends and family? Are they scared by strange looking sites and scary installations? Check out YouBackItUp.

YouBackItUp is a great way to share large files with friends. YouBackItUp has employed a really neat drag-and-drop interface that makes it dead simple for anyone (read nontech-savvy people) to use. Instead of hitting a browse button and fishing through your hard drive to find the file, you can just drag the original right onto the interface, and it takes care of the rest. When you're done uploading things, you're given a simple URL to send to friends or family where they can download the files.

What makes the service a real winner in my book is its generous storage size and bandwidth, which has no limit besides a 200MB cap per file. This means you can have several gigabytes of stored files as long as they're within the limits. The one caveat is that the files will be removed from the service if they sit dormant for 20 days.

YouBackItUp really hits the sweet spot with no registration for you and no-hassle downloads for your recipients.See also Zapr and Tubes.

About the author

Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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