Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere 23.01

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Share files and folders over the Internet
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4.4  (7 votes)
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Share access to the files and folders of your computers with remote users. Select a storage space and assign to it the status of a shared environment. Import and export files, create copies, add access restrictions by generating a six-digit access code for every login session.

In order to share large amounts of data with friends, family, and fellow workers we need specific tools capable of packing and sending securely files that usually exceed the size of standard e-mailboxes. Send Anywhere has been devised as a simple and free solution to send and receive bulky files and archives instantly and without compressing or transforming your data in any way.

The program’s interface somehow mirrors the functionality and simplicity of the online version. Everything happens in one single window, where you can drop off or select via the File Explorer the files you wish to send. Send Anywhere will then provide you with a 6-digit key (also available as a QR code) and a link. Both will allow the intended recipient to get access to your files.

The former will be valid for 10 minutes and can only be used once. Thus, when using this key, we assume that the recipient is online and waiting for the key that they will need to type in or paste into the “Receive” box in the program’s interface in order to get the files. As a compensation for all the rush, there is no limit in the size of the files you can send using this method.

The latter—i.e., the “share-link”—can be used within the next 48 hours and can be sent to more than one receiver, though the data you can share this way cannot exceed 10 GB. A third option, also limited to 10 GB, will allow you to send data to specific devices connected in one way or another to the sending device.

The entire process couldn’t be simpler. There are pros and cons when compared to other similar file transfer utilities. One good thing about Send Anywhere is that it counts with a desktop application, while others can only be used via a web browser. On the other hand, 6-digit keys expire in only ten minutes, which may be a handicap in certain situations. In those cases, it is probably wiser to make use of the share-link as long as the 10 GB limitation is not a problem.

A soon-to-be-deprecated PLUS version (just to be replaced by Sendy PRO) is also available in case you need cloud storage on top of a few extra features over the basic version of Send Anywhere. In any case, this is a costless and efficient solution to sharing bulky amounts of data quickly and in a hassle-free way.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Send files to a specific device
  • Transfer files via a dedicated link or a 6-digit key
  • Offers file transfers without size limitations
  • Share files with multiple recipients

Cons

  • Provides links with a very short lifespan
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