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Sending large files using iCloud rather than Dropbox?
Posted by: JEBB
Date: May 13, 2019 09:04AM
Can I use iCloud what I do with Dropbox in sending large files?
I have used Dropbox to store and send large Keynote and PDF presentation files. I would put the files in Dropbox/Finder and Dropbox would generate a link that I would copy and send in an email. The recipient would click on the link and the file would download to their computer.

That has been a great help but with the latest changes in Dropbox I think I need an alternative just in case.
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Re: Sending large files using iCloud rather than Dropbox?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 13, 2019 10:11AM
In Mac OS X 10.11 and above, Apple Mail has a feature called "Mail Drop" that seems to do what you want.

[support.apple.com]



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Re: Sending large files using iCloud rather than Dropbox?
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 13, 2019 11:00AM
What he said.

Although Im more interested in the "lastest changes in dropbox" you are talking about... what changes are those?



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Re: Sending large files using iCloud rather than Dropbox?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 13, 2019 11:48AM
....have heard that size doesn't matter.....



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Re: Sending large files using iCloud rather than Dropbox?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 13, 2019 02:59PM
What's the largest size file Mail Drop will accept?

And one's ISP will have the last say in how large of a file it will let pass.




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Re: Sending large files using iCloud rather than Dropbox?
Posted by: jdc
Date: May 13, 2019 03:11PM
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RAMd®d
What's the largest size file Mail Drop will accept?

And one's ISP will have the last say in how large of a file it will let pass.

I dont believe there is any limit... similar to DBox, its just a link to the file on your iCloud account. ISP wont care? Maybe if your trying to send/receive 1 TB? (since some providers have a 1TB/mo data limit?)



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Re: Sending large files using iCloud rather than Dropbox?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: May 14, 2019 12:59AM
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JEBB
…with the latest changes in Dropbox I think I need an alternative just in case.

You already have the alternative:

[support.apple.com]

(Mail Drop's limit is 5 GB.)
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Re: Sending large files using iCloud rather than Dropbox?
Posted by: rexs
Date: May 14, 2019 02:44AM
I use wetransfer.com

You can upload up to 2gb for free.
If you pay more you get more.
The link to that will be active for 6 days.



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