Trouble sending large files on Mac? Try this — 2022

One of the problems that both university students and professionals from specific sectors encounter is the form or route to use to send files that have a considerable size. Fortunately, both in web format and through different applications, there are different alternatives that adapt perfectly to each of the existing needs. In this post we tell you

Apps That Let You Send Files on Mac

In the first place, we start by talking about the alternatives that you can find through the different applications that you can download on your Mac. This is one of the most comfortable ways, since if you usually send files regularly, an application will be much more accessible than a web service. , for example.


Telegram Mac

One of the options that is used most often is instant messaging services or applications, since it is usually the fastest thing on hand. It is a very simple method and it really takes a few seconds. It is often used for more informal file transfers.

However, one of the handicaps of these types of ways to send files is their size. In this particular case, Telegram allows you to send files up to 2GB from size , something that for a large part of users It is more than enough but that, for other professional sectors, it falls short and therefore they have to look for another alternative.

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Whatsapp Mac

We continue talking about messaging services. If before the alternative was Telegram, now we also have to talk to you, how could it be otherwise, about WhatsApp. If it is true that in terms of communication, this application is the one that dominates the sector without a doubt, however, it is far below Telegram in terms of file transfer.

So much so that this courier service cannot exceed sizes of 16 MB , an amount that is really short to send multimedia files. However, to send university documents It can be a very fast, convenient and direct way of doing it, especially considering that all your contacts will usually be present on this instant messaging network.

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FileMail Mac

We leave messaging services aside and now we are going to talk about a solution designed for all users who have to move large amounts of files on a regular basis. FileMail is available through the web service, but also through its application that you can download from the Mac App Store.

It allows you to share files of all kinds with a limit up to 5 GB without registration in the application itself and completely free of charge. It has a very intuitive and aesthetically attractive interface so you won't have a single problem when sending your files, which will be available for download for 7 days. If you also want to opt for the premium option, you will have a large number of advantages that will be great for you to be able to send all kinds of files without any problem.

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Web services to send what you want

As we have mentioned before, in addition to having different alternatives in the form of applications, there are also alternatives in the form of web services. That is exactly what we are going to talk about now, how you can send large files without having to have an application installed on your Mac exclusively to carry out this task.


WeTransfer Mac

One of the best known file transfer services and also the most used by all users is WeTransfer. As was the case with FileMail, you do not need to register on the platform to be able to use this tool, with which for free you can send files up to 2GB in size .

However, WeTransfer also offers users to go a step further, especially considering certain professionals who have to continuously send large files and that the free 2GB is too short for them. With the WeTransfer payment option you can send up to 20 GB without any type of problem and with total ease, since this is another of the highlights of this alternative, it has a very aesthetic and intuitive interface.

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FileTransferio Mac

One of the lesser known alternatives but one that also offers a really fantastic service is FileTransfer. The operation and way of proceeding with this web service is very similar to that of FileMail or WeTransfer. In this case the maximum size of files you can send is up to 6GB , an amount more than enough for many users.

In addition, it offers other advantages that make it really competitive. First of all, it makes up to 50 downloads of the same file accessible, that is, you can share the same file with up to 50 people at the same time, allowing FileTransfer that those 50 people can download it without any problem. Another advantage is that in this case, the files will be available for download for up to 21 days, a longer time than that usually offered by its competitors.

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JumpShare Mac

What this platform offers is the possibility of combine file sharing, screenshot capturing and video recording , all on the same platform to be able to work efficiently and comfortably with your entire team. It is without a doubt designed for certain professionals who need to be in continuous contact and communication with their colleagues while exchanging documents and files.

As is usual in this type of service, initially there is a free version with which you can share up to 2GB of files and a series of limitations in all the functions that it offers to the user. It has several payment plans that are perfectly adapted to the needs of all users and that, without a doubt, are very interesting for certain professionals.

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Google Drive

Google Drive Mac

One of the alternatives most used by users is the one offered by the different cloud storage services. This is a different way of sending files since what the user really does is share the link that gives other users access to download the file.

One of the main advantages provided by Google Drive is that you have no limit when sending a file in terms of its weight. You simply have to take into account what is the available storage in your account and depending on that you can share more or less files with other users. Obviously, this storage space will depend on the plan you have contracted with Google.

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Dropbox Mac

If we have talked about Google Drive, we could not stop talking about Dropbox, since both These are the two cloud storage services par excellence since they have been offering their advantages to users who needed it for years. The operation of Dropbox is really similar to what we have told you about Google Drive.

In order to use this service to share files with other people, all you have to do is upload the file to your Dropbox account and generate a link so that other users can access it to download it. The limit when sharing files is in the storage plan that you have contracted with Dropbox.

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Apple native options

So far we have talked about different alternatives that you can find both in application format and in web service format. However, Apple also offers users of its devices different ways to easily share weight files. We will talk about them below.



One of the services that add the most value to the Apple ecosystem is, without a doubt, AirDrop. To be able to use this technology you have to meet two requirements, have both the Wi-Fi connection and the Bluetooth connection activated. Fulfilling these two points you will be able to share all the files you want between your different Apple devices, as well as with other users who use a device from the Cupertino company and are within the radius of action of this technology.

To do this, all you have to do is depending on the device on which you are sharing said file or files through AirDrop. In the drop-down menu you will see all the devices to which you can send said file or files, and just by selecting it the transfer will begin automatically. This is a method that delights all Apple users as it provides a via completely free to share documents and files in a comfortable and simple way.

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We end this post talking about another of the services that Apple offers and that many users are unaware of its existence. This is a feature that is available through Apple's native email application, that is, through Mail. In this case Apple uses iCloud to be able to share all kinds of files of considerable weight.

It should be noted that, unlike what happens with AirDrop, in this case the emails you send can be addressed to any type of account, that is, you can use this service to share files with any other person, regardless of whether or not they use an Apple device.

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Which is the best option?

As always when we make this type of compilations, from the writing team of La Manzana Mordida we like to tell you which are the most outstanding options from our point of view. In this case we will do it in reverse, starting with AirDrop . Without a doubt, if you want to send files without losing an iota of quality and the person you want to share them with is close to you, you won't find a more comfortable and efficient service.

If we start talking about web services to share files, from our point of view the most outstanding is WeTransfer , since the interface is very simple and intuitive and, furthermore, the paid service offers everything a user needs when it comes to sharing large amounts of files. Finally, in terms of applications, FileMail offers a service very similar to that of WeTransfer, therefore, we opted for Telegram to be able to send small files quickly and comfortably.