June 27, 2005 in 4 out of 5 stars, A service, File uploading services, Free

What is it?

Dropload: A service where you can send big files to others, without having to email it to them.


Who makes it?

Andre Torrez

Why is it the killerest?

Because it's flat simple to do something that everyone struggles with -- getting large files to someone else. Typically people email them. Have you ever waited for a 10MB email? It's not fun, Dropload solves this problem. It works by allowing you to upload a file, which then triggers an email to your recipient, they click a link and download at their leisure (as long as it's within 7 days). You get an email when they've picked it up.

What could be improved?

It's a tad spare in features, but honestly, it only does what it purports to do. Performance can be weak when it's slammed. I love it.

How much does it cost?

Free as a bumblebee.


Reviewed by Carson McComas

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Who makes it? http://www.torrez.org/

Posted by: Robert | Jun 30, 2005 11:18:45 AM

Cool, thanks Robert. I've updated the post.

Posted by: Carson McComas | Jun 30, 2005 11:22:39 AM

Also in this arena is the "You Send It" website.


YSI allows for files up to 1 GB, but their servers often get slammed hard due to it's popularity.

Dropload is a great alternative.

Posted by: Daniel Nicolas | Jul 6, 2005 2:07:23 PM

Thanks Daniel, that looks just as cool.

Posted by: Carson McComas | Jul 6, 2005 4:12:56 PM

tried to sign up, ive sent my email addresse and password waiting for verication but hasnt work . is there any way of re sign with the same addresse as it says error everytime. Im losing a lot of work otherwise ! gutted ! thnx

Posted by: tom | Aug 18, 2006 3:12:46 AM

Is there any open source software I can load on my web server to get this type of service ?

Posted by: Darren Franks | Feb 28, 2007 9:56:18 AM