Sending large files for free? Know the (im)possibilities!

In today's digital world, file sharing has become an everyday need. Whether sharing documents with colleagues, sending personal photos or exchanging important data with clients, we rely on file transfer services to make this process smooth and secure. Often the first inclination is to try free services, but is this the smartest thing to do?

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Everyone knows and uses them: WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive and MEGA have been handy services for years to get a large file from A to B. They fill a need that e-mail cannot fill. While there are numerous free services that allow you to send files, it's important to consider aspects such as security and the overall feature set when choosing a tool to use organization-wide. Consider the ability to work with large files.

The price of 'free'

Although free services such as WeTransfer are popular for their ease of use, there are some important limitations that users need to consider. First, these services often have restrictions on the file size you can send. There is usually a limit of several gigabytes, which can be problematic if you want to send large files on a regular basis. This can lead to time-consuming and frustrating tasks, requiring you to split or compress files before you can send them.

In addition, using a free service often means that your files will only remain available for a limited period of time before they are automatically deleted. This can be problematic if you want to make files available to you for an extended period of time or maintain an archive of sent files It is important to consider these limitations, especially if you regularly work with large files or need long-term storage options.

Safety above all

When it comes to sending business files, security is a top priority. Many free file transfer services do not meet the (highest) data security standards. This is where paid services like FileCap can make all the difference. It offers advanced security features that ensure your files remain safe during transfer.

For example, FileCap uses end-to-end encryption, which keeps your files encrypted while they are being sent. This means that even if a malicious party gains access to the sent file, they won't be able to read it without the proper decryption key. This provides peace of mind, especially when sharing sensitive information.

Plus, with FileCap, you maintain control over your data. Unlike some free services, which may scan or share your files with third parties, with FileCap your files remain secure and private within Europe. This is especially important if you work with confidential company data or personal information.

Working with large files

Another important aspect of file transfer is the ability to work with large files. Many free services have limitations on file size, leaving you stranded when you want to send really large files. 2 gigabytes as a maximum? You quickly reach this size with video files and high-quality photos. Such limitation lead to frustration and delays in your work processes.

FileCap offers out-of-the-box solutions to this problem. With FileCap you can send large files without any problems, even if they are several gigabytes in size. Useful for professionals in sectors such as graphic design, architecture and video production, where files are often considerably large, but also for knowledge workers who, as an organization, you do not want to burden unnecessarily with selection stress, compression and cutting up large files. Saved files also remain available within FileCap for up to 999 days.

FileCap, a Dutch company

FileCap is an entirely Dutch service. This can be an additional trust factor for users who value data protection and compliance with privacy laws such as the AVG/GDPR. The Netherlands has a strong data protection record and is known for its strict adherence to privacy laws. As a Netherlands-based service, FileCap falls under these laws and is managed to high standards of data security and privacy protection. This can be a significant advantage for companies and individuals who work with sensitive information and who value the protection of their data. The fact that FileCap is a Dutch service also means that Dutch-speaking support is always available to users.


With FileCap, you can...

Send e-mails & files securely

The FileCap add-in makes sending a secure email or sensitive files child's play. Check out how it works below:

Receive emails & files securely

Invite someone to send you large files or a message securely with FileCap. Fast and simple!

Using multiple verification methods

Choose one of four available authentication methods: password, code via email, code via SMS or a company password. Sending extra sensitive information? Simply use a second verification.

Apply your own corporate identity

Customize your FileCap portal with a large background, your company logo and, of course, matching colors. The emails that you send with FileCap will also automatically receive your house style. Very familiar for your customers.

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Reduce the risk of data breaches

By taking advantage of the additional security options, business rules to monitor the content of emails and messages and the ability to retract sent messages, you reduce the likelihood of data breaches.

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If you value security, simplicity and efficiency in working with large files, you'll soon end up with a paid service like FileCap. With advanced security features like end-to-end encryption and full control over your data, you can be confident that your files will stay safe. Plus, FileCap offers email integration with clients like Outlook and the ability to work with large files without restrictions. That working securely and sending large files doesn't have to be costly, FileCap proves with attractive pricing for both small and large organizations.

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