YouSendIt has become my favorite way to send big files across the internet. Here are the obvious reasons to use their service:
- Send as many files - up to 2 Gigs - as you want for the same low monthly price ($9.95)
- Has a desktop client feature that increases upload time.
- Add on services like certified delivery with tracking and the ability to host files over a long period of time are handy.
- Control of expiration of links
- iPhone app shows me my outbox and if my files were downloaded when I'm on the go.
But for video makers and iPhone users, YouSendIt has one really neat feature.
Send a video file compressed as a m4v file (a compression option in Apple QuickTime) to someone who has an iPhone. If the receiver presses the link in their email, YouSendIt streams the video right to your iPhone. You don't need a separate server to do this.
This has saved me a few times when I had to be two places at once. My editor can send me a rough cut via the phone with no heavy lifting required. The quality of an m4v file is really superb as well.
Photo Credit: Creative Commons Steve Keys