GigaSize provides internet users with a way to upload files that are too large to email. The site allows users to upload videos, music, photos and more that can be instantly accessed and emailed. GigaSize provides an easy to use, quick upload service that gives user a way to send links rather than hefty files. Files can be uploaded then later downloaded. The file that is uploaded cannot be edited in any way so other users cannot tamper with what was uploaded. The user’s original file remains untouched and secure. Professional GigaSize users can upload their large files to the site to share or access later rather than contacting their IT department for files that are too large to email. There are many uses for GigaSize in a number of situations.
The GigaSize team consist of individuals from all over the world, each of which places an emphasis on “Web 2.0 principals.” Many of the GigaSize team members have been a part of very large, multi billion dollar projects in the tech industry. Each team member has contributed their knowledge and experience to help build GigaSize and make it as user friendly and functional as possible.
There are many places to upload files. Some are only for specific files, like YouTube and Photobucket. While these may work when a video or image needs uploaded, it is hard to find a place to share large files that consist of other data. GigaSize stands out because the site allows users to upload any kind of data. If it is too large to email, GigaSize can help.
The GigaSize website has a strange mix of professional elements and annoying banner advertisements. The images and icons are very stylish and modern. Alone, they would really dress up the site. However the site also includes a number of animated banner ads that seem to surround the main content in a way that draws attention too much. If the user is lucky, they will arrive when a low key advertisement is being displayed and will have little issues with the site design. Other than the scattering of advertisements, the site is very professional and eye-catching with a blue and black color scheme.
New users can register for a GigaSize account by clicking on the blue “Create my account” link just under the email and password login fields. The registration form asks for a first and last name, screen name, country location, email address, password and terms of service agreement. After entering the confirmation code, the user can click the aqua blue “Submit” button to complete the registration process.
GigaSize allows users to create an account for free. There are two free memberships available. The first is for unregistered users. Access includes slow download speeds, up to 300 MB maximum per file, 20 day file storage, the longest waiting times and additional advertising. A second free membership is available for registered users, and upgrades to include slightly shorter download wait times, better download speeds, fewer advertisements, 2 GB file storage and management, and up to 45 day file storage. The paid membership includes the fastest download speeds, unlimited downloads, bank level security, resume download feature, no file size maximum, no wait time before download begins, no advertising, 1 TB file storage and management, address book import feature, and unlimited file storage duration. The price of a premium membership varies depending on the period paid for. The one month membership costs about $10, two months is under $20, three months is about $20, six months is about $35, one year is about $60 and two years costs around $100.
Anyone who needs to send a file that is too large to email can get a lot of use out of GigaSize. Users who do this frequently may want to consider paying for a premium membership to decrease wait times and increase download speeds.