Monday, July 28, 2014

GPS Coordinates of Important Locations for Expats in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Updated)

 

Hotels, Restaurants and Exhibition Centers:

  • InterContinental Hotel, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.66646,46.691358
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/ufSpJ


  • Marhaba Banquet Hall, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.67665,46.69187
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/1GZWI

  • Coral Gulf Hotel, Haara (Hai Al Wazarat), Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.674303,46.715942
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/BjZoV

  • Al Faisaliah Hotel, King Fahad Road, Olaya, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.690267,46.684813
Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/QdPMo
+966 1.273.2000
+966 1.273.2001
http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/alfaisaliahhotel/ Web Site
alfaisaliah@rosewoodhotels.com E-mail

  • Riyadh Exhibition Center (Old), Murooj area, Olaya St , Riyadh
    Coordinates: 24.753924,46.654291
    Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/p4aAl

  • Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, 2446 King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz Road, Riyadh 12451, Saudi Arabia
    Coordinates: 24.751742,46.724081
    Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/7mc8J
+966 1 454 1448
+966 1 454 4846
http://www.recexpo.com Web Site
esales@recexpo.com E-mail
 
  • Durrat Al-Layali Events Hall, King Abdullah Road, Al Nuzah, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.749209,46.713652
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/GmsI6
Foursquare: https://foursquare.com/v/%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A/4ebd124077c8c21dea5c36e0

  • Nayyara Banqueting and Convention Centre, Riyadh
    Coordinates: 24.70633,46.640267
    Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/vudQX
Phone: 00966 1 4806655
Fax: 00966 1 4806969
Website: http://www.nayyara.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Nayyara.MC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nayyara_MC

  • Exhibition Square, between exit 10-11, Eastern Ring Road, Riyadh
    Coordinates: 24.751196,46.739616
    Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/tWYrT

  • Janadriyah Annual Heritage and Culture Festival,Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.958592,46.794462
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/184ur
Event Email: janadria@sang.gov.sa
Event URL: http://www.janadria.org.sa
Social Media: Youtube Channel

  • Hotel Alkhozama, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.691865,46.685479
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/Tu66k

  • Al Nouras Restaurant (Pakistani), Riyadh
    Coordinates: 24.692489,46.702967
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/ALWwh

  • Mercure Hotel, Riyadh
    Coordinates: 24.786248,46.730856
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/V3Buv

  • Novotel Hotel, Riyadh
    Coordinates: 24.707383,46.675072
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/pcuKi

  • Al Rushed Exhibition Center, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.82097,46.79963
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/GawZ5

  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.668624,46.628593
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/2jb4d

  • 2nd Cup, Coffee Shop, Taliha street, Riyadh
    Coordinates: 24.699702,46.692667
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/WXdtE

  • Red Onion (Pakistani), Riyadh
    Coordinates: 24.676258,46.694179
Google Maps Link:  http://goo.gl/maps/QZkRQ

  • Malaz Restaurant (Indian), Hara,  Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.67256,46.70874
Google Maps Link:  http://goo.gl/maps/03crI

  • Lahori Khabey (Pakistani), Hara, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.665319,46.710582
Google Maps Link:  http://goo.gl/maps/QY8bh

  • Red Chilies (Indian), Hara, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.67795,46.70873
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/Nnpqi

  • King Fahad Cultural Centre, Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.638855,46.652621

Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/cGATf

     
  • Khyber Restaurant (Pakistani), Shamesi, Riyadh

Coordinates: 24.629617,46.697307

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/iSTFB

More Details: Review: Khyber Restaurant, Shamesi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

  • La Sani Restaurant (Pakistani), Riyadh

Coordinates: 24.705037, 46.677379

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/s5sbb

 

 

  • Prince Salman Social Center, Riyadh

Coordinates: 24.752884, 46.730284

Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/zyh7v



Malls and Shopping Centers:

  • LuLu Hypermarkets, Murabba Riyadh
Coordinates: 24.663691,46.703436
Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/ME9J8

  • IKEA, Riyadh
    Coordinates: 24.659777,46.788193
Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/NMmUq

  • Samsung Customer Care Center, Riyadh
    Coordinates:  24.680187,46.693139
Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/Zkzrk

  • Ramez Shopping Center, Riyadh
    Coordinates:  24.70618,46.83637
Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/6q5jo

  • Kambal Market, Riyadh
    Coordinates:  24.720361,46.857773
Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/C4ptQ

  • Perfume Market, Riyadh
    Coordinates:  24.63083,46.70805
Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/0Krvr

  • Panda Hyper Market, Hara, Riyadh
Coordinates:  24.66588,46.71084
Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/a6k3Z

  • Gandhara Mall, Riyadh
Coordinates:  24.77985,46.73251

Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/EA60l

 

  • Qarawi Mall, Riyadh
Coordinates:  24.7122,46.67112

Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/iqfCB

It has a big CAT outlet on Ground and 2nd Floor.



Universities and Schools:

  • Prince Sultan University, Riyadh Coordinates: 24.737337,46.701929
    Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/qxPE5
     
  • KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology) Headquarters - King Abdullah Road, 6086 Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 24.71674,46.644159
Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/Q4oFI

            • Kingdom Schools, Abi Al Hasan, Ar Rabi, Riyadh 13316
            • Coordinates: 24.792216, 46.658207

              Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/nZXd9

               

            • Dar Al Uloom University, Al Mizan, Al Falah, Riyadh 13314

            • Coordinates: 24.795863, 46.711408

              Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/QKQLJ


            Parks:

            Pictures: 20120614 - National Museum Riyadh
            Pictures: 20130404 - The National Museum Riyadh

            • Murabba Park, near Museum, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.643814,46.708079
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/YPRrJ

            • Riyadh Zoo, Ihssa Street, Malaz, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.673792,46.736376
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/Kr87y
            Phone: +966 1 4779523
            Fax: +966 1 4793968
            E-Mail: info@zoo.com.sa
            Website: http://www.zoo.com.sa/riyadhzoo/Default.aspx


            More Details: Place: Riyadh Zoo
            Pictures: 20120607 - Riyadh Zoo

            • Old Dariya, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.735392,46.574882
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/g7oIg

            • Rawdah Park, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.732473,46.776512
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/RO2NV

            • Al-Nakheel Isteraha, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.892237,46.804037
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/JOO40

            • Al Ilb Dam, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.778426,46.529501
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/0iGG8

            • Fantasy Land, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.869686,46.804428
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/Q4jpN

            • Salam Park, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.617323,46.708186

            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/2AE5F

            More Details: Place: Salam Park, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

             

            • Al Manakh Park of King Abdul Aziz, Southern Ring Road, Riyadh

            Coordinates: 24.614970, 46.775965

            Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/fcU7n



            Sports:

            • Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Malaz, Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.662267,46.740039

            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/stSRz

             

            • Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex, Riyadh

            Coordinates: 24.646105, 46.650001

            Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/Vbt1v

             

            • King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.789072,46.838638
            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/tMWR5

            • Nofa Equestrian Resort, Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.365237,45.937357
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/IZpye

            Phone: +96612168297 / 4653231
            Email: ssudairy@dirabpark.com.sa
            Website: http://www.dirabpark.com.sa/
            FB: https://www.facebook.com/DIRABMOTORPARK

            • Universal Bowling Center, Maazar Street, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.648363,46.65166
            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/bKnCg
            More Details: Universal Bowling Center (UBC) Riyadh

            • 1st Paintball, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.848999,46.781189
            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/SQasl
            Universal Bowling Center Contact Number: + 966 1 482 6799 , + 966 5 05269788
            Universal Bowling Center Website: http://www.ubcriyadh.com/index.html

            • Friends Sports (Sports Shop), Hara, Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.677681,46.708628
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/4cvmj

            Hospitals:

            • Kingdom Hospital, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.801656,46.654923
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/KOoQ6

            • Consultings Clinic, Kingdom Hospital, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.676902,46.682656
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/BVcOE

            • King Fahd Medical City (KFMC), Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.686816,46.705765
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/Rszdu


            Miscellaneous:


            • Suspension bridge west of Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.613195,46.58417
            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/rCixH
             
            • East of King Abdulaziz Manakh Garden, Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.617682,46.772551
            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/xm0iB
             
            • South of Salam Mall, Hair Location, Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.558521,46.637428
            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/CccuL
             
            • L Art Pur Gallery Hall, Takhassusi Street, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.704288,46.665705
              Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/mA4Cb
            Phone: +966 1 2011549
            Mobile: 0552717758
            Fax: +966 1 2010099
            Email: thepureart@gmail.com
            Twitter: https://twitter.com/LArtPur
            FourSquare: https://foursquare.com/v/lart-pur/4c17a8ddf1c976b06884a272
             
            • Al Jawhara Compound, RiyadhCoordinates: 24.746841,46.547044
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/prGOw

            • King Khalid Foundation, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.670101,46.660255
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/5izQq

            • Car Insurance Offices, near King Fahd Road, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.659812,46.703105
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/x75o8
            How to get Car Insurance from Al Rajhi Takaful in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia–Step by Step Guide

            • Cargo Services (by Air or Sea), Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.64076,46.71583
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/L1lrT
            Cargo Service from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to anywhere in Pakistan

            • Cold Stores for buying Meat, Riyadh
            How to buy Pakistani goat/lamb meat (mutton) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

            • NSN (Nokia Solutions and Networks) Office, Riyadh
              Coordinates: 24.72865,46.66234
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/8th7L

            • Hajj/Umra Services, Riyadh
            How to perform Hajj from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Step by Step Guide

            • Zam Zam Water in Riyadh
            How to buy Zam Zam water in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
             
            • Car Repair & Servicing Workshops, Riyadh
            Locations of Car Repair & Servicing Workshops in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

            • King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.96042,46.70168
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/lI5wq

            Plz feel free to enrich this directory more by sharing more important locations.

            -urShadow

            Event: Riyadh Celebrations Program for Eid Al-Fitr 1435 H (Updated)

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            Upon the directives of HRH Prince Turki Bin Abdullah , Prince of Riyadh, and head of the High Commission for the Development of Ar-Riyadh and his deputy, the Municipality of Riyadh, in collaboration with a number of official and non-official bodies, offer a laudable celebration program for Eid Al-Fitr this year. This comes as a gesture of sharing joy with residents of our precious capital, on this blessed occasion, through a number of festive and recreational events and activities.

             

            Date: 29 Jul - 3 Aug, 2014

             

            Fireworks

             

            Riyadh Municipality wishes to select Seven locations for fireworks launching, distributed geographically across the city.

             

            Time: 11:15 pm

             

            Addresses:

             

            Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Malaz

            Coordinates: 24.662267,46.740039

            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/stSRz

             

            Near the suspension bridge west of Riyadh

            Coordinates: 24.613195,46.58417

            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/rCixH

             

            East of King Abdulaziz Manakh Garden

            Coordinates: 24.617682,46.772551

            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/xm0iB

             

            King Fahd International Stadium

            Coordinates: 24.789072,46.838638

            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/tMWR5

             

            Prince Sultan University - Salahuddin district

            Coordinates: 24.734641,46.706184

            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/MTqIb

             

            South of Salam Mall, Hair Location.

            Coordinates: 24.558521,46.637428

            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/CccuL

             

            Women Only Activities

             

            • King Abdul Aziz Historical Center

            National and Folklore shows, poetry evening show, women play, games and prizes for women and children.

             

            Time: From 5:30 PM until 11:00 midnight.

             

            Address: King Abdul Aziz Historical Center

            Coordinates: 24.648226,46.710691
            Google Maps link: https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=24.647856,46.710927&spn=0.011838,0.019805&t=m&z=16&lci=com.panoramio.all,com.youtube.all,com.google.webcams
            Website: http://www.nationalmuseum.org.sa/index.aspx
            Phone: 01 402 9500

             

            • King Fahad Cultural Centre

            A festival comprising of: Traditional parts, Folklore, stories, and folk poetry parts, presented by several famous Saudi female poets, children operetta, special segments for the handicapped children, games and valuable prizes.

             

            Time: From 5:30 PM until 11:00 midnight.

             

            Address: King Fahad Cultural Centre, Riyadh, K.S.A
            Coordinates: 24.638855,46.652621
            Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/cGATf

             

            • Prince Salman Community Center

            Folklore arts, feasts of the nations with the participation of the communities, plays for the women and children, carnival, games and prizes.

             

            Time: From 5:30 PM until 11:00 midnight.


            Address: Prince Salman Social Center

            Coordinates: 24.752884, 46.730284

            Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/zyh7v

             

            Families Only Activities

             

            • King Abdul Aziz Historical Center

            Folklore Tent (in Al-Murabaa Square) National Museum

             

            Time: From 8:30 PM until until 12:00 midnight.

             

            Address: King Abdul Aziz Historical Center

            Coordinates: 24.648226,46.710691
            Google Maps link: https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=24.647856,46.710927&spn=0.011838,0.019805&t=m&z=16&lci=com.panoramio.all,com.youtube.all,com.google.webcams
            Website: http://www.nationalmuseum.org.sa/index.aspx
            Phone: 01 402 9500

             

            • Al-Dawh Celebrations Square

            Activities of Al-Dawh Celebrations Square shall include miscellaneous shows Folklore Tent customized for the family as there
            are benches for men and others for women.

             

            Time: From 8:30 PM until until 12:00 midnight.

             

            Address: Al-Dawh Celebrations Square

             

            • Durrat Al-Hada`ek Festival

            Folk Bazaar for folk products where some craftsmen will be introduced Men Tent, Children Theatre, Puppet show, Drawing and coloring activity .

             

            Time: From 7:00 PM until 12:00 midnight.

             

            Address: Al Manakh Park of King Abdul Aziz, Southern Ring Road, Riyadh

            Coordinates: 24.614970, 46.775965

            Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/fcU7n

             

            • Play for the Deaf

            Grina Silos Organization Assess the Municipality of Riyadh on the stage of grain silos play for the Deaf, to provide an opportunity for people with special needs of deaf people to participate in the celebrations of Eid.

             

            Time: From 10:00 PM

             

            • Sky Show

            In the north of city there will be show for kinds of aircraft :
            - Gairokopetr
            - Alturalight
            - Maekrolight. Delta

             

            Time: From 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

             

            Address: North of Riyadh

             

            • King Abdullah Park in Malaz

            The main activities is Folklores from Kingdom regions & children Operetta and visual presentations of a huge screen .
            - Children Operetta
            - Light Show
            - Folklores
            - Fountain dancer show

             

            Time: From 7:00 PM to 12:00 PM

             

            Address: King Abdullah Park , Malaz, Riyadh

            Coordinates: 24.666112, 46.737590

            Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/3XxSd

             

            Men Only Activities

             

            • Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex

            Stand up comedy show. Light and sound show.

             

            Time: From 9:00 PM until 11:00 PM

             

            Address: Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex

            Coordinates: 24.646105, 46.650001

            Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/Vbt1v

             

            • Shows Square in the Eastern Riyadh Park (Al-Qadissiah Quarter)

             

            The Ninth Cars and Motorcycles Championships (Break of Time barrier)

            The Municipality Championship to cross the distance determined for the race with the shortest time، For the Ninth year in a row.
            the «Break of Time Barrier» Championship shall be held for automobiles and motorcycles every day.
            A number of modified automobiles and motorcycles shall take part in this championship with the most powerful engines ever for full three days. These will endeavor to run the specified distance of the race in the least time possible. The championship includes the
            three automobiles categories. Awards will be given for winners of the first three positions of each category.

             

            Remote Control Air Show


            With the participation of a number of Saudi professionals and from the Gulf States, where they will perform a show with various sizes
            and forms of remote control planes of the participating planes.

             

            The First Autocross Championship


            It is one of the safest car racings. It is organized on a professionally equipped race track with circles and curves outlined by traffic
            plastic cones. The race includes two categories:
            - Open category
            - Standard category

             

            Remote Control Car Race Activity

             

            With the participation of a number of Saudi professionals and from the Gulf States, Arab and foreign countries, where they will perform a show with various sizes of remote control cars of the participating cars.

             

            Time: From 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

             

            Address: Shows Square in the Eastern Riyadh Park, Al-Qadisiyyah District (Ḥayy al-Qadisiyyah), ArRiyadh

            • Municipality Tent, Salah Al-Din Al-Ayoubi Road, Al Malaz, Riyadh

            General Secretariat of Riyadh organizes, for the Eighth year in a row, a contest for electronic games. This is a competitive activity for children and young people in the form of football matches on a play station and X BOX .

             

            Time: From 4.00 PM-11.00 PM

             

            Address: Municipality Tent, Salah Al-Din Al-Ayoubi Road, Al Malaz

             

            • Dirab Motorsport Park , Riyadh , KSA

            A number of various festival activities, each of which shall host a different activity;
            - Draq race
            - Carting
            - Classic cars

             

            Time: From 7:00 PM until 12:00 midnight.

             

            Address: Dirab Motor Park, Riyadh
            Coordinates: 24.459138,46.5810
            Google Maps Link: http://goo.gl/maps/Ep67T

            Phone: +96612168297 / 4653231
            Email: ssudairy@dirabpark.com.sa
            Website: http://www.dirabpark.com.sa/
            FB: https://www.facebook.com/DIRABMOTORPARK

             

            • Kingdom Schools

            Comedy Show for Men entitled, Ma Yuseh illa As-Saheeh, will be held in Auditorium of Kingdom Schools.

             

            Time: From 10:00 PM

             

            Address: Kingdom Schools, Abi Al Hasan, Ar Rabi, Riyadh 13316

            Coordinates: 24.792216, 46.658207

            Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/nZXd9

             

            • Dar Al Uloom University

            Comedy Show for Men entitled, Good Talent, will be held in Auditorium of Dar Al Uloom University.

             

            Time: From 10:00 PM

             

            Address: Al Mizan, Al Falah, Riyadh 13314

            Coordinates: 24.795863, 46.711408

            Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/QKQLJ

             

             

             

            Event Email: m1alriyadh@gmail.com

            Event URL: http://www.alriyadh.gov.sa

            Social Media:

            Organizer:

            Alriyadh Municipality
            Phone: +96614112222

            Phone: Toll free Number 940
            Fax: +96614112222 Ext. 3648
            Email info@alriyadh.gov.sa
            Website: http://www.alriyadh.gov.sa

            Alriyadh Municipality

             

            In 2012 I visited Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium in Malaz and the Fireworks were very good. Pics from that visit can be seen in the last of this album: 20120820-0412 - Riyadh, Makkah, Wadi Jinn, Madina

             

            -urShadow

            Sunday, July 27, 2014

            The Best Services for Sending Large Files over the Internet

            If you have to share a large file with someone over the Internet, there are generally two options – you can either put the file in an email message as an attachment or, if the file is too big to fit inside email, you can upload it to an file hosting service and then share the download links with the recipient.

            Share Large Files Online - Comparison Table

            Web email services like Gmail and Outlook allow you to send files up to 25 MB in size. For sending even bigger files, you can use a file-splitting utility like HJ-Split that will break the large file into smaller chunks of 25 MB each and you can send these in separate email messages. The recipient can download and join these parts to restore the original file.

            You can use online storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive for sending really big files. Microsoft OneDrive lets you upload single files up to 2 GB in size while the individual size limit is 1 TB (yes 1000 GB) in the case of Google Drive. For even bigger files, you can use Dropbox – here the files have no size limit if you upload them to Dropbox through the desktop application.

            There’s also WeTransfer — a freemium web app that lets you send files up to 2 GB in size from the browser. You don’t have to register for the service and all it asks for is the recipient’s email address. The uploaded file stays on the server for 7 days.

            Also see: How to password-protect files

            All the options discussed above have one thing in common – you have to upload your files to the Internet before someone can download them.

            If you would like to send a file directly to someone without having to upload it anywhere, JustBeamIt is a good option. This is peer-to-peer app meaning the file transfers happen between your computer and the recipient’s computer directly. You can drag and drop a file on to the JustBeamIt website and it will instantly create a shareable link. When someone clicks this link, the file will begin to download on their machine directly from your computer.

            Infinit is another impressive desktop application that also uses peer to peer file transfer and it allows you to send files of virtually any size to anyone. All you have to do is drag the file on to the Infinit app, choose any recipient from your contacts and the transfer will begin once they accept the incoming file request.

            Infinit is available for both Mac and Windows and is probably the easiest way to send files big and small. It supports resumable downloads meaning if the Internet connection breaks during the file transfer, the app will pick up from where it left off after the connection is re-established. If you are sending files to another computers on the same network, Infinit uses your local area network and thus the transfers happen extremely fast.

            That said, the sender and the recipient would need to install the Infinit app to use peer-to-peer transfer. Also, it is currently not possible to send files from the desktop to mobile devices.

            The popular Skype app can also be used for sending documents, photos, videos and other large files of any format to your Skype contacts. Just initiate a chat session or a audio / video call with a contact and choose the Send File option to initiate a transfer. The service imposes no limit to the size or number of the files you can send or receive using Skype and since it is peer-to-peer, no centralized server is needed for the file transfer.

            Also see: How to share files between Desktop and Mobile


            This story, The Best Services for Sending Large Files over the Internet, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 11/07/2014 under Email Attachments, Internet

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