MakeUseOf: Best Tools to Extract Zip and Rar Files Online

MakeUseOf: Best Tools to Extract Zip and Rar Files Online. “Extracting data from a Zip or Rar file is pretty easy – there are desktop tools that do the job just fine. However, there are times you may find yourself on a computer which does not allow installations of tools, such as a public library PC. Fortunately, you can still extract files using online tools that require no installations. Let’s take a look at the best tools to extract Zip and Rar files online.”

Lifehacker: Automatically Organize Your Downloads With This Chrome Extension

Lifehacker: Automatically Organize Your Downloads With This Chrome Extension. “I download a lot of things. We all do. In my case, my Windows Downloads folder is basically my catch-all for everything I’m working on, as well as the primary archive for files and folders I need to save somewhere else (but haven’t yet). This means said Downloads folder can get unruly, and I have found a new Chrome extension to fix that.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Free Up Space in Google Drive

Make Tech Easier: How to Free Up Space in Google Drive. “Many of us rely on cloud storage to save our documents, but just like a physical hard drive on your computer, space is not unlimited. Google gives its users 15GB of space, but that space is not just for your documents. Your 15GB of storage includes data from your Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. Depending on the amount you store online, the 15GB can evaporate quickly. However, not everything you store on Google counts toward the storage limit.”

Ars Technica: Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature

Ars Technica: Google Drive will introduce long-asked-for file shortcuts feature. “Soon, Google will add one of the most commonly requested features to its Drive file hosting, sharing, and collaboration service: shortcuts. These will allow users to create pointers to files from either the same drive or another, separate shared drive.”

Neowin: Google celebrates 100 million Files users with a couple of new features

Neowin: Google celebrates 100 million Files users with a couple of new features. “Today, the Mountain View giant is celebrating 100 million monthly users of the Files app, with Google saying that users around the world collectively clean up 8GB of unnecessary files per second, on average. In light of the milestone, a couple of improvements are being brought to the app.”

MakeUseOf: The 3 Best Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternatives, Tested and Compared

MakeUseOf: The 3 Best Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternatives, Tested and Compared. “For years, Dropbox has been the mostly undisputed king of cloud storage. Unless you’re heavily invested in another ecosystem, Dropbox’s free storage offers more than enough for most people. Slowly but surely, however, the company’s free offering is becoming less attractive. In March of 2019, Dropbox quietly introduced a limit on how many devices you can use with a free account. Whereas before there was no limit, now you only use three devices on a free account. For many people, this may not matter, but for others, it’s a sign that it’s time to look at other services.”

Mozilla Blog: Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private

Mozilla Blog: Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private. “Send is a free encrypted file transfer service that allows users to safely and simply share files from any browser. Additionally, Send will also be available as an Android app in beta later this week. Now that it’s a keeper, we’ve made it even better, offering higher upload limits and greater control over the files you share.”

ReviewGeek: Google Drive Has Quietly Become One of the Best Backup Options Around

ReviewGeek: Google Drive Has Quietly Become One of the Best Backup Options Around. “Google Drive, compared to the attention services like Dropbox and iCloud get, seems to just sit out in the wings hardly looked at. But, much to my surprise, it’s a fantastic service with flexible backup options. About six months ago I started looking for a backup service. Not just any old cloud storage service: one that could store the weekly backups from my massive desktop PC, holding a decade’s worth of photos, documents, videos, and even more exotic, larger files like virtual machines.”

Hongkiat: 15 Best Sites to Send Big Files Online

Hongkiat: 15 Best Sites to Send Big Files Online. “Today’s Internet allows an array of mediums for sharing files across different platforms. However, sharing large files still has its limits. Most email services only allow 20-25 MB as maximum attachment size which definitely isn’t enough to share bulky data (especially media files). Here’s the point where you need a reliable website that lets you send GBs of data to multiple people online. And so we bring you a list of 15 of the best large file sharing websites that will let you share large files for free.”

BetaNews: Dropbox Extensions let you edit your cloud-based files online

BetaNews: Dropbox Extensions let you edit your cloud-based files online. “Dropbox has just announced a new feature that makes it possible to edit your files online without the need to download them first. Dropbox Extensions give you the ability to edit a number of file types without the need to ever navigate away from Dropbox.”

How to Manage Your Digital Files: 9 Tips and Tools to Keep You Organized (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: How to Manage Your Digital Files: 9 Tips and Tools to Keep You Organized. “The internet doesn’t have an operating system. There’s no common dashboard you can log on to and manage your digital life from one place. You’re forced to keep track of multiple accounts, services, and more. So when the time comes for you to locate that specific file or piece of data, you don’t have a ton of options except for manually going through every one of them and hope you find it. You can, though, make that process much less frustrating with third-party tools.”

FStoppers: WeTransfer Rival Launches, Offers Free Unlimited File Transfer Size and Longer Availability

FStoppers: WeTransfer Rival Launches, Offers Free Unlimited File Transfer Size and Longer Availability. “Smash, a new file transfer service has launched, threatening competition such as WeTransfer by becoming the first to offer unlimited file size. The site also allows longer expiration times than WeTransfer’s standard 7 days.”

Lifehacker: The Best Way to Set Up a Dropbox Account

Lifehacker: The Best Way to Set Up a Dropbox Account. “There are lots of services you can use to host your files in the cloud. Dropbox is one solid option, even though it doesn’t give you a lot of storage to play with if you aren’t paying its monthly fee. Still, it’s an incredibly convenient way to access a shared pool of files across your computers and devices. Even if it’s reached ‘household name’ status for software, here’s a guide to getting the most out of this great storage solution.”