Wormhole allows you to send encrypted files up to 10GB for free, the best option from Firefox Send


It's been just under a year since Mozilla closed its Firefox Send. It was a WeTransfer-type service that encrypted shipments to provide greater security and privacy, but users were misusing it, Mozilla did not know what to do to improve it and they ended up closing it. For its part, WeTransfer does made changesHow to verify the emails we use for shipments, and it continues to work, but the maximum allowed per shipment is 2GB. Now, from the creators of WebTorrent comes to us Wormhole.

OnionShare It could be a better option, since it allows you to send files of any size with total security, but there are three things that prevent it from being perfect: you need to install your application to send, the transfer speed depends on our connection and it is necessary to use the Tor browser to download. The good thing about Wormhole is that it is a service to send private files like the now defunct Firefox Send, but it allows us to send up to 10GB without registration.

Wormhole is from the creators of WebTorrent

In this type of services, the upload depends on our connection, but the download does not, it is done at maximum speed. Links expire after 24 hours or when the file (s) has / have been downloaded 100 times, and you can start downloading as soon as it starts uploading. If we start downloading it as soon as we add them, the download will be limited to our upload. Once on the server and if we do not close the window, we can delete the files immediately.

Currently there is already an application for Windows, but on the roadmap it does not appear that they are going to create one for Linux as it does appear that they will soon launch one for Android and one for iPhone in the fourth quarter of 2021. Right now, Linux users can only use Wormhole via the web, from where it says "Get the application for Linux" if we use a browser based in Chromium, but it is a webapp. In the future they will add an option under subscription to send larger files, extend the number of downloads and the expiration time.

Wormhole was unveiled in March of this year, and aims to be the best shipping service in the world. At the moment, taking into account the encryption, that there is no need to wait to start downloading and that up to 10GB can be sent for free without depending on applications, I think it is succeeding. It's a great option, and I've already saved it to favorites.

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