Mozilla rolls out free encrypted file sharing service Firefox Send
Mozilla has quietly (I say quietly because I missed it) rolled out Firefox Send in March. They have also released the beta Android app in the Play store.
Announced in a blog post this service allows anyone to send files of up to 1GB from any browser. There is nothing to install; simply go to the page and drag-and-drop to obtain a link. Further, if you sign up for a free Firefox account, the size limit increases to 2.5GB.
In my testing - done without signing up - my uploaded file gave me a link that expired after 1 download or 1 day, whichever came first. Trying to increase this limit this sent me to a page where I could either sign in or create a free account. There is also a message that states if you create an account, the link expiry can be set for up to 7 days.
Not bad for a free, secure service that is also convenient. According to the blog post: “Send makes it easy for your recipient, too. No hoops to jump through. They simply receive a link to click and download the file. They don’t need to have a Firefox account to access your file.”
Very nice. I would like to note that I don’t trust anyone with my data and so I tested with a GPG-encrypted file. Nothing personal, Mozilla!