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JustBeamIt Makes Direct P2P File Transfers a Snap

You want to send a file but it’s too big for email, your recipient doesn’t know how to FTP, and they’re behind a restrictive firewall. JustBeamIt can help–drag and drop the file and then send them the download link for a simple direct transfer.

It’s that easy. Visit JustBeamIt, drag the file you want to transfer into the drop zone, and then email or IM the URL to the person who needs the file. The file will automatically transfer from your computer to theirs. There is no limit on the file size since JustBeamIt doesn’t host the file–the site simply negotiates the connection between you and the recipient.

JustBeamIt is a free service and requires no registration. Hit up the link below to take it for a test drive.

JustBeamIt [via Addictive Tips]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/13/11

Comments (8)

  1. Meena Bassem

    unfortunately, doesn’t seem to work for all files.

  2. Mike K

    Is there something that has to be enabled or disabled (like the firewall on my computer) before this will work? It doesn’t do anything after I drop the file into the window. I checked their help and it isn’t very instructive beyond telling you to drop the file and click the header for another file drop.

  3. KatsumeBlisk

    I use Minus for file sharing. Granted, I still have to upload it, but the person can download it whenever they want with a link. You get 10GB for free and an extra GB for each person that uses your link. They get an extra GB too. I won’t spam you guys with mine, unless you ask.

  4. Pranava

    Hi there,

    Once you drag and drop, the file is ready to be transferred. The link that is generated can be given to someone else who will be downloading the file. The other person will be able to download the file as soon as they visit the generated URL. Thanks for using Justbeamit!

  5. Syn

    Pretty cool, and works with any types of files so far. I even tried a “dli” file-type, just for fun. Although, I still prefer Mediafire.

  6. Sean

    This is a great idea and very useful.

    I can’t get it to work in Explorer 8, although it works fine in Chrome.

  7. Robert

    The link isn’t working at the moment. Tried it on my droid as well, then tried it from Addictive Tips…won’t open. Perhaps they have so much web traffic resulting from your article and Addictive Tips that they cannot handle the traffic, which makes me wonder about trying them for important file transfers.

  8. vistamike

    Did not work in FF 7 or PM 7
    Just got 7%, hung
    Oh well another day

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