Enter Memeo Send, which was announced today. The application is free to download (you can also send or receive files from a web browser) and with your free download you are given the opportunity to set up 3 file deliveries. At the end of that time, you can purchase extra deliveries for about US$1 each. If you don't need to send files very often, you won't pay much -- Memeo Send is strictly pay-as-you-go.
Read on for more information, including a special offer to the first 400 TUAW readers who use Memeo Send.
I had a chance to test the application and service, and it works very well. After a fast download and installation, you can use Memeo Send to create a free account. Once the account email has been validated, you can drag and drop packages of files to send to recipients. Using an encrypted connection, the files are uploaded to Memeo's servers.
The upload wasn't exactly speedy, probably limited by the maximum upload speed for my cable modem connection and the fact that the file being sent was already compressed data. I started the upload and went to bed -- I wasn't about to wait for seven hours or so for the file to be uploaded. In the screenshot below, you can also see that the Delivery Status bar shows that the recipient had already been notified. That's a slight bug, since the notification email wasn't actually sent until 4:27 AM (7 hours, 35 minutes later) when the file transfer was completed.
I had some problems receiving the download file. First, although my "recipient" email address was in the system, I had never entered a password, so I needed to do a password reset. This would be very confusing to a novice user. Second, after logging in with the Memeo Send client software, the receive page (see below) noted that the "download was resuming" but it never actually started. After starting the Memeo Send client software two more times, the download finally began. Downloads were much faster (it took about 45 minutes for the 2.7 GB file), which is what I'd expect given the difference in maximum upload and download speeds on my cable modem service.
We love giving away stuff to TUAW readers, and Memeo has provided a wonderful offer. To the first 400 readers who use Memeo Send to go beyond the built-in 3 delivery credit limit, Memeo has provided 50 free delivery credits (value of US$49.50). Taking advantage of this deal is simple; when you've used more than your free 3 delivery credits, Memeo Send will ask you to buy more. Enter the coupon code TUAWSEND in the proper area when you're buying those credits, and you'll be charged absolutely nothing for the next 50 delivery credits.
What's your favorite way of easily sending large files to clients or friends? Be sure to leave a comment below if you use some other method to do those pesky file transfers, and be sure to let us know how you like Memeo Send if you give it a try.