Even as a seasoned webmaster and competent internet user with a Gmail account (capable of sending files < 10MB there are just some days you need more... I'm talking about sending those larger files, the ones that add up to hundreds of megabytes, videos, music, large presentations and other modern day content.
The hard part is figuring out how to send (or receive) large files from less experienced users. Sure, I can just FTP my files to a web server and share a link, I do that all the time, but I don't want to give out my FTP information to a low tech friend and it would be a real pain trying to help them figure out what FTPing is to begin with... that's where YouSendIt comes in.
www.yousendit.com is designed specifically for lower tech users who want to send large files to friends, coworkers or anyone else who needs them. I've been doing consulting for a Fortune 500 company recently, in fact I'm their lead intranet webmaster and my colleagues use YouSendIt to give me content to be posted all the time. Just today I was trying to get a video a friend had taken at a presentation. She is smart and capable but really doesn't know much about sending large files. Once again, YouSendIt to the rescue!
So all you have to do is go to their site, sign up for free, and you can instantly send files up to 100MB (FOR FREE!) in this recent case I was requesting a 400MB video from my friend, so I had to sign up for their paid service which is only $9.99 a month, what a bargain! No sharing FTP information or teaching people how connect to a web server, no more trying to zip stuff up or split up the files, YouSendIt is great.
I just wanted to share my thoughts here because even though I've know about YouSendIt for a log time I've always been able to get along without it (again, because I'm a webmaster with 10+ of my own sites and five servers). Now that I've actually used it and paid the $9.99 I don't see myself going without it again.