July 19, 2013

Minbox – Quickly Share Large Files


Email attachments just don’t cut it when it comes to quickly sharing extremely large files. Although a number of tools have been created to help people share smaller documents online — with Dropbox being the most popular of the bunch — people who needed to share RAW photos and expanded video files have been out of luck until recently.

Minbox is a tool designed specifically for people who need to quickly — and cheaply — share extra large files. See for yourself how quickly you can share files through Minbox by adding a special icon to your desktop menu bar, dragging your first file to the icon, entering the email address of the person you’d like to share the file with, and hitting “Send.” Minbox accepts RAW images, and turns them into responsive photo galleries that recipients can view. A file that’s 1GB in size can be shared in five seconds flat. You also have the option to upload files to be sent at a scheduled time in the future.

In addition to its lightning speed, Minbox is also cheap. So cheap, in fact, that it’s free. Users can send as many files, as large as they want, as frequently as they want, without paying a dime. Users who upgrade to Pro plans can get access to expanded privacy features, along with custom galleries, encrypted files, and other advanced tools.

Practical Uses:

  • Drag RAW files from your photo editor into Minbox
  • Quickly share large documents with colleagues in remote offices
  • Send advanced proofs to clients
  • Convert high-res images for faster upload and download speeds

Insider Tips:

  • Gmail users can check their Sent folders to see files they’ve shared
  • Auto share your files on Facebook and Twitter
  • Upgrade to a Pro account to encrypt your sensitive documents
  • Import contacts from Gmail to make sending documents faster
  • Files and galleries expire after 30 days for users with free accounts

What we liked:

  • Users can send as many files as they want without spending a dime
  • Minbox supports unlimited file sizes
  • Pro users can set an expiration date for their files
  • Responsive galleries are a great way to share large photo files with friends

What we didn’t like:

  • Minbox is currently only available for Mac users


Company Info:

  • Launched: May 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Alexander Mimran and Michael Lawlor
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Pro plan is coming soon


  1. I have been trying to contact someone for 2 weeks now about my Minbox Pro account cancellation. Company took $19 from my bank and hasn’t returned my emails. I had to contact the FTC about this. Please respond ASAP. THANKS!

  2. Juan

    The same for me, no one answer my mails. what is FTC , Waketa? Thanks

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