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Pando

Friday, September 28th, 2007 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management
 
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You’ve now told us about YouSendIt, but what about Pando? I believe it’s the same type of program, but I don’t know much about it. Can you please fill us in? Thanks.



Excellent question! As you may recall, one of our freelance writers told you about a program called YouSendIt that allows you to send extra large files through your e-mail. As I’m sure a lot of you already know, many e-mail clients only let you send up to a certain file size via e-mail, which can be somewhat frustrating, depending on the types of files you work with. Luckily, YouSendIt takes all those limitations away to give you total freedom when it comes to the size of your files.

Well, YouSendIt is not the only program on the Internet today that allows you to do that. Another, called Pando, is becoming more and more popular everyday as well. Now, while both of these applications do about the same thing, I wanted you all to know that you do have options when it comes to this kind of thing. Okay, so what does Pando do? Listen up for all the details. I think you’re really going to like this one!

First of all, you can access Pando by going to www.pando.com. You will need to download it to your computer in order to use it, but we’ll get to that here in a second. Basically, Pando is a free software program that aims to make downloading, streaming and sharing large files a whole lot easier. And as if that wasn’t enough, they manage to make it as simple as possible and fun too. So, if you ever need to e-mail a large file attachment or publish a downloadable video to the Web or IM a folder to one of your friends, Pando is what you need!

Pando makes it very easy to manage your downloads with the small .pando attachments they use. They’re a smaller file type, so you don’t have to worry about size limits and you never have to worry about them bogging down your e-mail Inbox. For example, if you send a large file to one of your co-workers, they will receive an e-mail saying they have a Pando file waiting to be downloaded. Then, as long as they have Pando installed on their computer as well, they can open the file with just a quick click. Also, once you e-mail the file to your recipient, you don’t have to worry about it from there on out. You don’t have to be connected to your computer for them to open the file, it’s all done automatically. It’s super easy, compact and so convenient!

Like I said before, you can also share files with Pando. With this feature, you can publish downloadable video, photo or any audio files to the Web and you can share any files or folders up to 1 GB in size. And what’s even better, you can do all of it right through the comfort of your own e-mail. You don’t have to register for another e-mail program; you can do everything exactly the same. Also, once you download Pando, it puts an icon into your system tray that tells you the progress of your downloads. It will let you know if they’re finished downloading or if you have any that are pending. It’s so cool!

Along with all of that, Pando is 100 percent clean. It contains no spyware or adware and it is completely free. (Now, I’m not bashing YouSendIt, but to use that service in full, you have to pay for the additional features. Yes, they have a free version too, but you don’t get as much with it). Pando, on the other hand, allows you to use everything at no cost to you whatsoever! That in itself is awesome, don’t you think?!

So, if you think you’re ready to download Pando, set aside a few minutes and visit this link. When you get there, choose the operating system you use (it works with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and with Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later) and then click on the big orange button that says Download Pando Now! Once it starts up, hit Run twice and then just follow the rest of the directions. It’s a very easy download. Don’t think that just because it’s a hefty program, it’s going to be difficult to get up and running. It really couldn’t be any easier!

Once it’s installed, you can start sending and receiving files right away. So, if you ever run into a predicament where you have a large file to send and you can’t figure out how to do it, turn to Pando. Again, you can check out Pando and all that comes along with it right here. I’ve already used Pando myself many times and I absolutely love it. So, here’s your homework: Give Pando a try today and then let me know what you think.

If you’d like other options for sharing large files online, you may also want to take a look at GE.TT and Crate.

Have fun!

~ Erin

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