I don't have an iPhone, and recently I was in a situation where somebody wanted to airdrop a file to me, but my phone couldn't accept it. I had to tediously explain why this couldn't work, and the transfer took a very long time. This got me thinking about general purpose file sharing, and I realized that I needed a reliable way for someone to give me a file, with no requirements on their end except an Internet connection and a browser. Essentially, I'm wondering if anyone knows of a web service that would allow me to do something similar to the following:
- Send somebody a link.
- That person then follows it, and the page allows them to upload a file to my account, and perhaps shows a message about what file I'm expecting
- I get an email/notification/alert to accept or decline, and the file is then given to me by a share link, download, or is ideally put directly into a folder of my OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox.
My main motivation is that a disturbingly large number of people don't know how to upload and share a file, so I would like to make the process of sharing a file with me as quick and painless as possible.