In my work I frequently have large files (or more accurately, multiple files & folders combined into one large folder) which I need to make available over the internet for multiple people, primarily customers, to download. One of the folders — which can range from 100 MB to 300 MB in size — typically consists of a number of PDF & MP3 files combined into 3-6 subfolders.
For the past few years, I have used a service called YouSendIt. For about $12 per month, YouSendIt allowed you to upload files too large to send as email attachments, and then provided you with a link which you could share via email with anyone you want. Once in possession of the link, the recipients could use it to download the files.
Many of the recipients are not particularly tech savvy and my primary reason for using YouSendIt was that upon clicking the link, the recipient was presented with a relatively simple screen containing one or more large green download buttons as shown here (Fig. 1):
The screen had no ambiguity and I virtually never had questions or complaints regarding its use.
One thing I should note is that whenever the download link was emailed to a recipient, the email included a sentence urging them to download and save the files to their HD as soon as possible.
This was because the link generally had a limited duration (typically two weeks) of activity.
The reason for my post in EE today is that YouSendIt was recently renamed & rebranded and the link-destination page redesigned. The new format has much more content now and, I suppose in an attempt to capture new business, displays several additional places to click (Fig. 2):
Most bothersome is that the "Download" button is much smaller and has been moved to the upper-right corner where it is much less prominent
than before. Furthermore, it is located directly adjacent to another button with the word "Save" which is just as large as the download button and perhaps, due to its solid orange color, even more prominent (Fig. 3):
The new format has confused a number of people — particularly in light of the statement mentioned above urging them to "save
the files…as soon as possible." They errantly click the "Save" button
which, instead of initiating the download process as they expect, prompts them to login or register for an account with the download service.
I'm hopeful that someone can point me to a site similar to the original YouSendIt which allows uploads of large files and then presents a simple, unambiguous, and easy-to-use Download screen.
PS If a zone or topic other than the three I have chosen, is more appropriate for this question, please feel free to make or suggest that change.