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Google censors torrent, download terms from suggestions and Instant

It's pretty common for Google to revise its suggestion blacklist, adding in new terms that the company feels shouldn't appear. With the most recent update, you'll no longer see terms related to downloading -- terms such as torrent, RapidShare, and Megaupload. Why? Google, indexing torrent sites and facilitating piracy, has been given plenty of flack from just about anyone with a copyright. I...

ZUploader is an awesome desktop app for uploading files, pictures, and text

Zscreen is an absolutely phenomenal screenshot tool. One of the features I like about it most is its awesome integration with online hosting services -- and not just for images. ZScreen also support short URL services, text hosts like Pastebin, and file hosts such as RapidShare and Drop.io. It's certainly a handy feature, but what if you're not a ZScreen user? Wouldn't it be slick to have stan...

WeTransfer makes file transfers not just painless... but kind of enjoyable

Email attachments may still be the best way to move small files around the Internet, but it's extremely limiting when it comes to file size. Until recently, the quickest and easiest options for transferring large files have been services like RapidShare or MegaUpload, but both services have relatively low file size and usage limits for free users. WeTransfer differs from the other services in that...

pyLoad, lightweight and powerful one-click hoster download manager

This tiny tool will definitely catch your eye of interest if you're downloading a lot of files from Rapidshare, Megaupload or hotfiles: pyLoad, entirely written in Python, is a download manager available for GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and most interestingly for routers! Its functionality is similar to JDownloader with the aim to be extrem lightweight and stable to run smooth on servers or ha...

Long live the humble BBS, and the current state of file sharing

32 years ago today, the first electronic bulletin board system -- or BBS -- was born. As the brainchild of a nerd stuck in the Great Blizzard of 1978, the first BBS was created as a way to circumvent the fundamental, age-old rules of socializing -- it was merely a a digital version of the bulletin boards found in the foyers of libraries and churches around the world. We had been making use of the ...

MediaFire pees on Skipscreen's boots, seeks to ban Firefox add-on

When I wrote about Skipscreen back in April, I figured it was probably the kind of add-on that someone, somewhere wouldn't like. Possibly the free hosting providers whose roadblocks Skipscreen is designed to circumvent. Fast forward to today, and that's exactly the case. MediaFire has decided that Mozilla needs to remove the add-on from its directory immediately, citing violations of the MediaFi...

DropRecord: send one file to multiple hosting providers

Sites like Rapidshare and Megaupload tend to be used heavily by music blogs and other sites that don't have the bandwidth or the storage space to handle a high volume of downloads. Even the biggest mirror services can get bogged down, though. Sometimes one mirror will be slow, your file will be taken down, or you'll reach the limited number of downloads some sites allow. Mirroring your file on s...

File sharing service RapidShare ordered to filter content

Rapidshare is a service that makes it easy for users to upload and share files with a large number of people. It can come in handy whether you want to send a large file to a friend who has an email service with file attachment size limits or you want to share files with visitors to your website without paying a hefty web hosting bill. But Rapidshare has never gained the respect that sites like ...

Bypass download delays with Skipscreen for Firefox

You've got to love SkipScreen's motto: "iskp that isht." That's exactly what the handy Firefox plugin is designed to do. Once installed, Skipscreen will bypass those annoying intermediate pages you encounter when trying to download files from a site like Mediafire, RapidShare, zShare, or Megaupload. Other sites currently supported include DespoitFiles, Divshare, and LinkBucks, and more are on th...

Upload files to multiple mirrors ine one step with Gazup

Like previously mentioned Rapidspread, Gazup is a web service that allows you to upload a file and mirror it on several hosts with ease. Gazup's interface is decidedly more Web 2.0 (it's up to you to decide whether that's a good or bad thing). Apart from uploading a file directly from your machine, Gazup also supports mirroring files from a URL. It's a handy way to provide alternative downloads ...

Rapidstack searches working Rapidshare downloads in realtime

Rapidstack is an excellent search engine for users who download frequently from - where else - Rapidshare. They claim to filter dead links and return only working downloads, and it worked well in my testing. Submit your query, and results load below the text box as Rapidstack finds them. Queries can take a little while to execute depending on what you search for, but you're trading a few seconds ...

Upload files to 100+ hosts from your Windows desktop

If you're a frequent uploader of files, Zoom's File & Image Uploader is well worth a download. It supports more than 70 file hosting services, including popular options like Mediafire, Megaupload, Rapidshare, Sendspace and 23 image hosts like Imageshack and Tinypic. Multi-server options like Rapidspread and MassMirror are also included. When adding files to your queue, you can select image o...

Raptor manages downloads for Rapidshare Free users

There are plenty of good download managers available for Rapidshare Premium members, but what about those of us without a pair account? Raptor is a good option for handling multiple RS downloads with minimal fuss. Just copy the download URL, click the plus button in Raptor, and paste. Raptor takes care of sitting through Rapidshare's imposed wait times so you don't have to. The program defaults...

Upload, Share, and Mirror in One Step With Rapidspread

There are plenty of great places to upload and share files, so why not use a bunch of them all at once? Rapidspread is a a simple file upload site that automatically forwards your files to as many as 10 filesharing sites. From the upload page, simply browse for your file(s), agree to the terms of service, and click share. Once the upload is complete, RapidSpread displays a URL to send to your ...

Upload files to multiple file sharing sites with Uploadjockey

Can't decide whether to upload a file to Rapidshare, MegaUpload, Badongo, or another service? Each site basically offers the same service. You can upload files and share the link with friends or strangers over emal, IM, web sites, or user forums. But some of the services might be blocked by various ISPs, or the people you're trying to share the files with might have registered accounts with one si...