App that allows easy file management and sharing
Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
4shared is a desktop file uploading and management tool that complements the popular file-sharing website that bears the same name. This application makes it easy to select and queue files to be uploaded to an account on the 4shared website. This is a good utility for those who would prefer to use a program instead of relying on the browser-based interface for managing their files.
Users have the same level of control that the website uploading system provides, but the desktop version seems a bit more stable. It also frees up the browser so users can visit other websites or close it completely without worrying about their upload or download being canceled.
The desktop application looks a bit dated and unattractive, and it can be argued that it is also a bit complex for what it is designed to accomplish. However, appearances are not everything, and fans of this file-sharing website will appreciate the ability to select files and start a batch upload.
This software is not hard on the system, and it works on the latest version of Windows without any glitches or problems. Keep in mind that the 4shared website enables users to choose from a basic or premium account. Premium users will appreciate the value of this utility, because it makes full account management simple and straightforward. Basic users will also enjoy this desktop application for simple uploading as well.
This utility is free, designed and released by the folks at 4shared. It is not very intuitive, and it may take some experimentation to get a good sense of how this program works. Configuring the software is also pretty easy, and the program will remember settings so users only have to go through the process once. Anyone who is a frequent user of the 4shared service may benefit from this application despite its aesthetic shortcomings.
It is a stable platform.
File uploading is easy and reliable
Users feel more in control of their accounts
There is no need to process files through the browser
Not very attractive
Menus are a bit over-complicated
No acceleration available