4shared, the popular file sharing site, has released an Android application allowing users the same access to their 4shared account on their Android device that they have on their computer. You can manage (or create) your 4shared account, upload and download files, search for other files, and copy already hosted files to your own account, right from the app. There's also a picture viewer and video player built into the app itself, so you can check out any downloaded media without leaving the app.
While it's true that services like this quite often are used to share copyrighted material, they also can be used for legally distributable files as well. Many Android themers and modders use 4shared, so you now have a quick way to download those files right to your phone. If you're a 4shared user, you'll certainly find this useful. It's free for devices running Android 2.1 or higher, and download links and the press release are after the break.
The 4shared Mobile for Android, an application developed by 4shared.com (opens in new tab), a file sharing service, has been accepted for display on Android Market recently.
4shared Mobile for Android gives the direct access to users 4shared web account. With 4shared Mobile users can create, rename, group and delete folders, download files from their web account directly through their phones.
Other 4shared Mobile features include:
1. Multiple files upload and download
2. Advanced search and storing searches data
3. Cut/copy/paste multiple files
4. sharing your favorite files with your friends;
5. adding files to your list of favorites for a quick access;
4shared’s head of marketing Andrew Liulko says:
“The 4shared Mobile application for Android based phones was launched at the end of 2010. Seeing our application listed on Android Market is surely good news to us and hopefully for our costumers too”.
4shared Mobile for Android is available at Android Market via this link: https://market.android.com/
To find out more about other benefits 4shared provides visit the official website of the service https://www.4shared.com (opens in new tab)
Founded in 2005 4shared.com (opens in new tab) keeps on growing and gives an opportunity to store, manage and share data on the web for free. 4shared is much used worldwide, but most actively in the USA, Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
4shared provides users with 15 GB of free storage space and let’s upload an unlimited number of files up to 2 GB in size. 4shared is the service to back up, store and share your files online for free.
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And that's how pirating got even easier
Arrrr....ye be correct there, matey!
i love the fact that they have an app on the android market considering the fact that i use them when i dont want to pay for apps.
In order to use the app, it makes you sign up for a 4shared account. If you were to pirate, wouldn't that mean everything you download could be easily tracked back to you?
I wish they charged for the app just so I could get a pirate copy on 4shared.com. :-)
Personally, I see these services as what they are, file-sharing sites, and not as 'free app sites'. It's that kind of thinking that that keeps the ISPs, the media cartels and the gov't trying to shut down these services, even though they're used very often for legal purposes. Such as Bittorrent for the distribution of legally free software (like Ubuntu, Fedora, Elementary, etc.), and legally free music and videos (such as OCRemix stuff, the various Blender Projects like Big Buck Bunny and Sintel, etc.) whose file sizes make it somewhat cumbersome to download otherwise, or as the article states, 4shared for themers and modders.
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