Internet users have many options to store and share files online. 4 Shared is another application that helps simplify the process of managing files. The application is designed to give users a place to store files, from personal music to videos, photos and documents.
Users are given 10 GBS of storage space for free. 4 Shared also provides convenient access through three format options. The first is through a downloadable desktop version. The second allows the user to add a 4 Shared tool bar to their favorite browser and the third includes mobile access through Symbian, BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices.
4shared.com was founded in 2005 as an online file storage solution. The current 4 Shared team includes President of Technology Alex Lunkov and President of Products Sergiy Chudnovkyy. 4 Shared is owned by New IT Solutions, LTD. The application also allows users to search shared files submitted by the 4 Shared community.
4shared provides users with a simple file storage and sharing solution. Many of the features available are much like other applications that offer a similar service. The site also includes a community sharing feature that allows users to search through shared files submitted by other users. Other than that, 4 Shared is much like any other file sharing application. It is basic, but functional.
The 4shared website is clean and attractive, using plenty of open space to avoid overwhelming new visitors. The blue logo is sometimes accented by seasonal elements such as Santa hats and Christmas trees. The main part of the homepage includes the file search tool and upload tool. Users can easily find the basic functions of 4shared without navigating away from the homepage.
Visitors can join 4shared by clicking on the blue “Sign Up” button found along the right hand side of the homepage. The registration form is very simple and requires an email address and password. The user must also choose between a premium or basic account by selecting radio buttons at the bottom of the form. Clicking the premium option will make a drop down box appear so the user can select their membership duration and price. After submitting the information, the user is taken to their 4shared dashboard and can begin using features (based on their membership level).
Users can choose between a free and premium membership when signing up for 4shared. The free account includes up to 10 GBs of storage space, low download speeds, one parallel download and a 24 hour download limit. The premium membership upgrades to include up to 100 GBS of premium traffic per month, 100 GBs of storage space, high download speeds, unlimited parallel downloads, unlimited downloads each day, detailed statistics, resume download option, download accelerator support, no advertising and no queuing. One month of a premium membership costs around $10, three months costs around $8 per month and six months costs around $7 per month.
4shared is a great service for anyone who needs to manage files online. The site is very simple to use and the service comes with all the basic conveniences of a file uploading, managing and sharing service. Users can quickly upload and sort files for access later or send them to others.