A desktop app for online file storage and sharing
- Very stable downloads
- File tree oraganization
- Resume interrupted uploads
- Needlessly complicated
- Old fashioned interface
4shared is a desktop application that compliments the browser-based file storage system. Upload files through this app then access them from anywhere or share them with other people.
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4shared desktop has the benefit of looking just like the web app, so users will be totally familiar with the layout. It also uses a fairly standard Windows-style layout, with a traditional file tree so it's easy to organize your files.
The advantage of this desktop version of 4shared is that big uploads tend be smoother. You can't accidentally close this app like you can a browser window either, so if you use 4shared a lot it's pretty useful.
While it's pretty feature rich, 4shared isn't as usable as
There are good sharing options, but again it's just a little over complex compared with DropBox's super simple system. The upload/download frame features information like speed, and elapsed time, but it could really be presented better.
4shared desktop fits well into a Windows environment as a file storage and sharing application, but is over complex and the interface is a bit outdated.