There are quite a good number of file hosting services out there which lets users host large files and share the download link with anyone. Some of the very popular file hosting services are Rapidshare, Megaupload, Snapfiles where you have certain limitations and have to wait for a timer to complete before you can start to download any file.
All these file hosting services are great but there are some disadvantages. The first disadvantage is on the download limitation, you can complete a maximum of one or two downloads in the time span of 24 hours. Another disadvantage is when you are downloading a large file using a browser and there is a power cut or something, your download crashes in the middle.
Hence I have made a switch and now use a full featured desktop app for downloading large files from free file hosting services.
MDownloader is a free utility for Windows which lets you download files from most of the file hosting services. You can download multiple files in one go, don’t have to wait for the timer to finish, don’t have to fill up those boring captchas and can schedule downloads at your convenience.
The application works just the same way as other download managers grab the download links, put them in the queue and hit the Downloadbutton. There is a quick paste button available at the MDownloader toolbar which lets you quickly paste URL’s from Windows Clipboard. The best thing about MDownloader is that you can pause and schedule downloads when you want. This is really helpful when you do not want to stay awake just because a file download is in progress.
Apart from downloading files, MDownloader can also be used to upload files to several file hosting services. You can also use the RSS monitor function in MDownloader to monitor a list of RSS feeds for newer downloads and selectively download the files you want.
Techie Buzz Verdict
MDownloader is a very useful application for downloading files from file hosting services. The program requires .NET Framework to be installed on your system and works perfectly in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Techie Buzz rating: 4/5 (Excellent).