Rapidshare is trying hard to keep it's throne of being the leading one-click file-hoster, plagued by anti-piracy outfits pressure users are getting away to rival services like Hotfile.com as evident from this Alexa traffic comparison chart of past six-months. The company has now came up with a brand new site design, social-network and anti-wait strategy to win back users to Rapidshare.
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After annoying free users with hard to read CAT CAPTCHA's, World's biggest one click file-hoster Rapidshare has finally done farewell to CAPTCHA altogether, Rapidshare also announced that from now free users will be able to download without any waits until starting a succeeding download, however now free users will be restricted to a maximum speed of 500 kilobit per second.
Premium users will also now have more flexibility regarding the download volume, now they are able to download a maximum of 10 gigabyte per day and can be "saved" now to a maximum of 50 Gigabyte. As a consequence, the volume that was not used is transferred to the following day automatically, up to a maximum of 50 gigabyte, Also, earlier Premium and Collector's Accounts were credited a RapidPoints when a file was downloaded by a Free User but From now, Premium Downloads can generate up to 255 additional RapidPoints per day. Those extra points will be displayed in the account overview in the Premium or Collector's Zone.
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RapidShare is the world leader in one-click file hosting arena, despite being the most popular file-sharing service rapidshare.com lacks file search feature, the only reason I can assume they lack this feature is to avoid searching of copyrighted files by their legal owners getting illegally distributed by this pirate friendly file-hosting service. Nevertheless, their exist many services which allow you to search files hosted on rapidshare.com and other major file-sharing services like Megaupload.com, these free file search engines can be used to search for links of software, movies, music and ebooks hosted on rapidshare and similar services.
We have also created free OpenSearch & Google Toolbar plugins for searching rapidshare files from Firefox and IE7 search box, Just click on the plugin links below to get easy access to file-search:
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