Download File Hosting - Best Software & Apps

  • Google Drive

    1.3.33.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Google Drive—A Convenient Storage for All Your Files

    7
    1009 votes
    • PROS: Backup and Sync Any Folder, Google Docs Integration, Collaboration Features, Clean Web Interface
    • CONS: Weak File-Sharing Security, No Private Encryption Option, Recent Versions for Your Files Only Lasted for 30 Days, Expensive Paid Storage
  • Google Docs

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Write, Organize, And Collaborate With Your Team.

    8
    53 votes
    • PROS: Strong word processing, Incredible cloud functionality
    • CONS: Inconsistent storage amounts, Weak presentation features
  • Dropbox

    11.4.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Windows Phone

    Store, sync and share your files online

    7
    824 votes
    • PROS: 2 GB of free storage, Very easy to use, Nice online profile
    • CONS: Too slow
  • jDownloader

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    8
    6030 votes
    • PROS: Supports multiple downloads, Makes your downloads faster, Manages the accounts of various hosts, Re-assigns a new IP when needed
    • CONS: Doesn't always restore interrupted downloads
  • MediaFire

    4.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone

    Store files in the cloud

    8
    47 votes
    • PROS: 50 GB of free storage, Easy to use, Access through app or browser
    • CONS: Cannot batch upload
  • Software Informer

    1.5.1321

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Information Hunters

    8
    128 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Easy to use
    • CONS: Can install unwanted updates, A bit limited in its scope
  • MEGA Extension

    1.0.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Android

    Browser Application to Reduce Page Loading Times

    7
    103 votes
    • PROS: MEGA Extension will not require much memory to function., It automatically works in the background of the browser itself.
    • CONS: There is no version of this bundle available for Internet Explorer., No live chat window is available if a problem occurs.
  • Mac App Store

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Apple's dedicated Mac App Store

    6
    314 votes
    • PROS: Integrated with OS X, Brings iPhones style application downloads to Mac, Very fast installations
    • CONS: Sometimes screenshots are limited, No staff reviews
  • jDownloader Portable

    0.9421

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Download quicker and more easily from file hosting services

    7
    300 votes
    • PROS: Supports multiple downloads, Makes your downloads faster, Manages the accounts of various hosts, Re-assigns a new IP when needed
    • CONS: Doesn't always restore interrupted downloads
  • Mipony

    2.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent dowload manager for file hosting sites

    9
    1994 votes
    • PROS: Works with dozens of sites, Built-in web browser, Built-in clipboard monitor, Support for premium accounts, Can join files divided into several fragments
    • CONS: Window opens up every time you copy a link
  • AdAway

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.

    10
    1 vote
    • File & Image Uploader

      7.2.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Upload files and photos to more than 70 hosting services

      7
      65 votes
      • PROS: Supports many free file hosting sites, Supports special photo hosting sites and password protected services, You can upload files right away or create a queue
      • CONS: You can't check links to uploaded files from the program
    • hubiC

      1.0.9

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Un programa Gratis para Mac‚ por OVH

      5
      39 votes
      • Tucan Manager

        0.3.9 Alpha

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Free download manager for Rapidshare and Megaupload

        8
        12 votes
        • PROS: Checks validity of download links, Supports many file hosting sites, Can be expanded with plug-ins
        • CONS: Doesn't eliminate waiting times for downloads to start, Doesn't handle other types of downloads
      • TeamDrive

        Varies with device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac
        Android

        Free Data Synchronisation at for Office Workers

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Fast and efficient sharing system, Files are easy to access
        • CONS: Rather easy to accidently delete files, Not all features are free to use
      • Cacaoweb

        1.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A combo between a BitTorrent program and a web application

        7
        1027 votes
        • PROS: Combination between a BitTorrent and web application, Compatible with all browsers, Easy to use interface
        • CONS: No uninstaller included
      • Volafile

        Varies with device

        License
        free
        Platform
        Web Apps

        Free live file sharing with temporary storage

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Simple immediate downloads without frustrating countdowns, New files automatically visible to all sharers
        • CONS: Unable to customise themes and display options, Files only stored for two days
      • Koofr

        Varies with device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac
        Android

        Free and safe online storage solution

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Makes it easier to find files, Synchronises and backs up files
        • CONS: Can be a little slow, Not free if using more than 2GB of space
      • Up

        1.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        iPhone

        Jump up a level in a URL hierarchy

        -
        No votes yet
        • PROS: Very simple, Works perfectly
        • CONS: None so far
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