CyberNotes Time Saving Tuesday

Broadband Internet access is becoming standard in homes around the world. With fast Internet access comes file sharing, and that is where RapidShare comes in. RapidShare lets people upload files to their servers and they will host the files at no cost. This is a great solution but some people get annoyed with the limitations RapidShare places on free accounts. If you do not have a Premium RapidShare account then you will have to wait 30 seconds before you can download each file and you are limited to downloading just 30MB/hour.

So how do you get a Premium RapidShare account? You can purchase it for about $12.60 each month or you can watch for free accounts that they giveaway. They periodically give 2-day Premium accounts out on a first-come first-serve basis. You can prevent these accounts from expiring by uploading files and getting people to download the files.

Rapidshare often posts 10’s of thousands free accounts at a time and let people come and get them. There is plenty of software available if you want to get notified of free accounts being posted or you can constantly check their Free Account site. Here is two different pieces of software that will notify you when to get a free account:

Option #1: RapidShare Free Account Notifier

  • Checks availability of free Premium RapidShare Accounts
  • Manual Check
  • Programmable timer
  • Starts with Windows
  • Runs in system tray
  • Popups balloon/plays sound/opens RS page when there are free accounts
  • Proxy support
  • Extreme fast (uses GZIP)

Option #2: RapidCheck

  • Checks availability of free Premium RapidShare Accounts
  • Manual Check
  • Customizable interval
  • Popups balloon and plays a sound when there are free accounts
  • Proxy support
  • Customizable sounds

As you can see both pieces of software are very similar. It doesn’t really matter which one you choose because they will both get you the same result: a free Premium RapidShare account. It is always nice to have a watchful eye doing the checking for us!