Online cloud storage systems have become a usual tool for any smartphone user, whether on Android or iPhone. Services of the likes of Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive offer us the possibility to store several GBs of information in a safe place for free unless you want to expand the space available and some of the functions offered by means of paying for a premium plan.
Amongst the most veteran apps, we can find 4shared, which you probably already know or at least have heard about: it's an application that offers us an online hard drive but is also a social platform as you can search for files according to the data about the files uploaded by other users, that you can also download to your devices.
4shared: storage and shared use of files
From this application, users can access millions of files shared by the rest of members of the community, being able to explore them by means of the search engine. For such purpose, there are dozens of filters that can help us to fine-tune the searches according to different criteria: loading time, size, type of file... It also comes along with a built-in multimedia player to play music and video files.
However, despite being a cloud storage application, it shouldn't be confused with the above-mentioned Dropbox and company: anything you upload can be found by other users so there's no way of establishing privacy levels. That means that it isn't recommendable to share documents or files that you don't want all users to see. It's conceived for all those users that want to share their files freely, although you have to beware of certain copyright limitations.
Flick through millions of photos, videos, songs in MP3 format, documents...
These are the main features of this service:
- Quick access to over 30 million files.
- Easy-to-use built-in search engine with an option to add any file found to your account.
- Functions to listen to music and watch videos from your account.
- Possibility to share files with other applications or by means of a link generator.
- 15 GB of free storage.
On the other hand, you won't need to download its APK to run it on an emulator to be able to use this app in its version for PC or macOS. Mainly because there's a 4shared Desktop version with which you can manage your account from your Windows computer and access all the files uploaded from your smartphone or tablet.