Many people remember Rapidshare, the file sharing service founded in 2002, as one of the pioneers of online file sharing websites. Though popular, legal issues and a failed attempt to rebrand caused the company to shut down their services in 2015. Despite the company having officially closed their doors, there are a number of sites who have appropriated the Rapidshare name to try to capitalize on the brand recognition.
ShareByLink is an excellent alternative to Rapidshare. Users can upload their documents, picutres, and other legally-shareable files to create Sharing Links with the free web tool. ShareByLink also offers unlimited uploads and download of files up to 2GB each, with no waiting to download or frustrating ads.
It’s easy to use: Just upload your file, and send the link to whatever devices or people you want to be able to download the file.
Your Sharing Link will have the following format:
Once the system creates the link, you can use it right away to start downloading. Just don’t forget to finish uploading your file.
By default, your files are retained indefinitely on ShareByLink’s secure servers as long as they are downloaded every 60 days, but you are welcome to remove them sooner.
Simon Lightstone is a programmer, blogger and contributor to the ShareByLink project.