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SOFTWARE COMPANY Baltsoft has launched a free online storage service with unlimited download and no registration.
Dubbed Filejumbo, the online service can host a variety of files for free, though it does have a tiered membership so anyone who signs up for the premium package gets a 2GB file size limit, 1,000GB of storage and a couple of extras.
For punters who just want to use the freebies, there's still no capped download limit and, unlike most online file storage services, you don't have to register to automatically download.
That means it doesn't point you to a server where you spend most of your time twiddling your thumbs while you are waiting for the download to begin. You can also upload up to 1GB size files from your PC or directly from a URL.
Baltsoft claimed there are three approaches to using its online storage service. The speediest is to upload without registration, which means users select the file on their PC or from a URL and hit upload. You can run multiple uploads and cancel at any time, and old downloads will be deleted after three months.
If you want to sign up for a free account, Baltsoft has bunged in the ability to edit uploaded files so they can be meta-tagged, password protected or IP blocked. There's also a management section called "My Files" with 10GB of storage where you can organise folders.
Lastly, if you want to sign up for premium membership starting at $5.00 for 30 days, Baltsoft pulls the ads. Uploads then go up to 2GB and you can get 1,000GB of storage plus download accelerators for faster downloads. µ
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