Firefox: Thanks to an explosion in their popularity, it's hard to avoid the ad-filled countdown screens of file services like Rapidshare and Megaupload these days. Skip the wait with this handy extension.
SkipScreen is a no-frills Firefox extension with a singular focus. Once you install SkipScreen the splash screens on popular file sharing services that show you advertisements and encourage you to upgrade to premium service to avoid having to wait, are a thing of the past. As you can see in the screenshot above, the save file dialog box popped up immediately while the count down was still in progress. Check out the video below to see it in action:
SkipScreen works on the following services: zShare, Mediafire, Sendspace, Sharebee, Rapidshare, Megaupload, DepositFiles, Divshare, Linkbucks, and Link-protector, with more on the way. If you have your own tips, tricks, or work arounds for getting the most from free file sharing services, sound off in the comments below. SkipScreen is free and works wherever Firefox does.