This small and simple application allows users to upload files and folders to an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Server up the web.
Since this is a free application, publishers ask users to "sign in" with user email and password to enable them to choose one of the proposed plans: free or different kinds of prepaid operations.
Once the initial operation is complete, user can upload all kind of files to a virtual drive, somewhere in the web, for sharing or interchanging purposes: documents, images, music, videos, zip files, etc. up to (at least) 5 Gb.
User can create new folders for containing the later uploaded files, as well as to manage anything that has already been uploaded. Also, the upload files can be directed toward an existing folder, and the application allows multi-upload operations, for sending different files or folders at the same time, as well parts of a too large file.
Managed files can be copied, pasted, deleted or moved, as being working on the local drives, as well as being protected by password. Authorized colleagues or friends, whom have to obtain a download link, that can be sent via email to them can share the uploaded files.
4shared offers different additional services and tools for creating photo albums, download files front the site, search utilities for finding specific files, forums, etc.