If you are not a premium or paid user on file sharing sites, like rapidshare, megaupload, mediafire etc. then you need to go through a few unnecessary and annoying steps before you can download anything. For Rapidshare you have to wait for the timer, for megaupload you have to fill the captcha then wait for 60 seconds, for mediafire you have to wait for several seconds until it “prepares your download” and so on. Actually they force you to wait for a few seconds to improve the CTR (click through rates) on the ads on their sites. They have to get some revenue from free users in some way or the other.
However, now you can easily bypass this timer and other unnecessary pages on these file sharing sites. Just use skipscreen, a firefox add-on that automatically clicks on the things to take you straight to the content.
Check out the following video to see skipscreen in action,
At the time of writing, skipscreen supports the following sites,
If your favourite site is not in the list, then don’t worry, it will be added soon. The add-on authors claims that,
SkipScreen will be tenaciously maintained and improving all the time.
Thus many more features and sites will be added soon.
Get the latest version if skipscreen here.