Rapid Download is a fast, portable and lightweight Rapidshare download manager that can automatically download a batch of files from Rapidshare. It will automatically fetch all download links that are contained in a file called download.txt that has to reside in the same directory.
While that procedure might seem uncomfortable as it requires copying and pasting links into the text document, it is not that more complicated compared to tools that automatically fetch the url when opening a download page in the web browser.
The Rapidshare downloader has been designed with simplicity and speed in mind. All you need to do besides pasting a few Rapidshare links into the download.txt document is to execute the main application rapiddownload.exe. That's it: Rapid Download will do everything automatically from that point on.
This includes checking if the files are still available on the Rapidshare website, scanning for the real download link, running down the wait countdown and finally downloading the files to the local computer.
The software program comes with zero configuration options at this point. This means no Rapidshare Premium account usage, no timers, setting a download path or anything else that might distract from the number one goal: Downloading files from Rapidshare.
Simply paste in your links, execute the tool and let it run until it is finished. Yes, it could do better with some configuration options which would make it more comfortably but if need to download files fast you might want to give it a try. Make sure to check out our Rapidshare Search article that helps you find files to download.
It is unclear if the program is still working as of June 2014. The main reason here is that Rapidshare has changed its business model several times in the past year. Currently, it is no longer making available free accounts at all but requires all users to pay for access instead.
With that being said, since Rapidshare Downloader is just 105 Kilobyte in size, it is not a big problem to give it a try to find out.
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