The future of Skipscreen

We’re sorry to say we can’t maintain Skipscreen anymore. We’d love to see someone carry on with it. If you’d like to buy Skipscreen, or otherwise find it a good home, please contact us at

All the best,

The Skipscreen Team

New Skipscreen: Minor Changes

Skipscreen 0.7.2 is now available, with updates to make it work with the latest Firefox.

Skipscreen update: Mediafire is back

Skipscreen v0.6.4 has the following fixes:

* Mediafire functionality restored.

A Skipscreen mini-release

Skipscreen users should be seeing a 0.6.2 update soon. We’re removing the Smartlinks feature.

Skipscreen updated, now for Firefox 4 and 5!

Skipscreen version is now available.

The changes in this release:

+ Rapidshare support has been restored.

+ SkipScreen now supports Firefox 4.x, 5.x, 6.x (Aurora).

+ General cleanup.

+ Added a preference to Open Links in Background Tabs. This is an experiment. It allows you to click on a link in Google and other pages and then open the page in a background tab and start processing. This preference is off by default. Let us know what you think.

If you’ve been using Skipscreen but upgraded your browser, your browser will probably update the addon but you’ll have to re-enable it manually.

Skipscreen: now for Chrome!

We’re happy to finally announce a version of Skipscreen for the popular Chrome web browser!

Thanks for all the testing and other feedback that made this possible.

Problems? Feature requests? Sites you want skipped? Contact us!

We’d love any help with testing our latest version of Download Songs — if you’d like a preview and can send in any issues you find, join our tester list, please!

We’ll be setting up a comment space on Get Satisfaction, a site for communicating any issues or comments you have about Download Songs or Skipscreen, very soon. In the meantime, you can use our Skipscreen, Get Satisfaction page here.

Introducing Download Songs: The easiest way to download songs


Download Songs is a new app (Mac only, for now) that watches your download folders, and imports any music to iTunes with no fuss. Even music that’s buried in archives or subfolders. We made it because downloading music from the web is still so annoying. Right?

Skipscreen helps a ton, but you still have to find the stuff you downloaded, unzip it, drag it into iTunes, and then clean up the mess of useless .zip files and empty folders. If you are extra-unfortunate, you’ll accidentally drag in a playlist file and iTunes will import the album twice. Argh!

Well, if you download a ton of music from the web and are sick of this post-download hassle, you’ll love our latest effort in making downloading effortless: Download Songs. Combined with Skipscreen, it is literally the easiest way to download songs.

You set what download folders you want it to watch, and whenever a new music file arrives, it goes straight to iTunes. You choose if you want it to start playing or not. For zip and rar archives, it peeks inside to see if there’s music– if there is, it imports to iTunes. You can leave all the imported files intact, or you can have Download Songs clean up the redundant mp3’s, archives, and folders.


Before Download Songs, I’d have to spend ages deleting gigabytes of redundant music, zips, and rars from my ~/Downloads folder whenever I started running low on diskspace. The worst part: I wasn’t 100% sure that I’d imported it to iTunes and had to check each time!

Now I know that when I run out of space it’s actually time for a new hard drive :)

And there’s one more thing about it that’s really, really cool. Especially when used alongside Skipscreen. It adds a simple search field that you can get to in your menu bar, or with a hot-key (alt-D by default, which previously just made the letter ∂… you won’t miss it).


Hit the hotkey, start typing (there’s a focus issue right now but we’ll fix super-soon) and you get taken to the Download Songs search page, which is a pretty comprehensive search tool for download sites (including an option to search only skipscreen-compatible sites). You can also point it to the search engine of your choice.

You can buy Download Songs now in the App Store ($4.99) or try it for free for 30 days. If you download music from the web, it will definitely pay for itself with all the time and aggravation you save, and all the new music you listen to just because–well–downloading songs just got way easier.

Looking for Chrome Skipscreen beta testers!

UPDATE: New Chrome version available. Download here.

At long last, we have a Skipscreen addon for the Chrome browser ready. Can you help us kick the tires?

Join the e-mail list here and we’ll send you the latest beta version for your testing pleasure.

Being a beta tester would involve, um, going to lots of sites and downloading stuff. Which isn’t a a terrible way to spend a Wednesday and Thursday evening.

(There’s been a Chrome addon named “Skipscreen” floating around out there, but we didn’t create it.)

Skipscreen – un plugin Firefox para Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire, y mucho mas.

Skipscreen es un plugin gratis para Firefox que te permite saltar paginas y tiempos de espera en sites como RapidShare, Megaupload, Mediafire, zShare, y mucho mas. Se tu descargas archivos de estes servicios, SkipScreen va economizar mucho tiempo. Prueba-lo!

add to firefox
(Adiciona en Firefox)
SkipScreen funciona con estes sites: Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire,, Sharebee, Depositfiles, Sharebee, zShare, Divshare, Sendspace. Y esta amejorando siempre. Puedes mirar una demonstracion de Skipscreen (in ingles) aqui: << en Ingles.