Megaupload CAPTCHA support working in testing versions…

So awesome. Hope to get this release out ASAP. Auto-reload on “limit exceeded” isn’t done yet (for “queuing” simultaneous downloads) but that should be in there too.

Translations on the homepage

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I just added some translations to the homepage, as you can see in the screenshot below. If anybody would like to help add translated “welcome / download” text, the template blog post is here. French is a priority!

Feel free to be more informative or persuasive in different ways, but try to stick to the basic tone and content. Or, if you speak Spanish, Portuguese or Italian, feel free to send me corrections of my hurried/careless/forgotten prose!

Ahh… and I know the use of flags is subject to some controversy (the portuguese one is particularly silly in this case, since mine is 100% brazilian) but from an aesthetic point of view it’s totally the best option.

Skipscreen – un plugin Firefox per Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire, e molti altri…

Skipscreen e un plugin gratis per Firefox che fa possibile saltare le pagine e i tempi di aspettare per gli siti come RapidShare, Megaupload, Mediafire, zShare, e molti altri. Si tu scariche le cose usando questi servizi, SkipScreen risparmiará molto tempo. Prova-lo!

add to firefox
(Aggiunge a Firefox)
SkipScreen funziona con questi siti: Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire, Uploaded.to, Sharebee, Depositfiles, Sharebee, zShare, Divshare, Sendspace. E sta siempre amigliorando. Puoi guardare una dimostrazione di Skipscreen (in inglese) qui: << Skipscreen.com in inglese.

Skipscreen – Um complemento Firefox para o Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire e muitos outros.

O Skipscreen é um complemento gratuito para o Firefox, que permite saltar aquelas páginas chatas e contagens de tempo em sites como o RapidShare, Megaupload, Mediafire, zShare, e muitos outros. Se você baixa arquivos desses sites, o SkipScreen irá poupar muito do seu tempo. Experimente!

add to firefox
(Adicionar ao Firefox)
O Skipscreen funciona com os seguintes sites: Rapidshare, Megaupload, Mediafire, Uploaded.to, Sharebee, Depositfiles, Sharebee, zShare, Divshare e Sendspace. Logo muitos outros.

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, Uploaded.to, Sharebee, Depositfiles, Sharebee, zShare, Divshare, Sendspace. Y esta amejorando siempre. Puedes mirar una demonstracion de Skipscreen (in ingles) aqui: << Skipscreen.com en Ingles.

Can you make a donation to support work on SkipScreen?

I just added paypal donate buttons to the front page and the blog, so I thought it would be a good time to ask all of y’all for a donation. If you’re one of those people who uses SkipScreen every day and LOVES it, can you go out on a limb and donate $20?


Making SkipScreen has been hard work, and we’re scrambling to find ways to support the cost of development. There are tons of new sites and features we’d like to add (like hotfile support, megaupload CAPTCHA hacking, improving reliability on Rapidshare and lots more). But all of this is a ton of work.

Since hosting sites change all the time, we really need your help to keep up. And a $5 or $10 donation to Skipscreen is a much better investment than buying a month’s premium account for Rapidshare or Megaupload. Buying a subscription only works for you, but SkipScreen is free for everybody!

And a month’s subscription only lasts for a month, but SkipScreen lasts way longer–with your help, forever!


New SkipScreen! “Listen first” on zShare and support for a new site!

The new SkipScreen is live! As promised, we have finally added a “listen-first” option for zShare, for all the music blog readers and DJs who only download music they really want (me, I just download everything and delete later).

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Skipping the streaming audio is enabled by default, but if you’d like to listen first, just uncheck the “Skip zShare Audio” checkbox in your SkipScreen Preferences.

Also, you’ll notice that there’s a new site in the list of skippers, uploaded.to. Like rapidshare, the uploaded.to skipper includes support for auto-reloads when you’re downloading a file simultaneously, or when you’ve exceeded the download limit for a certain period of time. This way, you can open a bunch of tabs, and SkipScreen will do the work for you.

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The biggest news, though, is that if all goes well we should have support for Megaupload CAPTCHA skipping in the next release. No more entering in those annoying three letters. More on that soon…

New release coming down the pipe…

Just posted a new Skipscreen to addons.mozilla.org. It’s still in the Sandbox, but here’s what’s new:

  • Added a ‘what’s new’ page to tell users about new sites we support and new features.
  • Uploaded.to support, complete with auto-reloading for simultaneous downloads and limit-exceeded waits.
  • Listen first option for zShare (in the Preferences).
  • Diggbar skipping is now off by default.
  • Using iframe on post-download page to hide referrer link from third parties (e.g. Google).

Thanks to all our beta testers. And we’ve also got some exciting Megaupload news coming soon!

Anybody care about the share links?

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I’m trying to simplify the post-download page, and I have a strong suspicion that nobody is using these share links. Anybody have strong feelings against getting rid of them?

Preferences are here!

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The latest SkipScreen has that lovely Preferences button under Tools > Addons > SkipScreen. Click it, and you get a simple menu that lets you turn SkipScreen on and off for individual sites.

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You can even turn off the “ShareScreen”, the page SkipScreen shows you after each download. Plus, since the diggbar-skipper was causing confusion and annoyance to some users, we’ve disabled it by default in the current version. Last but not least, there’s a fix for an auto-reload issue on DepositFiles.

This is a huge improvement. I’d say it addresses–directly or indirectly–about 90% of peoples’ issues with SkipScreen so far. And there’s a lot more we’d like to do with it. A “listen first” option for sites like zShare DivShare, for example, would be a great addition for people who download a lot of music.

We hope this makes your screen-skipping experience more satisfying. Seems like now the main priority is adding a ton more sites, right? Weigh in on your top picks.