By Max Clarke

A new Twitter application that allows users to share files with ease has taken off a mere two weeks following launch. The free service, dubbed TwileShare, uploads a file with user-generated tweet text and adds a unique short URL that is tracked and links to the uploaded file.

In addition to being mentioned hundreds of times on Twitter, TwileShare had over 20,000 visits, rave reviews and 24,000 search results on Google — all in an incredibly short space of time.

TwileShare founder Danny Bull said, "The response has been phenomenal. File-sharing has always been a topical subject and by combining it with the popularity of Twitter users can harness social media to share files in a new and interesting way."

The service is still in beta but prospective users can request access via the TwileShare web site. Integration with other file storage services and an iPhone application are being planned.