MediaFire's new desktop file-sharing client brings 50GB of free cloud storage to Windows and OS X

By on November 22, 2013, 12:30 PM
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File hosting company MediaFire is enhancing its service today with the announcement of MediaFire Desktop. Available for both Windows and Mac, MediaFire's new client will allow users to upload files to the cloud from the desktop, along with additional sharing and file management features.

Now available as a free download, the MediaFire Desktop beta comes with a fairly similar feature set as popular competitor Dropbox, but offers more right from the start.

After making a free account, MediaFire Desktop users will be treated with 10GB of storage, with the possibility of up to 50GB of space through referrals and things of that nature. By comparison, Dropbox only offers 2GB of free space, with up to 16GB of free storage through its referral program and other things. MediaFire will also offer premium packs as I'm sure you imagined, starting at $2.50 a month for 100GB (up to as much as 1TB).

MediaFire Desktop will take the form of a handy little cloud folder on your system, where you can drop files that can be accessed through all your device's that have the MediaFire client installed.

Some of its interesting features include the activity window, which is accessible through a toolbar icon and displays your recently uploaded and shared files etc. Another nice add-on comes in the way of the screen capture tool, which allows you to quickly drop screens onto the cloud after annotating them with the usual text, boxes and arrows.

Beyond that, MediaFire Desktop will have deep sharing functionality with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest all built-in, as well as embedded link sharing and automatic file version tracking.

For more information on the new service and to download the MediaFire Desktop beta for Windows or Mac, head over to the official site now. It will run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, and all OS X versions from 10.6 through 10.9.

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EmirSc EmirSc said:

Dont use mediafire, they delete and block accounts for no reason.

Guest said:

IT is probably ran by the NSA or police. To see what you are sharing. They wont even need a search warrant. They will just say you agree for them to look at it since you put it on their server. Hahaha. Users are such sheep. Free 50 gigs of storage. Nothing is free. There is a catch. You put files on there and tools and your intellectual property and they will just steal it. In my opinion if a company is serious about honesty. They they should give you the option to store your stuff with an encryption key only you know for that is the only honest cloud storage. This should be like a 2048 key that would take some one a malenia to break or something with such strength. That is the only way I would store something like personal files in cloud. Only if it is encrypted and it comes encrypted to my system and my system is the one who decrypts all files. Then you can ensure privacy. This should be law. And don't even tell me the bs of if I want privacy I must be a criminal for you can sell that cheese to someone else why that should be your right to look at my stuff. Even if it is just a picture of my dog or a flower in the garden. You would have no right to brows my directory. Or if it is a picture of my cute wife or daughter. It should be off limits to strangers but this is what you are faced with when you store in the cloud. Who knows what employee looks at your stuff while doing routine maintenance on the servers.

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