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