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The business of storing files in the cloud is competitive, and MediaFire is looking to take a chunk of the business from DropBox and Google with a huge update that brings a brand new interface and a focus on collaboration. This should come in handy for many users. Not to mention, the company is offering 50GB of free storage space that is good for a lifetime, so there is no need for users to run out and update their account to keep the large amount of storage.

The new design features a clean file management home-screen that should make it easier for users to get in, find what they need and move along with their day. The update also adds a new feature designed to make managing photos a smoother process. It allows users to view and share their photos quickly.

A huge part of this update is improvements to the document editor. It allows users to collaborate and work on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents directly in their web browser. While Google offers similar features with Google Drive Get 5GB of Free Cloud Storage With Google Drive [Updates] Get 5GB of Free Cloud Storage With Google Drive [Updates] Read More , many users are more comfortable with Office file types, and this update for MediaFire has them covered.

The update also adds a native text editor for users looking to edit source code and simple text files directly from the cloud sharing service’s website.

All of this works with MediaFire’s desktop applications for OSX, Windows and Linux. The company also has applications available on iOS and Android, which should make it easy for users to get access to their files anywhere.

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Are you going to try MediaFire, or you happy with your current cloud storage solution? Do you prefer to avoid the cloud altogether? Hit the comments section below and let us know!

Source: MediaFire

  1. yudics
    May 17, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Awesome.. i use mediafire too...

  2. Unknown ...
    March 4, 2013 at 4:26 am

    But remember Mediafire is mainly Sharing service and not a cloud storage as mentioned in their article. But you can use it as that. Read their help files.

  3. miguel dia
    March 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    yeah mediafire has its uses, its a reasonable file host but its not a personal cloud online storage like dropbox, google drive, box and even mega, they are still a filehost you should have done a bit more housework with this newsbit, just check their upgrade page, they clearly say that files are not stored forever, its worst than that they call it "limited" whatever that means (its 1 day or 1 month or 1 year? what is the trigger to delete my files?), also they say below that they dont have backups of your files, so not only you dont know how long will they save your files, but if something goes wrong you also lose the files..

    that doesnt compare with dropbox's use of amazon s3, google drive using google's cloud servers or box's cloud setup or even mega that altough it isnt a true cloud (yet) they do have redundancy (each file is stored in 2 diferent places), in all of these there is the assumption that files will never be deleted and that they are reasonably protected, again, not even the same business as mediafire! mediafire gives 50GB free for life but your files might not last as long...

  4. RH hassan
    March 1, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    mediafire is now gonna greedy .........they blocked rar split archives :( this is a really bullshit decision

  5. Richard Steven Hack
    March 1, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Good point, John. There's a difference between a "file-sharing site" and a "cloud storage site".

    In practice, it would be interesting to see if Mediafire actually monitors users' download activity and notifies them if it's "too low" - whatever that might mean.

    Some people use their Web site provider as file storage, which is usually specifically prohibited. Dreamhost explicitly prohibited it, but then introduced a storage function that could be used separately, given they already had the massive disk space.

    I expect more Web hosting and file sharing sites will shade over into cloud storage over time. In the meantime, read the terms of service.

  6. Anonymous
    March 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I already got it and it's true. I know a lot of ways to start using those 50GB thanks.

  7. John
    March 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    MediaFire is not a file storage service like dropbox or Box.com

    From the MediaFire FAQ "the free account must not give the appearance of data warehousing (storing huge amounts of files without significant download activity)"

    http://knowledgebase.mediafire.com/article.php?id=100

    So just keep your 50GB Box.com or Mega cloud services guys. Hope that helps.

  8. Yudono R.A.
    March 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    i've used Mediafire for quite a long time, what i love the most is the download speed isn't throttled for free user (not like other) :)

    btw is the new interface applies on their website only or also their desktop client too?

    thanks for sharing Dave

    ps: i love mediafire fb apps too

    • Dave LeClair
      March 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      It looks like it's just the website.

      • Yudono R.A.
        March 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

        ok, thanks

  9. harley bellwood
    March 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I have had an account for a long time but didn't know about the 50G, will definitely be using this more.

  10. Rigoberto Garcia
    March 1, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Excellent functionality. I have an account with them for months ...

  11. Harshit Jain
    March 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    So I need to buy expensive fast internet connection with recurring costs just to make use these cloud services properly. I would rather buy a large capacity pendrive and a USB on the go cable as a one time investment and I am free from the clutches of the cloud storage services.

  12. Ben sssssssssssssss
    March 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    That interface looks a bit like MEGA?

  13. suneo nobi
    March 1, 2013 at 11:57 am

    50 GB ! ...... wow!!!

    • Dave LeClair
      March 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      You can store a ton of stuff there, that's for sure.

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