MediaFire is a simple file sharing solution that lets users quickly share and download files online. The application presents the user with a convenient drag and drop interface. The user simply drags and drops the file onto the page to begin uploading. The user’s files are stored securely with no uploaded or download limitations.
The user can access their files from any computer, mobile phone or tablet computer with an internet connection. Along with sharing files, some users upload their documents so they can access them on different devices. The application does not set other limitations either, such as simultaneous download limitations or waiting times.
The application is intended to supply internet users with a safe, convenient option when storing, sharing and accessing files.
MediaFire was founded in October of 2006 by Tom Langridge. The application was created to provide internet users with a better way to manage, share and access files on the web. The current version includes a number of appealing features with very few limitations.
MediaFire has been received with praise, including a position on the Top 100 Undiscovered Websites and a Top Website of 2008 award by PC Magazine.
The main difference between MediaFire and other file sharing applications is the lack of limitations placed on the user. While other applications will severely limit features based on membership level, MediaFire avoids doing this (for the most part). There are still file size limits, however the user doesn’t have to wait any specific length of time to download a file and can download simultaneously without waiting. While the general function is the same, MediaFire provides a freer, more user friendly environment to manage files online.
MediaFire has a very sleek, modern style that makes it visually appealing to the user. The multi-tone blue color scheme gives the site depth while a smooth silver file bearing the site’s logo in silhouette shows the user where to drag and drop their files. The interface is very clean with absolutely no clutter. Overall, MediaFire provides its users with a visually appealing setting to upload, download and share files online.
A new user can create a MediaFire account by clicking on the white “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The next page asks the user to click the green button that corresponds with their desired membership level. The registration form requires a first and last name, email address, optional display name and password. After submitting the form, the user is asked to provide their first and last name, address and credit card information (when purchasing a paid membership).
MediaFire offers three membership options to new users. The first is a free plan which includes unlimited fast simultaneous downloads, unlimited online storage, a 200 MB maximum file size, limited long term storage, one customized folder link and file and folder sharing capabilities. The Pro plan costs $9 per month and includes up to 4 GB maximum file size, no advertisements, secure redundant backups, detailed download stats, folder download options, customizable branding options, priority level email support, enhanced security and an embeddable file dropbox.
The Business plan costs $49 per month and includes unique custom domains, detailed security logs and the ability to add additional users at a rate of $3 each per month.
MediaFire is an appealing file sharing and storage option for individuals as well as professionals. The interface is clean and user friendly and the users are not saddled with unnecessary limitations that hinder the overall experience. One free and two paid membership options provides all users with access that meets their needs and budget requirements.
Companies can also add access for additional users for a low per month rate.