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New Filesharing Apps: MediaFire for PC/Mac, Dropbox for iOS 7

New Filesharing Apps: MediaFire for PC/Mac, Dropbox for iOS 7
By Barry Levine

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The new Dropbox file sharing app is a new beginning for Dropbox on iOS with "small tweaks that make a pretty big difference” and that set “the stage for some exciting things to come.” MediaFire is joining the modern storage/sharing competition with a new Web site to go along with MediaFire's new Windows and PC apps.
 


The cloud storage/sharing wars continue to heat up. Old timer MediaFire has released new OS X and Windows apps to complement its previous Web-based access, and Dropbox has announced version 3.0 of its iOS app.

The MediaFire desktop clients, currently in beta, have basic features similar to those of Dropbox, with desktop folders that automatically upload to the cloud and automatic synchronization across registered devices when new files are uploaded. New features include the ability to share files directly with social media contacts, and a camera icon allows screenshots to be taken, annotated and shared.

But MediaFire has upped the game in terms of free space. It offers 50 GB free, compared to Dropbox’s standard offer of 2 GB, and its pricing goes up to $9.99 monthly for 200 GB, twice the storage space of Dropbox’s offer.

‘Global Lock’

There’s also an activity feed that keeps track of updates to files made by others and of newly uploaded files, and files are automatically organized by date, edit history and type. Audio and video files can be streamed from MediaFire to any device, with on-the-fly transcoding that results in device-appropriate displays. The company said that a “global lock” feature is being developed, which will automatically lock a file if someone else is using it.

Additionally, sign-up is not required. A user simply needs to specify which folder is available for sharing and then indicate invitees, who then have the ability to move files up or down.

Founded way back in 2006 and with an estimated 30 million users worldwide, MediaFire has carved a niche based around media-using businesses that need to send very large files. Now it is joining the modern storage/sharing competition with a new Web site to go along with the new Windows and PC apps. The company has said it will update its current Android and iOS mobile apps early next year.

Meanwhile, back at the announcement gusher otherwise known as Dropbox, version 3.0 for iOS 7 iPhone and iPad has been released. It features a simplified interface and AirDrop support, so users can send files or links immediately through WiFi or Bluetooth. The company also said it has simplified sharing in general and its iPad experience in particular.

‘Exciting Things to Come’

The new Dropbox app, the company said, is a “new beginning for Dropbox on iOS,” with “small tweaks that make a pretty big difference” and that set “the stage for some exciting things to come.”

The iOS updates follow a string of recent announcements from Dropbox, including a new partnership with Salesforce and integration with its just-unveiled Salesforce1 mobile app platform, as well as an update to its Dropbox for Business offering.

Michael Facemire, an analyst with industry research firm Forrester, pointed out that file-sharing/storage services have “absolutely” become platforms, especially as they focus more on collaboration and on emphasizing their integratiosn with other apps via APIs. “Enterprises don’t have time to build everything for themselves,” he noted, which has led to this “API economy,” typified by this new generation of file sharing services.
 

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Gregory:

Posted: 2013-11-26 @ 3:21am PT
This a good list of suggestions, because I'm using many cloud storage services but it's always good to know more. Recently I synced some of my dropbox folders with a new web app to organize better my products' documentation, such as receipts and warranties. It's called unioncy.com and it's quite cool, mostly because you can get your profile to sync up with dropbox and gmail, so you can store all those files in one place along with your products.

Jason:

Posted: 2013-11-23 @ 11:55am PT
Mediafire is not free 50 GB right away - it starts at 10 and limits at 50 gb. Copy is much better because it starts at 15 and there is no limit. Also, you can get an extra 5 gb when signing up with a ref link: https://copy.com?r=3EewkS



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