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MediaFire Express Beta Updates

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

We’ve gotten some great feedback since we launched MediaFire Express Beta last week. Today we’re releasing updates to both the Windows and Mac versions to fix some bugs and add a few new features. If you already have MediaFire Express Beta installed, you should receive the update automatically if you haven’t already.

You can download MediaFire Express Beta here: www.mediafire.com/software/

Here’s what you can expect from the latest version of MediaFire Express:

New Features

  • The size of the Macintosh’s full installer has been reduced
  • Users can upload an entire hierarchy of folders by just uploading the top-most folder in the hierarchy
  • Users now have the option of preventing hidden folders and files from being uploaded
  • Now the user is required to accept an EULA during full installation

 

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected bug that sometimes caused the Service Panel to crash when the user clicked the Service Panel’s Cancelation Button
  • Corrected bug that caused errors when calculating the time remaining for an upload
  • Corrected bug that caused the screenshot tool to hang on OS X/Linux systems when the user dragged exceptionally large selected regions about the screen
  • Corrected bug where “show files” button failed to show any files after uploading a hierarchy of folders
  • Corrected bug where the automatic update stalled while checking for available updates
  • Corrected bug where the screenshot tool incorrectly launched when the user only pressed the ‘s’ key

 

Thanks again for all the feedback and bug reports! More to come soon.

Tom Langridge – Co-Founder, VP Corporate Communications

 

MediaFire Express Beta (and REST API)

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Today the MediaFire team is proud to announce the Beta release of MediaFire’s first software application – MediaFire Express. This Windows, Mac, and Linux compatible application makes it easier than ever to upload files from your computer to your MediaFire account.

Download MediaFire Express from our new “Tools” section here: http://www.mediafire.com/software/

MediaFire Express is currently in Beta testing and the UI is still a rough proof of concept, so expect a couple bugs if you decided to give it a try. This product helps us test some of the new tools we’re developing and lays the groundwork for future products that will be released later this year. We’re excited to release MediaFire Express to the public to start our foray into bringing MediaFire’s great cloud storage tools into the desktop environment and beyond.

MediaFire Express for Mac:

MediaFire Express for Windows:

MediaFire Express (Beta) Features:

  • MediaFire Express can upload files from our computer to your MediaFire account without requiring you to open your browser.
  • New users can create a MediaFire account during installation.
  • MediaFire Express users can switch between MediaFire accounts.
  • Users can select an upload destination folder from within their “My Files” folder hierarchy.
  • Users can upload a file via a right click menu on File Explorer’s (on Windows) or Finder (on the Mac).
  • Users can upload a file by dragging and dropping it on the MediaFire Express’ Drop Zone.
  • MediaFire Express avoids contributing to desktop clutter by hiding its windows when it is idle.
  • Progress bars make it easy for users to monitor file upload progress.
  • Users can invoke the MediaFire Expresses Screenshot tool from (1) the keyboard, (2) a button located on the MediaFire Express’ Drop-Zone, or via a systray menu.
  • Quickly open your “My Files” page with a click of a button.
  • MediaFire Express dynamically throttles-back upload rates as necessary so as to avoid reducing Quality of Service on slow DSL links.
  • MediaFire Express’ Screenshot Tool captures images of (1) the entire desktop, (2) an application’s window, or (3) a user defined area and then (1) uploads the screenshot to your MediaFire account for sharing, (2) saves the screenshot to disk or (3) sends the image to the printer for a hardcopy.

As always, let us know what you think and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have an questions or run into any bugs.

MediaFire REST API

As a side note, today we’re also excited to announce the first REST API for MediaFire. Developers interested in building tools that interface with MediaFire’s cloud storage system can find out more here. More information coming soon!

Tom Langridge – Co-Founder, VP Corporate Communications