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MediaFire Express 0.12.0 Update

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of MediaFire Express 0.12.0.

New functionality has been added!  One of the most visible changes in this new release is that the status panel (i.e., the small window with a progress bar that appears in the corner of the screen while uploads are underway) can now show pending uploads.  The user can now cancel pending uploads shown in the status panel.

Now users can control whether Express will follow a shortcut (on Windows) or symbolic links (on Macintosh and Linux) when conducting an upload.  For example, if following shortcuts is enabled and the user uploads a folder containing a shortcut then Express will uploaded the file referenced by the shortcut, even if this file is not located in or under the uploaded folder.  If following shortcuts and symbolic links is disabled then the files referenced by shortcuts and symbolic links will be ignored.

Now users can control whether Express will ignore hidden files and folders during an upload.  If so configured, Express will not upload hidden files and folders.

Now Express will use system proxy settings so that it can access the Internet even the network is isolated from the Internet by a proxy server.

MediaFire Express Change Log:

Release 0.12.0

New Features:

  • Status Panel now can show pending uploads.
  • Now the user can control whether Express will upload files and folder behind a short cut (Windows) or Symbolic Link (Mac or Linux)
  • Now Express pops a dialog to notify the user when “no update is available” after the user clicks “check for update” at a time that no update is available.
  • The prompt that alerts the user that a “new version of Express is available now” shows the available release
  • Now clicking on “Current Default Folder” control will launch the “MediaFire Default Folder Setup” dialog
  • Now the screen capture tool’s control box remains presented if the user presses the ‘save’ or ‘print’ button.

Bug fixes

  • Now updating the Mac version of Express should not force the user to provide log-in and password again.
  • Under some circumstances Express exhibited high CPU  usage during log-in. This problem is fixed.
  • Now the “Cancel” button, in the “Express” Options menu, will cause Express to forget unapplied changes
  • The Dashboard’s “forget history” button is now working again

Release 0.11.0

  • This was a housekeeping release.
  • We’ve removed the word ‘beta’ from a number of dialogs.
  • We incorporated some bug fixes.
  • We tweaked the “Forgot your password language; now the user can select the “Lost Password” URL in the dialog and copy it to the clipboard.

Release 0.10.0

New Features

  • Added an ‘preferences’ tab to the Options menu
  • Now MediaFire Express can be configured to automatically start when OS X or Linux boots.
  • Now Automatically starting MediaFire Express  when Windows starts can be configured from within Express
  • Now the update progress bar only shows if the user invokes an update.  Automatic updates do not trigger the download progress bar
  • Clicking the thumbnail in the “setup complete” dialog launches the tour

Bug fixes

  • Now MediaFire Express’ Drop Zone doesn’t suddenly minimize full-screen games.   In a related note, the MediaFire Team extends its heartfelt apologies to everybody who was mercilessly mowed-down by his friends when your game was unexpected minimized by MediaFire Express at a critical moment!
  • Now, on Unbuntu files can be uploaded by drag and drop
  • Now Express should not occasionally create dual systray icons
  • Now the Screenshot tool’s ‘print’ button works on Unbuntu
  • The user was incorrectly unable to invoke a manual update before the two hour timer expired
Thank you again for all the feedback about MediaFire Express, we’re excited it’s been so well received.  As always, let us know how we can continue to improve it!

The MediaFire Team

New document view on My Files page

Friday, April 6th, 2012

It was just a little over a year ago when drag and drop functionality was added to our My Files page.  Today we’ve got something even cooler to show you, if you take a look at your files you might notice a few new features, including a new document view available at the top right of the page.

Now you can view and share all common types of document, spreadsheet, presentation, and pdf files right from within your MediaFire account. The documents you’re viewing actually rendered text on the page, so you can select, copy, and interact with the text. It’s not only possible to view full documents, but now you can actually see previews of your documents in the file browser too.

Want to see how it works? I thought you would! Check out a document example with our fact-kit here: or take a closer look at the screenshots below:

This is all in beta right now, and we’re still working on perfecting the technology. But go ahead and upload some document files and try it out! In the next couple of weeks we’ll be releasing a similar update to our image gallery pages and more overall improvements to our image system.


Tom Langridge – Co-Founder, VP Corporate Communications