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Happy Pi Day!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Continuing the tradition established by Larry Shaw back in 1988, today on March 14, or 3.14, we are celebrating Pi Day!

Several members of our team here at MediaFire have brought in delicious home-cooked pies for the Pi Day Pie Competition. Congratulations to Maria who got the first place for her fancy Black-bottom pecan cheesecake! Yummy!

Also, we had quite a few participants in the Pi Reciting contest, one of them reciting in Chinese! Everyone did very well, but the winner today is Rabie who recited a hundred digits of Pi with his eyes closed, – literally! Good job, Rabie!

We all had a great time tasting so many varieties of pie and voting for the ones we liked most, cheering for our Pi reciting contestants, and just spending time together. We sure are looking forward to the next Pi Day!

And how are you celebrating  Pi Day? Don’t forget to tell us in a comment below!

The MediaFire Team

 

Perfect Weather for Real Texas Paintball!

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

MediaFire could always boast of being a leisure-friendly company, not only providing everything necessary for work, but also creating the opportunity to express oneself, and just relax every once in a while. Many of you must’ve heard about our Friday team lunches, Halloween costume contests, Wednesday card games, Ping-Pong tournaments, holiday celebrations and more. You might think that this couldn’t get any better, – but it just did! Last week MediaFire organized a special event for its engineers – a whole day of paintball! It was a clear sunny day, just perfect for some freshly made burgers and grilled hot dogs, being outside, and having some fun!

This was an epic battle of Web vs. Desktop; conquering one field after another, each team fought the best they could for the victory. Winning some and losing some, the MediaFire team members were leaving the battle field with heated discussions after each game round trying to work out a better strategy for the next one.

In the end there was a lot of paint all over everyone, – that’s how you know it was a good game! After being enemies for a few hours, the MediaFire developers went back to being a team again by the end of the day.

To experience all this, and much more – join us today!

The MediaFire Team

It’s the Ping-Pong-a-thon!

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The very end of last week was marked at MediaFire with a special event – the Grand Ping-Pong Tournament 2013, or the way many of us refer to it, the Ping-Pong-a-thon. There are quite a lot of avid Ping-Pong players in our team, but the trophies this time went to Erick and Ahmed. Congratulations!

This was a long and heated battle; both contestants demonstrated the highest level, and each gave it their best shot – literally! Everyone here at MediaFire gathered around the Ping-Pong table last Friday to cheer for our two best players, as well as to grab some delicious real Texas BBQ!

A special thanks goes to Jenifer for preparing those original DIY trophies, to Mike for being the referee of the Tournament, and of course to MediaFire for providing us with everything necessary for this event! We all had a great time, and we sure are looking forward to the next Ping-Pong-a-thon!

And here’s everyone who participated in this 2013 Ping-Pong-a-thon (except for Veronica who was the photographer for the event).

Want to become a part of the MediaFire team, and see yourself among these happy faces? Then don’t hesitate to stop by at our jobs page, and apply today!

The MediaFire Team

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Today America, as well as lots of other countries around the world, celebrate the Valentine’s Day. Here at MediaFire we are no exception. Lots of cupids, hearts and cupcakes are in our office today, and delicious holiday cake is still awaiting all of us at 3 o’clock!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

The MediaFire Team

Working with Pictures on MediaFire

Monday, January 7th, 2013

MediaFire makes many things easy for you, including working with your pictures. With our image gallery, you can always go through all of your pictures in an eye-friendly size without having to download them first.

There is more than one way to create a gallery. The easiest one is to simply left click on the image file on your “My Files” page, and you will be immediately taken to an image gallery of all the pictures in that folder.

To create a gallery of a few specific images, just select the pictures you want to include in the gallery on your “My Files” page, then right click and select “View Selected”. The images of your choice will appear in the gallery in a new tab or a new window.

Once you’ve created a gallery, you will find 3 viewing modes on the top of the page (see below).

  • Film Strip mode displays the image of your selection in a big size with all other images from that folder appearing on the right side as a film-strip. You can easily jump to other pictures from the same folder just by scrolling down with your mouse. You can also do that by clicking the arrows in the top right corner, or by using keyboard shortcuts (Up/Left key for a previous photo and Down/Right key for next photo).

  • Single Image mode displays only one image per page, however you are still free to switch to other images by using the above mentioned keyboard shortcuts.

In both the Film Strip and Single Image modes it is possible to view images in 3 different sizes – Auto, Original and Full screen, – or zoom in and zoom out as much as you need.

You can also rotate pictures in the gallery by using the circular arrows to the left from the zooming options.

In Full Screen mode, you can navigate the folder images with the Up/Down/Left/Right keys, or the arrows displayed on both sides of the screen, and exit by simply pressing Esc or clicking the “X” in the top right corner.

  • Gallery mode shows all of the pictures from the folder of your selection as thumbnails (you can choose between a small, medium, or a large size). From there you can left click of any image and it will be opened in the default Film Strip mode.

Your images will be opened in Film Strip mode by default, but you can switch to either of the other 2 modes in the upper right corner of the image gallery at any time (see first screenshot).

Apart from image-related functions, the gallery also gives you some basic file functionality. Just right click on the main image or any image from the folder in the film strip on the right side, and you will get the menu that offers you to download, share, rename, describe or delete the image. There are also large Share and Download buttons in the top right corner.

You can also work with multiple images in the gallery. Simply hold the Ctrl key on Windows and Linux, or the Command key on OSX and select every image that you click on. If you have lots of images to work with, it could be helpful to select the images you need using the Shift key: by holding it, you can select all the images below the image where you started up to the image that you next click on the right side of the Gallery in the Film Strip mode. And once you’ve selected all the images you needed, just right click on either of them to download them, share them or delete them (downloading multiple files is available for users with Personal, Professional and Business Accounts).

And finally, you get 2 functions for the entire folder of your choice in the image gallery: to share it or to download it as one file (this last feature is available for Personal, Professional and Business accounts). You’ll find those two options in the bottom right corner in the Film Strip mode, or the top right corner in Gallery mode.

We hope you enjoy working with pictures using MediaFire image gallery just like everything else on MediaFire! Don’t forget to tell us what you think and share this blog post with your friends.

Veronica and The MediaFire Team

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 24th, 2012

All of us here at MediaFire wish you and yours the happiest of holidays!

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- The MediaFire Team

This is why we bring MediaFire to you!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

With our cozy office, lots of delicious stuff in the kitchen, Friday team lunches, Ping-Pong tournaments and Wednesday card games, MediaFire sure is a terrific place to work, create, relax or socialize. But what makes us even more inspired to perform better every day is the feedback we get from our users.

All across the globe, you will always find a family that stays in touch by sharing photos through MediaFire, a student who keeps all their school work on MediaFire and collaborates on team projects with our help, an aspiring musician or a writer who first bring their creations to the world, or a successful business that backs up all their important files with us. We’re glad to bring MediaFire to you every day and we always try our best to improve our service even further. We truly appreciate your feedback at all times, as your support is greatest one motivation! Here are just a few of the warm words that we’ve heard from you recently:

Thank you all for your kind words, we’ll definitely keep working hard to continue bringing you a better MediaFire.  Go ahead and tell us what MediaFire means for you!

The MediaFire Team

Save Time and Increase Productivity With These Quick MediaFire Tips

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Did you ever ask yourself how well you know MediaFire? See for yourself, and tell us in a comment below how well you were prepared!

Keyboard Shortcuts

How many MediaFire keyboard shortcuts do you think there are? 1? 5? Actually, there’s a whole lot of them, 14 in fact.

Let’s start by saying that all the keyboard shortcuts on MediaFire appear in 2 windows: in the image preview window and in the “My Files” window.

In the image preview window, the keys are pretty basic and most of you have probably already used some of them:

    • Ctrl+A – Select All
    • Esc – Select None
    • Up/Left Key – Previous Photo (gallery view only)
    • Down/Right Key – Next Photo (gallery view only)
    • Ctrl with Drag to Select – Select more items
    • Shift with Drag to Select – Select more plus items in between

And here are the keyboard shortcuts from the “My Files” page:

    • U – Opens Uploader
    • N – New Folder
    • Ctrl+A – Select All
    • Esc – Select None
    • Ctrl with Drag to Select – Select more items
    • Shift with Drag to Select – Select more plus items in between
    • Delete – Delete selected (confirmation will appear)
    • Shift + Delete – Delete selected (no confirmation)

Go ahead and try these keys out next time you log in to MediaFire, and maybe you’ll have a completely different experience this time!

FileDrop

If you’re a professional or a business user, you get to enjoy the FileDrop – the simple feature that might appear complicated to many of us at first sight. But use it once, and you’ll never feel confused again.

First of all, you can make a FileDrop from scratch by checking a special box that says “Make this folder a FileDrop” when creating a new folder in My Files, or you can turn any of your existing folders into a FileDrop with a right click (this can be undone at any time).

Once you got your FileDrop folder set up, you can customize it through the actions menu. You get a window that looks like this:

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It’s all pretty straightforward, and if you just take a second to read the titles, there should be no problem.

Those who you want to drop files into your FileDrop folder don’t have to be registered on MediaFire. Once they follow the link you give them, they will see a window like this with an upload button:

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So say you traveled somewhere with your friends and each of them had their own cameras. Create a FileDrop, give everyone the link, let them upload all their photos there, and once everyone is finished, share the complete “trip report” with those who went with you and their families and friends (as well as your own of course).

Teaching at school or in college? Collect everyone’s assignment the same way, and once the deadline is up, uncheck the FileDrop option so no one can hand in their homework after the due date.

There are also some additional advanced options that could enhance your group productivity, such as allowing descriptions for uploads, receiving email notifications and having single or multiple file uploads. It’s your choice which options you use and how much easier you want to make your life; we only give you the opportunities.

RSS

Don’t forget about the RSS feature, it may come very handy. Give the RSS link to any of your folders to keep your family, friends, coworkers or project group mates updated on any changes.

Sharing all your pictures through MediaFire? Instead of having to tell all your family members and friends you have added something new, just let them subscribe to the folder with all your pictures so they get all the updates right in their Outlook or their browser. Working on a multi-part project? Exchange the subscription links with all the members and keep track of everyone’s progress when each file is added.

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Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire

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Update Feature

Did you ever share a file with someone, but then realize you forgot to update it, yet you don’t want to confuse the other person with different links? Well MediaFire has a solution for that problem with its update feature.

Simply upload the updated file to the folder containing the original file, select both of them, then open the options menu. There you’ll see the “Update File” option which you’ll need to select.

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Once you do that, you’ll see a window that looks like this:

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Make sure you have the right image replacing the old one (you can swap them any time), and click OK. What you get is an updated file that still has the same URL so you don’t need to give a new link to whomever you have already shared the file with.

Statistics

How often do those of you who are professional and business users refer to your account statistics on MediaFire? In fact, they provide you with complete and accurate information regarding all your files, be that the files that you store now or the ones you stored a while back and that are no longer there. Just go to My Account on top of the page and then choose Statistics on the left side. There you can click on the “View Statistics” button that will generate a chart report for you. You also have the option of printing a report or exporting it in a CSV file.

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We hope this was helpful and all of you found out something new and exciting. And don’t forget to leave your comments, questions or suggestions below!

Veronica and The MediaFire Team

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Thanksgiving is almost here, and we’re wishing all of you a happy Turkey Day!

Don’t forget to give thanks to your families and everyone who’s special for you. We, in our turn, thank you for choosing MediaFire!

 

 


The MediaFire Team

A Texas-Style BBQ Picnic Party in the Park

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Hey everyone,

Here at MediaFire we know how to work hard and we love what we do. Every once in a while though, we like to prove that we know how to relax and enjoy ourselves too.

This past weekend the whole MediaFire team got together for a down-home Texas-style barbeque picnic party in the park and we even invited our families to join in the fun. A beautiful park, soccer field, delicious barbeque, music, piñatas, and the perfect fall afternoon.

Did we mention we’re hiring?

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Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire

Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire

The MediaFire Team