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MediaFire Now Has an iPad App

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Meet the Newest Addition to the MediaFire Family of Apps


 Today, we are excited to announce the launch of MediaFire for the iPad!

Available today as a universal update to our existing iOS App, MediaFire for iPad is designed  to let you quickly access, stream, and share photos, movies, music, and files stored on MediaFire, directly from your tablet or smartphone.

To Download MediaFire for iPad and iPhone for free, visit:

MediaFire for iPad takes full advantage of the extra screen space and higher resolutions found on the iPad Air and Mini Retina, while retaining the easy-to-use interface found in our award winning iPhone and Android Applications. We’ve also  updated our App performance to dramatically improve streaming media playback and speed on both iPhone and iPad.

Pricing Update

Due to popular demand, MediaFire will be extending our fifty percent off sale on cloud storage to throughout the summer. Starting at $2.50 a month for 1TB of secure online storage (or $24.99 Per Year), our professional storage plans make it easy for you to store all of your media in the cloud, and are a perfect companion to our mobile and desktop applications.

As for you Android users out there, stay tuned, we have something exciting in store for you soon!


The MediaFire Team

For more details on today’s announcment, including our press release, screenshots, and logos, visit:

For press inquires, email

Meet MediaFire Desktop: Our New Online Storage Syncing Service For OSX and Windows

Thursday, November 21st, 2013


Meet MediaFire Desktop

Six months ago, the MediaFire team set out with a clear vision: to create the best online storage and file sharing service in the world. Today, we are bringing that vision to life with the beta launch of MediaFire Desktop, a free application for OSX and Windows that enables users to instantly upload, collaborate, and share their media in the cloud.

Available today for free, MediaFire Desktop includes one of our most requested features: automatic file syncing. Designed to make uploading, sharing, and managing files a breeze, MediaFire Desktop comes with the storage you need to share and store all of your digital stuff (up to 50 gigs for free) and the flexibility to accommodate even the largest of data users. Paid plans start at 25 dollars a year for 100 gigs of storage: which is around half the cost of other online storage services.

To download MediaFire Desktop for free, visit:

MediaFire Desktop has been designed from the ground up to let you do more with your Media. From automatic web-based audio and video transcoding, to viewing your files on the go through your mobile device, MediaFire provides you with all of the online storage that you need for around half of the cost of other online storage services.

In addition to today’s product launch, we have implemented a ton of new features site-wide, including a complete revamp of our online interface. Some of our cool new features include:

Instantly Share files directly from your desktop via Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter

Use MediaFire Desktop’s Contact Management Screen to instantly share files with your contacts on Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter.

Sharing Permissions

Permission-based sharing allows you to control the level of access that your contacts have to specific files and folders. This feature is great for teams and small businesses!

Following Tools

MediaFire Desktop lets you follow shared files from other Desktop users, enabling you to instantly add, copy, and download files from others. Advanced monitoring tools let you track downloads and access, and notification let you know instantly when files are changed or modified.

SSL Everywhere

SSL access has been extended to all of the core MediaFire systems including downloads and text editing.

Automatic Audio & Video Transcoding

Download audio and video in the perfect optimized format for your device, instantly. Files can also be streamed at multiple resolutions in real-time, with over 200 supported viewable file formats available at launch.

We will continue to roll out new additional features and bugfixes over the coming weeks. Feel free to send any feedback or questions to brent at

-Thanks so much for being part of the MediaFire family!

From The MediaFire Team


To download our press kit, visit:



Release of MediaFire Express 0.15!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Hey everyone,

Today we are pleased to announce the release of MediaFire Express 0.15! Your experience with us is now getting much more personalized and literally more colorful! Here’s what we’ve got for you:

Screenshot annotations now have color control!

Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire

Now you can dress-up your screenshot’s annotation with colors.  You can now set the color of all of the annotation elements (i.e., arrows, frames, text, backgrounds, etc.) from a rich selection of eye-catching colors. Set warnings in red, for example add the annotation, “Add no annotations here!” for irony.  Add color-coded arrows, and rectangles. Fill text boxes and frames with color too. Assign colors to text! Even on a letter by letter basis.

Obliterate sensitive information from screenshots with the blur tool!

Need to send a screenshot that also happened to capture some information (e.g., Social Security number, home address, embarrassing browser history or other folks’ email addresses) that you’d just rather not include?  Just use the screenshot tool’s new “blur” tool to smear these sensitive details into illegibility.  The blur tool works by convoluting pixels into an impenetrable smudge.  Now you can have the best of all worlds: the ability to screenshot the entire area of interest and the ability to obliterate whatever part of it you want to redact.

Copy the screenshot image into the clipboard with a single click!

Previously the Screenshot tool supported uploading the image to MediaFire’s cloud, saving the image to the disk and sending it to the printer.  Now the screenshot tool gives you the fourth option: copying the image into your clipboard!  Now you can just paste that image straight into an email or editor.

Now Express runs on Windows 8!

Initially Express was not compatible with Windows 8.  After a minor tweak they are getting along famously.  Don’t hesitate to check that out and leave us your feedback.

Get familiar with the amazing MediaFire team with the “about us” link update!

Now the “about us” link in the About Box directs the browser to a page showing the MediaFire team so you can see the fine folks who bring you the MediaFire cloud, web-site and MediaFire Express! Yay!

Change the order of pending uploads any way you like!

Starting today you can view the pending uploads by clicking the blue button on the side of the status panel (i.e., the small window near the systray that is visible when an upload is underway and has a progress bar.)  The status panel presents a list box showing pending uploads when the blue button on the side of the status panel is clicked.  Each set of uploaded files are grouped in items in this list box.  The items are uploaded in the order shown in the listbox.

Now you can change the order of uploads by dragging files in this list box to a different location. Want a particular item to upload last? Just drag it from its current location to the end of the list. Done!

View the change log via the About Box!

Now you can view the change log (that is, this text) via the About Box.  Just click the About Box’s “change log” button and a popup dialog will present descriptions of the new features, changes and bug fixes delivered by the current version of Express.

We hope you guys enjoy all these new features, don’t forget to check us out on and let us know what you think!

Veronica and The MediaFire Team

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

Images Update

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Today we released a major update to our image serving technology just in time for me to upload my pictures from this year’s SXSW Interactive Conference in Austin, Texas.  Without getting into the details just yet, the basics of the update are that images are now processed and presented to the user in real-time which should speed up the users experience and make it more reliable as well.

As usual, this update is laying more of the foundation for future updates – go ahead and just upload some images to your account to give our image gallery system a try and keep looking out for new features coming very soon!

Also, if you haven’t already tried out our new software, MediaFire Express, now would be a great time to give it a shot, and easily move all those folders of images you have on your computer into the cloud.  MediaFire express makes it super easy to upload files and folders, just right-click on them and choose “Upload to MediaFire” and all those images sitting on your hard-drive will be on their way to your private account on MediaFire’s secure and accessible cloud.

More information on MediaFire Express and download links for Windows, Mac, and Linux here

Tom Langridge – Co-Founder, VP Corporate Communications


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:

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:

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