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MediaFire Now Has an iPad App

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Meet the Newest Addition to the MediaFire Family of Apps

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 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: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mediafire/id555646196

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!

-Best,

The MediaFire Team

For more details on today’s announcment, including our press release, screenshots, and logos, visit: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/h2tkt00f7s2sh/MediaFire_iOS_Update_Press_Photos

For press inquires, email brent.bucci@mediafire.com

MediaFire Celebrates the Official Launch of MediaFire Desktop With New Storage Plans; Get 1TB of Cloud Storage for Just $2.50

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

New Native Apps Are On The Way for iPad and Android!

Today, we are excited to  announced the public release of MediaFire Desktop, a free application for OSX and Windows that enables users to instantly share, upload, and store their media in the cloud, directly from their desktop and Mobile Devices.

Since we launched our beta in November, over 2 million MediaFire users have used our desktop app; providing helpful feedback to our team as we have added new features and improved performance. We couldn’t have reached this important milestone without your support! (special thanks goes out to Jared Newman from Time Magazine, who pushed us to go the extra mile!)

To celebrate our official launch, we’ve completely overhauled our consumer cloud storage plans, giving users one terabyte of cloud storage for only five dollars a month. Now users can safely store and share all of their photos, videos, and files in the cloud, without having to worry about file size limits. As an added bonus, for a limited time, MediaFire is offering half off all storage plans, enabling new users to sign up for just two dollars and fifty cents per month!

We’ve also listened to our community, and are announcing several major updates, including:

  • No file-size upload limits: both free and paid users can upload individual files up to 20 gigs in size (When using native 64 bit browsers such as Firefox).
  •  A major update to MediaFire Desktop: Our latest update officially brings MediaFire Desktop out of Beta, squashing bugs and delivering major speed upgrades and stability fixes. To download MediaFire Desktop, visit: https://www.mediafire.com/software/desktop/
  • Upcoming Native apps for iPad and Android:  These will be available over the next few weeks, and will introduce a host of new features, including automatic photo syncing directly from your Android mobile device. For early press access to our private betas, email Brent@mediafire.com
  • A complete overhaul of our API’s and Developer Resource Portal: Our new API’s enable web developers to quickly integrate MediaFire Storage and file sharing directly into their applications. Visit our developer portal here: http://www.mediafire.com/developers/
  • Native SDK’s will be coming for all major platforms and languages. For more information, or to enroll in our beta development program, email developers@mediafire.com

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Over the next few months, we will be launching several new and exciting products, including new and updated applications for iPad and Android (A screenshot of our iPad App can be found above).

Stay Tuned!

-Best,

The MediaFire Team

 

FAQ:

How Can MediaFire Afford to Offer Users Such Lucrative Prices?

  • We operate and own all of our own servers and network infrastructure, which allows us to undercut our competitors when it comes to cost. Many of our competitors rely on AWS, which is both cost prohibitive, and introduces potential security and privacy vulnerabilities.

MediaFire Launches Walgreens QuickPrints Support

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Instantly Print Your Photos at Over 3000 Walgreens Locations Throughout the US

Lets face it, for most of us, using home printers are a pain. From running out of cyan ink, to driver errors, it seems like every time you really need to use your printer, it doesn’t work.  This problem poses a particular challenge for hobbyist and professional photographers looking to share and display physical copies of their photos.

At MediaFire, we are always looking to add new and exciting features that make your life easier, which is why we are excited to announce the addition of Walgreens QuickPrints support for our online interface. With just one click, you can order prints and pick them up at your favorite Walgreens in as little as one hour.  With over 3000 locations throughout the US to choose from, QuickPrints makes it easier than ever to share and enjoy your photos.

With just one click, you can get prints for a single photo, or your entire gallery

Whether you are a professional photographer, or just looking to share your photos with your family and friends, MediaFire is committed to providing you with the best tools for managing your photos online.

Feel free to send any feedback or questions to brent at mediafire.com.

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

From The MediaFire Team

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: www.mediafire.com/software/desktop/

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 mediafire.com

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

From The MediaFire Team

 

To download our press kit, visit: https://www.mediafire.com/press/

 

 

Big Things Are Coming To MediaFire (Stay Tuned)!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

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It seems like everyone is getting involved in the cloud storage game. From Verizon to Microsoft, everyone is looking to store your files online. And yet, everyday computer users continue to struggle with the same problems on a day-to-day basis. Uploading all of your files into the cloud is a pain, sharing files with others is confusing, and managing data across all of your tablets, phones, laptops, and computers takes way too much time.

At MediaFire, we believe that you should be able to enjoy your media everywhere, without having to endlessly convert, grant permissions, or struggle with complicated and confusing menus. We also believe in empowering users to create and share their media. From photographers, to musicians, to developers, we want to make MediaFire the best online service for storing, sharing, and collaborating with people around the world.

Over the next three updates, we are looking to give you a whole new set of tools and features designed to enable you to do more with your media. From sharing your files, to putting your media into the cloud, MediaFire is on a mission to make your life a little easier.

We are looking forward to launching the first major platform update for our mobile and desktop applications in the next few months. Stay tuned, the next few months are going to be very exciting!

-Best, Brent

P.S. Are you a developer, member of the press, or creative professional interested in trying out our private beta?

Contact brent@mediafire.com for more information.

With 30 Million Registered Users, MediaFire Launches Native Music and Video Streaming Support!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

We are very excited to announce today that MediaFire has reached 30 million registered users!

When we originally launched MediaFire in 2006, we aimed to provide online users with a simple solution for storing and sharing their files online. We envisioned a time where creative people would use the web to easily collaborate and share their content directly with their friends, family, and colleagues around the world.

Seven years later, we have become one of the biggest names in online storage, and we have you to thank for it! We are inspired every day by the powerful success stories of artists, photographers and creative people like you that use MediaFire to share and create amazing digital content.

Today, we are pleased to bring native video and music streaming support to MediaFire, enabling users to play their favorite MediaFire media directly through our Android, iOS, and Web interfaces.

For a limited time, in order to thank our loyal customers, MediaFire is offering fifty-percent discounts on all first-time purchases of our Pro and Business storage plans! Starting at $2.49 per month for 100 gigs of online storage.

To sign up or upgrade your MediaFire account, visit: https://www.mediafire.com/upgrade/#space

In order to showcase our new media streaming support, we have put together a special MediaFire “sampler” featuring music, video, and photo content created and shared by some of our favorite artists, including the M Machine, David Heartbreak, Hrvrd, Menage Quad, and others. New MediaFire users can access this content through the “sample” folder located within their  account.

Existing users can stream and download the summer 2013 sampler by visiting:          http://www.mediafire.com/folder/zvq7ms92kfn91/MediaFire_2013_Summer_Sampler

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MediaFire’s New Streaming Video Player, Featuring the M Machine’s Tiny Anthem

Over the past few months, we have have seen incredible user growth, due to the incredible success of our free Android application, and we look forward to launching several new and exciting products and features over the next few weeks.

Stay tuned, and keep creating!

Brent

Link to today’s press release and screenshots:  http://www.mediafire.com/folder/3ws9srcwsfqmo/Streaming_Playback_Update_Press_Kit

 

-Have a MediaFire story to share with us on this special occasion? Send me an email at brent@mediafire.com

 

Meet the New MediaFire!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

We live in a dynamically changing environment and it requires all of us to frequently review our standards and raise the bar. MediaFire is no exception. Even though our website has always been quite easy to use, we never stop looking for new ways to make things better! Release 7.0 is here, bringing some exciting changes to your MediaFire experience!

We’re thrilled to introduce a brand new design: the interface has been cleaned up and streamlined, and the overall color scheme is optimized to let you focus better on your content. You can still easily navigate all your files on your “My Files” page, add new ones, view them or collaborate – everything works as usual, except much cleaner and ready for the future!

Got pictures in your account? Go ahead and view them in our sleek new Photo Viewer! The dark color scheme creates a great contrast that makes your photo viewing experience much more sophisticated. Access all the photo viewing modes and options on the bottom of the page, or share, download, or save images to your MediaFire account (if shared with you by someone else) by clicking the button in the right top corner. Also, you can get this basic functionality by right clicking on the image being currently viewed.

We’ve also completely redesign the shared spreadsheet viewer to quickly and easily preview spreadsheet files. The new viewer supports all formulas, formatting and even graphs. Both the document viewer and the spreadsheet viewer are using a much more neutral palette helping you focus on the content you’re working on.

To retain the consistent look throughout the entire website, MediaFire has also redesigned the interface for editing files.

And one more little morsel of exciting news for all those of you who code: MediaFire now has a text and source code viewer and editor! View all text and source code file types, edit them, and share them in a new view specifically designed to emulate the look and feel of a fully featured text and code editor.

We hope this update makes your experience with MediaFire much more pleasant! We would like to thank every member of our MediaFire team who worked hard on this release, let us know how we did!

Stay tuned because there’s a lot more great stuff to come!

Leave a comment below, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

The MediaFire Team

Mobile-Friendly Document View and Infinite Scrolling

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Hi everyone,

Today we released a quick update to the site including some bug fixes and a couple of new features.  First, there is now a new mobile-friendly document viewing page:

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We’re also happy to report that our iPhone app has been submitted to Apple and is just pending approval now, hopefully it’ll be available in the App Store within the next two weeks.

Second, infinite scrolling now works on accounts with tens of thousands of files. In other words, you can continue to scroll through thousands of files in your account, even in one folder, without having to load additional pages. This works great for browsing large image galleries.

Tom Langridge – Co-Founder, VP Product and Communications

 

 

Thumbnail View, Create Documents, and Image Enhancements

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

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Hi everyone,

The dust has finally settled around our latest update giving me enough time to publish this blog post letting you all know all the new stuff we just released!

As we usually do around here at MediaFire, we’ve batched in a whole lot of new features and fixes into a major release again.

Here’s the new goodness we’ve got this time:

  • Unified thumbnail viewer on the MyFiles page. Just like your OS file browser, icons, images, and documents now present themselves in a uniform way in thumbnail mode.
  • Create new documents, spreadsheets, and presentations from a simple, new menu on the MyFiles page.
  • Invite others to collaborate on documents with automated email notifications. Enter email addresses into the collaborate box and it will email each recipient with their own collaboration link.
  • Upgraded document, spreadsheet, and presentation editor. (Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported.)
  • New Help Tab on the MyFiles page provides convenient access to Knowledge Base and Support.
  • MyAccount page provides a visual representation of total storage used.
  • Collaboration and 1-Time Download dialogs let users know their daily limits.
  • The 1-Time Download system has been upgraded to support e-commerce transactions. (Documentation of API has also been updated)
  • Upgraded image conversion and compression system – images are now displayed in higher quality, correctly sized, and load even faster on your My Files page and in your image galleries.

More coming soon!

Tom Langridge – Co-Founder, VP Product and Communications

Document Editing, Collaboration, 1-Time Links, FileDrop and Saturn V

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Today, on the 43rd anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 mission that put the first man on the Moon, we are proud to announce an allllmost as monumental launch of our own (okay not really close to as cool as Apollo 11, but hey, we’re pretty excited about it anyway)!

Today we’re proud to announce the launch of new MediaFire features including office document collaboration and editing, 1-time download links, FileDrop upload pages, and a Moon-load of new My Files management updates.

Here’s a full list of the changes and additions:

Document Collaboration and Editing

  • View and edit your documents, presentations, and spreadsheets right on MediaFire!
  • You can even invite people who don’t have a MediaFire account (yet!) to securely collaborate on and edit your document.

FileDrop Upload Pages
(replacement for the “MediaFire Dropbox” feature)

  • Create a hosted page version of a FileDrop widget where visitors can upload files into a users account.
  • New page created for the hosted version of the FileDrop.

1-Time Download Links

  • Now you can create a new type of sharing link that lets you share a file with someone and ensure that it is only downloaded once.  The download url ties it self to the first downloaders IP address and will not allow anyone else to download the file again from that link.
  • To get a 1-Time download link, there is a new option on the My Files page right-click menu for files and a new option in the Share lightbox.
  • Each account type has a different number of available 1-Time download links.  Free users can create 15/day, Professional customers get 500/day, and Business customers get 5000/day.

New My Files Features

  • Faster Loading
    • We’ve made huge improvements to your My Files page system, allowing faster loading of huge lists of folders and files.
  • Lasso Select
    • Just like on your desktop; click and drag a box around multiple files to select them all at once.
  • Updated Drag and Drop
    • New visual effect for dragging files that makes it easy to see how many files you’re working with.
    • Now you can also drag and drop a new file onto an old one to update a file without changing the link.

Updated Long-Term Storage and Backup

  • Free accounts now get 50 GB of free cloud storage and backup.
  • Professional customers now get 250 GB of free cloud storage and backup for $9.99/month.
  • Business customers now get 1000 GB of free cloud storage and backup for $49.99/month.

Updated Image Viewer and Gallery

  • We have replaced the old Image Viewer page with a new version that replicates the UI of our document viewer.
  • Now image viewing functionality is similar to document viewing functionality.
  • New image pages have 3 views – single image, single image with filmstrip, grid view (gallery).

5 Free User Accounts for Business Customers

  • Business customers now receive 5 free user accounts with their MediaFire Business plan.
  • Additional user accounts are now sold in groups of 5 for $15 per month.

Phew! Okay, that was a big update and I didn’t even cover all the new behind-the-scenes technology that our amazing team has been building to help make everything on MediaFire work faster.

One more thing! Mobile apps. Soon.

Until then,

Tom Langridge – VP of Product and Communications