MediaFire Express Beta (and REST API)

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


  1. Christian on February 16, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Awesome! … Just to bad it wont let me sign in.

  2. Florian on February 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

    It would be great if I could choose in which folder to upload the files, not globally (in options), but as I drag & drop them on the Drop Zone.

  3. MarteIrae on February 17, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    @Florian: +1

  4. ManyGz on February 18, 2012 at 12:43 am

    If I like the idea, always Mediafire.
    I would like to make a screenshot, and have no download link for Share as dropbox.

  5. tranducthinh on February 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Pretty! I’ve been waiting for in a long time.

  6. Eirik on February 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

    The desktop app is looking pretty good so far.

    A few suggestions. It would be good to:
    + See a list of individual files in the upload list.
    + Be able to pause/stop/remove any file individually that is in the upload list.
    + Be able to see current upload list and reorganise it.
    + See progress for the individual file that is currently uploading.
    + Be able to upload to a particular folder on your MediaFire account.
    + Show the current upload speed.

  7. Felipe Gomez on February 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I loved the screenshot tool but is very very lazy to load… why?

  8. HatifHammad on February 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    €!!!!!!!!!!! ITS VERY NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!$

    but you must provide to create
    folder than put the file in there.

  9. john on February 21, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Please add UPLOAD function to the API.

  10. GoldenGod on February 22, 2012 at 12:26 am

    API: at last.

    Do I miss something because I can’t find option to upload file in API?

  11. HatifHammad on February 22, 2012 at 4:15 am


  12. Friedrich Haussmann on February 24, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Thank you for such a great API. I already implemented in my Firefox add-on ( ) – hope you like it !

  13. Ahmet on March 7, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I think you should be provide direct link for screen shot , as

  14. Antonio Miguel on March 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    It’s great, I’m very, very happy. Hopefully in the future be possible to access our files from Android or iPhone.

    Thanks for this great service.

  15. Ahmet Lütfü Yazıcı on March 12, 2012 at 12:27 am

    can you make software as dropbox?

  16. NghiaCoi on March 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    maybe so useful !…
    beside Mediafire, I also use Dropbox, Box and so many services.

  17. VenomVendor on March 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Plz start a Forum for Developers, i have lot of Doubts to be discussed with other developers

  18. Safana on April 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    how about portable versions….

  19. JamesK on April 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Please include an “Upload” API.

    Express looks good so far.

    One suggestion for Express, add a tool-tip that says “MediaFire Express [Beta]” or somesuch thing.