MediaFire: Free File Storage and Sharing

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With a massive 50 million users worldwide, MediaFire is one of the most popular online cloud storage services. Currently, the provider is offering 10GB free storage space with a 4GB upload limit per file, plus unlimited bandwidth and downloads.

The service is ideal whether you want to simply backup your documents, photos, audio and videos, or alternatively if you need to share links with colleagues, friends and family. MediaFire is among the most user-friendly services of its kind and helps you keep track of files, shares and backups with ease, whether that’s on your desktop computer or mobile device.

You can share files directly via a link, e-mail message or through a social network of your choice. This allows you to collaborate on projects and grant access to only those individuals who require it. Other useful features include simultaneous uploads - so you can upload multiple files at once, one-time links (only allows one computer to download a file), and bulk downloads.

MediaFire is available for a variety of devices, such as Android, iPhone/iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, or directly through your Web browser.

The “free” account does have a few drawbacks, namely: downloads are supported by advertisements and there are “captcha” codes for users. As a free user, you must also log-in at least once a year to keep your account active. However, a number of affordable commercial options are available, offering extended service and up to 1TB of storage space.