MEGA: Free 50GB Cloud Storage

When it comes to cloud storage, security is one area where many providers fall short. MEGA, on the other hand, is one of the most security-conscious providers we’ve seen and provides end-to-end encryption and secure global access to all your important files. MEGA’s service includes a massive 50GB of storage space, completely free of charge.

This New Zealand-based cloud storage service is run by controversial digital entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and allows you to store - or share - your photographs, documents, videos, audio, and any other files safely and securely. MEGA deploys end-to-end encryption, which means that your data is encrypted both during the transfer and encrypted at rest in the cloud. This prevents even MEGA from accessing your files, since you take sole ownership of the encryption keys.

Collaboration is made easy with MEGA and you can share files safely and securely with friends, family or colleagues. The Sync Client for your computer desktop makes for easy syncronisation across a variety of devices and allows you to drag and drop files into a virtual drive (available for Windows, Mac and Linux). There’s also a Chrome browser extension that helps reduce loading times and strengthen security while you’re working in the cloud.

MEGA provides mobile apps for your smartphone, so you can manage your files when on the move. These are available for Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry devices. All these apps receive high ratings in their respective categories and are among the most user-friendly in the market.

If you need any further information, MEGA has a thorough “Help” section that covers everything from installation and syncing to software issues and security. Commercial upgrades are available via MEGA’s “Pro” accounts and offer up to 4TB of data storage.