MediaFire Desktop is the name the well-known cloud file-storing service has given to its new tool that will grant users up to 50GB of storage space to sync all sorts of local files. Although this figure remains far short of the capacity of Spotbros (1TB of free cloud space at no cost), MediaFire has nevertheless positioned itself as a major competitor of Dropbox and its free 16GB, now wildly outshone by MediaFire’s 25-times-larger capacity.

The well-known service has 30 million registered user and attracts more than 150 million visits per month, two characteristics that make it stand out among other similar services now grappling for market share after the disappearance of Megaupload, the former king of free web-hosting. But with this new desktop app for Windows and Mac, the game is on with file-synching services like Dropbox or Google Drive.

When you register on MediaFire Desktop the service will initially offer you 10GB of space that will gradually be increased up to 50GB through a process that has yet to be clarified. But if you’re a fan of the app and want to increase your cloud space, you can do so at a lower price here than elsewhere: 100GB costs $4.99 a month, compared to the $9.99 charged by Dropbox.

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The other two options to increase this space are 200GB for $9.99 per month or 500 at $24.99. In addition, a big advantage is that with the initial purchase you can get 50% off on a Pro account.

This new client allows users to upload, download, and share all their files on the cloud without having to open their browsers. You just have to drag the files to a particular sync folder, a process identical the one used by the biggest competitor services.

It’s also worth giving a shout-out to the company’s mobile app. From its smartphone app you can automatically sync all your files, share them via your social networks, register all your activity on MediaFire, and manage the versions of all your remotely stored documents.

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