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appear.in

Good quality video conferencing with a small group of people.
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MediaFire

MediaFire is suitable for individual users that want to store and maybe share files. It has a good initial space in the free version that can be enough for most users. The same applies for small teams that want to store documents (text, presentations) and share it between members (FileDrop features can help increase collaboration and productivity). If you have a big team or want to store big files you have to upgrade to the business or pro version (the price is interesting).
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

appear.in
MediaFire
8.8
Versioning
appear.in
MediaFire
7.0
Video files
appear.in
MediaFire
9.2
Audio files
appear.in
MediaFire
9.3
Document collaboration
appear.in
MediaFire
8.7
Access control
appear.in
MediaFire
9.5
File search
appear.in
MediaFire
9.0
Device sync
appear.in
MediaFire
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

appear.in
MediaFire
9.1
User and role management
appear.in
MediaFire
8.8
File organization
appear.in
MediaFire
9.5
Device management
appear.in
MediaFire
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

appear.in
MediaFire
9.2
Performance
appear.in
MediaFire
9.3
Reliability
appear.in
MediaFire
9.3
Storage Reports
appear.in
MediaFire
8.8

Pros

  • Easy to use: The app is very, very easy to use. Literally just create a chat room (input a name) and access it to chat.
  • Call/video quality: I've experienced better call quality on appear.in than in almost all other chat and video conferencing services out there.
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  • Free Accounts with 10GB storage
  • Fast Uploads and Downloads (your connection speed dependant)
  • Long standing operation and record
  • Easy to Use interface
  • Collaboration options
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Cons

  • Feature-wise, none that I can think of.
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  • Download Page - When you generate a link to download some files it redirects users to a specific page where they can download the file. The page is sometimes confusing and with a lot of ads which can be a little bit annoying.
  • Customization Option - you can find a customization section in "Settings", but there are just a few things that you can really customize. Maybe improving this would be nice to allow you personalize your environment (for companies, for instance).
  • Blocked options for the free version - There are a lot of interesting options that are available just for business and pro versions. If you could at least test it before upgrading your version it would help users decide.
  • Lack of PC sync client - Would be great if you could install a PC client that would synchronize your files.
  • Problems when refreshing your files list in the browser. Sometimes it gets slow and you have to refresh the entire page to continue.
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Likelihood to Renew

appear.in3.6
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We are using a larger tool suite that already includes video conferencing instead of our older approach of using different apps from different vendors.appear.in has a simple but great set of features but its pricing scheme is not as scalable as we really need in a 500+ employee company.
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Usability

appear.in9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use, technical and non-technical colleagues have used it with no instructions needed. That says all about the app and services.
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Alternatives Considered

appear.in was the least expensive alternative at the time my company used it. It included the right set of features for what we needed.
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The listed alternative is very good but we prefer Mediafire as we feel it's much more of a simple website to use.
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Return on Investment

  • It helped us to connect our team across continents in a very affordable way.
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  • When we've had our BETA testing programs for our products, we initially at the start of our business used Mediafire to send our BETA version of our products. But now we don't use it as it isn't 100% secure. Mediafire is best suited for completely public files.
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Pricing Details

appear.in

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

MediaFire

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details