MediaFire - Simple Web Based Cloud Storeage
June 01, 2016

MediaFire - Simple Web Based Cloud Storeage

Kyle Farago | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with MediaFire

MediaFire being one of the more long standing Cloud Storage options has good security, and an easy to use interface with high upload and download performance. It give you the ability to publicly share files or folders or just share with other MediaFire users which allow for collab work or to make a place for many users to contribute files to from things such as a wedding or a project. I personally and professionally use these features to provide my clients access to any relevant data ( documents, pictures, etc ) that I have for them for a specific job, or share pictures with friends.

I also have referred multiple clients to use MediaFire within their own systems, whether it be personal or professional. Their paid licenses are affordable depending on your needs and can be billed annually at a discount or monthly at full price for Pro, or Quarterly / Monthly for the Business class license.

The mobile app is easy to use and allows you to quickly back up or restore files to, from, and across your mobile devices and computers and works on all license types.
  • Free Accounts with 10GB storage
  • Fast Uploads and Downloads (your connection speed dependant)
  • Long standing operation and record
  • Easy to Use interface
  • Collaboration options
  • No PC client
  • Free space is on the lower end compared to competators
  • Ads on free downloads - becoming less common with competitors
  • It has allowed me to easily share files with clients and friends
  • No computer client does make things a little slower/more complicated to upload to the cloud
  • Allows me to easily work on a project with someone else and recover a previous file in case of mistakes
All four services stack up pretty well against each other in terms of performance and reliability, but where MediaFire falls behind is in terms of storage offered for the free user. 10GB is still a good amount of space for your average user, but is the least amount offered between all four and is the only one to not offer a PC Client to install and allow file sync on the computer itself. All four have mobile applications that work well, and pretty much are identical for the most part in terms of service and offerings. Pricing is different but comparable.
MediaFire is pretty well rounded overall in terms of usability and application from a single home user to students working on a project or a business sharing files and space with its workers, especially if they travel. About the only situation I can think of where MediaFire may not be well suited is in a medical environment and HIPAA laws as I am unsure whether its security protocols fall in line with their requirements.

MediaFire Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports
Not Rated