MediaFire has added some interesting features to its Mac- and iOS-friendly cloud storage and collaboration platform.
A new file manager home screen and an online document editor with full support of Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents has been added to the available tools for users. For the Mac, MediaFire provides a menubar dropdown for uploading and managing files.
MediaFire offers a variety of plans for users, including a 50 GB ad supported free plan that lets you upload, share and collaborate on documents. Other plans without ads start at $1.50 a month and ramp up to $24.50 a month for 1 TB of storage.
The company also offers free apps for accessing your files from any iOS device. I've been using one of the basic plans for several months and find it really handy for sharing large files and images that don't work well with email.
MediaFire competes with firms such as Dropbox and SugarSync although MediaFire has more free online storage, but there are some limitations on individual file sizes and how long files are stored. When users upgrade from the free plan, longtime storage is forever.
Competition is always good, and it's nice to see more and more options for people moving and sharing data to the cloud.