October 26, 2006 in 4 out of 5 stars, File uploading services, Free

What is it?

MediaFire: Another service offering simple file uploading/downloading through a web site as an alternative to emailing large files (as well as essentially offering free bandwidth for file downloads).


Who makes it?


Why is it the killerest?

There are several players in this space, these guys are the first to hit a home-run.

The service is ad supported, so it's free but should still survive.

The interface is near-perfect. No signups required, no maximum file size to worry about, and a host of simple delivery options when you're done uploading. It has a sexy upload meter showing you your progress.

If you'd like an account to manage your uploaded files, it offers that too.

All that, and it's free.

These guys are a testament to the power of doing something right. They're getting oodles of press, attention, and business.

What could be improved?

I'd like them to do a slightly better job of selling the benefits of their service and facilitating their use for novices (e.g. the "don't email large files, use us" approach that DropSend has taken). This would make it easier to unceremoniously refer clients, family members, etc. without having to help them understand why or how.

I must admit some slight nervousness about how they'll handle crushing bandwidth bills when this starts being used widely as free hosting/bandwidth for popular files. Will AdSense revenues be enough?

How much does it cost?



Reviewed by Carson McComas

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Maybe you should take a look at, another nice uploading service. Their features:

- Unlimited Files - 1.5 GB per file
- Files stored for 90 days (minimum)
- Convenient file organizer
- Import address book from gmail/yahoo/hotmail

Posted by: bvdl | Nov 5, 2006 9:24:48 AM

Mediafire is the best for file of 100mb max; when I have to upload file bigger than 100mb I use
It's fast and simple, 1gb per file max

Posted by: guitarman | Nov 7, 2008 3:21:48 AM