Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Wow. Unlimited file storage? Sign me up! But where's the catch? I can see webmail services offering 2GB of storage because most users will never use that much space, but to allow unlimited file hosting is a little insane. It's apparently true though.
MediaFire, unlike every other file hosting service, allows unlimited files sizes, unlimited uploads, and no sign up. Very cool. A nice upload progress bar tells you how long until the transfer is complete. Once uploaded, a direct download link, HTML link code for posting to MySpace or a blog, or forum link code for posting to bulletin boards is provided. You can even quickly send an IM to AIM or Yahoo! Messenger buddies.
I don't know how viable their business model is, but that's never stopped anybody. Certainly, unlimited file hosting is a good way to get a great deal of publicity and set them apart from the competition even if they do later decide to cap it.