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    Published: 2016-06-15, by Peter Warrior.

    Official app for Mega storage service

    9
    • Outstanding user interface
    • Amount of storage
    • Free
    • Draconian security
    • Uncertainness

    "Kim's back"

    The story so far told us that Mister Dotcom, hero for some and villain for a few, went away and came back, perhaps not so strong as he was but wittier and wiser. Mega replaces the old Megaupload, that website where you stored your personal photos and back ups (pun, wink, wink) and this app allows you to manage your 50 Gb free Mega account from your device, thus syncing your mobile storage to it (and automatically uploading pics taken with your phone camera if that's your wish) and arranging your files as you feel convenient, as any other file browser would do.

    Its most relevant flaw might well be considered its most important strength, though: security measures are draconian, to the point of removing your files if your password ever were to be lost. Others will also consider a serious drawback what Megaupload bequeathed to its heir, said otherwise, how much time will take till the Men in Black land on Dotcom-land, wherever it is.

    In the meanwhile, an excellent and efficient app for what could be the most powerful storage website so far.

    Peter Appszoom logo

    by Peter , Appszoom

    Jun 15, 2016

    Description

    MEGA provides user-controlled encrypted cloud storage and chat through standard web browsers, together with dedicated apps for mobile devices. Unlike other cloud storage providers, your data is encrypted and decrypted by your client devices only and never by us.

    Upload your files from your smartphone or tablet then search, store, download, stream, view, share, rename or delete your files any time, from any device, anywhere. Share folders with your contacts and see their updates in real time. The encryption process means we cannot access or reset your password so you MUST remember it (unless you have your Recovery Key backed up) or you will lose access to your stored files.

    End-to-end user-encrypted MEGA video chat allows for total privacy, and has been available through the browser since 2016. It has been extended to our mobile app, with chat history accessible across multiple devices. Users can also easily add files to a chat from their MEGA cloud drive.

    MEGA offers a generous 50 GB free storage for all registered users with bonus achievements, and offers paid plans with much higher limits:

    PRO LITE subscription: 4.99 € per month or 49.99 € per year gives you 200 GB of storage space and 1 TB of transfer quota per month.
    PRO I subscription: 9.99 € per month or 99.99 € per year gives you 1 TB of storage space and 2 TB of transfer quota per month.
    PRO II subscription: 19.99 € per month or 199.99 € per year gives you 4 TB of storage space and 8 TB of transfer quota per month.
    PRO III subscription: 29.99 € per month or 299.99 € per year gives you 8 TB of storage space and 16 TB of transfer quota per month.

    Subscriptions are renewed automatically for successive subscription periods of the same duration and at the same price as the initial period chosen. To manage your subscriptions, simply click on the Play Store icon on your handset, sign in with your Google ID (if you haven't already done so) and then click on the MEGA app. You'll be able to manage your subscription there.

    App Permissions:
    WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE -> Download your files from MEGA to your device and upload files from your device to MEGA
    CAMERA -> Take a picture and upload your photos to MEGA
    READ_CONTACTS -> Easily add contacts from your device as MEGA contacts
    RECORD_AUDIO & CAPTURE_VIDEO_OUTPUT (mic and camera) -> MEGA provides for end-to-end encrypted audio/video calls

    To enhance users' confidence in the MEGA system, all of the client-side code is published, so interested security researchers can evaluate the encryption process. The code of our mobile app is located on: https://github.com/meganz/android

    For more info, please check our website:
    See https://mega.nz/terms

    Desktop - https://mega.nz/

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