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Megaupload

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Published 01/23/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

MegaUpload gives users another option to store and share files online. MegaUpload is a functional file manager that brings with it a hint of fun personality, which is a bit of a rarity with many similar applications. Users can quickly upload and download files. MegaUpload also offers a convenient browser tool bar. Users can combine MegaUpload links, earn points that allow them to access premium services for free and utilize support for broken uploads or downloads. The MegaUpload rewards system works by giving the user one point per download. These can be redeemed for various quantities of premium access or cash rewards. Only files smaller than 100 MBs qualify for the MegaUpload reward program.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

MegaUpload was launched in March of 2005. The site continues to grow. Within its first three years on the internet, MegaUpload attracted approximately 10 million visitors each year. The site continues to offer a helpful service that many users love, encouraged by the website’s lofty rewards program. On January 20th 2012, the FBI arrested the founder of MegaUpload en shut down the site. They claim that MegaUpload is guilty of copyright infringement.

What are the differences to other apps?

MegaUpload offers many services that other similar applications offer. In that respect it is not much different. What makes MegaUpload so different is the site’s enthusiastic personality and its rewards program. Users can actually earn premium access time and cash by using MegaUpload. Of course the points needed are on the high side, but the fact it has a reward program is a plus.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The MegaUpload website is highlighted by vibrant orange hues and comical personalities. The site uses these three personalities throughout to create an exciting, almost amusing design. This works well considering how many bland file uploading websites are out there. If the user is concerned about aesthetics, then they can really enjoy MegaUpload.

How does the registration process work?

New users can become MegaUpload members by clicking the black “Register” link at the top, right hand corner of the homepage. Registering for an account gives the user access to many more features, including the download manager, support, file folders and the MegaUploads rewards program. The registration form can be found at the bottom of the page. Users are asked to provide a username, email address, passwords and optional mobile phone number which can be used for the site’s upcoming MegaUpload SMS service. After entering the verification code to prove that they are human, the user can submit their information by clicking the large orange “Register” button at the bottom of the form.

What does it cost to use the application?

A basic MegaUpload account costs nothing and gives users access to limited features. The site also offers a Premium membership with three payment options. Premium memberships include unlimited storage space, unlimited speeds and unlimited bandwidth usage. A one month Premium subscription costs around $14. A three month subscription costs around $27. The one year costs around $80 and a two year subscription costs under $110. Users can also choose a lifetime platinum membership that includes three premium vouchers that can be given to friends or family for around $270. A Hotlink membership option is also available for the same price as the lifetime platinum membership.

Who would you recommend the application to?

MegaUpload is a helpful service for anyone who has to share files online. The site’s reward program might make it more appealing to some users, primarily those who are doing a number of smaller downloads. Numerous membership options also give users even more flexibility when they decide to upgrade beyond the free membership.

  • Upload larger size files
  • Share files online
  • Upgrade to premium and chose between three payment plans
  • Access support for broken downloads or uploads
  • Participate in the MegaUpload rewards program


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