MegaCloud: Android app for mega-size cloud storage and multimedia streaming on the go

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Gone are the days when a cloud used to be just something you’d gaze up at the sky to see, something that signaled a sunny day or heavy rain. Now, in the 21st century, the cloud has taken on a whole new meaning, and tech companies such as Google, Apple, Samsung, and LG, to name a few, have dished out their own offerings of cloud storage services to appease our growing need to have access to our files anywhere and anytime.

Apps are also gaining just as much headway in the cloud storage department, with apps like ZeroPC Cloud Navigator, Dropbox, Lightbox, CloudMagic, and Best Buy’s Music Cloud, among others. Not one to be left behind, the new MegaCloud app, which has been around for some time now, does all that and more.

Multimedia Access Anytime, Anywhere

On-the-go media streaming is the main selling point for the MegaCloud app. Users aren’t limited to just sharing files with friends and across computers and devices. In addition to enabling uploads for files of any type, the app affords you the chance to play your favorite audio and video right within the app without having to download them first. Photos can be pulled up on demand and viewed with a full-screen photo explorer, then allowing you to download and share photos from your online album without saving to jump between different apps. And, while native video and music streaming isn’t currently available, you can play multimedia with a little help from external apps of your choice. This saves you a lot of download time and data charges.

Take Control of Your Files

Having a smooth, seamless multimedia experience isn’t the only convenience MegaCloud offers. Want to edit documents on the fly? Just fire up the app and you’re able to edit them right on the cloud. Like most cloud storage services, MegaCloud lets you share folders and links to your uploaded content, as well as bookmark them for easy access later. Uploading is a breeze, as the app lets you select an entire bunch of files for uploading at one time through the native file explorer. A simple long press or tap on the arrow icon lets you share, rename, remove, download or bookmark a file or folder.

Protect and Restore with Ease

Once you sign up, you’re offered a pretty generous 5 GB of free storage. An additional 1 GB is given away once you install the app on your mobile device. The app also comes with a nifty password lock feature, perfect for keeping your files out of reach. The Megacloud desktop client runs on Windows and Mac and lets you review and retrieve deleted files, even letting you restore your cloud folders to an earlier saved state if you need to. This comes in handy for when you accidentally delete everything or if you just want to do a system restore with a simple tap.

MegaCloud for Android is available for free on the Google Play Store. Minimum system requirement is Android 2.2. For users who need a little more storage space, subscription upgrades are available at the following rates: 30 GB for US$4.99/month, 60 GB for US$9.99/month, and 150 GB for US$19.99/month.

With an app like MegaCould, cloud storage and file retrieval is made easier. What features do you consider in selecting a cloud storage app that would best fit your needs?

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