The service which is said to take on big names like Dropbox, Google Docs, and Microsoft Skydrive will offer users 50GB of free storage space with additional storage space offered for a premium at 3 different levels. Pro I offers users 500GB with 1TB of transfer space for €9.99 per month, Pro II – 2TB with 4TB of transfer for €19.99 per month, and Pro III offering 4TB of space with 8TB of file transfer bandwidth for €29.99 per month.
the basic file sharing service includes drag and drop file transfers, along with the ability to add contacts, and send content via an inbox, and Dotcom even went on to urge users to use Google Chrome for the best sharing experience since other browsers are not fully compatible at the moment. However, they are working to add compatibility for other alternatives such as Firefox and Internet Explorer (among others).
This is only the start of many new features being provided by the file host. He mentioned in a blog post that due to the immense portion of time spent on developing the main website, most of the services which were expected to go live today, have been put off and will be released over time as part of a post-launch schedule. Some of the rumoured features include file hosting and domain services, an on-site productivity suite, video-conferencing services, among many others. The plans definitely sound ambitious but will be implemented over a given time period.
It terms of copyrighted content (the main reason MegaUpload got shut down in the first place), they are supposedly taking a serious stance against stolen content and won’t be afraid to put the blame on users should they get caught.
Sadly we can’t test drive any of the features because they still have ‘access protection’ enabled. Hopefully they’ll be up and running when the sun rises for us in the western hemisphere. You can check out the developer’s list below to get an idea of the what Mega will offer in the future.
Developer documentation enhancements:
File manager enhancements:
Collaboration feature enhancements:
Integrated on-site applications
MEGA as a local “appliance”