MediaFire released a highly anticipated iPhone app for the first time today that will allow its over 150 million monthly users to access their files stored in the cloud on their iPhone or iPod touch. What’s nice about it is that you can download it regardless of your account type — you could have a free account all the way up to a paid business account and still be able to access your files on your iOS device.
The MediaFire iPhone app lets users see their photos, photo galleries, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, audio, and video files. Tapping the arrow icon to the right of any file or folder brings up options for sharing, renaming, moving, downloading, and the like.
In addition to just accessing the files you already have up in the cloud, you can add more with the upload feature. There’s a big blue button at the bottom of the app and tapping on it brings up a surrounding menu with a design that definitely takes some nice cues from Path. That’s where you can find the upload option along with a few other tools.
For some background, MediaFire is a cloud storage service that offers users different tiers of file storage plus the ability to collaborate and share those files. The free plan includes 50GB (which is the most out of competing cloud storage services), but you can get as much as 1,000GB if you’re willing to pay.
MediaFire, which is based in Houston, Texas, says Android users should hang on tight because an app is on its way for that platform as well, possibly as soon as next month, but there’s no word on an iPad app just yet. It also doesn’t appear to be optimized for the iPhone 5. The app is available in the App Store as a free download.