- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: Varies with device
- Compatibility: Varies with device
- Author: Mega Ltd
- Content rating: Rated for 3+
- Package name: mega.privacy.android.app
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 3.4.1
- Size: 23.6 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Mega Limited
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- In-App Purchases:
- MEGA Pro Lite $49.99
- Mega Pro Level 1 $99.99
- MEGA Pro II $199.99
- MEGA Pro III $299.99
MEGA Review: The Overprotected Cloud
MEGA is a cloud storage service with advanced privacy and encryption, available through its app. It also offers a unique set of extras, including protected text and voice/video chat. Download MEGA for iOS or Android, expand your disk space and get extra features!
MEGA is advertised as a private disk space with maximum encryption, safe and functional. Any user receives 50 GB of free space right on registration. It offers a cloud workspace, with your private contact base, document collaborations, a messenger, a photo backup, and built-in encryption.
It’s colored bright, aggressive red, easy to find among other icons on your home screen. As you enter, you get extremely readable texts, with folder names, picture thumbnails, and other data. If you have dealt with any cloud service app for your OS, MEGA will cause you no trouble. Still, it’s recognizable, with its individual style.
In its basics, MEGA mirrors most popular cloud service apps, from Dropbox to OneDrive. After you launch the app and log in, you access your cloud drive with its file structure. Your folders include default ones for documents, contacts, photos, links, music, and backups.
As a decent cloud should, it can automatically back up photos from your phone. A useful feature if you don’t trust Google, don’t want to pay Apple for extra space, or just want your photos from different devices in one place. First, it asks permission to access your gallery, microphone, and camera, and enable notifications. Then it’s ready for action.
You can handle it like a regular cloud drive… unless you lose your password and email. Then you can use your recovery key to regain access. As for the recovery key itself, it can’t be recovered; you need to learn it by heart or store on an offline carrier.
Cross-Platform Use 5/5
MEGA is available on any popular mobile or desktop platform, through a standalone app or web interface. No matter what your platform is, MEGA is integrating into a file system, letting you easily upload data from, say, iOS and just as easily access it on Windows.
Every user is granted 50 GB for free; but if you want to expand your cloud storage, you will have to subscribe. There are four plans: the cheapest. PRO, offers you 200 GB for $4.99/month, then there are PRO I ($9.99/mo for 1 TB), PRO II ($19.99 for 4 TB) and PRO III ($29.99/mo for 4 TB). Data transfer is also limited; it’s twice the space the plan provides.
The Bottom Line
MEGA is a cloud with quite interesting perks and advanced business features, secure and functional enough to build your online collaboration. It offers enough space for basic needs for free, and even more for money. Transfer quota won’t, though, let you share large files to the whole world.Collapse
MEGA is not as popular as its analogs by Google, Microsoft, or Dropbox, but if you download MEGA and try it, you may make it your default cloud.
Pros : Large cloud drive;
Advanced security features;
Automatic photo backup;
Built-in Skype-like messenger and VoIP;
Cons : Data transfer is limited severely.
Cross-platform use 5.0