The Feds shut down Megaupload, one of the most popular file sharing sites on the planet, yesterday, saying it caused $500 million in lost revenue to copyright holders.A lot of people used it.
If you were a big Megaupload user, we put together a list of some great alternatives to share your files.
None of these mimic Megaupload’s functionality perfectly, but if you need to share a (legal) file quickly and easily, they’re great options.
These are our favourites:
- MediaFire: A simple file upload and sharing service. You don’t even need to sign up to use it.
- Dropbox: Acts a virtual “folder” on your desktop. You can also publicly share folders with friends, making it easy to swap files.
- YouSendIt: This site lets you upload a file and email the download link to a group of people.
- Box: Similar to Dropbox, but syncs with Google Docs and other cloud services too.
- iCloud: Also similar to Dropbox, but Mac only.
- Microsoft SkyDrive: Microsoft’s version of iCloud. But you get more storage and it works on just about any device.
- RapidShare: This is also similar to Megaupload. Upload a file and you can email the link or share on Facebook or Twitter.
- AirDrop: This is a feature in Mac OS X Lion that lets you share files with people on your same network. All you do is drag and drop the files.
- Cloud Drive: This is Amazon’s cloud service. It also lets you upload music and stream it to your mobile devices.