Now That Megaupload Is Gone, Here Are A Few Other Ways To Share Your Files CEO Aaron Levie at the company's recent BoxWorks conference.


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.

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