MEGASync

Highly developed tool that communicates with any provider's cloud

5.2

121 Votes

  • Category Files
  • License Free
  • Version 2.8.0.0
  • Size 8.29 MB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by MEGA

MegaSync is a program that lets you access and synchronize devices to the cloud storage service provided by Mega.

MegaSync is not an app that runs independent of a service. It’s a proprietary program that’s used exclusively for the Mega cloud storage service. Mega is a paid service, but it offers a free account that come with 50 GB of storage space and has access to most features. A Mega account is platform-independent, and there are programs available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and so forth. You can even sync all of these different devices to a single Mega account, which is very convenient.

Setting up your Mega account is simple. Installing and configuring the various Mega clients is also very simple. In fact, these programs will self-configure for the most part, and casual users can take a very hands-off approach if they want. Power users will find a plethora of options to configure their personal space within the cloud as well as synchronization options.

You can even dictate on a per-file and per-folder basis what items are uploaded and downloaded automatically. If you have a folder with MP3s that don’t run on your iPhone, simply exclude that folder from that device. You can even exclude file formats either globally or on a per-device basis, which means you can set MegaSync to never put an MP3 on your iPhone. You can also manipulate contacts and permissions and have those settings distributed to all of your synced devices.

MegaSync is not just a syncing tool. It also serves as a front end to your cloud, which means that you can download and upload files and folders manually. One reason to do this is to create a curated folder that you can share with other Mega users. It’s even possible for you to sync with shared folders that other Mega users have published, which is a neat feature that’s spawned some interesting communities.

If there’s a glaring oversight with Mega, it is that there’s no version control for files, and while that won’t likely be an issue for the average user, it does limit its usefulness in business environments. Mega also lacks the options to lock files from accidental deletion, but it does have a recycle bin mechanism and a restore feature that should help you bounce back from most mistakes.

Pros

  • 50 GB provided free
  • Supports Windows and Mac
  • Supports most major mobile devices
  • Allows syncing of multiple devices to a core account
  • Allows sharing with other Mega users

Cons

  • Lacks version control on uploaded files
  • No means of preventing accidental deletion
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