- Free trial
- File sharing
- Mobile and web options
- Extra features
MiMedia does not offer a free trial, rather they offer a plan which is 100% free for their users. The free plan offers all users access to all of their features, and is an effective way to store photos, videos, songs and documents.
MiMedia's pricing is very competitive for the amount of storage which is offered. They have two generous plans which, like the free plan can be used to store documents, photos, videos, and songs. This service, like many others cannot perform full backups of drives or backup and store system files. MiMedia offers customers a discounted price if they pay for their service annually rather than monthly.
- 500GB - $7.99/mo or $85.00 annually
- 1TB $9.99/mo or $100.00 annually
It should be noted that there is a 5GB limit on the size of any single file uploaded to MiMedia, which for the types of files saved with MiMedia, should not pose a serious hindrance for most people in average use. MiMedia works with Mac, Windows, Android and iOS devices, as well as limited functionality with computers using the Linux operating system. (Those using Linux cannot download the app, but must use the internet interface with either Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer.)
Users can create collections, which allows them to easily organize their MiMedia files. These collections can be easily shared with others using email or via their Facebook or Google+ account. MiMedia is designed for sharing files, and it offers a slick interface and easily-managed sharing with anyone.
Missing are features to password-protect files before sharing, which is available from some providers. However, MiMedia's ease of sharing is one of the best available as far as its user interface and the ease of sharing that this void is minor and outshined by the positive features offered by MiMedia.
Mobile and Web Options
MiMedia's mobile apps include features similar to those of the desktop app or web interface. Users can create collections (folders) to organize files, designate permissions, upload from social media or the device's memory, and share files. The most significant difference between the functionality for the two apps is that files which are uploaded using the mobile app are not automatically refreshed when the file changes. This limitation is unusual, and one which can be confusing.
MiMedia allows for simple integration with Google+ or Facebook photos, and allows users to designate which of their photo albums that they would like to backup in the cloud. This is a very nice feature and somewhat unusual among many of the computer backup providers which the Review Team has reviewed.
Another area which MiMedia could use some improvement is the ability to edit files and add some collaboration. This MiMedia does not have tools for collaborating or editing files on their mobile or desktop apps. MiMedia does not advertise that they offer these services, nor do they imply this, but the added features would be a nice boost and add to their competitiveness in the industry.
MiMedia is very well-integrated with social media, particularly Google+ and Facebook. Users are able to backup their albums and pictures with a few clicks. MiMedia's interface is highly intuitive users are able to easily create and share collections with a combination of files from their hard drive, social media, and mobile devices to share with family and freinds.