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Popular cloud storage service Mega has pushed an update for its iPhone client today, bringing the app to version 1.1. The update puts the client more on par with Dropbox and other cloud clients by adding photo sync, a passcode option and more.

The biggest new feature for me is the passcode lock, as it allows you to set a four-digit passcode that would be required every time you launch the app. But I’m sure many folks will find the new automatic cloud-photo-syncing feature just as handy…

Here are the release notes for Mega 1.1:

What’s New in Version 1.1

With PhotoSync, the photos you take with your iPhone will be automatically backed up to MEGA.
You can use WiFi or cellular connection and by enabling Background mode the app will upload photos when your location changes significantly.

Passcode lock adds a new layer of security by requiring a four-digit passcode to be entered every time the app is launched. This will protect your files even if your iPhone falls into the wrong hands. There’s also an option to erase all data and logout if the wrong password is entered over 10 times.

Various bug fixes and speed improvements.

Your feedback is very important to us and, although we might not answer every email, we read each and every one.
Also, your 5-stars rating in the AppStore is always appreciated.

I’ve always been a big fan of Mega, as it’s supposed to be one of the more secure cloud storage services available and it offers 50GB of free storage, but I’ve never used it due to its lacking iPhone app. After this update, though, I’m definitely considering it.

If you’re interested in checking it out, you can find the Mega client (for iPhone only) in the App Store for free. You’ll obviously need to sign up for an account to use it, and package options range from a 50GB/free plan to a 4TB plan, which costs $40/month.

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  • on3simpleclick

    Wish there was an iPad version of this app available.

    • Ted Forbes

      I have the iPad Mega app on my iPad2 got it when it first came out v1.0 and there is an update as well. Seems if you didn’t get when it first came out you can’t get it now.

      • on3simpleclick

        Can you compress the file & host it somewhere for other iPad users, so they can install it? (that’s if you still have it)

      • atunci

        Mega iPad version is in development

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  • Mohammad Ridwan

    MEGA is awesome!

  • Cameron Chao

    50gb + encryption + auto cloud upload. This is probably the best cloud storage at the moment.

    • Andy

      This is such an awesome feature! Now I just have to upload my 10GB of photos and videos…

    • Fernando Matias

      Cameron, you talking about DropBox or Box? Mega has integration whit Box?

      • Cameron Chao

        Mega has no integration with either, I was just saying mega is better than both Box and Dropbox. Maybe what makes people still like Dropbox is its numerous integrations with other apps. Mega has auto photo upload unlike box.

      • Andy

        I would use Box if they added that auto photo upload feature. It’s so handy. Also, I know it’s photo sync only for Mega currently, but it would be nice if videos could also be part of that auto upload.

    • Damian W

      no mac client, windows client is a bit limited and Mega is not supported by third party apps. Defiantly not the best yet.

      The best potential has skydrive, because it is deeply integrated with Windows OS and the Office 2013 suite. Also I happened to have 50GB skydrive and Box, but still prefer using Dropbox (don’t know why).

  • Siz

    iFile needs more cloud storage options beside Dropbox and Box. That’s mostly how I use my cloud storage but ifile only has 2 options. Although Dropbox is crappy with only 2GB. Box has 50GB

  • Ted Forbes

    Maybe there is a widows installation so that I can use like Dropbox on my desktop and laptop but I don’t see it. Only the browser version.

    • Carlos Gomes

      There is. Go to the website, Menu -> Apps -> Sync Client

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Any idea if this sync client could run on a Mac? Perhaps using Wine or CrossOver, etc?

      • atunci

        Mega Mac client is in development

  • Just another photo and video uploading app!

    • Marcus

      Did you even bother reading the article?

  • Luke Mulholland

    Whilst I use Mega for personal stuff, I still prefer to use Yunio as you get 1TB Free cloud storage and it increases by 1GB everyday.

  • Sam Khan

    i got 50 GB mega, 50GB copy, 50GB box, 25GB skydrive, 15GB dropbox. 5 GB google. boy i got more storage than my SSD

  • babiloe

    It should be useful if connected to other apps like readdle documents. By connected, I can save my mp3s, others doc directly from iOS

  • Nice, options are always welcome. Already have more than enough cloud storage with box…

  • Perwer Shivan

    it needs some more updates ,,, not working perfectly 🙁

  • nodepositfreespins

    Doesn’t work on my ipad. Can’t access mega from my IPAD!