MEGA is working on a UWP app, and you can sign up to try it

Apps are important for an ecosystem to not just thrive, but to also be a justifiable choice from a consumer's perspective. Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform seems to have attracted its latest contributor, cloud storage provider MEGA.

According to Aggiornamenti Lumia, the New Zealand-based firm is working on its very own Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile universal app, which is now available in private beta.

The app currently gives you access to Cloud Drive, where you store your files, which can be renamed or shared via a link. There's also Transfer Manager, where you can see and manage your downloads and uploads.

Beyond this, you'll be able to enable automatic photo upload, much like you've been able to do on Windows Phone for a while. This capability can be switched on in settings; also in settings, there's a way for you to access the account via Recovery Key, if you forget your password:

And since we've touched on the subject of mobile, the UWP app will work on Microsoft's half-dead Windows 10 Mobile operating system too. The experience on it is very similar to the PC version, but "temporary file sharing" is reportedly only available on the Mobile app for Pro users.

Though it has a beta tag on its Store listing, the app is still very much in an alpha stage, which could make it quite unstable. If however you are curious to test it on your device, you'll be able to get access to it by sending an email to uwp.alpha@mega.nz.

Do you use the service, and if so, will you try out this UWP version?

Source: Aggiornamenti Lumia

Thanks to Mark in the forums for the tip!

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