MagicShare was a nifty way to aggregate access to multiple file hosts. It was invented in August 2010. Development began in earnest in the Fall of 2010, but was put on hold from December 2010 until September 2011, before being eventually launched to the public in February 2012.
MagicShare offered access to 7 popular file hosts. It included Mac and Windows applications that allowed users’ files to automatically transfer to their computers once ready. There was a Chrome browser extension that allowed users to import links directly from the webpages they visited. The MagicShare web site was a web app that allowed users to import new files, monitor their status, and download them to their computers. It was attractive and intuitive.
MagicShare had two levels of service, at $9 and $11 per month. They were differentiated by the number of files that could be imported simultaneously, and access to the browser extensions and desktop apps.
Unfortunately the product did not gain significant traction in the market to support the premium web infrastructure that underlay it. It was shut down in April 2012.
MagicShare was developed with Louisiana Department of Economic Development Tax Credits.