Cloud sync and backup niche is already crowded with big players like SugarSync, DropBox and SkyDrive. Adding another option to these offerings, popular remote desktop access service LogMeIn has came up with there very own cloud syncing solution - Cubby.
One thing you will instantly notice about Cubby is that, it's an well designed and easy-to-use cloud backup and sync solution. The service allows users to share digital content across all their computers, tablets, smartphones or anything connected to internet via an web-browser. Apart from the usual 5GB free storage (with upto 25GB referral limit) and other cloud backup and sync functionality, Cubby features DirectSync allowing syncing across devices which does not count against users cloud storage, public and private sharing and the ability to sync-n-backup any folder of user choice.
The Dropbox iPhone App has been updated to support automatic photo uploads and gallery view. After upgrading to new version, the app will prompt user for permission to automatically upload phone's camera roll (images and movies) to their Dropbox account.
To promote usage of this feature, users are also offered an reward of up to 3GB of bonus capacity in 500MB increments when data gets uploaded using the new feature.
We have blogged about freemium cloud storage solutions like Dropbox, SugarSync, ZumoDrive, DropBoks, Microsoft SkyDrive and LiveDrive but all of them offer a limited amount of "online data storage" after which a user needs to upgrade their accounts to store more data.
BeeCloud is another such solution but offers a whooping 512GB of online storage with their free account, basically a reseller for LiveDrive they offer fully automatic backups with upto 30 revisions, anywhere data access from the web, iPhone, iPad, smart phone, PC, or Mac and even supports music and videos streaming straight from your mobile device over 3G or wifi.
Windows Live Mesh 2011 - Better Dropbox Alternative With Multi-Folder Sync And Remote Desktop FeatureSubmitted by admin on Fri, 10/15/2010 - 10:07
Dropbox has been my utility of choice when it comes to remote data synchronization, but that has changed since I had tried "Windows Live Mesh 2011" which is a part of "Windows Live Essentials 2011" suite of applications. One of the biggest shortcoming of Dropbox is that it does not let users select folders to sync, and all data needs to be in a pre-defined dropbox folder to get synced. Windows Live Mesh 2011 solves this by empowering users to sync multiple folders across devices (currently PC and Mac are supported) and even allows you to backup 5 GB of data to Microsoft SkyDrive web-storage for free.
Apart from offering better folder synching capabilities, Windows Live Mesh also offers Remote Desktop features enabling users to access their computer and data from anywhere.
Dropbox lets users sync files across multiple computers and stores a secure backup copy online allowing them to be accessed from any internet connected computer, now with release of free Dropbox iPhone App users can access their Dropbox on-the-go enabling users to access, view and sync files right from the device.
Apart from letting you view and share files, Dropbox iPhone app also allows you to use iPhone’s built-in camera to take photos or videos (requires iPhone 3GS) and upload them instantly to your account, used together with Dropbox shared folders these files are instantly shared with friends and family and synced to their computers.
After FolderShare from Microsoft, Dropbox is another similar service, but with much better interface and ease of use, currently under closed private beta the service allows users to synchronize files between multiple computers both Mac and PC.
DropBox makes file-sharing and syncing as simple as it can get, The client integrates with the files system and you just need to drop your files inside the special dropbox folder and rest is taken care in background by the Dropbox client. As a file inside the special dropbox folder gets changed, automatic file syncing takes place and online version of the file is updated.
All files inside your Dropbox can be accessed and shared anytime using the online interface, even when your computer is powered down, the best thing about the service is its ability to retain older versions of the file as a backup copy, incase the file gets deleted by mistake from the Dropbox folder.