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Old 12-04-2012, 18:39   #1
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5GB of free cloud storage, plus unlimited non-cloud sharing

https://www.cubby.com/

It's currently in beta and they're giving all who sign up 5GB of free storage, so useful if you're stretching your limits on Dropbox. It's slightly more versatile than Dropbox (in that you don't have to put all the stuff you want to share in one folder, you just designate which folders on your hard drive should be included).

The biggest advantage is that you have unlimited P2P (non-cloud) synchronization. Basically, if you leave your main desktop PC on at home if you wanted to you could mark all your files for P2P sync, regardless of total size, and when you open your laptop/work PC you could sync the lot as long as your destination PC has the Cubby app.

There are mobile versions available for iOS and Android, and it looks pretty polished to me. Thought there would be quite a few interested here.
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Old 12-04-2012, 19:27   #2
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That will be really useful to sync music and photo folders across computers, cheers. Just got to wait for the email.

Why doesn't Windows do this already? There are probably ways to do it with network shares and sync scheduling but frankly this is the kind of usability innovation Windows 8 needs to have built in. A cloud/P2P based file system which lets you select what goes where.

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Old 13-04-2012, 07:03   #3
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Going to give it a go for amazon music. Finally trying to back things up and this seems better than having an external drive and faffing about

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What I'm really looking for is a dropbox replacement with client-side encryption; something that works on both Windows and Linux.
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What I'm really looking for is a dropbox replacement with client-side encryption; something that works on both Windows and Linux.
Seems like SpiderOak would fit the bill. You can get 2 GB of encrypted online storage for free:
https://spideroak.com/signup/

Or if you like, you can get 3 GB by using my personal referral link:
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(Both the new user and the referrer get 1 GB of extra storage.)

Here's a short article comparing the pros and cons of SpiderOak and Dropbox services (I use both, for slightly different purposes):
http://web.appstorm.net/roundups/dat...e-sync-battle/

Update: And Google is rumoured to be launching their own cloud storage service Google Drive within a couple of weeks:
https://www.zdnet.com/blog/networkin...o-dropbox/2232

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anyone heard anything from these guys? I've not as of yet (signed on the 13/4)
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I got an email from them last night with a link to the PC app. I signed up on the 12th. I've not had chance to give it a try yet though. Thanks statto by the way.
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