GBridge is a standalone extension making use of the Google Talk service that supports automatic backups, file synchronization and sharing, remote control, desktop sharing and direct and secure file access across computers. The only requirement being a Google account that is needed because of the use of Google Talk.
Functionality depends largely on the way GBridge is used. If the software program is installed on one computer the user can make use of the automatic backup option and chat. The backup can be used to store files locally if GBridge has been installed on one computer. The backup simply takes the files of a selected folder and copies them into the other location. Windows users who are only looking for a way to backup files could look at the more advanced Windows Backup Software Deltacopy instead.
It becomes more interesting if the user installs GBridge on multiple computers. The file backup can now be used to backup files in a remote location on the other computer. Another interesting option that becomes available to access files on every connected computer that the computer owner runs. It can be used to play multimedia files and access any other file type on another connected computer.
Lastly it is possible to run DesktopShare to access the other's computer desktop to access it remotely.
GBridge comes with additional functions if it is installed on computers of different users who have added each other as friends. Secure Share and Auto Sync can be used to share files and folders with friends. The remote desktop option becomes available as well which is interesting for remote computer assistance and remote presentation.
GBridge uses a virtual private network infrastructure that automatically expands across all computers owned by the same user and which can also be expanded to include computers owned by friends.
GBridge requires a Gmail account and a Windows NT operating system.Advertisement
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