ZumoDrive is a online storage service that follows an easy to grasp concept. Today's users use a variety of devices including desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, mobile phones and pda. Some data is required to be on all devices, be it documents, media files like music or other files. Copying large amounts of data across multiple devices and keeping them in sync is a time consuming task. Not to mention the difficulties when trying to squeeze the 50 Gigabyte collection on a 12 gigabyte Netbook or 16 Gigabyte iPod.
The concept of ZumoDrive is to move the data to a server on the Internet. The data is accessible like any other local folder on the computer or electronic device which makes it interesting for various things like hosting the music collection online. Local software like iTunes acts like the data would be local content.
The online storage provider ZumoDrive uses an algorithm to sync popular documents with the local device so that the data is available even in situations without Internet connection.
ZumoDrive keeps track of edited files providing access to older versions of the same file. It also makes use of a trashcan that can be used to recover - or permanently delete - files. Both of these options are available when logging into the homepage of the service.
The service is offering 1 Gigabyte of free storage space with the option for paid upgrades. An upgrade to 10 Gigabytes of storage space for example costs $2.99 per month.
ZumoDrive is currently in private beta available for Windows and Macintosh. Versions for Apple's iPhone and Google's Android plattform will be released soon. You need to enter an invitation code.
Update: ZumoDrive is now available for all users. You can sign up for a free account that gets you 1 Gigabyte of free space, or if you need more space, for paid accounts starting at $2.99 for an extra 10 Gigabyte per month.
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