LogMeIn Cubby is not just a typical cloud-based storage service
- — 16 April, 2012 13:02
LogMeIn has released details of its cloud storage and data sharing service, Cubby. It's a service that's still in beta mode and users are required to submit their email address at Cubby.com in the hope of getting an invite to test it out.
It bears similarities to DropBox and other cloud-based storage solutions such as Trend Micro's SafeSync and Bitdefender's Safebox. Cubby will allow you to store and synchronise data from your computers to LogMeIn's servers (up to 5GB for free) and access it from any device that's connected to the Internet, be it a laptop or desktop PC (Windows or Mac), tablet or smartphone (iOS or Android).
The key differentiator in LogMeIn's service is the focus on easy ways to share masses of data between devices without using up your main Cubby storage limit. Using a peer-to-peer connection between your powered-on computers, you can transfer and sync an unlimited amount of data between them. This can be handy when you want to share more than 5GB worth of data with another computer on the Internet. As long as your 'Cubby' is not set to be synched with the cloud, then your Cubby storage won't be depleted.
Like the other cloud storage services, LogMeIn's Cubby will allow any folder on your computer to be synched with the cloud and shared. Collaboration on documents is aided by the service keeping unlimited versions of files that you work on, allowing you to go back to previous versions at any time (including deleted files). Links to files in your cloud-based Cubby, or to an entire folder, can be made for the purposes of sharing your data with others.
To keep your data synchrnosed with the cloud, you'll need to install the Cubby desktop application on all your computers. It works on both PC and Mac computers.
We'll bring you a review of this service soon.