in the beginning there was the cloud. then the cloud evaporated and a new cloud formed above it. and the new cloud is.. *drum rolls* zumodrive!!
the idea is the same, super awesome cloud storage accessible from anywhere, regardless of device or storage space. in simple terms, your 16gb netbook could tap into a mammoth of a 250gb file stash, and your 8gb pda or smartphone could stream 500gb of videos.
it’s all free up to 1gb (the other cloud offered 2gb free) and monthly subscriptions start at $2.99. see how it all works after the jump.
update: apparently dropbox syncs, zumo doesn’t. while zumo allows you to free your local harddrive and stream from your online storage, with slow internet connections this is an overkill. so i’m sticking with dropbox since it allows me to have offline copies of all my files and only sync the incremental differences between my other computers and devices.
i’m tasting a slice of cloud data storage with dropbox now. this is a good example of a new technology executed well and simple in a very easy and straightforward fashion. first you download the app. then on your first launch you will be asked to open a new account. and then.. that’s it! your own personal cloud storage, all 2gb of it, free. you can drag and drop files and folders like it was on your own computer. if you need more space they offer 50gb at $9.99/mo but i’m just gonna play around with my 2gb until i get comfortable.
what i like the most about dropbox besides the intuitive user interface (and web interface) is the team — comprised of mixed individuals from all walks of life. this gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling that my data stored with them will be safe.
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