Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Take Me to The Cloud (The Amazon Cloud)

Amazon recently introduced a new service called the Amazon Cloud Drive. It provides 5 GB of free storage, secure access from any computer connected to the web. It can be used to store documents, music, photos, videos. There's even a Cloud Player you can you to stream/play your music (and an Android app as well). Did I mention it's free?! All you need is an amazon account. If you need more space, it's $20/year for 20 GB. (There's also a promotion right now - buy a MP3 album and get 20 GB free storage for one year.)

The interface is not the best, and it's awkward to manipulate a large number of files right now, but for a smaller number of large files it's great.

Check out the Amazon Cloud Drive

Note: If you don't already use Dropbox, definitely check that out. It's got automatic folder sync, encrypts the files on the server, and has great app support. It's just 2 GB but it's my favorite online storage solution. I'll use Cloud Drive for music bought on Amazon and for occasional very large files.

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