Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cubby - Storage sync

Hi

I had a problem...........I use dropbox, I have about 6GB space after referrals etc.  I love the product, the fact it is multi platform and integrates so tightly.  The problem is space.

Ok 6GB for free is great!  But my photos folder is 35GB and my music is around 32GB.  Sure I could cut these down in either quality or quantity, but I do not want to do that.

I have an Asus Laptop, a Shuttle server and a Mac Mini (as media center) at home and keeping files in sync between each other would be good with Dropbox, but I don't want to spend lots of money for something that is an elaborate version of robocopy.

Enter Cubby.  It is a tool currently in beta from LogMeIn.  The idea is pretty much identical to Dropbox but for a killer feature called DirectSync.

This allows online computers to directly sync with one another, rather than going via the cloud.  Perfect for my scenario and I would imagine lots of other people.  As you can see in the screenshot below, you create folders (called Cubbies) and choose if you want them to go via the Cloud.  As you can see I have chosen Off which means directsync is being used.

The thing is, although I am using the free version, they just emailed me to join in the Pro version for half price as I am a beta tester.  This gives you 100GB for $3.99 a month or about £30 a year in English money.  That is cheap and I am serious considering signing up.

If you have this problem get to https://www.cubby.com/

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