The ongoing week has seen some of the tech arena’s big players bring their online data backup solutions to Android users. It started with Zoolz, then Bitdefender joined in with their official SafeBox app, and now it’s another renowned internet security provider, Comodo, that has launched an Android client of their own cloud storage. Known by the name of Comodo Cloud in the Google Play Store, the app helps you access, explore and manage your personal Comodo cloud content right from your Android device. Each registered users gets a maximum of 5GB of free storage space that will last for a maximum of exactly one year from the date of subscription. Using the app, you can download/upload personal data and contacts to/from the cloud, and share required content with friends on the go. You can also access your Comodo cloud content from any web browser via the members area page on the official Comodo website.
To begin accessing your personal Comodo cloud content, you must first log in to the app using a valid Comodo account. Using the in-app registration facility, you can get yourself a new account for free.
The app’s interface is pretty neatly designed and sports an uncluttered layout. It presents you with quick access buttons to your bookmarks, documents, images, music and videos. Tapping Menu > New lets you add custom folder(s), and upload photos, videos, music and text files to cloud right from your device. To open, delete or share the download link of a folder from within the app, long press on it, and select the preferred option. Long pressing on a file lets you open it, download it, share it with friends, or delete it from the cloud. Files cannot be moved to different folders, which can prove to be a bit annoying, especially in situations where you end up to placing/uploading a wrong file in the wrong folder.
Uploading can be done right from within the app (tap Menu > Upload), the gallery, or from a third-party file explorer (such as File Explorer, Total Commander, FileSlick, MIUI File Explorer etc.). The lack of support for uploading files in batch can prove to be a bit annoying. However, using the in-app upload feature, you can easily upload individual files and contacts within the desired folders.
To check your total cloud space consumption, back-up contacts in bulk, or log out from the app, tap Menu > Settings, and pick the required option.
So, despite the availability of so many alternatives like Dropbox, Box, CX, Acronis and the aforementioned services, if you’re ‘still’ yearning for bit more of online storage space, you should avail the 5GB of free space that Comodo Cloud has on offer for you.