Sync Folders To SkyDrive Without Changing Directory Structure

SkyDrive is Microsoft’s native file hosting service similar to Dropbox and Google Drive that allows to upload files to cloud storage and sync them across all your Windows devices. Compared to earlier cloud storage and sync services offered by Microsoft (Live Mesh et al) , SkyDrive has a deeper integration with the latest versions of both Windows and Office. Just like Dropbox, Google Drive, and other popular sync services SkyDrive creates a folder in your hard drive and anything that is copied into it gets automatically uploaded to the cloud. You can access your cloud data using your account information from any computer with an internet connection. While being very useful, there is still a limitation that you need to manually copy the files and folders to your SkyDrive folder in order to upload them. SkyShellEx is an application for Windows that integrates SkyDrive into your Windows shell, allowing you to sync any folder to SkyDrive without changing the existing folder structure. You can also share your SkyDrive files and folders via email and URL. More on SkyShellEx after the jump. Read More

Dump Truck Offers 5GB Free Cloud Storage On PC, Mac, Android, iOS & Web

Even though the names Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive etc. have become synonymous with cloud storage, this doesn’t stop new entrants from jumping onto the bandwagon. After being left impressed by the feature set of Maxxo, the unlimited space options of Bitcasa, and the ease in setting up your own cloud offered by Syncbox, we came across Dump Truck – an intuitive and user-friendly cloud storage service that offers up to 500GB worth of space! It is the brainchild of Golden Frog - a major IT firm with an already large online presence in internet services and applications solutions like VyprVPN. Dump Truck offers free as well as paid cloud subscriptions starting at as low as $4.99/month for 50GB, while free accounts get 5GB of space to start with. Read More

Host Your Own Cloud Service On PC, Mac, Android Or iOS With SelfCloud

While iCloud is great for keeping your data synced across all your Apple devices, it isn’t really useful if you want to share files from your iPhone to an Android device or a Windows PC. In addition to that, people shy away from iCloud due to all of its complexities. SelfCloud on the other hand, is really easy to understand and offers top-level security for your personal files. Services like SkyDrive and Dropbox are quite reliable, but they upload all your data to their own servers. There have often been reports of Microsoft deleting content from SkyDrive accounts without the consent of users. SelfCloud tackles all these troubles by letting you host files on your iPhone, Android, PC or Mac, effectively creating your own cloud service. You can then share the link to this personal cloud with anyone, even with those who aren’t using SelfCloud. Read More

Convert, Transfer & Host Documents Online With CometDocs

If you want to store a file online to be able to access it from any device, you have over a dozen web services to choose from. On Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Windows 8 and Ubuntu, you get one cloud storage service integrated into the OS itself, and then there are the already established names like Dropbox and Google Drive. For newer services trying to compete with these giants, this means beating the competition out with additional features. CometDocs is a web service that offers a myriad of features for files uploaded to it. It provides you 1 GB of storage space that you can use to upload and host files. You can also convert documents between different formats, and share them easily with others. The service offers a very clean interface and supports a reasonable number of formats that you can convert to and from. Read More

Bitcasa Sheds Beta Tag; Comes To iOS With Automatic Camera Uploads

Despite being in beta for the past few months, Bitcasa has already gained considerable popularity. Infinite cloud storage might be nothing more than an illusion, but this service comes closest to making it a reality. Bitcasa gives its users 10GB of free cloud storage, with two ways of expanding this limit. You can subscribe to an unlimited package for $10/month, or get 1GB of free space for each new user you bring to Bitcasa. Apps for the service have already been around for Windows and Android, and now its iOS app has made its way to the App Store as well. The app lets you access your Bitcasa content and view a variety of file types on your iPhone. There is also an automatic upload feature similar to the one offered by Dropbox and Google+ on Android, which allows you to connect your camera roll with Bitcasa so that your photos and videos are always kept backed up on the cloud. As before, all data you upload to the cloud service is kept secure using encryption. Read More

Quicksand For OS X Auto Syncs Recent Files To A Local Folder Or The Cloud

Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive all let you sync files across different devices, but they leave it up to you to manually choose the files to sync by adding them to the service's folder, or uploading it directly. If you usually work with files in another folders and remove to move them to the synced folder, you’re left without options in case you need to access them later from another device. Quicksand is a free Mac app currently in beta that takes over the task of moving your files to the correct folder. It detects which files were recently accessed on your Mac and syncs them to any folder that you specify. This could be your Dropbox or Google Drive folder too, effectively syncing recent files to the cloud. Additionally, you can specify any folder that the app will watch and sync over your preferred cloud service. You can choose to sync or exclude particular file types. Read More

Create Local & Cloud Nandroid Backups Without Recovery Using OBackup

A timely NANDROID backup of your Android device can save you from losing your precious mobile data and personalized system settings. Android users have long relied on custom recoveries (such as ClockworkMod Recovery and TWRP) to create NANDROID backups of their devices. However, there are various apps and solutions available these days that can help you create NANDROID backups without having to reboot into recovery. Developed by XDA member snoopy33, Orange Backup (update: now called OBackup) is arguably the finest addition to the list of such tools to date, as it supports 1-tap NANDROID backup, zipping and uploading to cloud storage of your choice. Needless to say, Orange Backup is meant to work with rooted devices only. The tool also supports scheduled backup & uploading to cloud, full, incremental or split backups, backing up user-selected partitions only, option to upload data over Wi-Fi and/or while charging only, integrated app & task manager, and lots more. Read More

Access & Stream Media From Multiple Cloud Services On Windows 8 With Cumulo

When dealing with multiple cloud storage services together, things can get a little bit confusing. Keeping a tab on apps for each cloud storage service you use can become tedious, no matter what platform you’re using the service on. Most major cloud service providers such as Dropbox have eventually started to release dedicated Windows 8 apps, but what if you could access multiple cloud services under one interface? This is where Cumulo for Windows shines. Cumulo is a simple and intuitive app offering a feature fairly unique to it at the moment: providing you with simple way of accessing your SkyDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync and Box accounts from one place. Read More

Upload & Transfer Videos Across Cloud Services With Vilynx For Android

Just yesterday, we covered the official Android app of the photo aggregating, sharing and hosting service, OpenPhoto. The service caters to your online photo backup needs by aggregating images from your local storage as well as various social networks, and then uploads all of them to a cloud storage service of choice. If you feel that you need something similar for your videos as well, take a look at Vilynx – a multilingual cross-platform video backup and sharing service capable of uploading to transferring videos between multiple cloud storage services. While the iOS and Kindle Fire variants of the app have been around for a while, the Android app has just recently been released. As of this writing, Vilynx for Android supports uploading to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive & YouTube, and lets you share these clips on two of the world’s most popular social networks, Facebook and Twitter. That’s not all – like its web and iOS variants, the official Android app of Vilynx generates multiple 5-second clips of each hosted video to provide you with a glimpse (summary) of the shared content. Read More

File Brick Is A Local, Network & Cloud Files Manager For Windows 8 & RT

Not too long ago, the storage space available in most PCc used to be quite limited. We had to choose to keep only the more important files, and often delete the huge ones that didn't require frequent access, or burn them to discs. With the massive surge in hard disk capacities and decrease in per-GB price over the past few years, personal computers can now save terabytes of data and thus, the need to delete old files in order to copy or create new ones is no longer a concern for most of us. Moreover, other than local storage, cloud storage services, such as Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive allow you to save, access and retrieve your important documents from the cloud anytime. In order to view and manage all that data, we need a good file manager. We have covered several third party file managers for Windows 7 but when it comes to the new Windows 8 modern UI, there aren’t a lot of options on tha table. File Brick is a file management app for Windows 8 that allows you to explore both locally saved files, and those saved on different cloud services including, SkyDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Facebook. More on File Brick after the jump. Read More

Maxthon Cloud Browser Boasts New UI, Cross-Platform Sync & Sharing

We already have several options when it comes to feature-rich and visually attractive cross-platform web browsers, and the newest addition to the list is Maxthon Cloud Browser – Maxthon’s freshest attempt to compete with the likes of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other major players in the industry. Just released for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, Maxthon Cloud Browser v4.2 introduces plenty of cloud syncing options for its desktop and mobile clients to offer users a seamless and unified web browsing experience across their various devices. Besides a complete interface overhaul, the app brings the option to remotely push URLs, photos, text, tabs and downloads to your dedicated Maxthon Cloud as well as other devices connected to your home network. The app’s stern integration with its dedicated cloud service ensures that you can access your personal data, browsing sessions and downloads regardless of the platform you’re currently using, whether you’re at home, in office or in transit. Read More

Encrypt Sensitive Files Before Syncing Them To Cloud Services

Cloud storage services have become an integrated part of our daily computer use for most of us. I can’t quite recall sending large files using my decade old email account anymore when my Dropbox suffices for the job. It’s both secure and easy to use, and has plenty of advantages over other options, for instance instant file synching across all connected platforms, no attachment size limitation that most email services are plagued with (until Google's recent integration of Drive with Gmail), and not to mention the free cloud space one gets for keeping our files accessible from anywhere in the world. However, for many, cloud storage raises the concern of security. Previously, we covered a Windows application called Cloudfogger that can encrypt any file before uploading it to the cloud. Today, we are bringing you yet another such utility called Secured Cloud Drive, which encrypts files using military-grade 256-bit AES encryption prior to sending them your selected cloud drive. It supports all major cloud services including Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive and Bitcasa. Read More

Yandex Disk Brings Cloud File Management & Sharing To Windows 8

Yandex Disk needs no introduction in the world of cloud computing. Earlier, we posted our in-depth review of the service itself, highlighting features like cross-platform support, 10GB free cloud space and user-friendly synching capabilities. The Russian search engine giant has now released a Windows 8 app labeled Yandex Disk. The Modern UI-styled app doesn’t seem very polished when compared to the classic desktop and mobile versions, but it does provide a handsome overall experience in case you want to stay within the new interface. You can easily access your Yandex account as well as upload and download files to and from the cloud. Manage files and folders, as well as move unused junk to the trash. What’s more, you may share files with your friends by sending the shared file URL to them. Read on to find how it fares against its other variants. Read More

Maxjournal For iPad: Maintain Your Journal & Back It Up To The Cloud

We have covered a lot of journal apps for iOS, but we keep coming across different new ones that bring something refreshing to this seemingly narrow area of app development. The latest contender to make its presence known to us is Maxjournal for iPad. Although the app is a bit limited due to its unavailability for iPhone and iPod touch, it is still good enough to merit a review here. So, what makes Maxjournal different from other iOS apps of its kind? It has a lot of fancy features, like customizable backgrounds and multiple fonts for entries in your journals, but the best thing about Maxjournal is the fact that it lets you create a backup of your journal, and you can import entries from your backup pretty easily, too. Maxjournal lets its users create as many separate journals as they want, and you can add up to 30 photos to each entry of all journals. Read More

Maxthon Web Browser Now On iPhone; Offers Reader Mode, Download Manager & Cloud Syncing

Maxthon is a name that has been around in the tech world for quite a while now, with applications for both mobile and desktop platforms. There is even a cloud storage service from Maxthon, which goes by the name of Skyfile. Regardless of all these useful services and apps, Maxthon’s web browser remains its most popular product. Maxthon Web Browser was first released for Windows and Mac, but it later arrived for the iPad as well. Now that the app has gained popularity on the iOS tablet, an iPhone version of the browser has been released, too. The app has a pretty neat interface that is reminiscent of Chrome for iPhone. Just like the iPad version of Maxthon, the iPhone app has a reader mode, a comprehensive download manager and the ability to sync bookmarks with your desktop computer. Read More

[Giveaway] System Booster: Powerful Cloud-Based System Cleanup & Optimization Utility

In order to keep your PC running smooth and preventing it from slowing down, you need to fix errors and regularly clean the junk files that get accumulated in the machine over time. Other than junk files, logs and history files of different programs, such as browsers installed on your system, recent playlists in Media Player, Windows History, Windows log files, Windows Error Reports etc, contribute to this clutter. For instance, when you browse the internet, all the images, text, and other data available on the webpages is downloaded to your computer, and stored in different folders. The data is stored in order to make your subsequent visits faster, as the second time, the data won't be downloaded afresh, but rather, they are pulled from the local folders, saving both bandwidth and loading time. However, as time passes, too much data gets accumulated that eats up memory, and some files don’t even have any use after a particular time. Cloud System Booster is a cloud based application for Windows that works as a complete cleaning and optimization solution for your computer. It allows you to Clean junk files, Repair PC errors, Optimize startup items and installed programs - all with a single click. Read More

NotifyMe: Sync Reminders Between iPad, iPhone & Mac via The Cloud

You can use many different apps on iOS devices to create and manage your reminders and alarms (including the stock Reminders app in iDevices), but NotifyMe is an app that brings a whole new dimension to this genre of apps. NotifyMe might look like just another reminders app on the surface, but it offers a feature that really does make it stand out among the crowd. Using NotifyMe, you can sync your reminders across all your Apple devices with complete ease. The service has apps for iPhone and Mac, and whenever a reminder is created on your iPad, it is synced to the cloud and will instantly appear on your phone and computer if you are signed in to the same account across all devices. NotifyMe for iPad also offers some pretty good cosmetic features, and you can customize your reminders pretty thoroughly. Read More

Amazon Cloud Player Comes To iOS; Now Stream Music From The Cloud On Your iPhone

Amazon Cloud Player caused quite a stir when the service was announced for the web and Android last year. Since then, the online music storage and streaming service from Amazon has received favorable reviews from users all around the US, which is perhaps why Amazon has finally decided to increase its userbase beyond the aforementioned platforms to iOS. We know that it is said about a lot of apps out there, but Amazon Cloud Player really does have the potential to give iTunes a run for its money (as a music management tool). Just like the Android app, the iPhone version of Amazon Cloud Player comes with a full-featured music player that can be used to create and manage playlists as well. However, the killer feature offered by the app is its Amazon Cloud Drive integration. You can easily transfer songs from your PC or Mac to your iDevice via the Amazon Music cloud service. Not only that, you can even choose to stream music from your cloud storage to your iPhone without having to download anything, and the app comes with Bluetooth support, making it a true match for the stock Music app. Read More

Relive: Sync Photos Between Android, iOS & Windows PC, View Them In A Timeline

Relive is a cross-platform photo aggregating and exploring app for Android, iOS and Windows-powered devices. Unless you’re one of those few users who always carry their entire photo collection with them, Relive can prove to be a more than able companion, since it serves as an online photo aggregator as well as a reliable photo backup solution. The app aggregates photos from your smartphone, tablet, computer and even Facebook on its own cloud, and helps you easily keep in sync with all your various photo albums, regardless of the platform you’re currently using. Apart from collecting your photos under on roof, Relive also lets you explore all the photo albums by year, week, month or source on your mobile device and/or a web browser. Read More

CaptureToCloud: Save, Share & Organize Online Content, Convert It To Google Documents [Web]

CaptureToCloud is a clever cloud application that integrates some of the major Google apps and Chrome bookmarks, as well as DropBox, and is optimized to work seamlessly with all of them. It will enable you to capture, share and organize all kinds of digital media, including websites, images, articles, links, bookmarks, files etc. The web app makes sure that important information is always accessible from any internet connected device. Your captured media can either be shared with your colleagues, or you can post it to Facebook, Twitter or email. Moreover, saved media can be converted to a Google Document or even viewed in a clutter-free layout. CaptureToCloud will also monitor specific URLs for any changes and support uploading Chrome bookmarks to the cloud. Content may be saved to the service from your browser's toolbar or the right-click context menu. More after the jump. Read More