Cloud services are gaining more popularity every passing day. Previously, there were only smaller services available, such as Dropbox, which let you sync your data to the cloud, and retrieve it whenever you want. However, with time, more and more tech giants, like Google and Microsoft, have launched their own cloud services, Google Drive and SkyDrive, respectively, which have a great level of integration with their own products and allow users to sync their data online without using any third party clients. For example, if you have a Gmail account, you will be automatically eligible to use Google Drive cloud service. You can run the service on multiple devices and sync your files, folder, contacts, email, and even preferred settings of some native apps across all devices. It means that if you have to move data from one place to another, you don’t have to carry around a USB flash drive anymore. Just sync the data to the cloud and access it from anywhere you want to. Gobbler is a cloud service, previously covered for Mac, which lets you backup, transfer and manage audio project files.
Earlier, the application was available for only Mac, and a version for Windows has only recently been released. The tool supports backing up audio files of various DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) tools, including Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic, Ableton Live, Steinberg Nuendo, Steinberg Cubase, Propellerhead Reason, Propellerhead Record, Presonus Studio One, Ockos Reaper, and Apple GarageBand. The main features of the application include built-in capability to monitor files and backup any changes made to them in real time. Historical snapshots allow you to restore the previous versions of your projects. The backup process is resume supported, meaning that if you are creating a backup of the file and the target location, for instance a portable hard drive, is removed, the backup will stop and will be continued when you reconnect the hard drive. The program performs automatic lossless compression of files that speeds up the cloud backup process.
Gobbler for Windows can also be used to send files and complete folders to other people working on the project with you. You only need their email address to send the files. The program does not enforce any time of limit on the file size and complete folders can be attached with the email without having to create a zip first.
The application works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.