To be honest, I was skeptical at this claim but still proceeded to try out this service. I signed up for an account and played around only to be pleasantly surprised at the intuitive interfaces ad features in it.
What is Oosah?
If you have seen Bad Boys movie, you’d know this term from Martin Lawrence. I wonder if the creators of this service is fans of this movie!
Oosah is an online file storage service that offers 1TB of online file storage. In fact, Oosah is not just an online storage service but in fact a feature rich Web 2.0 content hosting site. Oosah wants to
give you one spot on the Web where you can manage all of your digital media content – photos, videos, and music/audio files. It is designed to be easy enough for novice users to use, while at the same time providing features that even the advanced user can appreciate.
How is Oosah Different?
Oosah has some features that I didn’t see elsewhere
- Web-based file management system – create folders & sub folders
- Desktop feel -with folders and file drag & drop, keyboard shortcuts
- Upload content in any digital format – raw, uncompressed image formats & video formats
- Mobile device support lets you upload to Oosah from your phone instead of transferring to your computer first
- Supports batch file uploading with file size limits: 200MB per video, 50MB per image & 9MB per MP3 file.
- Create Playlists, Slideshows or Gallery’s from your media collection.- they are called an Oosah.
- Lots of sharing options for your Oosahs – Email, RSS, linking/embedding, SMS, podcasting, downloading-burning to CD/DVD and local high resolution photo printing.
- You can save media as public or private or even share it with a password.
Do You Really Get 1TB?
From the Oosah FAQ,
Basic Oosah membership is free. A basic account provides a user with a predefined amount of storage space for their content. Currently this amount is 1 terabyte.
Here is a Oosah slideshow I created with some pictures I uploaded:
Atleast, Oosah is offering 1TB at the moment with the free account which might drop down for the free account as they gain traction. The FAQ does hint at the paid membership for the higher storage needs.
Connect & Browse Flickr, YouTube, etc
Another great feature of Oosah is that you are able to connect to your social media profiles such as Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, Picasa, etc. After connecting it to your Oosah account, you can browse in the familiar folder interface, download, print or share it.
All in all, Oosah might replace Box.net usage for me atleast for my media files that I want to share. In fact, I wonder if my wife would be interested in a slideshow feature such as these in her Indian Recipes blog.
What do you think of this storage service? What do you use right now?
[via Mark of MeAndMyDrum]