We have reviewed plenty of file sync options here. Today, we are going to look at a new entry in this vast field of established players.
ZumoDrive on the surface might seem like the other online storage options but comes with interesting differences.
One of the main reasons we usually look for online storage is to keep our data, be it documents, pictures, or music files be accessible on various devices we use – desktops, laptops, work computers, smart phones, Netbooks, etc.
Copying and keeping large amounts of data in sync is a humongous task and we shouldn’t have to put any effort into it. After all, it’s 2009, isn’t it?
How is Zumo Drive Different?
Other options like the excellent Dropbox works by syncing all your computers by copying the files across all devices over the network. This could mean a lot of network traffic if you add/delete a bunch of big files all the time, even though invisible to you.
Zumo Drive differs here by moving the data to the cloud – a server in the Internet. Now, you can see this data across all your computeres/devices just like it is on your local drive. And when you try to access the data in Zumo Drive, it is streamed over the Internet.
But, ZumoDive also takes into account for situations without an Internet connection. They use an intelligent algorith that figures popular documents with local devices and keeps them local so are never offline.
Just like Dropbox, ZumoDrive also keeps track of revision history for files so you can recover from deleted or old copies.
ZumoDrive Quick Features
- All your music, photos, documents with you on – computers, netbooks, laptops & iPhone
- Works even when you are low on disk space
- Desktop apps like iTunes access ZumoDrive data just as if it was local
- Instant photo albums across all devices
- Get a free account with 1GB storage and more plans starting at $2.99/month
- Works on Windows & Mac – iPhone version soon to be available.
- Works even on iPhone – expand that 8GB or 16GB iPhone’s capacity
ZumoDrive Beta Invites
ZumoDrive is in private beta at the moment and I have a few invites to share with you. Just leave a comment and I’ll send one in a first come first serve basis.
ZumoDrive is now open for public and you don’t need an invite to sign up.