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Instantly Send or Share Large File Collections with Anyone: Minbox

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Minbox is a new web app (dedicated app available for Macs) which allows you to send or share files of any kind and size to anyone in a fraction of the time that it would take to transfer them by other means.


Not only.


Minbox let's you also create separate collections of files that you can upload and share with anyone you want.


Uploaded files can be sent directly to anyone email, shared via a link, commented, downloaded and you can also add additional files to any existing collection at any time.


A PRO version allows you to password protect files, decide when they expire, find out where your files are being viewed and downloaded from, and more.


There are no limits to the number of files you can transfer nor to the maximum file size of each.


Extremely handy and fast file sharing service, allowing easy uploading and sharing of huge files without bombarding you with annoying ads, malware or other intrusive promotions.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://minbox.com/


Download for Mac: http://minbox.com/download (Mac only)



Added to Best Online Collaboration Tools directory - 400+ tools picked and organized in 28 categories.





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Like WeTransfer X2: GetaLink Allows You To Send 4GB Files to Anyone for Free

Like WeTransfer X2: GetaLink Allows You To Send 4GB Files to Anyone for Free | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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If you like the free large-file sending service WeTransfer, you'll probably like also GetaLink, a new web app which looks exactly like WeTransfer, but which allows you to send files up to 4GB in size.


N.B.: The files you send are stored on the server only 3 days (instead of 7 for WeTransfer) and only 1 person can download the file you have sent (20 emails for WeTransfer and unlimited downloads). 


A useful service with a familiar interface to send large files to anyone.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://getalink.com/ 




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Gatis Šeršņevs's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:29 PM

Ja jāpārsūta liela apjoma faili. Šī protams ir tikai viena no alternatīvām

aanve's curator insight, February 7, 2014 12:05 AM

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P2P File-Sharing With No Filesize Limits with Paddle Over

P2P File-Sharing With No Filesize Limits with Paddle Over | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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PaddleOver is a free P2P, Bittorrent-based browser plugin which allows you to share, send and receive any kind of file of whatever size to anyone you want without having to first upload your file to a dedicated service and then waiting for the other party to download your file.


With PaddleOver you can share and invite one or multiple parties to your files in no time at all. Post to Facebook, Twitter or invite via email without limits to number of files shared, invitees, or file size.


Works on PC, Mac, Linux.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://paddleover.com/ 





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A Decentralized Secure P2P File-Sharing, Chat and Discussion Network: RetroShare

A Decentralized Secure P2P File-Sharing, Chat and Discussion Network: RetroShare | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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RetroShare is a cross-platform, open-source, trusted and distributed P2P communication software and social sharing network.


Retroshare allows you to chat and share files of any size with your friends and family, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication.


RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages, forums and channels. Other key features include:

  • Serverless, completely decentralised
  • Multiple simultaneous downloads / uploads
  • Search Friends
  • Messages
  • Forums
  • Channels
  • Voice over IP
  • Instant messaging
  • Groupchat
  • GnuPG Authentication
  • OpenSSL Encryption
  • adding downloads via website links
  • Plugins support
  • UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support
  • Graphical User Interface written with Qt4 toolkit
  • System tray integration


RetroShare has been inspired by the design of the Turtle algorithm:

"When designing Turtle, we were inspired by the way people living under oppressive regimes share information deemed "hostile" by their government (this can be books, newsletters, video and audio recordings, or even political jokes). Because of the potentially very serious consequences raising from being caught possessing/distributing such material, no single individual is willing to share it, except with close friends. Experience has repeatedly shown that, even in the most repressive environments, this "friends-to-friends" delivery network is remarkably effective in disseminating information, with relatively little risks for the participating parties; if one chooses his friends carefully, the chance of being caught doing the forbidden exchanges becomes very small."


Retroshare "... makes it difficult to intrude and hardly possible to monitor from an external point of view." This makes government monitoring and prosecution impossible beyond the will of Retroshare users


Free to use.


Find out more: http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/


Screenshots: http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html


Download (Mac, PC & Linux): http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/downloads.html 


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Mr Tozzo's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:03 AM

A Decentralized Secure P2P File-Sharing, Chat and Discussion Network: RetroShare

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Send Up To 1 Terabyte for Free: P2P BitTorrent-Based File Sharing with SoShare

Send Up To 1 Terabyte for Free: P2P BitTorrent-Based File Sharing with SoShare | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it

Beyond WeTransfer.


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SoShare is a free web service based on BitTorrent technology that allows you to send as many files as you want to anyone at no cost. The service allows for up to 1 TB in file size for each bundle you send. A bundle is made up by one or more files you want to share.


From GigaOM: "SoShare combines BitTorrent file transfer technology with cloud caching, making it possible for recipients to access the files even when the sender is offline."


To upload or download a file you need to install a browser plugin.


SoShare displays your file transfer progress, provides both a file deletion and a file expiration command (by default files transferred / shared via SoShare expire after 30 days), as well as social sharing buttons for any bundle sent.


Free to use.


Try it out now: https://soshareit.com/







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Secure File Sharing and Large File Cloud Storage with Copy

Secure File Sharing and Large File Cloud Storage with Copy | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Copy is a cloud-based service which allows anyone to easily upload, store and share any kind of file, while keeping in sync your different devices. Copy comes also with desktop versions for Mac, Windows and Linux as well as iOS and Android mobile versions.


"Once uploaded, Copy generates a unique URL for the file that you can copy and send to the intended recipients over email, social media networks or IM. On the receiving end, the user just needs to open that URL in their web browser and click the Download button to download the file to their PC, smartphone or tablet.


While you can use Copy’s file sharing features without creating any account, registering for one rewards you with a few additional privileges like 5GB of cloud storage and file synchronization straight from desktop or mobile, depending on which platform you use it. An account can be created both from the web interface and from within the service’s desktop or mobile apps."


Copy provides you ith 5GB of inital free storage space, which gets bumped up to 10GB as soon as you install a desktop or mobile version.


"You can share files without even creating any user account that most other similar services often require."


"Copy also keeps past versions of your files so that if you accidentally lose or change something, you can get it back. The Android app of the service comes with PhotoCopy – a feature that automatically uploads your photos to the cloud similar to Dropbox, SugarSync and Google+’s offering."


(Source: Addictivetips.com)



For up to 5GB and more free to use.


More info: https://www.copy.com/home/


Pricing: https://www.copy.com/price/


Install: https://www.copy.com/install/





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ghbrett's curator insight, March 30, 2013 7:36 AM

Robin Good shares a new Cloud Service with us in this scoop. Have a read of his comments below. They are very helpful. Thanks Robin, once again.

 

One question I do have is what is the sustainability or business models of these services. It's hard enough to keep up with local storage equipment and standards, or connectors  (e.g., Firewire, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB TNG, Apple Lightning, SATA, etc., etc.,) How will we keep up with the technology? How will we know where we put that important file? This why curation, maintenance, and digital archive management are becoming much more important. 

Salvatore Capolupo's comment, March 31, 2013 7:16 AM
very interesting, thanks Robin :)
wanderingsalsero's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:51 PM

I find this MOST interesting.  Thanks Robin.  Cloud storage has become more interesting to me because I work on a laptop with a HD that is pretty well maxed-out for now.  I've used Dropbox for years and am up to about 11 G right now because I've had some referrals.  But I think it's always good to have some more storage.

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Videoconference and Real-Time File-Sharing From Your iPhone with Fuze Join

Robin Good: Fuze Join is an iPhone app which allows Fuze Meeting enterprise customers to launch video-conferences with up to 12 people directly from their iOS device.  


From IntoMobile: "FuzeBox unveiled today an update to the Fuze Join app already available in the App Store that most notably brings multi-party video conferencing to iPhone owners.


Fuze Join is geared toward enterprise users who travel but need to communicate with co-workers.

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The group video chat feature looks somewhat similar to a Google+ Hangout.


There’s a large view of one video feed at the top above smaller views for other participants, but you can drag and drop to rearrange them any way you want.


Up to twelve people can video chat in a single meeting.


What makes Fuze Join really stand out for business users is the ability to share files within the session. It supports documents, photos and even video.


A good ol’ fashioned text chat feature is included as well.


Free to download but you have to be a FuzeBox member to get any use out of it."


Source: http://www.intomobile.com/2012/06/14/fuze-join-enables-multiparty-video-chat-iphone/ 


Free trial available.


Premium plans start at $15/mo.
Group video chat start $49/mo.


More info: https://www.fuzebox.com/products/fuzemeeting 


http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fuze-join/id302731408?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D6 

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Unlimited Screen-Sharing, Branded Private Rooms and File Sharing with YouDazzle

Unlimited Screen-Sharing, Branded Private Rooms and File Sharing with YouDazzle | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: YouDazzle is a new online collaboration service which allows you to share files, manage private meeting rooms, do screen sharing and have real-time discussions with your team members.


Key features include:

  • a minimum of 20 GB of storage
  • File sharing
  • Screen-sharing
  • Unlimited private rooms
  • Unlimited guests
  • Analytics
  • Dropbox Integration
  • Custom Branding


PCWorld writes: "The company uses third-party public clouds, hosted by Amazon Web Services and DropBox, to not only store files in a cloud, but allow for multiple users to access them during Web meetings.


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YouDazzle features password protected online "rooms" that store files that can then be shared by a host with invited members to a meeting.


The software also supports screen sharing and a discussion feature that allows for real-time conversations during the online meeting.


The company's software is integrated with Dropbox APIs, which allows for documents that are stored in DropBox to be edited in the application and stored back into the cloud."


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YouDazzle, which released the product this week, has a free version, allowing one user to host a single meeting. (*Credit card required)


For $20 a month, a user can host an unlimited number of meetings, while for $40 up to three hosts can access the software and for $100 a month up to 10 hosts can start online meetings."

(Source: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/253389/youdazzle_combines_social_collaboration_cloud_storage.html )


Pricing: https://www.youdazzle.com/pricing 


Try it out: https://www.youdazzle.com/ 

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Get A Free Personal 10GB Cloud Storage Space and Sync All Your Computers and Devices: CX

Get A Free Personal 10GB Cloud Storage Space and Sync All Your Computers and Devices: CX | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it

CX (free to $19.99 per month) is a cloud-based syncing and storage back-up solution, similar to the well-known Dropbox, that gives you access to your files from virtually any Internet-connected device.


CX offers free downloadable software that works seamlessly on Windows and Mac, as well as free apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.


Where native apps aren't supported—and they're notably missing from Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Linux—a straightforward and responsive website, CX.com, stands in just fine.


The free basic account offers 10GB and all of the features.


Read the full review on PC Magazine: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395993,00.asp 


Features: https://www.cx.com/features/ 


Pricing: https://www.cx.com/plans/ 


Fid out more: https://www.cx.com/ 



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Airdrop for Any OS: Transfer Any File Between Macs, PCs & Smartphones Over WiFi with Filedrop

Airdrop for Any OS: Transfer Any File Between Macs, PCs & Smartphones Over WiFi with Filedrop | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Filedrop is a new free downloadable app for Mac, PC, iOS and (soon) Android which allows you to easily transfer any file from any two such devices by simply dragging and dropping your selected file over a hot box.


Once downloaded and launched Filedrop on at least two devices, you only need to drag and drop any file you want to transfer to the other devices onto the Filedrop hot box and accept the transfer on the receiving device, and you are done.


Zero interface. Zero registration or login.

Supersimple to use.


Excellent. Very useful. Highly recommended.


Free on PC and Mac.

0.99$ / 0.89€ the mobile app. 


N.B.: In my tests, Mac and PC versions run reliably on XP and Mac OSX 10.7.5 but not on my iPhone 4 with iOS 6. On the iPhone I could only get a blank screen. On a second iPhone with iOS7 everything run smoothly.



Download it now here:





 

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Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly

Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
Sendly. The easy way to send your big files.
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Sendly is a new free web service which allows you to send one or more files of any size to your selected recipients, bypassing all email attachment size limitations. 


When sending multiple files they are automatically zipped before being sent and you get a notification email when your recipient has downloaded your file.


Sendly acts as an intermediary temporary store and forward service, sending to your recipients a link from where they can download their file. Files are kept for 10 days on the Sendly servers.


No registration required.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.sendly.net/ 



Similar tools: WeTransfer.com 




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Webgrrl's comment, January 4, 2014 8:03 AM
doesn't look like its free..anymore
Robin Good's comment, January 4, 2014 8:06 AM
Thanks for reporting it Webgrrl.
Kathleen Mirin's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:53 AM

Appsolutely excellent tool.

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P2P + WebRTC: Share Any File of Any Size with Anyone Instantly via Sharefest

P2P + WebRTC: Share Any File of Any Size with Anyone Instantly via Sharefest | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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With the introduction of the WebRTC protocol, any browser wanting to become a vehicle for P2P real-time communications, that requires no software downloads or central servers, can now do so.


"In real terms, WebRTC enables features such as videochat, VoIP calling, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing, all within the browser."


One of the first apps taking advantage of the new protocol is Sharefest, an open-source browser-based app which allows you to send any file of any size to anyone that has its reference link. Just like a P2P torrent file the more people downloading it the easier and faster the transfer will be.

Sharefest essentially let's other people securely connect directly to your computer via the WebRTC protocol and to initiate a mesh, distributed file download that draws on your original file as well as on the parts of it already downloaded by others.


It goes without saying that you need to keep your computer on for this file transfer to take place unattended. 



"Sharefest operates on a mesh network similar to BitTorrent and all transfers are executed peer-to-peer. Files can be shared with many people at once and the technology can swarm to speed up transfers, just like BitTorrent. It’s Open Source and apart from Chrome or Firefox, no additional software is required."


Source: http://torrentfreak.com/the-easiest-way-in-the-world-to-share-files-p2p-and-how-it-works-130706/ 



"Sure, you could use Dropbox, YouSendIt, or even BitTorrent sync to do the same thing, but with Sharefest there's no extra software to install; no account registration; there's no centrally located server on which file delivery depends. And once other users download the file, they can expand the network as well, providing additional peer-sharing power."


Source: http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-57591025-12/new-firefox-22-enables-browser-based-file-sharing/ 



My comment: Excellent direct P2P file-sharing tool, has no limitations in terms of file size, speed or number of people that you can distribute it to. Super-easy to use, free and open-source. Hard to beat.


N.B.: Currently, it works only with files under 250 MB (MioBook reports)



Free to use. 

No downloads and no registration required.


Try it out now: https://www.sharefest.me/ 


FAQ: https://www.sharefest.me/faq 


About info: https://github.com/peer5/sharefest#about 


Find out more of the tech works: http://torrentfreak.com/the-easiest-way-in-the-world-to-share-files-p2p-and-how-it-works-130706/ 

Check this presentation about WebRTC: http://www.slideshare.net/HadarWeiss1/peer5-webrtc-amdocs 


 

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MioBook.'s comment, August 18, 2013 7:05 AM
Ciao Robin, piacere di conoscerti! Ho provato a trasferire un file piuttosto pesante (circa 7 Gb) e il programma Sharefest dichiara la restrizione di poter caricare solo fino a 250 MB (per adesso...). Si tratta comunque di un servizio ottimo... Grazie ancora per la notizia!
Robin Good's comment, August 18, 2013 7:12 AM
Excellent feedback! - I have contacted the developer via Twitter to get a confirmation on this, but your response is already very clear. Thank you MioBook for your useful contribution.
Lavinia Ionica's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:16 AM

Technisch funktioniert der Dienst in der Tat: Ich habe eine Word-Datei via Sharefest geschicht und auch prima erhalten. Es stellt sich die Frage nach den richtigen Szenarien.  

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Team Collaboration, Task Management and Video-Conferencing with Teambox

Team Collaboration, Task Management and Video-Conferencing with Teambox | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it
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Teambox is a web-based collaboration tool which allows you to plan and organize tasks, share files and documents, discuss in real-time, do screen-sharing and HD videoconferencing.


Teambox fully integrates with Google Drive, Dropbox and Box and allows you to use, upload, save and share any files you have on those platforms.


For real-time video conferencing it integrates with Zoom, making it possible to share your screen and video collaborate with 5 people or more.


Free plan available for up to 5 users. It includes 5GB of space, 5 projects and up to five team members.


Mobile versions for iOS and Android also available.


Pricing: https://teambox.com/platform/pricing/


More info: https://teambox.com/




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Michael Sabah's curator insight, June 25, 2013 2:07 PM

tool for co-creation

Carl Heine's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:48 AM

Always looking for improvements in online conferencing tools. This one sounds like it's worth checking out.

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Send Unlimited Files of Any Size To Anyone Instantly with Minbox (Mac)

"Send files faster than Dropbox."

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To send large files, of any size and quantity to someone else, while having to wait to least time possible, Minbox offers a bullet-speed solution that's as fast and easy to use as it can get.


Minbox is a menu bar application (for Mac only - for now), which allows you to drag and drop as many files as you want, of any size - and to specify email addresses you want them to be delivered to. Click Send and it's done.


Minbox does not keep you waiting to upload your files and italso allows you to schedule delivery at a later time.



Free to use.


*(Pro version also available with extra security, privacy, infinite permanent storage for your files, and more.)


Download it now here: http://beta.minbox.com/Minbox.zip


More info: http://beta.minbox.com/


Presskit: http://minbox.pressdoc.com/




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Georgia Gibbs Design's comment, May 3, 2013 11:10 AM
All this goodness and a great video short. Thank you!
Robin Good's comment, May 5, 2013 2:55 PM
You're very welcome Georgia.
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Create Your Social Intranet with Bitrix24*

Create Your Social Intranet with Bitrix24* | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it


Robin Good: Bitrix24 is a web-based service which provides small and medium-sized companies with a unique set of collaboration tools for managing projects, sharing documents and messaging.


Bitrix24 functions as a company internal social network and as a hub for all of the projects, tasks, contacts, files, and correspondence taking place within it.


Its key basic features include (free account):

  • Social networking and messaging
  • Personal Profiles
  • Task & Project management
  • File sharing
  • Integrated file storage from 5GB
  • Shared calendars
  • Photo gallery
  • CRM


Paid accounts (starting at $99/mo) also include:

  • Extranet
  • Time Management
  • Meeting Planner and Reports
  • Reports
  • Custom Domain Name
  • File Storage size (50 or 100Gb)



No installation is required.

Bitrix is also accessible via smartphone and mobile devices.


Free for small teams (up to 12 people).



Pricing: http://www.bitrix24.com/prices/


Key features: http://www.bitrix24.com/features/


Find out more: http://www.bitrix24.com/



*(This is a paid for, sponsored news story)

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File-Sharing for All on Facebook Groups

File-Sharing for All on Facebook Groups | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Facebook has just announced that it is enabling across all accounts a "file sharing" feature inside Facebook Groups.


From the original article: "The social network has revealed to Mashable that all Groups will now offer the ability to send files.


This update rolls out to a small percentage of groups Thursday, and will become available to others during the following days. If you don’t have the feature already, Facebook wants you to know you’ll have it “soon.”


Facebook Groups for Schools, launched last month, incorporated the file-sharing feature — but you needed a .edu address to use it.


Users can upload most file types up to 25MB — the same file size limit as Gmail. The exceptions: music files (sorry, old-school Napster fans) and executable (.exe) files (sorry, hackers). But e-books, comics, music videos and other small movies are fair game."


Full article: http://mashable.com/2012/05/10/facebook-groups-3/ 

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Unlimited Cloud Storage Is Here: Zovo

Unlimited Cloud Storage Is Here: Zovo | Online Collaboration Tools | Scoop.it

Zovo is a cloud-based file storage and backup service which offers unlimited storage space and bandwidth to subscribers along with some very unique features.


Among them I have noted:


  • Automatic backup in the background
  • Automatic file monitoring and saving
  • Automatic file history to up to 30 revisions
  • Automatic recovery of any deleted file 
  • Sync files between your computers
  • Get a virtual drive on your PC or Mac - works like an external drive (Pro version)
  • Stream your music & movies to your iPhone or iPap - Free app
  • View and edit any documents (Pro)
  • Share files with friends or co-workers in one-click (Pro) 
  • Unlimited storage
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • 100% secure - military grade encryption
  • Works on Windows and Mac
  • Full FTP support (Pro)
  • Super fast transfers



Pricing: http://zovo.co/packages.php 

Zovo Backup £ 19.99/year

Zovo Pro £ 49.99/year


Find out more: http://zovo.co/ 


Sign up: http://zovo.co/signup.php 


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