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  • Sharzam 25 Mar 2012 21:09:00 3,194 posts
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    Dont really know where this goes so please move this thread if think of a more relevant place.

    Anyway to the topic; Cloud services.

    Having recently bought a Asus Transformer Prime with the intention of doing a bit of paperwork when away from my desktop. I downloaded an office package (Quick Office Pro HD) for it and away i go however i thought i really cant be arsed to keep putting stuff onto USB stick and moving across so looked into clouds.

    Google Docs - While easy to use it only works properly when online, also its formatting doesnt appear to play well with open office or microsoft office.

    The prime came with 8GB free ASUS Webstorage so i thought give that a whirl. As its basically just a live folder that syncs across devices shouldn't be a problemn being offline. However this also means doesn't have the same level of integration, and running another program on my desktop.

    I also considered drop box but so many of its features are duplicated by google apps which are better intergrarted (and cheaper) anyway.

    What do you like to use for your needs, perhaps Amazon or maybe Microsoft. lets hear it.

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  • Nasty 25 Mar 2012 21:22:07 4,749 posts
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    I use dropbox mainly. Simple, does what it should and does it well.

    We used google apps at the work and it was a massive bag of shite when it came to intuitive document management. Good for email and single sign on app stuff which is what we used it for mainly anyway.

    If I was looking for something businessy in the future it would probably be Office 365.

    Edited by Nasty at 21:26:49 25-03-2012
  • crashVoodoo 25 Mar 2012 21:53:21 3,979 posts
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    a Nexus a day keeps the apple away

  • Sharzam 25 Mar 2012 22:21:52 3,194 posts
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    Thank you for your thoughts Nasty.

    Think will use both Asus and Dropbox. Use Dropbox for my current 'live' documents and use Asus for backing stuff up once don't need to tinker with it every day. Reason being is because Dropbox syncs in nicely with quick office while Asus has the larger capacity.

    The only thing is having 2 cloud services active on my PC while not really a problem memory wise i don't really like running extra background tasks. A habit back from the days when PCs had limited memory.

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  • Dirtbox 25 Mar 2012 23:53:57 78,897 posts
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    The most useful thing I do with dropbox is to sync my desktop folder. All my active files that I'm current working on are usually strewn all over it so it makes sense to me to have the files on it synced to all my desktops and devices.

    If you use various cloud storage services on your computer, Gladinet (windows only) is great as it creates various drives for each service which uploads/downloads whatever
    you put in them to whatever cloud you choose without messing about with each particular one's interface.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 00:13:44 26-03-2012

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  • caligari 29 Aug 2012 03:12:00 17,185 posts
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    I've just noticed that Amazon has a 5GB cloud storage 'thang' going on.
  • Deleted user 29 August 2012 03:14:23
    Sounds like usual Amazon UK, features coming in several years after the .com site. Though if they're enabling the cloud storage, that suggests they're probably going to launch the rest of the cloud services alongside it, like the mp3 stuff.
  • Dirtbox 29 Aug 2012 06:31:46 78,897 posts
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    Win8's skydrive integration is quite good, you can use roaming profiles really easily with it. Problem is they've got something to stop you sharing porn.

    Includes windows phones.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 06:43:43 29-08-2012

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  • SandMulls 31 Aug 2012 09:56:16 6 posts
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    Dropbox. Have been using it for quite some time now and didn't give me any problems.
  • Dirtbox 31 Aug 2012 10:43:23 78,897 posts
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    Yes, I think he got that 5 months ago.

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  • Mr-Brett 18 Sep 2012 16:21:18 12,878 posts
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    Amazon's Cloud Player has made its way to the UK. No sign of the data storage yet.

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  • Widge Moderator 20 May 2013 11:31:49 13,728 posts
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    Yes I am pimping a referral link.

    Copy seems decent though. Sign up via this and you get a 5GB boost from my link, ping across a tweet and you get another 2GB on top of that. Amounts to a decent 22GB storage.

    No apparent file limits from what I read, with a desktop/iOS/Android app available.

    https://copy.com/?r=WrgTcl

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  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 11:35:24 61,118 posts
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    wot duz dis do dat dropbox duznt?

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  • Widge Moderator 20 May 2013 11:42:41 13,728 posts
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    Possibly not a lot. Gets rid of file size upload restrictions if the blurb is to be believed. By signing up, I now have more space than my Dropbox (which was initially no slouch at 11GB or so).

    Just hoping it has an impressive iOS app. The Dropbox one is cack for music.

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  • TheSaint 14 Mar 2014 10:35:29 14,727 posts
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    Anyone else see Google dropped their drive prices today? 100gb is now $1.99 a month and 1tb is $9.99.

    Makes my 100gb Dropbox at $99 a year look like a bit of a rip off.
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