Dropped BoxJune 15, 2012 No Comments
The internet is perhaps the greatest invention of the 20th century if not the millennium. It allows us to connect with each other, access information, and view media in ways we could only dream of twenty years ago.
One of the many programs that helps us implement the wonders of the internet is Dropbox. The essential function of Dropbox is its use as a file sharing service. After signing up you are given access to a folder located on their company server. You may store a few gigabytes of information into that folder, which can be accessed from any device also connected with your Dropbox account.
Dropbox’s other major feature is the transfer of file’s between individual Dropbox users. As graphic designers we sometimes use this to send file’s to printers, or other designers. The problem is that Dropbox limits the size of the transfer to 50GB unless you’re willing to pay for their premium service. While this is rarely a problem, every designer will occasionally have that extra large, or extraordinarily detailed project that is indeed over 50GB. It’s frustrating to have to pay for a service you might only use two or three times a year.
Well today I’m going to tell you about a new alternative to Dropbox. Called Cubby, it is a new cloud syncing service. It essentially operates the same way as Dropbox with a few key differences. First of all, and most importantly you can transfer an unlimited amount of information between computers. That’s freaking great! Its other main advantage is the ability to sync any folder, not just your assigned folder, to the cloud. Although a seemingly small thing this will save regular users time, as they will no longer have to organize a separate folder just for their shared files.
At the moment Cubby is an invite only service, so I would recommend keeping your eyes open for a chance to be invited, or simply to wait until it becomes more accessible. If any of you have had the chance to use Cubby feel free to tell us about it in the comments! As always all opinions in this blog do not reflect the opinions of TriLeaf Designs. See you next week!
Written by: Zach Gatliff
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