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LogMeIn unveils Cubby cloud beta
The cloud storage service goes up against Dropbox, promising greater control over files.
LogMeIn, a service which allows users to remotely access their desktop computers, has launched a new cloud-based storage service.
Dubbed Cubby, the service is still in beta. It allows users to access files from any mobile device or computer. The product enters an already crowded market, dominated by the likes of Dropbox and Box.
The service turns any PC or Mac folder into a “cubby.” This cubby can then be accessed from the user’s other devices or by friends and colleagues. Files and folders can also be stored in the cloud for access at any time.
This goes beyond other cloud storage offerings by keeping content that you want to keep just on your desktop. By using the desktop option, users can share as much content as they wish without using up their cloud storage. As long as a user has an internet connection, these files are available until access is revoked by a user.
“When it comes to sharing data in the cloud today, most solutions on the market are ultra simple but inflexible, or highly flexible but inherently complex,” said said Marton Anka, chief technology officer (CTO) of LogMeIn. “We see Cubby as an opportunity to deliver an ideal balance of simplicity and flexibility.”
“It is designed to adapt to the way people naturally interact with their information - to deliver the benefits of the cloud without forcing people to change their behaviour.”
While the service remains in beta, the number of people who can sign up is limited for the time being. As of yesterday morning, the company was sending emails to prospective users telling them they would get access “when it’s your turn.”
Although the first 5GB is free, further pricing information from the company has not yet been announced.