The popular remote access service provider LogMeIn Inc. is launching its own cloud data storage and sharing service to enable users to securely share information across PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones and Android devices.
The new service, called Cubby, is named after that familiar spot at school where you used to store your coat and backpack.
There are already a few cloud storage services out there from iCloud to SkyDrive to Amazon Cloud Drive to DropBox to Google Docs, and rumor is that Google is planning another more drive-like cloud storage launch. Do we really need another cloud storage service? Well, a LogMeIn spokesman says: “if you like DropBox, you’ll love Cubby.” Here’s why, according to LogMeIn’s CTO.
“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. We see Cubby as an opportunity to deliver an ideal balance of simplicity and flexibility,” said Marton Anka, LogMeIn’s CTO. “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 behavior.”Here’s how you can use it, according to the company:
- You can make any folder a cubby, including the folders you already have
- You can share across your own devices for free (without worrying about cloud storage limits).
- You can also have a cubby in the cloud if you want to with up to 5GB of cloud storage.
- You can decide what content gets shared across which devices.
- You can share a cubby with outsiders as full participants or in read-only mode.
LogMeIn is conducting a limited beta of Cubby, which includes the 5GB of cloud storage, free unlimited syncing across devices and apps for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows. You can request an invitation at Cubby.com