There are files that we feel confident saving to the cloud alone.
And then there are files which we believe are best saved locally, either on our laptops or desktops.
But if something is saved on your desktop and you’ve only got your laptop and need those files on the desktop, there’s little you can do.
Enter Cloudberry Box.
This is the latest offering from Cloudberry Lab. Cloudberry Box is meant for users who have files that can’t be trusted to stay in the cloud alone. They could be sensitive financial files, employee files, or confidential documents.
Cloudberry Box allows you to access, edit, and update those files from any device, however. And, in this sense, the service is probably an alternative to Box and Dropbox.
Yes, the files are transferred to another one of your devices via a cloud storage service, but they can be saved locally and synced to any other device that has Cloudberry Box enabled.
Right now, Cloudberry Box is only working with Amazon S3, so you’d need a cloud storage account with that service. Cloudberry Lab says that support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are upcoming, along with other services.
The trial version of Cloudberry Box is set to expire on Feb. 15, states the Cloudberry Lab Blog.
When setting up Cloudberry Box, a folder is created on a local device. Files are placed into that folder and then are automatically synced with the cloud service.
Once in the cloud (as well as locally), the files can be accessed anywhere else Cloudberry Box is running. The files can be opened from that other device, edited and then saved.
The updated files are automatically synced back to the cloud and then back to a host device.
Cloudberry Box works in the background of your local computer. A small icon in the system tray allows you access to your account settings, including the ability to pause synchronization of files.
Check out this video introduction about how Cloudberry Box works:
Cloudberry Lab has been providing cloud-based storage and file management services to businesses and organizations since it was launched in 2008.
The company’s feature product is Cloudberry Explorer for Amazon S3, according to the company’s official website. This service provides what the company says is a user interface for dealing with files saved to Amazon S3.
Cloudberry Backup is another offering from the company. This product is designed to make backup copies of files saved in the cloud.
And Cloudberry Drive is a service that works on a local computer’s desktop. It allows users to work with files saved in the Amazon S3 cloud as if they were saved on that local device.
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I have been a loyal user of Dropbox. But it seems that I am running out of space and I need a new cloud storage. I may look into this in the future.