Quick Look: SpiderOak
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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting SpiderOak. The developer describes SpiderOak as providing an easy, secure and consolidated free cross-plaform online backup, sync, sharing, access & storage solution for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian & Fedora). You can manage your shared files from anywhere securely with our iPhone application, and keep all your devices backed up, accessible and synchronised.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

Screenshots

A Basic Backup

A Basic Backup

Status Overview

Status Overview

About the App

Here are the top five features you can expect to see in the latest version:

  • Configurable multi-platform synchronization and backup
  • 100% zero-knowledge solution for unprecedented privacy and security
  • Share files and folders instantly in web ShareRooms with RSS-feeds
  • Up to 5GB Free for life / $10 per 100 GBs / Unlimited devices per account at no extra cost
  • Mobile client for iPod (iPad, Android and Blackberry in development)

Requirements: 400 Mhz Processor, 128 MB of RAM, 75 MB Free HD. Windows, Mac or Linux OS.

Price: From Free

Developer: SpiderOak Inc

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  • Eric Shoen

    Love the iPhone app and the fact that you can backup any number of clients with one account. Looking forward to the iPad app!

  • Macwitty

    Please, do look into it deeper. like
    do it sync all sort of files (Sugarsync and Dropbox can’t)
    usage of cpu
    different ways of sharing
    Security for sending a large file to someone who don’t have SpiderOak
    Bonus for referrals
    and so on

  • http://www.infrasoundkids.com L1 The Producer

    I think a comparison of this, SugarSync, DropBox, Live Mesh and MobileMe would be a good idea.

    I’m not keen on the interface of this at all though, and the icon is a bit boring and it looks like a “colour taster for paints”.

  • http://www.andreas-heiberg.com/ Andreas Heiberg

    Hi I didn’t know where to contact you, so I’m doing it here. Are you aware that you use the nofollow tag? This is a big disappointment to me, if you want a good community that keep commenting on your posts, then stop this. The nofollow tag is although a good idea, destroying every reason to comment. When the nofollow tag is in use, the commenter will not get any “pageviews” whenever a person clicks on the commenters url (The name of the commenter on the left side in this case). Please install something like the dofollow plugin for wp.

    Here is some info about the nofollow tag.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow
    http://dofollow.info/blog/what-is-dofollow/

    • http://davidappleyard.net David Appleyard

      Andreas: I’ve replied to you via email – The nofollow tag serves an excellent purpose, and we’re going to continue using it.

  • Sagh

    The nofollow tag is although a good idea, destroying every reason to comment.

    Well, except for the reason that you actually want to respond to the article.

    • Daniel

      Was just gonna say the same thing, the nofollow tag is REALLY BAD.. for spammers just commenting for Pagerank purposes..

  • Brian

    The no follow isn’t all good. It does hurt your page rank, but I can understand why you use it.

  • http://www.realizeinc.com/ rapid prototypes

    SpiderOak sounds pretty promising, but can it back up my saved emails and my contacts from Outlook? If so, how would I go about importing the saved files back into Outlook should something happen to my PC or my Outlook inbox?

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