Physical media is almost a history nowadays as more and more people are giving the CD and DVD amiss and backing up everything on cloud storage. So if you want to join the crowds but iCloud is not your thing, try out Ubuntu One.
Developed by Ubuntu One, the quality of the app is guaranteed and so are the updates thanks to which the app works surprisingly good, without any hassles. Plus the entire sign-up and sign-in process is quick as 1-2-3.
Ubuntu One is a personal cloud storage account that gives user instant access to their digital life 24×7. All this while being seamlessly integrated and showing up with some crucial slew of cloud services, such as sync, sharing and streaming. Unlike other cloud storage options out there, where you need to wander around to locate files, this one comes with a very straightforward and to-the-point user-interface, remaining unified across all OS platforms.
To use Ubuntu One, all users need to have a Ubuntu One account. So, once signed up, you get access to a 5GB storage for free. Here, the user can store files, documents, photos, presentations… with ability to access them anytime, from anywhere. This really makes life easy for users with a ton of files, but with a space crunch issue.
Ubuntu One scores big on a particular front and that is the sharing of files with colleagues, friends, family and others. What really acts as the icing on the cake is the ability to modify the document by the recipient, making the collaboration with colleagues on a presentation quite easy. It also supports various platforms such as Windows, Ubuntu, Android and iOS. This truly makes this a very accessible app.
Ubuntu One also allows for seamless streaming of music, but that comes at an extra subscription cost of $3.99/month or $39.99/year. The music streaming service allows users to access their music files stored in the cloud right on their smartphone or a web connected device. This is not all, the music streaming service gives users access to an extra 20GB storage for storage of all files. People who are not very fond of music can just upgrade to extra storage, capped at $2.99 per 20GB storage.
Ubuntu One was initially launched in May 2009 to provide sustainable revenue for Ubuntu, the world’s most popular free operating system, which is commercially backed by Canonical. Overall, a great cloud storage services and works really great in every way. If you are space-crunched, then Ubuntu One could just become your new best-friend.
- Written by Frostech
- Published on January 15, 2012