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Author Topic: A new Dropbox Competitor  (Read 5763 times)

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A new Dropbox Competitor
« on: August 14, 2013, 04:05:03 PM »
Barracuda Networks is getting in on the bandwagon with Copy.  It seems very similar to Cubby (from Logmein) as you can link accounts to make use of a pool of data with multiple users- useful for corporate use.  I'm trying it out, but not majorly as I've settled on a combination of using S3 direct with Syncovery, and Cubby.

But space is space (this one offers 15GB free to start, +5GB if you're referred and install and per referral), so I did create an account.  If you want to sign up with my referral link, you can use this link.  Or go directly to the site and sign up yourself.

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 04:32:50 PM »
Sounds neat. Copy was mentioned back in May, here: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=35069.0


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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 05:20:20 PM »
Ah... I didn't see that announcement  :-[

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 06:34:12 PM »
Most of these newcomers have a really great service but they are late to the game. I stick with Dropbox simply because a lot of my apps have Dropbox support. A few have support for Skydrive and a few more support Gdrive or Box but all of them support Dropbox. This holds true for Android apps as well as IOS apps.

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 07:03:45 PM »
Most of these newcomers have a really great service but they are late to the game. I stick with Dropbox simply because a lot of my apps have Dropbox support. A few have support for Skydrive and a few more support Gdrive or Box but all of them support Dropbox. This holds true for Android apps as well as IOS apps.

As long as they support webdav, you can use them with more apps than it would seem likely.  And I'd rather not depend on any service in particular over a protocol.

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 02:10:49 AM »
I've been using a Copy account... or rather not, as it's not happy behind the company's firewall. Did discuss with their devs, but they weren't overly worried about fixing.

Cubby, OTOH, works perfectly for me at work and I use it all the time, but not for a lot of stuff.

SpiderOak's new version got more DropBox like, and I've used SO's rooms for 'sending' documents to printers and the like (the way SO's storage works you can have as many copies as you like without it adding up to your allocated space).

I liked the Copy icon  ;)

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 02:46:25 AM »
Having another 20 GB of cloud storage for unimportant stuff is always nice :Thmbsup:.

DropBox' main strength is numbers. Everybody has dropbox -- even people who know little about computers. But I think their default 2 GB free storage is starting to look a bit silly with all the options to get 10-20 GB.

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 07:49:50 AM »
Having another 20 GB of cloud storage for unimportant stuff is always nice :Thmbsup:.

+1 with heavy emphasis on the word 'unimportant.' :Thmbsup:

That said, between Dropbox, SpiderOak, and the soon to be renamed SkyDrive I'm already covered for offsite "junk" storage and backup.


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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 08:33:13 AM »
I use it for redundancy. :)

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 07:48:46 PM »
wraith, signed up for an account using your referral link, so you should see increased storage capacity.

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 06:17:00 PM »
Copy works great for me.  So far, just as good and fast as dropbox - but more space.

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2013, 07:32:46 PM »
wraith, 5 more gigs for you from here. Signed up at Cubby too while I was at it... like you said, space is space.  :)
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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2013, 08:58:40 PM »
@wraith808: another 5GB from me. all these redundant space won't hurt, i guess.. :)

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 07:12:29 AM »
Well... thanks! :)

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2013, 03:10:09 PM »
Also took advantage. You must have a lot of space by now.
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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2013, 05:47:39 PM »
Also took advantage. You must have a lot of space by now.
Maybe just share it with ajfudge... http://www.donationc....msg327395#msg327395

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Re: A new Dropbox Competitor
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2013, 06:05:20 PM »
but... I like space! ;D