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Update: PhotoSync 2.0 review

PhotoSync App LogoPhotoSync has been one of my very first file transferring and syncing apps. I’ve already reported about PhotoSync eleven months before (with special focus on the settings!). But how is PhotoSync 1.7.2 app doing right now? Almost perfectly: The PhotoSync Companions are running stably both on Windows 8 (version 1.6.4 released on November 22, 2012) and OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion (version 1.6.1 released on September 4, 2012). Further more, the universal iOS app for iPhone and iPad does what it should do (version 1.7.2. released on December 28, 2012). Last but not least, you got a big number of cloud services you can access via PhotoSync app. 🙂 But I could not connect PhotoSync to a Time Capsule. 🙁

Update: The Best File Manager And FTP Apps for iPhone And iPad (Review)
Documents By Readdle FTPIn July 2012 I reviewed 9 FTP clients for iPhone and iPad. The best FTP – NAS ‘Private iCloud’ app was definitely the File Explorer app, followed by iStorage HD (iPad) / iStorage (iPhone). The later ones got too many crashes. But the successors, iStorage 2 HD (iPad) and iStorage (iPhone), perform better now.

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Cubby iconAs I mentioned some days ago, Cubby is a new cloud service with a peer-to-peer functionality which differs Cubby from box.net, Dropbox, SugarSync, Skydrive, Google Drive or other cloud providers. On July 11th, 2012, Cubby announced a referral program: You get 1GB extra space for every invited person who installed Cubby.

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Cubby iconCubby is a brand new cloud service (a LogMeIn service). Up to now it is still a beta, you have to request an invitation per Email. Only a limited number of participants per day gets an invitation. It took around 1-2 days till I got the invite.

Update: The Best File Manager And FTP Apps for iPhone And iPad (Review)
Update: The 3 Best FTP Apps For iPhone And iPad: File Explorer, iStorage And Documents By Readdle

Documents By Readdle FTPDo you face the problem which iOS explorer you should choose? There is a huge number of so-called NAS, FTP, Cloud or file managers / explorers for iPhone and iPad. But which are the best FTP – NAS – ‘Private iCloud’ Apps? I spent all lot of time and money in finding the right explorer. Finally, I got the right one and, in the later, I will tell you which one!

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Update: iStorage 2 HD 2.4: Universal File Manager and FTP App for iPhone and iPad
iStorage iconIn contrast to that I wrote some days ago, FTP on the Go isn’t still the best app for managing my private iCloud / cloud to me. Yesterday I found something better: iStorage! There are two apps, one for the iPad (iStorage HD, version 2.0) and one for the iPhone (iStorage for Cloud, version 1.5.13, version 2.0 coming in August this year). What impressed me was that I’m now able to manage my NAS together with Dropbox, box (not yet iStorage for iPhone) and WebDav-Access in one single app.

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SkyDrive iconDid Microsoft downgrad your SkyDrive storage from 25 GB to 7 GB, too? Then read this! I’m using SkyDrive [Update: now it is called ‘OneDrive‘] for a long while, it was my very first cloud storage and I primarily used SkyDrive to share photos with my family and friends. And what was cool with SkyDrive, was the free 25 GB of cloud storage.

Update: PhotoSync 2.0 review

PhotoSync App LogoI must admit that I undervalued PhotoSync (universal app for iPhone and iPad) for the first time some months ago. Photostream and iCloud were just released and I thought that Photosync was redundant. Further more, I was upset that the Windows companion was crushing all the time, so I uninstalled the PhotoSync Windows companion (in the mean time I’m convinced that the reason for that was the same as described here).

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20120427-211813.jpgDropbox relased its newest Version 1.4 some days ago (Download Dropbox 1.4) with a new automated photo upload to your Windows PC or Mac.

Details could be found here: http://blog.dropbox.com/?p=1165

There is an iPhone and iPad universal app, an android and blackberry app, too: https://www.dropbox.com/anywhere

Stay tuned! 😉

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As you surely know you can get a total of 10 GB and 250 MB space in your dropbox without paying:

2 GB as a start (Link)
8 GB (16 GB as a student) for inviting 32 friends through referrals
250 MB (500 MB as a student) for completing 5 out of 6 steps in the “Get Started” tab on the frontpage