Still a few more days left to get 10 gigs of free cloud storage. Through April 11, Mac users can get a “freemium” 10 gigs of Dolly Drive Storage, Sync & Backup for Mac. Dolly Drive subscriptions include cloud storage for having a virtual hard drive, file syncing and online backup along with integrated capabilities for local backup and a bootable clone for immediate disaster recovery. Originally hailed for bringing Apple’s Time Machine backup software to the cloud, DollyDrive provides a four-in-one solution for online storage, access and protection of everything on a Mac, and lets users easily create a bootable clone of a Mac on an external drive for immediate recovery from any hard drive related failures.
Sign-up is quick and easy. After confirming your account you can download the Dolly Drive App. Check out the Quickstart Setup instructions, log in, and you should be good to go. Note that OS X 10.7 Lion or higher is required. The Dolly Drive app won’t work with OS X 10.6, which will be disappointing to the sizable cohort of Mac users who have stuck with Snow Leopard, and a limitation to consider if you run older Macs. Dropbox, for example, supports back to OS X 10.4 Tiger.
“When Mac users experience Dolly Drive with 10 free gigs, they can better understand their full cloud potential,” said Dolly Drive’s director of marketing, Leigh Kessler. “Once you’ve accessed your files on all your devices, or restored a backed up file from the cloud, you start to understand how life-changing working from the Cloud can be.”
Dolly Drive mixes cloud storage and backup in three ways. First, it offers the ability to store files in the cloud, then sync them across the user’s computers and devices. Next, it lets users create versioned backups of those files both in the cloud and on a local hard drive. Lastly, the Dolly Drive application includes software to create a bootable clone of a Mac on an external drive for immediate recovery from any hard drive related failures.
“We’ve created the ultimate all-in-one backup & cloud storage solution for Mac users. Instead of running three programs at once, and loading your hard drives with more and more storage-eating files, Dolly Drive is more efficient, less resource intensive, and as elegant and intuitive as anything you could ever operate on your Mac,” said Kessler. “Used in its complete form, no Cloud solution offers more complete protection and access to your stuff than Dolly Drive.”
Dolly Drive launched at Macworld 2011 to critical acclaim, taking home Maclife Magazine’s Best Software and Best of Show awards. Mac observers can follow the company’s activities and blog on Twitter @dollydrive and on Facebook.
New in the latest Dolly Drive update:
- New Interface – Dolly Drive claims to provide more Mac-inspired features than any other Cloud service. From the interface to the, single-click application management, and contend that no product does more to bring the full power of the Cloud to people who love their Mac. The interface is functional and easy to use once you skim through the quick setup guide, but the grey and black theme is a bit sombre for my taste.
- All your files, everywhere – Put files in Dolly Sync or Dolly Space and you can access them on your desktop, iPhone, iPad and the Web. It works pretty much like an external hard drive.
- Always up to date – Make changes to a file in one place and it automatically updates everywhere.
- Share with others – With Dolly Drive you can share files or folders with your friends or colleagues.
- 5 GB of free space – You get 5 GB monthly, and you can upgrade to get more space at any time.
For more information on the promotion and to sign up, visit get.dollydrive.com.