Are you like us and have so many pictures, videos, and documents on your computer that you don’t know what to do with them? What if we told you that there’s now a way to organize all of that mess…and even share it with others. Myfabrik, a new service from none other than Fabrik, allows you to “store, find, manage, share, link and access the media content from your personal library using any computer with a Web browser.” The myfabrik service has been out for some time now, but it officially goes into final beta on Monday.
Myfabrik is what the company is calling a “WebTop” application, meaning it resembles a desktop application – only the content lives on the web. Monday, the hosted/shared Myfabrik application will be available for free until their public launch in early-to-mid September. In September, they will begin charging $0.99 per month for 1GB of online storage. For each additional gig beyond that, an extra $0.49 will be added.
If you’re the kind that would rather have your data sitting next to you, you can get your hands on the Maxtor Fusion personal Web server – a 500GB storage device that allows you to host your own Myfabrik content. This bad boy can be connected up straight to the Internet and shared with anyone in the world. They can be purchased at Fry’s, JR, or anywhere else they sell huge hard drives. Pick one up for the low low price of $799 (sarcasm). The company sent us over a Fusion, so a review is just around the corner.
“While many sites and services allow users to host only one media file type like photos or videos, we provide the same intuitive but powerful interface to tag, search, share and combine videos, photos, music and other files quickly and easily – either by context or file format. We let you be the conductor of your own personal media symphony.”
Fabrik is definately different than any of the Web 2.0 start-ups that we’ve seen…it seems that they actually have a business model (but that’s another topic for another day)!