With more and more people working on the go and from multiple computers, in-the-cloud storage options are becoming more and more common to see. The latest is the Upline and it comes courtesy of HP. Upline is set up nicely for individual consumers and small business customers alike and offers file sharing, remote access, file publishing, local archiving, data migration and a dashboard set up for multiple users.
Users can access or upload files via a web interface that seems to work on any Internet connected computer (I tested it using Firefox 3 beta 5 on a Mac) or using the Upline program which can be downloaded to any computer running Windows 2000, XP or Vista.
Perhaps the best news of all is that with the recent introduction, HP is (for a limited time) offering new users one-year of access for free. Aside from the free trial, HP also offers a 1-user Home plan for $4.99 a month, a 3-user Family plan for $6.99 a month and a 3-100 user Professional plan for $8.99 a month.
From the HP Press Release:
HP Upline users have access to a variety of tools, including:
· File sharing and remote access – share files of any size by emailing a password protected and time-limited link rather than an attachment.
· Remote access – enjoy greater productivity on the go with the ability to open, edit, share and publish files from any Internet-connected PC using a secured log-in and password.
· File publishing – publicly share data by easily generating a URL to publish content to a website or blog; automatically refresh files published to multiple locations to keep public data current.
· Local archiving – create archive copies of files that can be saved to a CD, DVD, NAS, USB drive or a second partition on a hard drive.
· Data migration – easily migrate files to a new PC.
· Multi-user dashboard – easily set up, manage and track the usage of employee accounts within a small business.