Justcloud offers storage of files online enabling access from anywhere and at anytime as long as there is an internet connection. Justcloud services offered include unlimited storage, automates the upload and storage, encrypts file during transfer and enables access of files on local computer remotely via the justcloud website. Click here for a full list of the services. The homepage is at http://www.justcloud.com .
Click on Sign Up to create an account and get access to the services offered. You can also create an account by filling in the form with the preferred username, a valid email address and the account password.
An email is sent to your account with a link that takes you to your account dashboard when clicked.
After clicking on the “create an account” button, a download page loads. You will be required to download and install the justcloud application that will assist in the upload of the files to the cloud. The download may start automatically requiring you to save the .exe file.
If it does not, click on download App to launch the download manually. Justcloud has support for Windows (2000, XP, Vista and 7) both 32 and 64 bit, Linux and Mac OSX 10.5+. Also on Blackberry, iPad, iPhone and Android
An installation wizard opens when the downloaded package is installed. This will guide you through the installation process.
Clicking on install button starts the installation. It also downloads any files that may be required by your system to run the application.
After installation complete, it loads a page where you are to enter your account’s credentials in order to link your computer to your account. Make sure you remember your credentials as you cannot get access to the application without valid once.
A welcome page loads.
You are then prompted to backup everything in my Documents Folder including My picture, Documents and Desktop folders or select specific files to upload to my cloud storage. I chose the second option. It loads a dialog where I choose the folder I want backed up which is Pictures folder. Then click on save changes and click next to proceed.
It then retrieves settings for your account
And the backup process begins
You can also upload by drag and dropping a file on to the interface after choosing drag & drop tab.
The My Files tab opens the browser and loads the account dashboard. Notice the picture folder has been backed up.
You can also drag and drop files on the browser to upload.
There are two plans one can sign up for; the free home account and the business premium account. Features accessible with each account are listed below.
To upgrade to business choose one of the many premium business plans. Click here for quick launch to preview the plans offered.
You can customize on the number of computers you want to sign up the plan for and how much space you require. Just use the sliders to select the capacity desired. It will calculate and display the charges per month for such a plan. Billing Address and payment methods will be required to sign up for these plans.
Cloud storage is recommended for a number of reasons. Among them include: cheap for large volumes of storage space; security of data is guaranteed; most of the backup process is automated; automatic syncing of files is done for local and remote files; sharing and collaboration is made easier with files in the cloud; offers a reliable backup alternative. Other cloud storage providers include Dropbox, zipcloud.
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