Amazon Cloud Drive- Online Storage

I am a huge fan of Amazon. I have used them many times to purchase a wide variety of products ranging from food/drug to various electronic items/devices. And of course I have used them as my online bookstore too. During the past week they have gained quite a bit of credit with me for two new offerings:

  1. Amazon Android Apps Store
  2. Amazon Cloud Drive

Last week I moved from a BlackBerry Curve over to a DroidX.  I felt that the Android community had more to offer me. The turtle like web browser was infuriating and the apps weren’t especially impressive. Not to mention that since I use Gmail and Google Apps for work it seemed like a very simple and effective  way to improve my productivity.

The apps store has been a pleasure to use. Every day they offer a paid app for free and in addition they let you test drive many of them on the site. It may not give you an exact idea of how it will work on your phone, but it does provide a foundation that you can use to try and determine your interest level.

I haven’t used the Amazon Cloud Drive service yet but I expect that I probably will. It is a brand new service that looks great to me.

Amazon Cloud Drive

For those who are unable to see the image here is the skinny:

What is Amazon Cloud Drive?

Amazon Cloud Drive is your hard drive in the cloud. Store your music, videos, photos, and documents on Amazon’s secure servers. All you need is a web browser to upload, download, and access your files from any computer.

5 GB of free online storage

Your Cloud Drive comes with 5 GB of free storage—enough space to store up to 1000 songs. This space is yours to use as you like and you will never be charged for it.

Unlimited, secure access from any computer

Use your Amazon Cloud Drive as the go-to location for all your important files. At work, at home, during your commute or while on vacation—you’ll always have access to everything you’ve uploaded to your Cloud Drive through your Amazon account.

I think that it is a pretty cool service. For a long time now I have been exploring various ways of storing files in the cloud. It is useful as a backup and as a simple way to access them from wherever I am. The two biggest concerns that I have had have always rested upon security and price. In theory Amazon has addressed both of these issues for me. I expect that I might have to try it  out.

Side note: I wasn’t compensated for this review. I haven’t had any contact with Amazon as anything other than a consumer.


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