Thank you to Bitcasa for sponsoring this post. The honest opinions are my own.
It is so important to be able to work and live on the move. Smart phones, tablets, laptops, super glasses of the not so distant future. It is a must to have access to all of your files and data on ALL of your devices ALL of the time. Just last week, I was driving to a meeting and I didn’t have my laptop. I needed a couple of Word docs, which I use all the time, but no laptop equals no files. Technology has offered multiple options to share files, but we have been a little reluctant to jump into that arena due to security and difficulty of use.
With this in mind, we were thrilled to be offered the opportunity to review the Bitcasa Infinite Drive, the cloud based backup and storage program which works seamlessly with your desktop, laptop, phone and tablet.
I have tried a couple other cloud storage options, and the primary item that stands out with the Bitcasa Infinite Drive initially is the ease of use, see how it works here. I was able to create an account and install this onto my desktop and iPad in just a couple of minutes. Adding files and folders was easy as can be by simply selecting or clicking and dragging the wanted files into the new folder on your desktop.
Using and maneuvering around in the app is a breeze as well as you can access everything pretty quickly and easily. With the Bitcasa Infinite Drive you are able to connect your choice of files to the storage system – whether the files you select consist of pictures, documents, videos, music or . . . your entire computer, and access them anywhere.
You read that last line correctly, this infinite drive is truly infinite, there is no limit to how much data you can store, feel free to back up your entire hard drive.
We have over 200 gb of photos and videos on our primary computer, we are able to have Bitcasa Infinite Drive mirror the folder we keep our photos in and the coolest thing of mirroring is that it will keep updating your storage, if you upload new pics from the latest family get together, the next time your computer syncs with Bitcasa, your new pics will be uploaded and backed up allowing you to rest easily about your photos being safe.
As for your photos on your phone or tablet, you are able to automatically upload your photos so they are backed up, you can also very easily share these photos with friends and family by sending a link which provides access to your selected files.
Security is another huge concern for everyone considering online storage, Bitcasa Inifinite Drive realizes this and takes it to the extreme. Bitcasa encrypts your files before you upload them, this ensures the safety of your personal information.
Audio and document files can be stored in one central location and are available on all your devices. Share and access those Word and Excel docs you need for work. Share your music files, playlists and audiobooks from device to device. Your options are endless.
One last benefit is that you have the option to have access to certain select files by making them a ‘Favorite.’ If you do this on your tablet, or phone, you will always have access to these select files, even if you do not have any internet access to the clouds. This is a great option for frequently used files.
Bitcasa Infinite Drive will provide a comfort level by being able to mirror and backup the content of your entire hard drive and will change the way you have your devices interact while enabling you to truly maintain your necessary lifestyle while on the move.
I was pleased to see that all of this is available for a very affordable price. You are able to have access to Bitcasa Infinite Drive, with unlimited storage, for a low price of $10 per month or a cost of $99 for the year. At this time, readers of 2 Wired 2 Tired are able to get this service for a full year at $30 dollar discount by using the coupon code: 2wired2tired30.
With this saving you will have an infinite amount of space available to back up and share your files for only $69 for the year! This promo code is good through July 31st, 2013.
Bitcasa also has an option available for those who may not need to back up everything, or for those who may want to take this application for a test drive. You are currently able to sign up for a free account which will provide 10gb of storage, which is double the amount of any other free program I have seen. We have tried a couple online backup programs over the last year and all of them have been slow and tedious. Bitcasa Infinite Drive provides a much faster and easier process for backing up your files.
What about you? What would you use Bitcasa for?