How about yet another Dropbox alternative? Pogoplug is a cloud storage provider and it offers 5GB of free mobile storage space. The service enables users to store, share and stream personal content from any mobile device. Pogoplug’s not just about storage, but you can also stream videos, photos and music from the cloud. Stream your media to any device, including your smartphone, tablet and computer. You can watch movies, view all your photos and listen to all your music wherever you are.
Free Mobile Storage Space Upto 5GB
The online web interface lets you do all the tasks like uploading, creating new folder, sharing files on social network, get download link, send a link by email, create new collaboration folder and can do much more.
Pogoplug also offers a desktop client to sync all your files to the cloud. You can download the software after registering on the website. After the installation process is complete, open “My Computer” and you’ll be able to see a new drive labelled as Pogoplug. Open the drive and you can find two folders – Collaborate Folders and Pogoplug Cloud. All the collaboration files go in that folder and personal files will go in cloud folder. You’ll also be able to see used space and free space like a normal drive.
One way to upload your files to the cloud is by copying your file to this newly created drive. Another way is to use the desktop app – Pogoplug Uploader. Just drag and drop files to this app to upload the file to the cloud.
Note that files uploaded from this application, will also be visible in that Pogoplug drive. The “collaborate” feature helps you to invite people to collaborate with you. You can share a particular folder and then invite the person to which you want to collaborate with.An email would be sent to the collaborator. You can invite multiple collaborators by simply typing out their email addresses, separated by a comma. You can also set permission level based on a particular user, for example you may want a user to review only and allow other user to edit the document. Get rid of all your huge email attachments and store all your files in one central place.
- Share HD videos with your friends and family. Upload the video and then it becomes available to be viewed online, by anyone.
- Automatically upload photos and videos from your mobile phone to your Pogoplug Cloud—no sync required.
- Publish your photos and videos to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with a single click. Your friends can watch your videos instantly and view your photo albums.
- Collaborate with friends and colleagues on shared folders. You can select which folder is shared by whom.
- Watch all of your movies, view all your photos and listen to all your music wherever you are.
If you think that 5GB is not enough for you, then you can also purchase more space. Below are the pricing details:
- 30GB for $4.95 per month
- 100GB for $14.95 per month
- 1000GB for $59.95 per month
Pogoplug desktop client is available for Windows XP/7, Mac OS 10.6.6 or above and Linux (32-bit and 64-bit). If you’re having a smartphone or a tablet, then you can also download mobile application for iPhone, iPad and Android. More information is available in downloads page.
Dropbox offers 2GB of free storage space but Pogoplug offers 5GB of free storage space. Those who’re in need of more cloud storage, should definitely try out Pogoplug.