Ubuntu One is your personal cloud. Store your digital world using the Ubuntu One App on various platforms. We all are already familiar about Dropbox, but the free account has a limit of 2 GB, whereas Ubuntu One offers 5 GB of storage space for free. Store and sync your files, photos, music, videos or just anything.
For those who are new, Ubuntu One is a cloud storage service from Canonical and is installed by default in Ubuntu OS. In Ubuntu, just launch the application from the desktop, set up a free Ubuntu One account and you’ll get 5GB of free storage. You can also buy additional storage space if needed, but for normal users 5 GB is enough. Once you’re done uploading the files, you can access your files online, on your desktop, or on your mobile, wherever you are. Cool, isn’t it.
Ubuntu One Sync App for windows is also released. So those users who are dual booting with Windows and Ubuntu will find this app as very useful. Suppose you’re using Windows at work and Ubuntu at home. Now you can store and sync files across different operating systems using this useful app.
Installing and Using Ubuntu One for Windows
After download and installing this app for windows, you’ll be greeted with a screen which will ask you to choose a folder to sync to the cloud. It’s better to create a new folder for this purpose. Click on Add a folder from this computer and select or create a new folder. All your files that are uploaded will be stored/synced here.
Now that configuration part is done, click on Go to my Ubuntu One dashboard.
All’s done. Here comes the dashboard. From here you can upload files.
To upload files, just go to your upload location which you have mentioned during configuration and copy and paste the file at that path. The file will automatically be uploaded and stored in the cloud.
There are some minus points though. And these things should definitely be improved:
- There is no integration for Windows Explorer. It would have been great to right click a folder to add it to sync list.
- There should be right click menu entries to copy files in Ubuntu One folder path.
- The user interface doesn’t looks good. They have tried to bring Ubuntu experience in Windows, but the color scheme and user interface needs to be better. Hope this improves in future version.
- The tray icon is also just too basic. It lets you to just restore or quit the application.
Apart from these small issues, the application just works. If you are using the Ubuntu operating system, you can buy music from the Ubuntu One Music Store and it’s delivered straight to your personal cloud, synced, and ready for you.
In addition to syncing with each computer, you can also login to the web interface and can upload or download files from that interface directly. Login at https://one.ubuntu.com/files/ to securely upload, download and manage your files and folders from any location through a web browser.
Ubuntu One is now available for all platforms:
- Ubuntu One for Windows
- Ubuntu One for Ubuntu
- Ubuntu One files for Android
- Ubuntu One Music for Android
- Ubuntu One Music for iPhone
Download Ubuntu One
You can download this app for any platform. Just head over to the official download page of Ubuntu One. Windows version supports XP, Vista and Windows 7. If you’re on Android, then you can download the app from Android marketplace also.
With this app, you don’t just store files online, but you can also sync files across different applications. Go ahead, give this useful application a shot.
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