Cubby Is Like Dropbox... If Dropbox Also Had Free, Unlimited Syncing

Cubby is a new cloud syncing service with one major difference from its competition: It doesn't have any storage limits when you're syncing from computer to computer.

Cubby, from the makers of your favorite remote desktop service, LogMeIn, is a file-syncing service just like Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and other cloud storage services out there, but it has two major differences that set it apart:

  1. You can sync any folder -- not just your main "cubby" folder -- to the cloud and your other machines. Just right-click any folder and tell it to sync with Cubby. No symlinks, checkbox menus, or other tweaks necessary.
  2. You get 5GB of storage in the cloud (that is, accessible from your browser), but you can sync an unlimited amount of data between your computers. That means if you want to sync your giant iTunes library, for example, you can do so without paying a cent.

This alone makes Cubby an extremely attractive Dropbox alternative, especially since it also includes many of the other features that make Dropbox great -- like revision history, recovery of deleted files, iPhone and Android apps, and collaboration with others on certain "cubbies". Of course, there's no reason you can't use both, either -- Dropbox for all your cloud syncing needs, and Cubby for your computer-to-computer needs.

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Comments

    Hang on. HOW MANY major differences?

    Are you aware of Bitcasa?

    Does anyone know of a program that does this without relying on a 3rd party? I'd like to say have my laptops out there sync with each other but broker from a server I manage myself?

      Andrew,

      Windows Sync is all you need if you are using Windows OS on all the computers.
      Otherwise try Unison or Synkron; both are open source projects and are cross-platform.

        He said WITHOUT 3rd party software.

          No he said a 3rd party. There's a difference between having third party software running purely on your lan and a third party brokering local synchs over the internet.

    Wow, Live Mesh has had this all along, plus 5GB free. I love how people think DropBox is king despite Mesh offering more storage and better features for quite a while. MS really need to improve their marketing.

    windows live mesh anyone? it's been doing this for years and gives you 7GB of cloud space for free.
    Oh and it allows you to remote desktop into your other connected computers.

    Livemesh never supported OSX....

    Correction: Livemesh never supported OSX until Dropbox became popular. By then, there were quite a number of people using Dropbox.

    The free peer to peer does require both machines to be on and the app running. Still, sounds interesting. Plus I wonder what happens if you update iTunes on one machine then open iTunes before updating iTunes on the others. Often system update initiates a library update on next launch. Well, what if you do this on one machine before you update iTunes on another, could be messy. I imagine you would need to update all machines first before opening iTunes at all. Also I read with Dropbox you can only have one copy of iTunes open at once. Imagine the same applies here. Tricky.

      It seems you can't do that.
      I was looking for a way to sync Netnewswire archives and iTunes library also but it doesn't allow adding any thing from within OS X library folder.
      Shame.

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