CloudFS filing system + manual

CloudFS filing system + manual
Product code: EA-570-7
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Native RISC OS filing system module which connects to cloud based storage, allowing you to share files on any supported device and at any location with an internet connection.

The main features in the current version, CloudFS 0.29 (24-Oct-17), are

  • Filing system
    • Uses the familiar OmniClient as the desktop filer interface
    • Appears as an extra drive icon on the left of the icon bar (one per user login)
    • Standard command line interface
    • Individual files up to 4GB in size
    • Integrates with the MimeMap module for file type deduction
  • Supported providers
    • Initially PCloud based in Switzerland
    • Free 10GB of storage space
    • Low monthly fees if more space is needed
    • Versions for Windows, Linux, Android and iOS also available
    • Can also be viewed through a web browser
    • CloudFS' internal design allows for other popular cloud service providers to be added in future

Each copy includes a printed copy of the Cloud Filing System User Guide, installer, and 2 support tokens which can be used to ask technical support questions.

Read more in the product brief, or contact sales to receive a printed copy.

Please note that versions of RISC OS prior to 5.20 will instead have a 2GB file size limit. Files are transferred as needed directly over the network, so a fast internet connection of 2Mb/s or better is recommended.

There are many cloud storage providers offering different packages and features, some tailored at businesses synchronising important documents across different sites, whereas others are for sharing family photos with relatives for example. Below is a side by side summary of the best in 2016 according to independent reviewers Cloud Pro.

Provider Accessible from RISC OS? Native RISC OS client? One off costs 10GB storage per year
iDrive No No £0.00 £53.46
pCloud Yes CloudFS £24.00 £0.00
Amazon Cloud Drive No No £0.00 £55.00
Apple iCloud No No £0.00 £9.48
Box No No £0.00 £84.00
Microsoft OneDrive No No £0.00 £23.88
Google Drive No No £0.00 £0.00
Dropbox Yes Requires Python 2.7.2 £0.00 £89.04
 

For comparison purposes although Box offer a similar 10GB plan for personal use it is limited at 250MB per file, so the nearest paid for plan is compared. Prices correct as at August 2016, converted from 1.30 USD to 1 GBP where no sterling prices are given. Excludes promotions and introductory offers. Providers offering time limited storage followed by a payment only plan have not been compared.

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