Become your own cloud

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Working collaboratively is all the rage. Whether it's sharing files, teleconferencing, or more, working with people across the country or around the world is becoming more and more common. Of course it's easier to share information and resources with somebody in the next room than in the next state, but there are an increasing number of tools and services that can manage the heavy lifting for this, letting you focus on the work rather than the nitty-gritty of how it all gets done.

Tonido is a tool that lets you share files and more, all from your own computer. Rather than having to upload your data to servers that somebody else controls, with Tonido you share files directly from your computer. Install their app on your machine and create an account, and you can start sharing your files. You get a unique URL that you can share with others, or access yourself from a remote location via your laptop or even your smart phone. Your data's encrypted while in transit, and if you want to just share files in your own home or just within your network, you never have to worry about your data out on the 'Net. And there are no arbitrary limits on storage capacity or bandwidth, because all of the data is on your machine.

Tonido is available for free. There are versions available for Linux, Mac, and Windows, as well as apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and more.

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2 Responses to “Become your own cloud”

  1. Name (required) says:

    I believe you are doing your readers a dis-service with the statement “Tonido is available for free”.
    From what I see one must buy something in order to have the access you describe.

  2. Dee says:

    Is this so?