AnyTrans by iMobie promises to be the only cloud management solution that you will ever need, but what is it exactly that they are offering which makes it so great? Or is it all just marketing? Let's find out in this overview of the AnyTrans cloud management software.
Easier and Faster Cloud Migration
Just like the name suggests, AnyTrans allows its users to transfer files from one cloud storage service to another seamlessly and without having to go through multiple time-consuming steps. You can move everything at once or just the files you need; it's all up to you because AnyTrans allows both options at high speeds.
Faster Upload Speed and Reduced Download Times
AnyTrans automatically makes the user's download and upload operations faster with the help of multithread technology, even when downloading or uploading in bulk. The software achieves this by maximizing the available bandwidth on your internet connection and this remains effective even when you are using multiple cloud drives at once for your download and upload operations.
Manage All Your Cloud Accounts from One Place
Even the most basic cloud users at least have two to three accounts spread out over multiple services such as Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive to name a few. Now, it often becomes challenging to manage all your data since each service requires a different login id to access your account on their site. AnyTrans is the perfect solution here because once you link your accounts with the software, you won't have to log in separately into each service again. It will act as the central hub for all your cloud storage services.
While all cloud storage options offer sharing services, what makes AnyTrans perfect is the fact that you can use it to share any file you like from any of the linked cloud storage accounts, without having to log in and go through each interfaces separately. Sharing options include social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+, or just link sharing via email or supported instant messengers. An important part of the service that AnyTrans offers is whether you are accessing, storing, downloading or sharing data from the software, everything remains private and only accessible to you.
The bottom line is that if you are someone who uses multiple cloud storage services, you are definitely going to be more productive with AnyTrans by iMobie because it makes managing everything simpler. The software is available for both Windows and macOS for download, so do try out the pre-release version. You can even access it from any web browser on any mobile phone, tablet or computer.
Back in 2014, it seemed that was the last time we would have a smartphone with limited storage - 8 GB or 16 GB. Although there are some high end phones with more storage space, most of the smartphones come with limited space. OEMs are still pushing these kind of phones and there-by making it easy for us to run out of space after installing few apps and capturing some images.
Now Google Photo app has come up with a solution to free up spaces by adding a new option in the app's settings section. After selecting this setting the app will actually scour through the phone to find out the photos which have already been uploaded to the cloud storage. Google is also giving notification message to the users who are about to use up all the space via an Assistant card for deleting the photos already stored in the cloud. A bug which was restricting users with SD card from deleting photos is now fixed.
Google Photos is also giving option to users who had initially stored photos in their "Original quality" (limited storage in Drive) to restore all those in "High quality" for unlimited storage. It is very useful to the users who are close the Google Drive limit. To downgrade photos, all you need to do is visit photos.google.com/settings from your computer and click the "Recover Storage" option.
This update is supposed to be released on the Google Play Store from today, which means you will be able to use this in your Android device within few days or weeks.
Amazon has a mouth-watering offer on cloud storage - as a part of the Black Friday deals, they are offering unlimited storage. For just $5, one can get one year of unlimited cloud storage, that includes photos, videos, and documents. This price can drop to $1 if the storage will be used only for media.
This comes at a time when Microsoft OneDrive storage was downgraded from unlimited to 1 TB. Meanwhile, the free tier gives only 5GB of storage before users are asked to upgrade. In case of Google Drive to store more than 15 GB, users are asked to make payment.
The reason given by Microsoft for removing its unlimited storage was that some users were uploading their entire movie collections, among other things, and there-by resulting in 14,000 times more than the amount of space used by an average user.
Now let's get back back to Amazon's attractive $5 deal, whose regular price for unlimited storage tier is $54.99. A sweet $50 savings, thanks to this Black Friday deal. In the $1 deal, users are also allowed to upload 15 GB documents apart from the media files.
This hot deal will surely get expired soon. So get your hands on it before deal goes out of stock.
There is still some confusion about what is really offered as cloud services so it is interesting to consolidate these concepts before starting to review the different offers of the providers. This is the case of the SaaS cloud platforms and their difference with the cloud platform.
On SaaS cloud platforms, the platform itself is a service in the cloud, that is, the infrastructure is created for the cloud. It is only possible to interact with it through APIs and, instead of being its owner, you pay to use that model. The platform is located in the cloud and there you interact with it and personalize it to your liking.
On the contrary, a cloud platform model takes a pre-existing software application and offers a hosting service for it. This means that, as with SaaS cloud platforms, there is no need to configure the infrastructure. However, these platforms are modified to adapt the cloud versions of existing software. This is a topic of widespread distribution, so you can look at aviatrix about these and similar topics.
SaaS Cloud Platforms
These platforms do not have versions. Instead of changing versions, the software provider continuously updates this unique SaaS cloud platform. Although SaaS cloud platforms automatically implement new features, it must be verified that these new features do not conflict with the current site.
The scope or speed of delivery of new functions may not be as broad or as fast as you would like, although it is common for each quarter to present new functions that are sent to a real environment. This slowness is justified by the need to consider and ensure compatibility with previous versions. On a SaaS cloud platform the cost of hosting is included. This is great but it may mean that you are paying for a server capacity that you are not using. The peaks of use are managed by the cloud. You do not need to worry about capacity, but the customization is limited.
In a cloud platform we have flexible options about hosting. It is likely that the platform is hosted in a private cloud, which means that different software servers can be assigned according to the needs. The software implementation architecture can be further customized. Some level of maintenance is necessary. It can be done through the support of third-party applications, but we must consider possible problems such as capacity planning, disaster planning, etc.
You can skip versions in a cloud platform, but you have to be careful. If many versions are omitted, the gaps between the different versions become too large and any future update can be difficult. You pay for the hosting you really use, which means you have to think about what it's going to be. More servers can be added dynamically to provide more capacity. The software is fully customizable since this type of platform allows broader changes of the provider. Your cloud is yours, so you can make any changes to the software you want for your business.