Cloud Backup and Remote Access - The Official IDrive Blog

  • IDrive Lite – now Location Enabled

    IDrive Lite has been a popular choice, and possibly the most popular contact backup application for the iPhones, Blackberries and Android phones.

    We have just released an update to the iPhone App that enables it to do Location.  It is not a Facebook  or a FourSquare type of  location where one checks-in. What it does is this:  With a strict permission based process, it allows one to view the location of their contacts. It is really easy to use. Give it a spin.

    Now why is Location added to a backup application?

    We backup digital data. We offer a safety-net for digital data. Providing opt-in location information of loved ones and friends is sort of a way of safety-net in the real world. We don’t think it is too far fetched.

    For details, view the demo on the IDrive Lite page.

  • Calling all Developers – IDrive EVS – Encrypted and Versioned Cloud Storage

    IDrive EVS is a new Cloud Storage System with Encryption on Storage, Versioning and Block level incremental transfers built-in for a highly efficient, secure and comes with easy to use APIs/Utilities.

    While it competes with S3, EVS is more of a specialized cloud storage as outlined above that S3 can not provide.

    Who can use this?

    Anyone who wants to develop a custom online backup, sync, sharing or transfer application for almost any platform including mobile devices can use IDrive EVS.

    For example, let us say you have a Scanner or a Medical Imaging device, and you want to push these highly confidential scanned documents immediately to the cloud for backup, you could write a custom app using IDrive EVS.

    We already have some demo applications listed on the site, for multiple platforms. Some of these include real time Quickbooks backup application for Macs , Pcs and a photo backup application for the iPhone.

    Initial 5GB of storage is free. We will shortly announce pricing plans for tiered storage and bandwidth.

    So developers, join, embrace and develop!

  • RemotePC Lite enhanced to view full desktops on WiFi

    RemotePC Lite , the iPad free application to remotely access files on your PCs and Macs on your WiFi network has just been enhanced to allow full desktop view of your PCs and Macs. In addition, you can now create playlists of your music and video files on your PC and Mac and store for future use as well.

    You can download and install this app as usual via App store.

  • IDriveSync can now do automatic sync of new camera uploads

    IDriveSync, our recently launched Sync application for the Windows platform, is possibly the fastest online sync application available today.

    This is how it works: When you install, it opens up a Sync area. You drag-n-drop files/folders into it and it gets synced online, and onto any PC you install.

    We just added a new functionality – automatic sync to sync area from anywhere else on your PC. This means, let us say you define your Pictures folder for automatic sync to sync area from your PC pictures folder, every time you upload pictures from your camera, it automatically gets synced to sync area and from there  online and onto any PC you installed IDriveSync.

    So, point-n-shoot, upload to your PC, it syncs automatically everywhere.

  • IDrive Lite Web Access now integrated into IDrive

    IDrive Lite, our popular online backup of contacts for the iPhone /Blackberry/Android phones is now integrated into IDrive. Users can add the authentication information related to IDrive Lite and start managing their contacts directly from within IDrive.

  • Introducing RemotePC Lite – an iPad Application to access PCs and Macs on your Wi-Fi

    We just introduced what we believe is an useful App on the iPad platform called RemotePC Lite. It lets you access data on your PC and Macs on your Wi-Fi network from your iPad.

    iPad does not sport its own file system; or at least does not provide something that is visible to the users. So the line of thought – to present remote file systems that reside on your Wi-Fi network on to your iPad. It is a simple straight-forward application.

    This is our first in our line of iPad specific Apps. Remote Access and Online Backup are our specialties and we will bring more relevant Apps in these areas.

  • IDrive Online Backup now in French!


    As a part of our push to create as many multi-lingual versions of the application as possible, we have just introduced a French version of IDrive. This is now in addition to Spanish, German and Japanese versions.

    As the IDrive’s customers span the globe, it is getting more important for us to address our international customers needs. One thing we have tried to make sure for all these releases is that the performance remains optimal from most parts of the globe and we beat competition in performance, based on our internal tests as well as some third party professional reviews.

  • IDriveSync – A new Sync and Share kid on the block!



    We have made a Beta release of IDriveSync,  a new Sync and Share solution based on the IDrive Online Backup technology. We believe this is a great product with great functionalities at a great price.

    First the basics. Its primary function is to Sync and Share. It can sync the data you define on your PC across multiple PCs faster than most competing services, especially when you try to sync large folders and files.  You would just need to install the application on multiple PCs and login. To Share, you can just right click on any file or folder and enter the EMail address of the person you wish to share it with. You can Sync up to 5 PCs and Share up to 10 email addresses.

    Second the security. Data is encrypted on storage and during transmission. If you choose, you can even have a private encryption key.

    Third the pricing. We have the best pricing in the Sync/Share world. 2 GB free, and only $4.95 a month for Unlimited Storage!

    We believe we have created a simple, easy to use , affordable and secure Sync and Share solution for Windows PCs.

    We expect to add capabilities to Sync and Share Macs and Linux devices as well in union with Windows.

    We use our own back-end technology and do not use third party systems. We manage our own infrastructure and we have experience in managing multiple petabytes of storage for our IBackup and IDrive services. There is plenty of experience and expertise behind this; and since we control most aspects of this technology, we can offer a better integrated Sync and Share experience that is faster, secure and cheaper compared to most.

    Give it a spin and let us know your feedback.

    Raghu Kulkarni, CEO

    Pro Softnet Corp

  • New and Improved daily iPad Giveway!


    Based on the feedback we received, we have redesigned the daily iPad Giveway contest to include existing and new IDrive users as well.

    Update: IDrive Lite for iPhone, Blackberry and Android users are included as well!

    For details on this, please follow iPad Giveaway.

    IDrive Team.

  • IDrive Online Backup – iPad Giveaway!

    Update: Due to limited interest from participants, this promotion is canceled as of 03/17/2010 mid-night.

    IDrive Online Backup is giving away a brand new Apple iPad each day as a pre-order (from March 15th – 31st) with an approximate shipment date around April 3rd, totaling 17 new iPads! These are valued at USD 499 each (16 GB Wi-Fi version).

    To be eligible to win, you need to sign up for an IDrive Online Backup account (either a 5GB free account or a paid account), download the IDrive Online Backup software and Login. This will automatically schedule backup of your critical data, which you can customize. You must be 21 years of age and above to be eligible. Proof of age will be required before receiving prizes. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. US RESIDENTS ONLY.Winners will be selected daily at random and notified the following business day (i.e. Monday’s winner will be notified on Tuesday, while Friday and weekend winners will be notified on Monday). This contest is for real people only – again, only one entry per person – so any signups found to have come from automated scripts or bots will be disqualified.IDrive Online Backup shall in no way be held liable for (a) any technical failures of any kind, (b) any technical or human errors which may occur during the administration of the contest, (c) any malfunction of or damage to the prizes, (d) any shipping delays from the manufacturer, or (e) any restrictions or any delays imposed by any customs authorities or any import or other taxes imposed by any taxation authorities in respect of the prizes.