We earlier reviewed a few online backup services. One of the best services in that list was Huymo, which offered 10GB of free space for customers. Recently they have got acquired by Trend Micro Inc. in UK, and the online backup service was renamed to SafeSync. The Huymo free backup is no more available to new customers. However, interested users can purchase Trend Micro Safe Sync at a very nominal rate. Trend Micro is a leading security company so the takeover has improved the overall reliance of the Huymo brand. The best feature of Trend Micro Safe Sync is the unlimited storage. While most of the other providers calculate the yearly subscription on the basis on the storage, Safe Sync just has a flat rate, and that is very cheap.
The online backup industry is at its infancy stage in many countries. The concept is very useful at times and simple to understand. You can store your photos, videos, documents and even passwords online to the SafeSync servers, and access them from anywhere in the world through web, computer or a mobile device. Here is a review of the major features of Trend Micro SafeSync.
Unlimited Online backup: Store as many as files you want.
Automatic Synchronization: After account creation, you can download SafeSync desktop client for Windows and Mac. The service creates a folder in your explorer as shown below. Any file placed on this folder will be uploaded to Safe Sync servers automatically and any other changes made in this folder will be synchronized with the online account.
Drag and drop files in the web the interface.
Easily share files with Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Email contacts.
Edit online files in local computer and transfer the changes immediately to the storage space.
Access or upload files from mobile phones.
Email Upload: Send files to email@example.com with subject as your Safe Sync user name.
SafeSync unlimited online backup account giveaway
We are giving away two SafeSync accounts worth $75 for our readers. To participate, test the SafeSync trial service here and share your thoughts in the comment form. The winners will be selected on 15-01-2011 using Random.Org.
Update: The winners are joHn and Jay C.