Online cloud storage services like Dropbox, SugarSync, Box.net are good to go, but one rare fact about them that your personal information stored there is always at stake. Some questions, how confident are you that your data stored over there is safe, is not used being used by anyone? I don`t say don`t use them, but there might be some confidential information or data which you won`t feel comfortable storing/sharing on these cloud storage services too. but still want to access that as you would do using these cloud storage services. I would recommend an application which allows you to use your computer as a server or data source, and you can access all your data stored in your computer using your Android or iPhone smartphones.
Let me introduce you to a service SelfCloud, which allows you to use your own computer as a data server from where you can access data stored there via your Android, iPhone, iPad or other Windows PC without having to use some third party server thus preventing your personal/confidential data from unauthorized access.
Features Of SelfCloud
- Once installed on Windows PC, you can manage and store data in a private folder known as MyBox – where users can store files and other content to be synched with other devices or data which you want to access as if you are using a cloud storage service.
- Users can even share content with friends and followers too using another folder known as ShareBox – where you can store data to be shared with friends and followers.
- SelfCloud uses one of your device as a server and allows you to transfer/share/access data via Fine Mobile Web Service which is a gateway service that handles and relays the direct communication between the devices providing no interference to a third party.
- It doesn’t matter whether your friend is using SelfCloud or not, they still can access the data shared by you with them using the web browser.
SelfCloud Is Available For
- SelfCloud is available for Android – works on Android OS v 2.0 and above, is free to use.
- iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch users required to have iOS 4.0 and above it to work.
- SelfCloud supports Windows XP/Vista/Windows7.
Interested users can give it a try by downloading their respective versions from it`s official website.
What do you think of this service? Do you feel comfortable uploading a confidential information over such cloud storage services? Do share with us via comments.