Phil Peel

Film, video, photography, sound and story

Copy, 20G free storage and online sync service

Posted by Phil On August - 29 - 2013

I find as a filmmaker I’m often having to send big video files via the Internet. Email attachments have size limitations, so that’s not very useful.

I use Dropbox quite a lot, but again the file size is limiting.  At present my Dropbox is completely blocked up with some video files uploaded for a corporate job some weeks ago.

This week I discovered a new free filesharing  called “COPY” when a film of mine was accepted by the New York Bootleg Film Festival and they asked me to use “COPY” to upload the film to them. It’s is a new filesharing program like Dropbox but better.

Particularly that you get 15G of storage.

Copy also doesn’t have size limitations.You could for example send a 10G 1080p video to anyone. ( though it would probably take a looong time to upload)

I think it’s brilliant and it seems to work well. Also they have a really good referral system.
If you register through my link you get an extra 5G    .. …and so do I   🙂

So here’s   my link to Copy program

Hope you find this useful.
Phil

and here’s a review of it..

Review: Copy, a fantastic online storage and sync service

Posted by  on May 23, 2013 | 

Copy_Horizontal_BannerContinuing with my “crusade” to find the perfect online storage platform, its now the turn of Copy.com, a freshly launched service by Barracuda Networks a well known network and anti-spam security player in the market.

The first thing that catches your attention to try Copy.com is their incredible referral system. Because they are new on this segment, they want to be sure everybody tries Copy.com, and to do so they had the brilliant idea of giving away a 15 GB free account, and if you register through a referral link  you can get 20 GB of free space. But the good part doesn’t stops here, for each person you recommend and registers to their platform through your own referral link, validates their email address and installs the client software, Copy.com will credit you 5 GB of additional space. For the moment, they are not limiting how much space you can get for free, so take advantage now if you need online storage,

The all in all functionality of Copy is very similar to Dropbox, you have one centralized folder where everything you move or copy there is automatically uploaded to Copy.com cloud´s service and synced among your computers. You can access your files from Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS devices.

But there are some specific specs that make Copy.com unique and a potential market shaker:

– You don’t need to copy or move files necessarily to the main folder: This has been the most requested spec Dropbox was unable to provide since a long long time, and Copy.com does it very well. You can just create a shortcut of any folder on your computer to the Copy.com folder and all the content of the destination shortcut will be copied and synced online too! So no more being stuck to one folder for your stuff, just leave the things where you are used to on your PC and create shortcuts, it works beautifully. Oddly this is not advertised as a main feature on their “About” page, I think they should.

– You can set permissions to files you share: Copy.com allows you to set permissions on the folders you share. For example you can set a user to “Can Edit & Sync” or to “View Only”. The interface to do this unfortunately needs some polishing, I was unable to find the permissions management options within the application, for example on the sharing tab (where I think it should be) but instead, I had to go to the Copy.com online website, and then to the shared folder to see the sharing permissions. Anyways the job is done, and this is also something Dropbox users have been asking since a lot ago, Copy.com delivered!

– Fair Sharing: If you want to share a folder the amount of used space is splitted between the members joining the account. So if you share a 50 GB folder is not that everybody´s account will get 50 GB used (like Dropbox does), but instead all the users will give a part of their storage for that share.

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