If you’re into technology, you’ve probably amassed a fair share of files. Between SD cards, hard drives and email attachments, there are plenty of data elements to be safely stored. One key concern regarding all of your digital stuff is keeping it safe. SpiderOak, an online data storage company, provides a file backup and security solution that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Recently, they have released their own Android app. This app allows you to access files from your secure storage site with SpiderOak and share them with family and friends.
It should be mentioned from the get go that the SpiderOak app currently does not support backing up your Android phone. This feature is reported to be released in a future update of the application. In its current state, the application simply allows you to view your backed up files based on the computers where they reside. The SpiderOak system allows you to backup multiple machines. Because of this, the Android application will display a list of devices within your network..
Selecting a device will subsequently display all files stored from that particular machine. It should be mentioned that the Android application is particularly fast when it comes to browsing saved files. Although you can view your files from the SpiderOak website, the Android app still proves to be faster when handling higher volumes of files. Despite the fact that the application looks pretty sparse, it does have one important feature: file sharing.
The application allows you to share files from your phone that actually reside on a remote machine! Long pressing on an item from the list will give you the option to share or download the particular file. Pressing share will provide you with a temporary download link that you can send out via email or text message. It should be mentioned that this application does not tightly integrate with the other communication features on your device. SpiderOak as a file backup system is designed around privacy, therefore limiting its interactions with other applications and services.
In order to share your private files, download the SpiderOak application from the Android Market.
Sign on using your SpiderOak user name and password. In order to do this launch the application and select Settings. After this, select sign in settings. Enter the appropriate login credentials to sign into SpideroOak.
After this, select a device from the presented list of options.
Lastly, long press an item to open a further options menu. From this menu select share.
A temporary link will be generated. Select copy to clipboard and then paste the link in either a text message or email. You have now succesfully shared a totally private file from your handset.
SpiderOak for Android (market link)
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