Tue, 16 Jun 2009 Memopal review
Another online storage solution debuts for the Mac. Can it compete in this increasingly crowded market?
- Manufacturer: Memopal
- Pros: 150GB of storage, install software on up to 10 machines
- Cons: Still in beta, short trial period
- Price: €49/year (£43.50)
- Star rating:
Perhaps we’re suffering a bit of online backup fatigue because our first impression of Memopal was “What? You have to pay for it?”. That’s because other tools we’ve looked at – notably Syncplicity – give you 1GB of storage for free, forever, not just seven days. Even Carbonite, reviewed recently, gives you 15 days to make up
Memopal does looks nice and the initial configuration process is extremely simple. You download the software first, and are then prompted to create an account. This is a more intuitive user experience flow than Carbonite, which does it the other way around.
Next, you’re prompted to back up selected documents. By default, documents, emails, photos and preferences are backed up. You can select one folder or several using the Custom setting. Click Next and the software backs up your files – giving percentage of upload feedback in the application window and on your menubar. We like this UI a great deal.
When your files have uploaded you can choose to configure privacy settings – keeping them secure or sharing them with other users. You can also search your files, all from the same easy-to-navigate interface. Browse your uploaded files and you’re connected by WebDAV, enabling you to manage them directly in Finder. There’s also a web interface with the same big, chunky icons and easy navigation philosophy as the application.
Fri, 17 Jun 2011Reviewed by: Manuel
Duration of ownership: 3 months
Strengths: - Very easy to use - Great price (3,5GB free with promotion link) http ://apps.memopal.com/r/?WDtUbgI8VDEMNwQ1DT4 - Fastest online storage - Compatibility (http, windows, mac, linux, android)
Weaknesses: - None - Ok, only one, It doesn´t give 1TB for free ;-)
Overall Evaluation: You can backup, and share that you want with friends very easy, but you can allow your friends upload own files also with only one link. Amazing!!! I get an average of 1,5MB/s, fastest online storage that I found. If you sign up with this link, you will get 3,5 GB for free and forever, try its speed, you will be impressed. http://apps.memopal.com/r/?WDtUbgI8VDEMNwQ1DT4