Dom Cobb

Dom Cobb

Any­drive

For cloud stor­age, file shar­ing an­d back­ups in­ter­net us­ers now have a vari­ety of ser­vices to choose from. How­ever, al­most all fea­ture an ex­pens­ive sub­scrip­tion mod­el an­d are there­fore not a vi­able op­tion for all user­s. In ad­di­tion their in­ter­faces are more of­ten than not con­fus­ing and un­fa­mil­iar. With Anydrive I am in­tro­du­cing a us­er-friend­ly, in­tu­it­ive and most of all af­ford­able cloud stor­age ser­vice.

Con­cept

Any­drive is a mod­ern and res­pon­sive web ap­pli­ca­tion that works on vir­tu­al­ly any de­vice run­ning a brows­er. It can al­so be added to the home screen of s­mart­phones to act as a mo­bile app. Sign­ing up for the ser­vice is free (up to five giga­bytes!) and there are no re­stric­tions to the types of files that can be up­load­ed. An in­te­grat­ed ad­dress book en­ables easy, in­ter­nal file shar­ing with oth­er ac­counts. The site re­fresh­es it­self au­to­mat­ical­ly in the back­ground and is there­fore ca­pa­ble of syn­chro­niz­ing be­tween de­vices in re­al time. Al­so in­clud­ed are (op­tion­al) e­mail no­ti­fi­ca­tions, a pre­view fea­ture (for pho­to­s, PDFs, texts, and source codes) and the a­bil­i­ty to view meta­da­ta (for ex­am­ple file sizes or im­age res­o­lu­tions).

De­sign

The web ap­pli­ca­tion of­fers a min­i­mal­ist and in­tu­itive us­er in­ter­face that in­te­grates seam­less­ly with the na­tive file brows­er. It is de­signed to work re­li­ably with both touch­screen and desk­top de­vices. Fea­tures, such as the fold­er struc­ture, and ges­ture con­trols, like drag and drop, guar­an­tee a fast work­flow. The ease of use and un­com­pro­mis­ing set of tools, for ex­am­ple the code view­er or the a­bil­i­ty to show Ex­if da­ta of pho­tos, make Any­drive at­trac­tive for con­sum­ers and pro­fes­sion­al us­ers a­like.

Any­drive

For cloud stor­age, file shar­ing an­d back­ups in­ter­net us­ers now have a vari­ety of ser­vices to choose from. How­ever, al­most all fea­ture an ex­pens­ive sub­scrip­tion mod­el an­d are there­fore not a vi­able op­tion for all user­s. In ad­di­tion their in­ter­faces are more of­ten than not con­fus­ing and un­fa­mil­iar. With Anydrive I am in­tro­du­cing a us­er-friend­ly, in­tu­it­ive and most of all af­ford­able cloud stor­age ser­vice.

Con­cept

Any­drive is a mod­ern and res­pon­sive web ap­pli­ca­tion that works on vir­tu­al­ly any de­vice run­ning a brows­er. It can al­so be added to the home screen of s­mart­phones to act as a mo­bile app. Sign­ing up for the ser­vice is free (up to five giga­bytes!) and there are no re­stric­tions to the types of files that can be up­load­ed. An in­te­grat­ed ad­dress book en­ables easy, in­ter­nal file shar­ing with oth­er ac­counts. The site re­fresh­es it­self au­to­mat­ical­ly in the back­ground and is there­fore ca­pa­ble of syn­chro­niz­ing be­tween de­vices in re­al time. Al­so in­clud­ed are (op­tion­al) e­mail no­ti­fi­ca­tions, a pre­view fea­ture (for pho­to­s, PDFs, texts, and source codes) and the a­bil­i­ty to view meta­da­ta (for ex­am­ple file sizes or im­age res­o­lu­tions).

De­sign

The web ap­pli­ca­tion of­fers a min­i­mal­ist and in­tu­itive us­er in­ter­face that in­te­grates seam­less­ly with the na­tive file brows­er. It is de­signed to work re­li­ably with both touch­screen and desk­top de­vices. Fea­tures, such as the fold­er struc­ture, and ges­ture con­trols, like drag and drop, guar­an­tee a fast work­flow. The ease of use and un­com­pro­mis­ing set of tools, for ex­am­ple the code view­er or the a­bil­i­ty to show Ex­if da­ta of pho­tos, make Any­drive at­trac­tive for con­sum­ers and pro­fes­sion­al us­ers a­like.