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The Drop Box Killer Is Almost Here (CE Week NY Coverage 2011)

We took a press briefing with the great people at WYSE the day after Google IO ended back in San Francisco.  They wanted to show off some of the really cool things that they were working on for the next version of PocketCloud, the best, bar none, remote desktop for Android.

Shortly after that meeting, we tweeted that the “Drop Box Killer” was on the way.  Many people thought we were talking about competitors box.net or sugarsync. Nope, we were talking about PocketCloud. It is one of the many Dropbox alternative options available today.

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While we are still a number of weeks away from a late summer release, PocketCloud allowed us to video the feature that we think will change the way cloud storage is thought of, at least when transferring from Android device to computer.  The next release of PocketCloud will allow file sharing across any computers, phones and tablets in your PocketCloud network.

This may not sound as big as we are portraying it to be, so let’s explain further.  Currently with Drop Box, Box.net or Sugar Sync you can only share the files that you designate for specific sharing with one of those services.  In other words, if you haven’t used Drop Box, you need to add files to your Drop Box folder and those are the ONLY files you can access via Drop Box.  This new feature coming to Pocket Cloud allows you access to any file on your host computers hard drive, or any other hard drive in your PocketCloud network.

What do we mean by PocketCloud network? Well PocketCloud uses Google Apps authentication to log on to the service. Any computer or device that you add to your pocketcloud with your Google ID is accessible via PocketCloud.

Here at TheDroidGuy we will be using a specific Google Apps account, across all of our staff so we can share files, back and forth at events for editing, processing, writing etc.

Pocket Cloud is $14 in the Android Market however with access to everything on all of the hard drives in your network it gives you a lot more leeway than the gb cap that Drop Box offers, depending on the plan you have.