Although online cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, and SugarSyncare are extremely useful tools and quite reliable for data hosting, there are some complexities about them, that your private information stored there is always at stake as all your data is uploaded to their own servers. There might be some confidential data which you won`t feel comfortable storing on the outer servers, but still you may want to access that as you would do using any other devices.
iCloud is great for storing your data synced across all your Apple devices but when it comes to sharing files from your iPhone for an Android system or a Windows PC it doesn’t seem to be useful. Therefore SelfCloud offers stellar data security while storing your personal files. Some reports have informed about Microsoft deleting content from SkyDrive accounts without the agreement of users. SelfCloud irons out all these problems by letting you access data stored in your computer using iPhone, Android, or Mac, successfully by allowing you to create your personal cloud service. From now on you can share the link to your own cloud with anyone, no matter whether your friends are using SelfCloud or not, they still can access the data shared by you using the web browser.
As you all know, the desktop and Android clients of SelfCloud have existed for over 2 years, but iOS is a refreshing change on the App Store. Novice users can create new accounts through the app’s main page, whereas current users can access it by inserting their old credentials. Once installed, you can manage and store your data in a private folder called MyBox – where one can host data to be synched with other devices or other content which you want to access as if you are using a cloud storage service.
And now, how does it work? SelfCloud uses one of your device as a server for example the iPhone app and allows you to transfer or access data via Fine Mobile Web Service which works as a gateway service that supports and relays the direct integration between the devices. In other words, it redirects the target devices onto the source devices. You no longer need to use some third party server what prevents your confidential data from being accessed by unauthorized visitors.
The iPhone app displays all the files stored on different devices that are linked with your account. Files which are compatible with formats supported by iOS can be previewed within SelfCloud as well as accessed by some other apps installed on the device. There are numerous goodies hidden in the setting menu, users are allowed to set automatic downloads what ensures that all files become available on your iPhone as soon as they are uploaded to any service using your account. What is more, users are informed when new files are uploaded or when the stored files are accessed by individuals.
When speaking about other clients of SelfCloud, they are able to upload music, videos, files and images, but the iPhone app is only capable of hosting photographs. If you like keeping things in order, with SelfCloud options for creating folders you can organize all your files. If you want to share your files, you can send its link via email or SMS to your friends. If you want to get the maximum from SelfCloud, it is recommended to use iOS along with desktop client.
SelfCloud is a free service, specifically designed to let you enjoy the real personal cloud without a need to use third party servers. The brand new iOS app is now optimized for iPhone along with iPad.