Cubby: like DropBox but with a key difference

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Cubby: like DropBox but with a key difference

LogMeIn's Cubby program is similar in purpose to the well-known DropBox, with a key difference.


If you need to share or send files, then you'll more than likely have heard of DropBox. There are others though, and one is Cubby.

After several months of public testing, LogMeIn has declared its cloud storage service, Cubby, as ready. 

The name "Cubby" comes from treating each of your devices or folders on your device as a cubby - or a folder on a device that can be synchronised to the cloud and shared to other devices.
Other similar applications like Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive require that you can only sync files and folders under one master folder. Cubby is different as you can choose to sync any folder on your system. 

If you work with a laptop or tablet when you travel and a desktop in the office, you can work from a cubby on your system and the files will be synchronised to your other devices without the need for any manual intervention. 

It works by installing a small program on your computer that monitors a folder on your device. When a change is made to a file or a file is added or removed, the program recognises that change and updates an online copy of that change. The Cubby program on your other systems sees that change and synchronises the changes.  

Cubby comes in two versions; a free version and a Pro version that costs US$6.99/month per user or US$83.88/year if you  prepay annually. 

The free version gives you 5Gb of space on the cloud and the ability to easily share files to other users. 

Cubby Pro allows you to sync files between users on a network without the need to send anything to the cloud. It effectively allows you to create a private cloud file sharing network in your office. It offers up to 100GB of storage per user. 

If you want to try the Pro version, there's a free 14 day trial. 
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