The cloud storage and cloud backup company IDrive has launched a new service called ZipDrive that allows users to create their own personal edge cloud to access, stream, edit and share their local files from anywhere.
Once installed, users can set up their own personal cloud with all the data residing on their computers, instead of being stored on a third party service. Files saved with ZipDrive can be streamed from anywhere and they appear even with the entire file folder structure intact.
IDrive has also created a ZipDrive mobile app that allows users to easily transfer photos and videos from their smartphone to their computer with just one click. In addition, the service can be used by teams who want to jointly edit Microsoft Office files in real time and automatically save their work.
Since all files stored in ZipDrive reside on a user’s PC, the service allows them to share their entire system online, or they can select specific drives or folders for access.
IDrive secures all access sessions with TLS v1.2 to protect data in transit and ZipDrive works across multiple platforms including PC, Mac and Linux on desktop and Android and iOS on mobile.
While the company has a free plan for one computer with 5 GB streaming per month, ZipDrive is also available via a paid plan includes unlimited data streaming from one computer for only $ 9.95 per year.
If you still prefer to store your files locally, but want the added conveniences of a cloud storage service, then ZipDrive might be the perfect solution for you.