Organize and manage your bookmarks

We finally got tired and decided to do something about bookmarks, we wanted to make them available on all devices and keep them organized. One of our guiding thoughts was that it should be easy to organize them using Windows, Mac or Linux normal file system or using a web browser. No more organizing using awkward bookmarks management built into browsers. Using our web or mobile apps, a great overview of all bookmarks should also be available with small thumbnails of the web sites.

It seemed like a dream, create bookmarks on a computer and instantly have them available through your iPad, Android tablet or smart phone. Since we decided to use our file system and cloud service these bookmarks would also be possible to share with friends. Although it took us a while to get the user experience right, it finally is ready. So what do you think about the result?


How to start using bookmarks in CloudMe
It is easy to get started with a synced Bookmarks folder across all devices. Just follow these steps:

  1. Download and install CloudMe for your desktop, https://cloudme.com/sync
  2. Create a folder on your desktop or where you want to have your bookmarks, for instance a folder named Bookmarks
  3. Open the CloudMe Sync user interface by right clicking on the CloudMe icon on your taskbar (close to the clock)
  4. Drag and drop the Bookmarks folder to the folders under the Synced-tab, this will add the Bookmarks folder as a sync folder
  5. In the window that pop up, choose to “Add” the folder, then close the CloudMe Sync window
  6. You are now ready to start creating sub-folders and adding bookmarks into your new Bookmarks folder, with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox you can go to any web page and then drag the address field and drop it in your Bookmarks folder, you have now created a new bookmark file
  7. If you are using Google Chrome, you can login to the CloudMe web app and go to your Bookmarks folder, then drag and drop any open tab in Chrome into that folder by start dragging the tab and hover the tab where you are logged in to CloudMe and finally dropping it in the file list
  8. Using your web browser, iPad, Android tablet or smartphone you can now start viewing, organizing and seeing all your bookmarks as thumbnails! Conveniently switch between grid or list view to also see the name of the bookmarks

Sharing recipes with friends
You can set up any of your folders with bookmarks as a shared folder, either for read-only access through a WebShare or for a group of people to jointly add bookmarks to. In the example below the Recipes bookmark folder is shared as a Collaborate folder, allowing all invited friends to also add their own recipe bookmarks.

Follow these steps to share a folder:

  1. Create a new folder or select an existing folder
  2. Right click the folder and choose Share (also available in right side menu)
  3. Choose Collaborate to allow other people to add their recipes and set a password
  4. Invite your friends!

Shared bookmarks are perfect for planning your next vacation with your family or friends, buying new furniture with your spouse, sharing wine tips for your private wine club, creating a list of items to buy online, sharing book recommendations, creating a list of music or movies to see or buy or why not use it to plan your wedding?

Sharing your favourite bookmarks with everyone
All CloudMe users have a public profile page under https://my.cloudme.com/user_name. You can choose to create a specific bookmarks folder like My Favourite Sites and share it with everyone by making the WebShare public. Bookmarks you put in this folder will then be published on your public profile page for everyone to enjoy.

Bookmarks across Mac, Windows and Linux
We have managed to support all common bookmark formats from these operating systems, which means that you can safely add bookmarks to the Bookmarks folder from your Mac, then later from your Windows computer and still view them on your iPad or through our web app on any operating system – it all works seamlessly.

Mixing bookmarks with other files
If you are working on a project, it is perfect to be able to mix documents, PDFs, images and bookmarks with articles and reference material in one folfer. CloudMe also make thumbnails for PDFs and images.

Please note that all web sites will not get a thumbnail. Our provider has a huge catalog of thumbnails, but all web sites are not represented. After a couple of requests for unknown web sites, they will eventually be added.

CloudMe Founder and CEO in interview

CloudMe CEO and Founder Daniel Arthursson talks to SaaScribe on Balkanisation of Internet and Vendor Ecosystems. How has the post Snowden era affected European services? What is the vision of an open ecosystem? Will the cloud become more Europe centric? Read more at SaaScribe…

30% Special Christmas Discount

From all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas from Sweden

Another great year with incredible user growth and great improvements of our service has allowed us to pass 1.1 million users, definitely a year to celebrate and a time to be thankful to all of you who made it possible. The best way to share our joy is to give you all the gift of discounted prices. Use the following coupon to get 30% off our annual subscription prices (click to activate):

If you haven’t checked out CloudMe for a while, this is a great opportunity to explore all of our new amazing functionality and see why CloudMe is the best place for your photos, music and documents. You can also sleep well knowing that your files are securely stored way up in the north of Europe in Sweden.

* The coupon is valid for any purchase before 31st of December 2014 and does not apply to monthly subscription, only annual subscriptions. If you are on a monthly subscription, you can switch over to an annual to take advantage of this offer. Only one coupon may be used at a time.

Statement regarding Inception and Cloud Atlas

Important statement to all CloudMe users

If you have read about the espionage campaign exposed by Blue Coat Labs, that leveraged CloudMe to store stolen data, it does not affect any normal accounts. The trojan is spread through emails and other channels, and is not spread through CloudMe. Once installed it uploads data to accounts the attackers have created in advance. This is similar to any other user uploading data to their own account.

Up to this date is has focused on specific regions and types of people, at top positions like financing industry, diplomats and military.

Article from Forbes: Digital Spies Target Diplomats iPhones, Androids And PCs With Inception Malware

Read the entire article from Blue Coat Labs here: Blue Coat exposes Inception Framework 

As a CloudMe user this means that you have nothing to worry about, your account is safe. CloudMe is also actively monitoring accounts used by the people behind Inception and permanently deleting such accounts, since they are violating our terms of service. The reason we remove these accounts are to help affected people and do what we can to fight crime.

Your CloudMe Team

Notified and updated while on the move!

Are you using the CloudMe app in your smartphone? Here´s the next great thing!

From now on you will be notified if any of your favorite WebShares are being updated with new material.

And when you have been notified just go in to the app and the favorites tab and let yourself be guided right in to the specific folder.

No more wondering if you have received the latest files.

You are notified and updated wherever you are!

 

 

 

Just deleted the wrong file? No problem

Every now and then we tend to make mistakes and we realise that the specific file or folder we wanted to view was deleted some time ago. That is no longer a problem. In CloudMe Web Access you can restore files and folders that have been deleted within the last 30 days. Just click on the trashcan in the upper bar.

Now the deleted files and folders appear on your screen. To restore just click on the specific file or folder and then select restore in the right menu.

And then you are done!

File sharing made even easier!

Sometimes you just want to share your files with friends. Other times you want to interact with your friends having them sending files back to you as well, adding content together with you. At some point you might  want to collaborate with others on a set of files. Now we have introduced an improved sharing service, giving you an easy way to decide how to share your files or folders.

1. Choose your folder to share

Just choose any file or folder in your account and then go down to the right corner and choose how you want to share it. If you just want to get a link to you webshare you can click on the green icon to the right.

 

2. Select your type of WebShare

After you have clicked on any of the share buttons a pop up window appears. Here you select if you want to let your friends just view your files or if you want them to interact with you. If you want your friends to be able to interact and upload their own files you will also be asked to choose a password. Now everything is set for you to share your file or folder!

 

Stream music everywhere with CloudMe’s expanded music service!

CloudMe is pleased to announce its updated streaming music service.

“Music storage has always been an integral part of our service’s offerings, but now we can even offer the possibility to build and save playlists directly from telephones as well as tablets and computers”, says Mathias Ericsson, CEO of CloudMe.

How do you currently listen to music?  Do you listen to music stored on your computer, iPod or the like? Or do you have a membership to a streaming music service like Spotify or Wimp?  Either way, you are locked into a device or a membership.  You must choose between listening to music you own or music you rent. Many have chosen memberships over their own extensively built-up music collection.  Unfortunately, once you cancel your membership with a streaming music service like Spotify, you have nothing left to show for the monthly fees you were charged. You don’t own any of the music you paid to listened to.

CloudMe’s newly updated music service offers the ability to stream your own music everywhere.  With CloudMe, music playlists can easily be built, saved and listened to from your phone, tablet or computer. Enjoy listening to playlists built from your entire music collection, both the music that you made as well as that which was paid. CloudMe supports several audio formats which may vary based on browser and device.

CloudMe supported audio formats - mp3, m4a, ogg, wav and m3u playlists

Be spontaneous. Be the life of the party. Make your playlists on the spot with the CloudMe iPhone/Android app or bring them with you. Either way, you’ll rock the holidays!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season!
The CloudMe Team

Automatically download Favorites as well as the latest additions

The Holiday season has begun and with it comes loads of WebShares consisting of photos and videos from loved ones.  Most of them you will end up favoriting by pressing “Add to Favorites” on the WebShare.  However, a few will be extra special and you’ll end up downloading a copy of those photos and videos to your computer.  But what is even better is that you can download the current files and automatically continue to download any additional files added to that Favorited WebShare in the future.  All you need to do is use CloudMe Sync. Just create a new Download Sync folder.

Using CloudMe Sync to create a Download Sync folder

  1. Download and install CloudMe Sync from cloudme.com
  2. Log in to CloudMe Sync and click on “Add a sync folder”
  3. Under the Local Folders tab, select a current local folder to download to or create a new folder
  4. Under the CloudMe folder tab, double-click on Favorites and select a Favorite folder to download and then click “OK”

Done! You’ve just created a download sync folder for the Favorited WebShare you wish to have a copy of on your computer.

To make sure that all the latest additions to that Favorited WebShare are downloaded to you regularly, make sure to go into Application Settings(the cogwheel icon) and set the Scheduler to daily or weekly.

So remember!  Once you’ve set up your Download sync folder, every time new photos, video, music, etc  are added to the WebShare you’ve Favorited, you’ll automatically have a copy on your computer.  What a great way to keep those memories forever and always have an up-to-date copy of the latest additions!