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.
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
Have you heard that we have reduced the pricing of our storage? It´s true! From now on you can get your premium account from as little as 3.90 Euro per month. Just go to our pricing page and check out our offer.
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!
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!
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!
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
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
- Download and install CloudMe Sync from cloudme.com
- Log in to CloudMe Sync and click on “Add a sync folder”
- Under the Local Folders tab, select a current local folder to download to or create a new folder
- 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!
Your entire CloudMe account is now accessible via WebDAV – a solution that allows you to mount CloudMe as a network drive on your computer. When connecting to CloudMe via WebDAV you’ll notice that in addition to the xios folder, the equivalent of Cloud Drive, that contains all your photos, music, videos and documents, there are now two additional read-only folders that give you access to your WebShares and Favorites.
For our Windows users, we recommend using the free solution from NetDrive, as seen in the image below. For our Mac and Linux users, your operating systems provide built in support.
Combine our recently added drag-n-drop feature with the xios WebDAV folder and now you have an extremely convenient way to effortlessly upload and download all your files and folders to and from your CloudMe account from your desktop. Remember, connecting to CloudMe is as easy as 1,2,3!
We have the pleasure of yet again accepting an award on behalf of you our loyal users! CloudMe is a 2012 Bully Award Winner. This award was presented by White Bull Summits to honor Europe’s leading technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies.
“The 2012 Bully Award winners were selected for innovation and excellence in the TMT sector. They are leaders in their field, with meaningful business propositions and market strategies, driven by a rich understanding of customer needs and technological solutions,” stated Farley Duvall, Chairman and founder of White Bull Summits.
Wow! This marks the third time this year that CloudMe has been acknowledged as a leader in the TMT sector. Earlier this year, CloudMe received the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award and the Always On Global 250 Top Private Company Award. Honored as we are to be on the receiving end of these awards, we realize that there continues to be room for improvement. We’ve made great strides this year in implementing some amazing features you’ve requested. Let’s keep the momentum going. Your feedback is invaluable so keep it coming! Drop us a line in the comments below.