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Wuala users, Welcome to CloudMe

CloudMe is welcoming all Wuala users to our European service based out of Sweden. Your data will be protected by strong European and Swedish data protection and privacy laws and CloudMe is one of the finest and most extensive cloud sync / storage services. To get you all started we provide you with a 1 year 30% discount for any of our premium accounts that has been subscribed for before September 30th 2015. Please use the coupon code WUALA30 to activate the discount.

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What can CloudMe do for you?
Like Wuala, CloudMe lets you backup your devices so your files can be accessed anywhere, sync your files across computers, and share your files with friends.

CloudMe also lets you do more:

  • You and your friends can share with each other or collaborate on projects even if they aren’t CloudMe users
  • Stream music and view videos without taking up space on your mobile device
  • Edit office documents in your browser using Zoho Office applications
  • Mount CloudMe as a network drive on your computer or connect to third party software and mobile apps using our support for WebDav (including Apple Pages, Numbers and Keynote on iPad)
  • Use CloudMe to store files in the cloud that are not synced to any computer (especially convenient in combination with WebDAV) – offload things to CloudMe that you have no space for on your computer
  • Recover any of the unlimited versions of all your files kept for 60 days, at any time you can go back to an older version of a file if needed
  • Be secure in the privacy of your files. CloudMe operates our own data center and owns our own server hardware, which is located in Sweden and protected by European data protection laws.
  • For businesses CloudMe offers VAT exemption invoices throughout EU and outside. For all European companies with a valid VAT number you can also pay with invoice and do not have to use a credit card
  • Business accounts come with a cloud-file server of 1-5 TB that can be used as a joint storage area for all company related data in addition to personal accounts for employees of 100 GB that are included with the business account.
  • The joint cloud file server is a unique feature of CloudMe business accounts that helps companies maintain control of their data instead of having it spread out on multiple employee accounts.

So how do I move from Wuala?
First of all you need to download all your files from Wuala to your hard drive, then install CloudMe Sync on your computer (available for Mac, Windows and Linux). You can now choose to move all your previous Wuala files into the automatically created CloudMe folder, or put your files in whatever folder you like on your computer and add that folder as a sync folder to CloudMe. We will then in the background sync your files to CloudMe using encrypted communication. Any files synced with CloudMe will then be available using any web browser, iPhone, iPad, Android, Samsung SmartTV, WD TV, GoogleTV, Microsoft Storage Server (NAS) or WebDAV. Yes, we have support for more devices than our competition. You can create your free starter account with 3 GB storage space here, but do remember to upgrade to a premium before the end of September to take advantage of the 30% discount.

Give it a spin and see what you think!
Whatever workflow you are used to through Wuala, you can continue and use CloudMe in the same way. Do you want to work with CloudMe as an online hard drive, manage your files through a web browser or mobile apps? No problem, CloudMe does not require you to sync anything to a computer. Do you have computers with little space, but want to have access to all your files and use CloudMe as if it was another hard drive on your computer without having to sync anything? No problem, we have you covered through WebDAV access. Maybe you just want one synced folder across all your devices to put your stuff in? No problem, CloudMe provides you with the CloudMe folder by default. In other words, CloudMe can be tailored to meet your specific needs or as used like a simple Dropbox. It is all up to you to choose the workflow that fits you best.

Welcome!

Daniel Arthursson
CEO and Founder of CloudMe

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.

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!

 

Get your photos seen! Get your music heard!

CloudMe Sharing

Looking to get your photos seen and your music heard? With CloudMe, it’s as easy as 1,2,3! Share your photos and music to Facebook, Twitter, Google + or share a link via email.

Share a single photo or file

1. Log in to cloudme.com

2. Select your photo

3. Click on a Share icon in the highlighted box to the right – Share to FB, Twitter, Google +, Mail

Share Photo from CloudMe

Share Photo from CloudMe

Share multiple photos or files

1. Log in to cloudme.com

2. Check the box, Multiple Select, and then select your photos

3. Click on a Share icon in the highlighted box to the right – Share to FB, Twitter, Google +, Mail

 

Share Multiple Photos or Files

Share Multiple Photos or Files

Share a folder

1. Log in to cloudme.com

2. Open/Double click the folder you wish to share

3. Click on one of the Share icons located beside the words,”Share this folder:” to Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Mail

 

Share Folder

Share Folder

Have fun sharing your photos and music with friends and family today!

Connecting to CloudMe is as easy as 1,2,3!

Looking to connect to CloudMe? Wish you could treat CloudMe as an additional drive on your computer? Then here’s a quick tutorial to help you connect to CloudMe so you can drag-n-drop files/folders in and out of your CloudMe account.

Connecting to CloudMe is as easy as 123!

For Mac users:

  1. Open your Mac Finder. From the “Go” menu, select “Connect to Server…”
  2. In the “Server Address” field, enter http://webdav.cloudme.com/username (insert your CloudMe username for “username” and use lowercase letters)
  3. Type in your CloudMe username (in lowercase) and password. Be sure “Registered User” is selected and click “Connect”

For Windows users:

We recommend downloading the free version of NetDrive to connect to CloudMe.

Here’s how you configure NetDrive to connect to CloudMe:

  1. Click New Site (bottom left button) and Site Name = CloudMe
  2. Site IP or URL = http://webdav.cloudme.com/username (in lowercase)
  3. Server Type = WebDAV and Drive = Z (or any other)
  4. Account = Your CloudMe account username (in lowercase)
  5. Password = Your CloudMe account password
  6. Check the box – Automatic login and then click “Connect”

If you have any problems or questions, please feel to post them in the comments here or email us at support@cloudme.com.

 

How to store your QuickBooks backup file on CloudMe

Looking to store your QuickBooks backup file on CloudMe? Great!  Then here is a quick tutorial to help you utilize CloudMe’s WebDAV capability to store your QuickBooks backup file.

We recommend the following 3 step procedure:
1. Install WebDAV
2. Create a folder within your CloudMe account called “QuickBooks Backup”
3. Within QuickBooks, “Schedule Unattended Backup”

1. Install WebDAV
A. After opening a CloudMe Account, go to WebDAV
B. If you have a Mac, follow the instructions provided
C. If you have Windows, download the free NetDrive app

How do I configure NetDrive to CloudMe?
You can configure NetDrive to use CloudMe by following these instructions: 

  1. Click New Site (bottom left button) and Site Name = CloudMe
  2. Site IP or URL = http://webdav.cloudme.com/username (in lowercase)
  3. Server Type = WebDAV and Drive = Z (or any other)
  4. Account = Your CloudMe account username (in lowercase)
  5. Password = Your CloudMe account password
  6. Check the box – Automatic login and click “Connect”

2. Create a folder within your CloudMe account named “QuickBooks Backup”
A. Log in to CloudMe
B. Under the tab My Files, click on New Folder in upper right corner and name the file, “QuickBooks Backup”

3. Within QuickBooks, “Schedule Unattended Backup”
A. Please read the section listed at the bottom of the following link called “Schedule Unattended Backup
and follow the instructions.
B. For Location, insert the correct link to your “QuickBooks Backup” folder within CloudMe
Ex.  z:\xios\QuickBooks Backup\

Looking for help storing other files on CloudMe? Just leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to help!