Amazon Spiffs Up Cloud Drive Storage With New Desktop App
Instead of having to go to the Cloud Drive Website each time, users simply click on a desktop icon to access all their stored files in the Amazon cloud.Amazon, which made available one of the first enterprise cloud storage services nearly seven years ago but was late providing one for consumers, on May 3 updated its year-old, consumer-oriented Cloud Drive storage service with a new, freely available desktop application for both Mac OS and Windows. Now, instead of having to go to the Cloud Drive Website each time, users simply click on a desktop icon to access all their stored files in the Amazon cloudone of the largest and most-utilized storage bins in the world. The new client works with Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS 10.6 and above.
Since the Cloud Drive launch in 2011, Amazon has given subscribers the standard free 5GB of storage for most commonly used file formats, such as videos, photos, documents, and music in MP3 or ACC (Apple iTunes) that can be accessed with a browser. That 5GB is still the freebie policy.