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Just when you thought that Dropbox is the last resort when it comes to online backup, think again, I have tried them before but wasn’t that happy with their service. Having reviewed several online backup providers in the past, I think I have much to say when it comes to which service does well.
SpiderOak, to those who were not familiar, offers online backup service similar to Dropbox but does it differently when it comes to overall user interface and experience. If you’re familiar with Dropbox, you may find it really simple to use but SpiderOak offers a different approach to backing-up your data.
I just can’t show you how the interface looks because it was on my PC and I’m on a laptop as I write, however, SpiderOak allows auto back-up feature whenever you want. Of course, you may have to set the program to open at start-up. While you do so, you can sync your files from one PC to another, meaning, it allows you to access your files whenever you need it. The only difference though is you can discretely control which folders or data are made accessible.
Also, if you admire their service, you can subscribe for more storage space, thus, allowing you to backup your entire PC and restore them to a new desktop or laptop in case you transferred.
Fast downloads and quick response times are a must nowadays so you can’t be wrong with them, unlike Dropbox, I’d say SpiderOak offers faster upload speeds which won’t depress you.
While most software works on almost all OS, you can definitely assure that SpiderOak is compatible with most existing OSes like Windows, Linux and Mac. Mobile users can also enjoy the benefits of backing up files using SpiderOak’s mobile apps for Android, iPhone and iPad.
Just when you thought that when you lost internet connection or when the power goes out during backup you’re screwed, no, SpiderOak always protects your data.
How about their pricing? Well, most online backups out there can be very expensive but SpiderOak makes it affordable without jeopardizing the quality of service they render.
This post is brought to you by our friends from SpiderOak.