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With the Web 2.0 Expo upon us, you’re going to see a lot of site announcements in the next week or so. One that look immediately useful for the web worker is Egnyte, which just went into beta. They’re playing in the same general space as […]

Egnyte logoWith the Web 2.0 Expo upon us, you’re going to see a lot of site announcements in the next week or so. One that look immediately useful for the web worker is Egnyte, which just went into beta. They’re playing in the same general space as Microsoft Groove or Tubes: applications that let you designate information for sharing on one computer, back it up into the internet cloud when it changes, and then pull it down on to multiple computers when you want it.

So what’s different about Egnyte? It’s still under development, but a few things stand out:

  • They’ve already got a (pre-beta) native Mac client.
  • You can share individual e-mail messages (Outlook, Gmail, Thunderbird, or POP) as well as files.
  • You can tag the information you upload (using their web interface) for easier searching, though I suspect this two-step process would get cumbersome in practice.
  • Changed files are automatically versioned and archived (“last-one-wins” conflict control).

Egnyte is launching with free accounts with 1GB of storage space, and promises of upgrade options (presumably not free) in the future. Particularly if you’ve been waiting for a native Mac entrant in this product category, they should be worth keeping an eye on.

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  1. Where is the expo going to be held?

  2. Mike Gunderloy Friday, April 13, 2007

    San Francisco. Here’s the conference site.

  3. OK thanks. Too bad I’m in a whole other continent. :(

  4. I read Egnyte and thought it said Enzyte, the “male enhancement” supplement seen on TV. Oops.

  5. Checkd out egnyte on my new mac book while looking for file sharing service. Has been working well for me but features a little less than windows client. I checked their booth at the expo and saw the windows client which has lot more features. They told me that pretty soon mac client same as windows. That would be real nice.

    Web site is very nice with different sharing options. Good also for sharing photos with my family.

  6. giochi gratis roulette Tuesday, June 26, 2007

    I must say that I was surprised to find this web page, but – – – Good Job.

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