Earlier today, the ZumoDrive folks pinged me with some updates on their services. The company offers a cloud storage and synchronization solution that works with Macs, PCs and the iPhone natively, or you can access it through a browser. There’s excellent integration with iTunes, making your cloud-stored music appear local. I especially like the audio streaming support in the iPhone app — if your library has DRM-free music like mine does, you can stream tunes from the cloud to your iPhone. It’s a great way to virtually expand the storage capacity of a phone, netbook or notebook if you have connectivity.
Here are the latest developments in the ZumoDrive world.
1. Yahoo! Mail integration – You can send any file or folder on your ZumoDrive with Yahoo! Mail.
2. ZumoDrive for Linux – I prefer cross-platform services so I can easily access and use them on any device. An alpha build of ZumoDrive for Linux is available for download. There are packages available for Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat and CentOS.
3. Faster web interface – I don’t know what under-the-hood improvements there are, but the goal of the ZumoDrive team is to speed up responsiveness. Web uploads are now supported as well.
4. Proxy support – The latest ZumoDrive client for both PC and Mac will work if you’re behind a proxy and the client should be even faster than before.
As I’ve said before, ZumoDrive is well worth a look. So too is the “All My Mail” iPhone app from their sister company, Attassa. There’s obviously plenty of contenders in this space, so it may come down to personal preference and the services offered. Regardless of what cloud storage solution you use, I like to see the competition. It keeps these solutions maturing faster while I stay productive. Now when will we see mobile ZumoDrive clients for non-Apple devices?