Cubby Exits Beta, Adds Another Cloud Storage Option to the Market

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Cubby, the cloud sync and storage service from LogMeIn, is officially out of beta and available for all to use. The service, which has been available in beta form since August, lets users share folders to the cloud as “cubbies,\” and then access them on Android phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, PCs, and Macs.

\"CubbyIf that sounds a little bit like Dropbox, or Box, or SkyDrive, or Google Drive, or any of the other cloud storage options currently available…well, it is. But Cubby has proven popular in the 10 months since its beta launch, and LogMeIn is touting the service’s simplicity as well as its place in the company’s existing cloud solutions, like online meetup service and the LogMeIn remote desktop app.

Like many of those other cloud storage services, Cubby will come in two versions: the free Cubby Basic and the subscription-based Cubby Pro. The Basic model comes with 5GB of free cloud storage – same as Dropbox and Google Drive, but less than the free 7GB from SkyDrive – that can be accessed via desktop and mobile apps, along with all the other features users have come to expect from a cloud storage option by now. An extra 20GB of free storage can be had for Basic users if they refer others to Cubby.

Cubby Pro, meanwhile, starts users off with 100GB of cloud storage (with the option to pay for additional users and more space), and gives them boosted security tools like additional password requirements for shared folders and ownership over their encryption keys. It also comes with Cubby’s DirectSync feature, which lets users sync unlimited folders across multiple computers without having to store it in the cloud.

As previously reported, Cubby Pro costs $6.99 per month when prepaid annually (so, $83.88 per year). Those who’d rather not go the prepaid route will have to pay $9.99 per month. A 14-day free trial of Cubby Pro will be available for anyone who signs up for the service.



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