Amazon launches Windows and Mac cloud desktop apps

In the past couple of weeks we have seen a ton of news from various cloud file storage services. Now you can add Amazon to that list. The company revealed today that it has has launched desktop apps for its own cloud file service for both Windows and Mac PC platforms. The desktop apps support Windows Vista and Windows 7 (sorry, Windows XP owners) along with Mac OS 10.6 and 10.7 PCs.

While Amazon has had its cloud service online for some time, users could only access its via a web browser or a smartphone app before today. These new desktop apps allow users to upload up to 5 GB of videos, photos and documents for free.

Microsoft launched its own desktop app for its SkyDrive service last week and Google Drive also has a PC desktop app for its recently launched Google Drive service. Earlier this week, LG launched its LG Cloud service with its own Windows desktop client.

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So get all these cloud services, and keep pointing them to the same folder, get 5 backups (auto synced and replicated across multiple services).

However, if you breaking copyright 5x the legal penalties.

I am so over these Cloud talks now! If everyone offers cloud i guess a day would come when you would sync the accounts of these sites in some another site! /yo dawg?

bogas04 said,
I am so over these Cloud talks now! If everyone offers cloud i guess a day would come when you would sync the accounts of these sites in some another site! /yo dawg?

Or just make your own decision, pick one, use it and ignore the others?

xendrome said,

Or just make your own decision, pick one, use it and ignore the others?

Tell me honestly do u haz just one email account? Or just one social networking ID? Say you buy 2 products each from different companies (say iPad and iPodTouch , Windows phone and Win8 etc...) you are left with either opt out of cloud services or use different services. And it is my opinion that its kinda inevitable to "pick" just one

bogas04 said,

Tell me honestly do u haz just one email account? Or just one social networking ID? Say you buy 2 products each from different companies (say iPad and iPodTouch , Windows phone and Win8 etc...) you are left with either opt out of cloud services or use different services. And it is my opinion that its kinda inevitable to "pick" just one

Point being, no one is forcing you to use or much less sign up at all of them... so make your own decisions.

bogas04 said,
I am so over these Cloud talks now! If everyone offers cloud i guess a day would come when you would sync the accounts of these sites in some another site! /yo dawg?

I hear ya. I actually left the cloud as far as music goes. I refuse to pay for more data on my mobile to get my music. I went back to old school sync from PC to phone.

xendrome said,

Point being, no one is forcing you to use or much less sign up at all of them... so make your own decisions.

Your right about that, but people tend to try them all (or some) to determine which one they like better, and you end up with an account for all of them. Yes you can go back and cancel the ones you didn't like, but for example, i have about 20 email accounts that i check once a year, i just haven't cancelled them because i never know when i might need them.
I feel like the person above just kind of meant, its like 31 ice cream flavors, you give people too many options and it takes them longer to figure out what they want. Dont get me wrong, options are great, but im just waiting for the day to see my dentist offer me 5GB of cloud storage for $9.95 a month.

xendrome said,

Point being, no one is forcing you to use or much less sign up at all of them... so make your own decisions.


Doesn't mean you get a decent experience either way, bogas04 has a point.

GS:mac

Wakers said,
What do we think, are Amazon more trustworthy than Google, Microsoft and Dropbox?

There not, however Amazon is a huge player in cloud computing, and cloud storage for businesses, there personal drive 5gb is a small drop in the bucket compared to business targeted services.