Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kindle News: Amazon releases Cloud (Drive) for Windows, an easier way to access the cloud storage space

tweeted an interesting article by Computerworld on Amazon's release of a desktop app for its Cloud Storage Service, which will make it easier for people to use the free 5 gigs of space for NON-Amazon files of any type, as long as they're not rights-protected.

In March 2011, Amazon's free 5 gigs of cloud drive was announced, and in July Amazon said that even OLDER mp3s bought from Amazon could be stored on the Cloud and streamed without the file being counted against storage space.

In March of last year, the intro to the Cloud Drive and how to use it was seen at the Amazon Cloud Drive help page.

Today's Cloud for Windows desktop app will make it even easier.

Computerworld's John P. Mello Jr. provides the details.
Mello writes that there are "versions of the software for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac 10.6 and 10.7" for download.

Again, people should be reminded that Amazon also gives 5 free gigs of additional cloud space for personal docs for the Kindle and that includes non-Amazon books that are not rights-protected. It also includes things like Word Docs, or web pages sent to the Kindle via various Send-to utilities including Amazon's own. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
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  1. Andrys, until Amazon does something to allow the file's timestamp to be preserved when copying it from one's Mac to the could drive, I'm afraid I find the facility to be essentially useless.

    1. When I ftp my files to the hosting server for my own domain ( the same thing happens. I wouldn't find the hosting site to be essentially useless though.

      But I know what you mean. I think my dropbox does the same thing. The date is when I last put it there, which is actually helpful to me although, like you, I prefer the actual date of the file. But knowing the date you last uploaded something actually can help.


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