Infotech Lead America: LogMeIn Inc (LOGM) announced the general availability of its new cloud sync and storage service, Cubby. Cubby offers the flexibility to turn any number of PC or Mac folders into ‘cubbies’ that can be accessed from Android phones and tablets, iPads and iPhones, as well other PCs and Macs from virtually anywhere in the world.
The free version, Cubby Basic, includes Cubby’s signature sync-in-place flexibility (any folder can be a ‘cubby’), free desktop and mobile apps, 5GB of cloud storage, and the ability to share files via the cloud. A premium version, Cubby Pro, builds on this by offering the flexibility to share content across computers with or without the cloud, additional controls for sharing your most sensitive content, multi-user accounts, and 100GB or more of cloud storage.
Cubby joins LogMeIn’s popular online meeting and collaboration service join.me, and LogMeIn’s namesake remote access product, LogMeIn Free/Pro, as part of the company’s access and collaboration cloud services.
“Cloud file sharing services too often force people to make choices between personal or business use, simplicity or flexibility, accessibility or security –compromises that don’t reflect the realities of how technology is increasingly adopted and used in today’s mobile workplace. A nod to the rise of employee-introduced consumer cloud apps, Cubby is designed to deliver the elegance and ease individuals enjoy with the security and flexibility businesses demand,” said Michael Simon, CEO of LogMeIn.
LogMeIn CEO Michael Simon expects Cubby to do well against key competitor Dropbox, since LogMeIn has a large audience to market to. The company recently reported 14 million active registered users (1 million of which are paying customers). Simon said that file sync is the No. 1 most requested new feature from his customers.
The basic version of Cubby includes 5GB free cloud storage, access to files anywhere from virtually any device, the flexibility to make any folder a ‘cubby’ and ways to share files and collaborate with others.
Cubby Pro yearly subscriptions start at $6.99/month per user, prepaid annually ($83.88/year). LogMeIn is opening up the option for both new and existing Cubby users to take a risk-free 14-day test drive of Cubby Pro’s premium features, at any time, simply by activating the features in the product.