Search this site

 

« iStorage - You can FINALLY SEND files from your iPhone! | Main |   Download Mac Freeware - App Donkeyf »
Thursday
Apr302009

Pogoplug -- Access your external hard drive from anywhere on the Internet

I am always on the lookout for the fastest and easiest way to share files from one's computer with clients, friends, or family.  Setting up a webserver on your home computer is possible if you have enough tape on your glasses, but it can be very challenging and requires the use of Dynamic DNS capable routers, and crazy stuff like that.  Now there's a gadget that makes it stupid-easy to share files, it's called the Pogoplug.
Plug any USB drive (or drives with a USB hub) into the Popoplug, register your unit with their website, and you are done.  No Firewall configuring, DynDNS, port mapping, hair pulling...
If you are using it just to provide a file site for your clients, you don't even need a huge, hot, spinning hard drive, just a 8 or 16GB flash drive would be perfect!  When you export your MP3 or AIFF file, just dump it to the Pogoplug drive, send your client the URL automatically generated by their software, and anyone you send it to can access that file.  Better yet, you can share directories on your drive just by clicking a Share button
and optionally entering an e-mail address to send out invitations, and
you can also get an RSS feed for any shared directory. Make a folder for each of your clients, and they always know where to look for your files. 
You can upload files to your Pogoplug drives via a standard-issue
clunky Web form, or--much better--use the software driver that makes
the Pogoplug emulate a local hard drive on a Mac
or Windows system. With the driver installed, adding or managing files
to the Pogoplug drive is as simple as dragging them with your
computer's file manager. Files quickly pop onto the drive over your
local network.   For iPhone users, you also get direct access to your files, can stream music and video from your Pogodisks, and send files back to your Pogo from the phone.
 I am dying to get one!!

http://www.pogoplug.com/
The Pogoplug

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (11)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: Updated Focus
    I think other site proprietors should take this site as an model, very clean and excellent user friendly style and design, as well as the content. You're an expert in this topic!
  • Response
    Response: Added Input
    Thank you, I have just been searching for info about this subject for a while and yours is the best I have discovered till now. However, what about the conclusion? Are you sure about the supply?
  • Response
    Football is genuinely 1 of the most significant sports in America. It has a big following.
  • Response
    Response: office solutions
    Record voice-over audio products at home or office quickly, easily, and profitably - Blog - Pogoplug -- Access your external hard drive from anywhere on the Internet
  • Response
    Record voice-over audio products at home or office quickly, easily, and profitably - Blog - Pogoplug -- Access your external hard drive from anywhere on the Internet
  • Response
    Record voice-over audio products at home or office quickly, easily, and profitably - Blog - Pogoplug -- Access your external hard drive from anywhere on the Internet
  • Response
    Record voice-over audio products at home or office quickly, easily, and profitably - Blog - Pogoplug -- Access your external hard drive from anywhere on the Internet
  • Response
    Record voice-over audio products at home or office quickly, easily, and profitably - Blog - Pogoplug -- Access your external hard drive from anywhere on the Internet
  • Response
    Response: roulette games
    Record voice-over audio products at home or office quickly, easily, and profitably - Blog - Pogoplug -- Access your external hard drive from anywhere on the Internet
  • Response
    Record voice-over audio products at home or office quickly, easily, and profitably - Blog - Pogoplug -- Access your external hard drive from anywhere on the Internet
  • Response
    Record voice-over audio products at home or office quickly, easily, and profitably - Blog - Pogoplug -- Access your external hard drive from anywhere on the Internet

Reader Comments (1)

Internet Storage is the next generation storage device. This will be used by everyone if the date transfer speed is more.

November 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesktop hard drive

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>