Monday, June 27, 2011

Simple Cloud Storage #edtech

Cloud storage is becoming more and more of a competition on the web. We have sites like Dropbox and Google that will upload and save many different types of files. SPLArchive works just a bit different.  Instead of using an upload utility, you simply email almost any type of file (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF, HTML e-mail and web site URL's) to upload@splarchive.com.  That's it.  Your file, link or email is instantly converted to a PDF that is searchable in your library of files. If you ever feel the need to take all your files with you, you can download them as a ZIP file.  The one thing I don't like about SPLArchive is that you can't delete your files.  So, I wouldn't save anything that I felt was confidential/personal.  Additionally, SPLArchive only gives you about 20 Mb of storage right now with your free account (which really isn't much).  They will in the future have an option to buy more space and hopefully will increase the space on their free version.  It's a site to watch for in the future.  The concept is very intriguing.
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