Skyfiles 4.0 ήταν διαθέσιμο ως προσφορά στις 10 Μαρτίου 2023!
Το Skyfiles είναι ένα πρόγραμμα-πελάτης Google Drive τρίτου μέρους, το οποίο σας επιτρέπει να διαχειρίζεστε αρχεία Google Drive με τις εφαρμογές του υπολογιστή σας αντί να εργάζεστε μέσω ενός προγράμματος περιήγησης. Με το Skyfiles, μπορείτε να επεξεργαστείτε/προβάλετε αρχεία Google Drive με το τοπικό σας λογισμικό. Σε αντίθεση με το Backup and Sync της Google, το οποίο κοστίζει μεγάλο μέρος του τοπικού σας αποθηκευτικού χώρου, το Skyfiles είναι χωρίς δίσκο.
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can someone explain plainly what this does and why its useful?
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creatrix, the official description is as follows:
Skyfiles is a third-party Google Drive client, which allows you to manage Google Drive files with your desktop apps instead of working through a browser.
With Skyfiles, you can edit/view Google Drive files with your local software.
Unlike Google's Backup and Sync, which cost lots of your local storage, Skyfiles is disk-free.
What that means, is that frees your local disk completely of files you stored in the cloud with Google. If you want to edit them, you do not have to download them to your local disk. The giveaway acts as an in-between your local applications, like Word and Excel, and the cloud storage. Say, you want to edit a text document, using Word. In that case, the giveaway will fetch a copy from the Google cloud and feed in into Word. Once you are ready, you save the file and close Word. The giveaway will see to it that your edited file is uploaded to the Google cloud. For you as a user, it looks as if your hard disk is stored in the Google cloud.
When I worked as a consultant in the early nineties (thirty years ago), this architecture seemed ideal to me. No worries about a defective local drive, no worries about backups, etc. The problem then was: the cloud still had to be invented and made operational. The combination of Google Drive and the giveaway partially fulfills my thirty year old dream.
Now, I am waiting for a tool that does the same for DropBox and pCloud. Then I will be satisfied.
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krypteller, If you do not have proprietary docs and client data to store in the cloud, you are OK, otherwise you are propagating and advertising to uncle Sam what you really are doing. NSA can not wait to see what you are up to.
How about the hackers and the rogue employee with master password looking at what you are doing and if there is something they can get to use against you.
How about the cloud backups that are done on daily bases, where are they stored and by whom and who has access to them.
What happen to the data when you unsubscribe to the service, does it remain property of the "cloud"?
Those are the things that push me back from such services, where you depend on someone else's servers to get to your data files. What if the Internet is down in your area, are you gonna seat all day and waiting and waiting. What if you are unable to access their server for many other reasons?
Do not tell me you have local backup in your computer and duplicate of the files in a local PC, that would defeat the purpose of the cloud storage.
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"... otherwise you are propagating and advertising to uncle Sam what you really are doing. NSA can not wait to see what you are up to."
*IF* the NSA or whatever gov entity is going to hack into your files, the major cloud service providers are more secure than local storage -- if they could get into your cloud accounts, then they most certainly could get into your local systems more easily.
"How about the hackers and the rogue employee with master password looking at what you are doing and if there is something they can get to use against you."
Far as hackers / cybercriminals go, the major cloud services have much better staffed security teams than you could ever pay for. When/if there's a problem it's most always a software vendor, e.g., VMWare, or the customer screwed up their configuration. Regarding rogue employees, that's your responsibility -- any measures you'd take locally do the same with the cloud.
"What happen to the data when you unsubscribe to the service, does it remain property of the "cloud"?"
Cloud service providers exist to make money. Tying up storage capacity with data they're no longer paid to store is throwing money away, so it's not gonna happen.
"What if the Internet is down in your area, are you gonna seat all day and waiting and waiting. What if you are unable to access their server for many other reasons?
Do not tell me you have local backup in your computer and duplicate of the files in a local PC, that would defeat the purpose of the cloud storage."
If your stuff is important, then yes, it needs to be stored in more than one place, whether that includes local storage or multiple cloud accounts. Your local storage is Less reliable than the cloud. Most biz ISPs offer guaranteed 99% or better uptime, & there's always cellular.
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Good day, I'm a user like you are. But I use today's app, and it does download very heavy video audio with no problems or with 'drag & drop' action. And it has got more quick and useful function than google-drive. Every work is faster than in google account.
Have a nice day.
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