Amazon Cloud Drive Desktop App

Amazon has just released a desktop client for its free online backup service, Amazon Cloud Drive for both Windows and Mac.  Decisions, decisions, decisions.  So many cloud backup/file sync services, which one to choose!

Cloud Drive functions much like Google Drive and Dropbox.  Each of these backup programs provide you with a very simple way to backup your files and to sync them across multiple computers as well.  You get one special folder and into that folder, anything you put will be backed-up and synced across your computers.  This keeps things very simple, as it’s just one special folder.

What happens if you want to backup more than just one folder?  Maybe your My Documents folder, your My Pictures folder, etc.  Or even your consignment software’s backup folder.  Either way, some of us would like to backup more than just one folder and we don’t want to have to move everything into one special folder in order to achieve a backup + file sync.  For a quick, simple backup + file sync, Amazon Cloud Drive looks like a great fit.  The benefit of Cloud Drive over Dropbox, is that it comes with 5 GB of storage, as opposed to only 2 GB.

If you’re not backing-up at all or if you can’t say for certain, that your backup plan is solid and understood, then Amazon’s Cloud Drive is a good place to start.

I am a consignment software specialist, System Administrator for hundreds of consignment workstations across North America, and developer of Peeps' Software! I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 18+ years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage hundreds of computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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