SME iPhone application submitted to App Store!

We’ve finally submitted the SMEStorage iPhone application to the Apple App’ Store. We now have a period to see if it is accepted or rejected. It is not unusual for apps to get rejected so we have our fingers crossed ! In the meantime you can have a sneak preview of the application from the video below:

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Multi-Cloud Storage Firefox Plug-In

The new version of the Firefox uploader for SMEStorage is now available. It has a number of new features, one of which is the support for Multi-Cloud Providers directly within the Plug-In itself. If you have a Lifetime Cloud or Organisation Cloud account, this means that you can change between using 9+ Storage Clouds when uploading files simply at the click of a button.

The number of Clouds that the Plug-In works with is Amazon S3, Mosso Cloud Files, Box.net, MobileMe, WebDav Clouds, Gmail-as-a-Cloud, Email-as-a-Cloud, FTP-as-a-Cloud.

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Other new features include:

Obtaining file url’s from directly within the plug-in, and also sharing files with Twitter from directly within the plug-in (providing you have added your Twitter details to your account).

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The Firefox plug-in also now shows the special folders that can be setup through the website i.e. shared folders (designated by a red square around the folder) and also Organisation Folders if you are using an Organisation Cloud Account.

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If you have thousands of files in your storage cloud then you will appreciate ‘Filter’ which allows you to filter the files viewed by either Alphanumeric values, string values or by range.

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Lastly, collaborative business groups can now be viewed and managed with the plug-in:

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A SMEStorage Account is needed to use the plug-in. The help documentation for the plug in can be found here.

The Firefox Plug-In is another example of what can be achieved with the SMEStorage multi-cloud API.

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Back up your contacts to the Cloud(s)

As part of some new changes on the SMEStorage web platform (more of those in the next post) we have introduced contacts as data that you can back up to the cloud platforms we support.


In the SMEStorage explorer bar you will now see a Contact root Node:


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When you click on this node you will see two new icons in your SMEStorage explorer Bar:


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The first icon gives you the ability to backup contacts from over 50 email and social sites that provide contacts:


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Once your contacts are imported (and you can back them up to any cloud that we support (which includes Amazon S3, Mosso Cloud Files, Box.net, Gmail-as-a-Cloud, Email-as-a-Cloud, FTP-as-a-Cloud, MobileMe, and any WebDav enabled cloud) they are stored as VCard files, and as they are treated as files you can mark them as favourites, share them over email, or Twitter etc.


You can also edit each contact and add extra information or more fields:


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Once your contacts are imported you can create contact groups and sub groups and organise your contacts. All your contacts and contact groups are integrated into the site so if you want to share files over email or from business groups when you start typing the first letters your contacts will popup for your to insert.


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New Features added to SME

We’ve added some new features to the site. These are:

Favourites: You can now make any file a “favourite file” by clicking on the favourites star.

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Once a file is a favourite it is accessible on your desktop from the favourites tab and in your FileManager from the Favourites group.

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You can configure your Favourites tab to open on login from My Account -> Options tab.

We’ve also tweaked the file explorer based on user feedback so that it is larger and has a scrollbar on the directories making it easier to browse and use.

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SME: over 10,000 users and 1 million files stored

We’d like to post a quick thank you to the people using SMEStorage. In the last year we have organically grown to over 10,000 users storing over 1 million files along the way. This is a huge achievement and it of course does not count the number of users who are using smestorage but storing their files on Amazon S3 direct, or Gmail, Box.net, Mosso etc.


We have some great new features and channels planned and also will be doing a lot more work on providing better documentation, including soon, the launch of an online Wiki.


Thanks for supporting us and we look forward to growing stronger over the coming year.

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Now create new office documents in the Cloud using the SME Cloud Platfrom

SMEStorage has integrated with Zoho online office for quite a while now to enable you to edit any documents stored in your Cloud providers directly from a web browser. We enhanced this service recently to enable you to save the documents back from Zoho to SMEStorage after you had finished editing.


Users then started to ask us if they could created new documents to edit with Zoho directly from the web browser. Well now you can. You will see a new icon in your File Manager toolbar which allows you to create a new blank document.


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