RapidShare this week unveiled a new cloud sync and storage solution called RapidDrive. The service competes directly with offerings such as Dropbox and SugarSync, integrating directly with a computer’s file system interface and providing local storage that syncs automatically with remote servers. “With RapidDrive, we are providing a tool that creates an even closer link between cloud storage and the PC environment, which makes it easier to manage files,” RapidShare CEO Alexandra Zwingli said. “RapidDrive is an essential means of simplifying work processes, especially for customers who are regular users of RapidShare at work.” RapidPro customers have access to RapidDrive at additional cost, and the software currently supports Windows only. RapidShare’s press release follows below.
RapidShare simplifies file management with RapidDrive
Baar, 5 July 2012 – RapidDrive Beta is a new file management tool presented by RapidShare that integrates seamlessly into the Microsoft operating system. RapidPro customer accounts are included directly in the Windows folder structure, from where they can be conveniently managed using Windows Explorer. The account is displayed in the Explorer window simply and clearly in the same way as an additional hard disk. Files can be dragged and dropped to RapidDrive for uploading and downloading.
Alexandra Zwingli, CEO of RapidShare, says “With RapidDrive, we are providing a tool that creates an even closer link between cloud storage and the PC environment, which makes it easier to manage files. RapidDrive is an essential means of simplifying work processes, especially for customers who are regular users of RapidShare at work.”
By integrating RapidDrive into the Microsoft operating system, RapidShare customers now have another intuitive and time-saving function that allows files to be uploaded directly from other programs (such as word processing programs) into the RapidShare account.
RapidPro customers can currently access the beta version of RapidDrive, which is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Versions for other operating systems are also planned. The final release is expected to come at the start of September, after completion of the testing phase. RapidDrive Beta is available for downloading at the following link:
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