Introducing Pogoplug Cloud Sync

We are happy to announce that our new Pogoplug Cloud Sync service has just been released.  Pogoplug Cloud Sync combines our award-winning devices with our industry-leading unlimited cloud storage.

  • Unlimited storage in 2 secure locations (your home and our cloud)
  • Upload up to 150 times faster
  • 100% private sharing
  • Sync your device to your cloud automatically
  • Includes a free Pogoplug Cloud Sync device, $49.95 value!

Learn more about Cloud Sync here: http://pogoplug.com/promo/cloudsync.

For users with Pogoplug Unlimited Cloud + a Pogoplug device

cloudsync_graphic_2_300Great news!  You can now sync your Pogoplug device to your cloud.  Simply look for the “Cloud Sync: Turn On” button at the top of your account and select “Turn Cloud Sync On” option.  Then content stored on your Pogoplug device will automatically sync with your Pogoplug Cloud.

Pogoplug automatically creates a folder in the root of your cloud that is named after your hard drive.  The folder structure on your hard drive will remain in tact, so your data will remain organized.  If you ever want to see the progress of your sync, click on “Settings” and then “Mirroring.”

For users with Pogoplug Unlimited Cloud and no device

Buy a Pogoplug device online or from major retailers (Walmart, Best Buy, Radioshack, etc.).  Then follow the instructions above to turn on Pogoplug Cloud Sync.

For users with a Pogoplug device and without Pogoplug Unlimited Cloud

There has never been a better time to upgrade to Pogoplug Cloud.  For a limited time, our yearly subscription comes with a free Pogoplug Cloud Sync device. That’s a $110 value for only $49.95!  You can then use your second Pogoplug in another location or give it to a friend. Get Pogoplug Unlimited Cloud and a free device through our special promo page: http://pogoplug.com/promo/cloudsync.  Then follow the instructions above to turn on Pogoplug Cloud Sync.

 

 

Release Notes: Pogoplug App for Android 5.1.2.0

With our latest update to Android, contacts backup is available on Google Play for our Android users! This feature allows you to automatically back up all the contacts in your phone to your Pogoplug account.

We recently introduced contacts backup to the cloud for our free iOS apps. With this update, we now offer easy phone migration in both iOS and Android: You can automatically and wirelessly back up your photos, videos, and important contacts to the cloud, making it simple to transition between mobile devices while keeping all your data. No more “Lost my phone, need your number!!” Facebook groups for you.

Check out more details about contacts backup for Android (and screenshots) under the cut. Continue reading

Release Notes: Folder Drag-and-Drop Coming to Chrome

One of our most requested features is now available in a Chrome browser near you: adding folders to your Pogoplug account with drag-and-drop!

 

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That’s right–we’ve updated http://my.pogoplug.com to allow you to drag and drop entire folders to your cloud. The drag-and-drop folder upload feature is currently only available in Chrome. (Download Chrome for free if you don’t already use it.) You can also continue to upload folders via automatic backup using our free Pogoplug Companion software. That’s not the only update coming to our Web UI: We’ve also optimized the photo-viewing experience so photos display much faster, and there are lots of other bells and whistles under the hood.

As part of this release, we’re also updating Pogoplug Companion. Some of our users have requested a faster way to upload folders from the desktop, so Companion is now speedier than ever. For Cloud users, Companion will be replacing Pogoplug Drive as the primary way to quickly and reliably add folders to your Pogoplug account.

Once you have selected a folder for backup in Pogoplug Companion, the software will continuously monitor the folder for any new files or changes to existing files. These will be automatically backed up to your Pogoplug Cloud. At any point you can hit the “Stop” button and the folder will no longer be actively backed up.

If you haven’t already, be sure to download Pogoplug Companion and try it out now! And check out our full list of Web UI changes under the cut. Continue reading

Get A Free Lifetime Pogoplug PC License With Canvio Connect

What’s better than a brand-new Toshiba hard drive? How about a brand-new Toshiba hard drive you can access from anywhere in the world?

Now you can get the remote access capability of Pogoplug PC software with Toshiba’s new Canvio® Connect portable drive: As part of our partnership with Toshiba, we’re offering all Canvio Connect users a lifetime license to Pogoplug PC ($29.95 value) and 10GB cloud—both free for life.

The Canvio Connect ranges in storage capacity from 500GB to 2TB and comes with a free Pogoplug PC software license. Available through Toshiba in 16 languages, Pogoplug PC recognizes the Canvio Connect when it’s plugged in and makes it easy for users to enable the contents of their computers for instant remote access. You can access your computer or HDD attached to a computer from any mobile device or Web browser—and Pogoplug’s free 10GB cloud lets you make always-available offsite copies of your most important files.

So far, reviewers are loving the Canvio Connect for its compact design and remote access capabilities:

cnet_logo-300x300-150x150 CNET “The new USB 3.0 portable drive comes with 10GB of free online storage space. When you plug it to a computer, you can access its contents, as well as the content stored on another computer, be it a Windows or a Mac, via the Internet.This is because the Canvio Connect comes with a lifetime subscription to the Pogoplug PC cloud engine.” read article
engadget_logo_1.343101310_std Engadget “While we’re used to connected hard drives that share their contents with phones and tablets, the reverse isn’t common — why don’t many of these drives safeguard our mobile content from the start? Toshiba is as baffled as we are, so it’s launching its Canvio Connect portable drive with handheld access in mind.” read article
StorageReviewLogo190x60 Storage Review “The Pogoplug app also yields remote access to a computer, assuming the computer is operating. In order to get this function up and running, users just need to run the client on their computer and make sure its set to on. […] This makes sharing huge files super easy as opposed to trying to download hundreds of megabytes or even several gigabytes of files.” read article

 

The Canvio Connect from Toshiba will be available in mid-May. In the meantime, you can try Pogoplug PC for yourself for just $29.95—and keep checking back here for the latest news, product updates and more from Pogoplug.

A Brief Guide to Your Mobile Upload Settings

We’ve written about automatic uploads before, but today we’ll go a little more in-depth to discuss some of our most useful mobile features. In this overview of Pogoplug’s free mobile app, I’ll be covering the following:

  • Enabling automatic backups
  • Setting a default destination
  • How to see photos as they’re uploading
  • Wi-Fi vs. Wi-Fi and Cellular
  • Uploading originals

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