Copy
Copy 1.43.0290
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Cloud storage and file syncing service, similar to Dropbox; free 15GB account.   Free
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Note: You must first sign up to use Copy (get a 5GB sign-up bonus through our 'Download' link above).

Copy lets you sync, protect, and share. Everywhere.

Want to bring some files home? No problem! With Copy, they're already there. Copy's apps keep files in sync between your Macs, PCs, iOS devices, Android devices, and more.

There are no file size limits with Copy, and with Copy's "Fair Storage," the size of a shared folder is split between the number of users sharing the folder, so a 25GB folder shared with 5 users only counts
What's New
Version 1.43.0290: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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Abysmillard reviewed on 12 Apr 2014
I downloaded Copy as a replacement for DropBox, which I no longer trust. Installed on my iMac running Mavericks and on my iPhone without difficulty. Then I try to install on my old MacBook running Snow Leopard—oops, Copy doesn't work on anything below OS10.7. Can't use just the Browser either, because it does not display properly on Firefox under Snow Leopard. I run four machines, and if I cannot install Copy on two of them, then it is not a viable option for me. Pity.
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myoldmac51 reviewed on 02 Apr 2014
I have been using Copy for several months now and find it to be rock solid and reliable across my Macs and IOS devices. It just works. Easily one of the best could services I have tried. Beats Google Drive and OneDrive for reliability and Norton for speed. The only thing I would ask for is a "search" capability on the website. That would make it perfect.
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Strych9 reviewed on 10 Feb 2014
The best one I have tested for the Mac, elegant, simple and not annoying. I just tried Yunio, less features but you get 1TB terra free ! Also synch,... see below my post for dropbox, m$skydiVe...

Very fair amount of free space 15 GB to start and 5 GB more for each referral.

Previous post, for dropbox, 2 GB free... woaaa look at copy.com 15 GB and +5 GB/ref, mega.co.nz = 50 GB, adrive = 50 GB, Yunio 1TB, yes TERA free with synch, share, delay, number of downloads... and very fast.

And I have no link with any of those cloud provider.
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Kunta-Kinte reviewed on 05 Feb 2014
I my opinion the best cloud storage around, a great alternative to Dropbox.
They give plenty of space and they seem to be fair about it...

Too bad that it doesn't support older systems and PPC ;(
well you can use it through web browser at least...

Only thing I am waiting now is that developer of iFiles (iPhone app) gave us the option for copy.com service inside it's app.
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Gary30 reviewed on 25 Jan 2014
I have spent a lot of time with Copy and am delighted. I have been using Dropbox and was happy with it despite the 2GB limitation. Performance-wise I see no difference between the two; upload and download speeds are similar. I don't do a lot of sharing but what I have done has been seamless. The only "problem" is that there are fewer iOS apps that support Copy directly. That is very minor for me and I suspect that API's will allow developers to work with Copy anyway. We shall see. Finally, from visiting the support forums Copy seems to be very responsive to user requests, honest about problems, and diligent in working with folks.
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Gary30 commented on 05 Jan 2014
Too early for a review, but signup including the 5 GB bonus was seamless. Suddenly I seem to have 20 GB of free cloud storage that is organized in a way that is similar to Dropbox--maybe even simpler. Will throw some serious data at it next week to see what happens. For now, why not?
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Djefis reviewed on 31 Dec 2013
ok, it seems that you can sync from the site with the right mouse button on the folder/upload etc. ....
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Djefis commented on 31 Dec 2013
Try to sync for days and takes 4 GB of ram, continuously writes to disk and the CPU goes to 20%. The upload is blocked by one days to 5 GB. For me this is rubbish.
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JCH2 reviewed on 28 Dec 2013
Nice, for a fledgling operation... but aside from appealing starter storage it is (1) still not completely ready for primetime and (2) does not match DropBox's online usability features. All of the following is aside from certain necessary hidden system files associated to targeted files that are not being backed up / uploaded...

1) No way to host files for direct download without forcing others to visit the Copy site. This is a promotional trick used by many wannabe "Clouds" to get other people to come to their site... and away from the site that provides the link to the file.

2) No way to also host a media file for direct integration into the layout of a web site / system or especially a publicly accessible web-based application or utility.

3) No way to fully manage the account, including account deletion. Some other features for direct account management are missing (for now), leading to the need to email support and wait for them to make even minor tweaks.

"Copy" is still a new service, especially when one notices that many of the applications for mobile devices are in "beta" status. But if the issues I mention above are not important to you, then it is worth a try, but beware...

Many of these online storage services (popping up everywhere) start off with a generous storage offer for free. Later, others signing up may not get that same offer. And worse, some of these services even cut the storage amount you got for free to match how they cut the offer for later new signups. Fair warning, for as said, Copy is still new... but worth testing and watching.

NOTE: Nothing is free. When you use these services, read your user agreement thoroughly. There are always catches, but sometimes a services is worth it.
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James-D replied on 28 Dec 2013
Fledgling operation? Seriously? You know Barracuda Networks is quite a large, well-established operation. I have 335GB of free storage through Copy and counting. Even the 20GB you start with is 3X better than Dropbox.

#1: I share files with people who don't have Copy. Perhaps you missed the Copy/Share Public Link feature? It works exactly the same as Dropbox.

#2 I do it. Though it's not as simple as Dropbox, it does allow you to copy the actual URL of files.

#3 Since you mentioned nothing specifically about managing your account, I can't say anything about it. Account deleting is a mystery to me as well, though. I see nothing on the site about completely deleting your account.

In my use, I found Copy to be infinitely better than Dropbox - less CPU use, better looking web service, more storage, faster syncing, easier sharing, and run by a large, secure, well-established company. There are minor features I would like to see (like a better GUI on the menubar app) and more 3rd party services that feature Copy like there are Dropbox.
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JCH2 replied on 28 Dec 2013
B.N. and/or "Copy" may have been around a while, but that doesn't reflect that fact the "Copy" is incomplete and still considered "beta"; that counts for fledgling in my book... or any developer not playing equivocation games.

Public sharing (general) is not the same as what I was talking about. Again, read more carefully.

If you know how to have the URL of a media file used internally for displaying in a website, do share. I would be interested and did not find that information while at "Copy".

I agree with your other shortcomings for Copy, and such features are also what I would like to see. There is still the issue of re-routing web users off a site to Copy in order to download a file. Again, if you know of a way around this, do share. Others here might be interest as well.
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JCH2 replied on 28 Dec 2013
Nevermind, James. I figured out the display and direct download workaround. It is much less convenient than dropbox, but it does work.
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tjekov37 reviewed on 28 Dec 2013
I love this app and company. I have 25 Gb free Cloud storage :-)
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Gary30 had trouble on 27 Jan 2014
I have never trusted these cloud services, particularly with big files. For my acid test of Copy I uploaded a 12GB encrypted sparseimage containing a complex folder structure and a huge variety of files.

The upload took a few hours, and seemed to take up about 60% to 80% of our upload bandwidth which was fine. The upload stole very little from the CPU and did not seem to affect web browsing for others in our family. Today, I downloaded the sparseimage. Performance was excellent and the downloaded file was bit-perfect. So I am gradually becoming more enthusiastic about cloud syncing. Step by step.
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Gary30 replied on 27 Jan 2014
I didn't "have trouble." I just happen to have posted in the troubleshooting section. Oops.
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Wanderer had trouble on 15 Dec 2013
Not a good start, what's with this error: "Your browser cannot
play this file."

It's a simple jpg picture file. Doesn't Copy play well with Safari?
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PierreHormel rated on 08 Apr 2014

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N3t rated on 27 Dec 2013

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Note: You must first sign up to use Copy (get a 5GB sign-up bonus through our 'Download' link above).

Copy lets you sync, protect, and share. Everywhere.

Want to bring some files home? No problem! With Copy, they're already there. Copy's apps keep files in sync between your Macs, PCs, iOS devices, Android devices, and more.

There are no file size limits with Copy, and with Copy's "Fair Storage," the size of a shared folder is split between the number of users sharing the folder, so a 25GB folder shared with 5 users only counts as 5GB towards each user's quota.

Copy is developed by network security and backup giant Barracuda Networks, meaning your files are stored on servers Barracuda Networks controls and manages, for maximum security. Your data is also protected by multiple layers of encryption, including AES-256, both during transfer and while at rest on Barracuda's enterprise-class cloud storage. Advanced security features include: secure sharing, source validation, and identity verification.

Copy Pro for individual users includes 250GB of storage for $9.99/month or $99/year.

Copy for Companies is Copy's enterprise-level service. Get started with 5 users for free, or add hundreds more if you like, at a cost that's 20-50% less than competing services.


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