"Keeps your files secure."
The SpiderOak for Windows application is basically a client that allows users to save their critical files in a safe environment on a network that is boasted by the developers to be practically invulnerable. In this situation, the safety does not only refer to protection against attacks from third parties or software, but also to common mistakes made by the account holder. In essence, the innovative organization system, the encryption and many other features recommend SpiderOak as an excellent data storage solution, be it for family photos or state of the art prototype blueprints.
The client installation kit is limited in size, occupying merely 17MB, which quickens the download process. A Mac and Linux versions are also available. To make things even faster, users can use the time in which the SpiderOak client is being downloaded to create an account and verify it. When SpiderOak is fully installed, users will be prompted to enter their account name and password in order to log onto the network. It is necessary to note that each time the user logs on from a different computer, the application will require a name for it and will gather the necessary data. On a side note, free accounts on the SpiderOak network are limited to 2GB of backup space. Let’s move on to the SpiderOak interface page for more details.
Although the interface of this program looks a bit intimidating at first glance, due to the number of buttons and options available, rest assured that the developer’s website contains all the necessary information required to operate it. In the upper section of the SpiderOak utility the name of the account, the device on which it is logged, and the version of the software are displayed. At the same time, this section also allows switching accounts, modifying the basic preferences and getting help regarding its functionality. The bar underneath includes buttons that can display the status of the backup process, perform the actual backup, view the devices connected to the account, synchronize external devices and share files with other users. The available space as well as the strength of the connection to the network can be viewed in the lower section of the screen. In addition, the ability to purchase more space is located there as well.
This guide owes readers an explanation regarding the true meaning of the word safety, so here it is. Before developing this storage solution, the team analyzed the alternatives available on the market and realized one of the most common mishaps is the overwriting of data by mistake by the users themselves.
Consequentially, SpiderOak provides an ingenious solution to access the file in its form at any given time in the past. Moreover, sharing the files can be achieved, even with contacts that do not have an account on the network. In addition, regardless of how many devices users choose to install the SpiderOak client on, it does not increase the chances of a security breach.
The free storage space is limited to 2GB, although prices for additional space are quite convenient.
Far from being just another backup storage solution, SpiderOak for Windows brings quite a few innovative concepts to the table without neglecting the basic security aspects.
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