Nov 292013
 

Screencloud is an app that allows you to capture screen under Linux , Mac or Windows and automatically upload the screenshot to an FTP/SFTP server of your choice or a provider in the cloud such as Dropbox, Ubuntu One, Imgur or a cloud service proposed by Screencloud themselves.

Once the file is sent, your clipboard will contain the link to the image.
This could be a good way to quickly share a screen capture without having to do the multiple steps (take/save/change it/upload somewhere/copy the url) that usually you should do to share a simple image.

The software is released under GPL-2.0 and the sources are on github.

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Oct 042013
 

syncHave you finish your cloud space on Dropbox, Google Drive or one of the many cloud storage providers ? Or maybe you don’t trust them and you’d prefer a solution made with your computer/vps/Server ?

Good news, from some time there is a new solution available: BitTorrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync by BitTorrent, Inc is a proprietary peer-to-peer file synchronization tool available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS and BSD. It can sync files between devices on a local network, or between remote devices over the Internet via secure, distributed P2P technology, so in short you can setup your own cloud storage and share your files among your devices.

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May 262013
 

Some days ago I’ve published an article about copy.com, a service similar to Dropbox where a copy of one of your folders is synchronized on the cloud, this is true for any computer where you install the copy.com/dropbox/ubuntu one applet and so you can easily share your documents among your computers and have a copy on the cloud.

But what if you don’t want to share a copy on the cloud of your documents but you need to quickly share a document among your computers ?
Usb stick is usually the best option, but there is also an alternative that use the local network to send data among computers: NitroShare

NitroShare is designed to be hassle-free in every aspect. Just install the application on any machine running Ubuntu or Windows and you’re all set. Each machine should discover all of the other machines on the local network. The application integrates with the operating system, using application indicators on Ubuntu and the system tray on Windows.

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Copy – A new cloud storage service with Linux Client

I’m already an happy customer of Ubuntu One and Dropbox, I use them for different things such as website articles on one and photo and documents on the other, but why don’t try a new service that offer 15 GB for free and a native Linux Client ? Copy.com it’s a relatively new company that [...]

Installation of Seafile, open source Dropbox alternative for teams

In the past I’ve tested ownCloud a good solution for hosting a personal solution of cloud storage for your files, or perhaps your team, but there is also an interesting alternative: Seafile another open source file synchronization tool, it comes with Dropbox-like file syncing, but is designed to be better suited to teamwork with some [...]