MacMate, a Mac-friendly cloud service, have revamped their packages and now have a Free 10GB Disk version, which pits their service directly with other popular cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive. MacMate Disk also includes its easy-to-use filesharing feature with upgrade options right up to 2TB – and a Free iOS App for accessing your files on the move.
“We’ve been building towards a globally-available free version since we launched MacMate last year and now have a something we think is much better and more robust than other cloud services. It now has all of the features people loved in MobileMe – like iWeb publishing – but brought right up to date. MacMate disk not only just works, it works really really well and we hope the free version will demonstrate that,” says Gary Hall, CEO, MacMate.
Unlike many cloud storage disks, MacMate is designed to be simple to use – with familiar drag-and-drop for uploading and downloading files. Because MacMate works like a real disk there is no software to install – it works natively on Mac, Windows and Linux.
“AFP support is something that is unique – meaning that MacMate really does work just like a normal disk – over and above all the other services which try to mimic a disk with a background application.” says nBarry Rhodes, Internet Services Director.
MacMate have made significant upgrades to their paid-for cloud packages too. MacMate Pro their all-inclusive flagship version now comes with four times as much space – now with 100GB as standard. MacMate Classic now includes web hosting for less than $5/GBP3.25 per month.
MacMate Disk is the new Free version and includes 10GB cloud storage and filesharing. MacMate Classic now has 25GB of cloud storage and includes web hosting for $59/GBP39 per year, Classic also includes filesharing, email and galleries. MacMate’s all-inclusive flagship version MacMate Pro is $99/GBP69 per year, it includes a whopping 100GB cloud storage, professional web hosting (with SEO injectors and Google Analytics built-in), unlimited filesharing, 5 email accounts, and customizable galleries. From the Pro version MacMate can be upgraded to 2TB from just 50 cents or 35p per gig. All MacMate packages include support for popular protocols like: AFP, FTP, SFTP and WebDav making it versatile and easy to use, and also features a Free iOS App.
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