Good news for Windows users – the Livedrive software for Windows 8 with the new touchscreen interface will be ready soon. You can follow updates about it on Livedrive’s blog.
The Livedrive official blog just posted a great guide to organizing your files.
Even though now much of our work is stored digitally, some of the challenges and pitfalls of organizing files remain the same as they were in the physical world. First off, you have to remember where you put things! If you don’t, you have to go digging for them and that’s no fun. Read this post and use the tips in it and you’ll spend less time searching around for your stuff and more time doing better things!
Of course one obvious tip that is often overlooked, is simply to archive and back up your files. If you don’t have a cloud backup service, get one now. We sell Livedrive’s industry-leading backup service for just $36 a year. Do it yesterday.
Hi fellow Livedrive users, just a quick heads-up:
Due to Livedrive’s ongoing rapid growth, they’re planning a major systems upgrade on the morning of Monday 24th September 2012. Unfortunately, the upgrade will result in some downtime for their systems and website.
During the downtime, users will not be able to log into the Livedrive web portal or mobile apps, and files will not be uploaded or downloaded by the Livedrive Desktop software. As soon as the service maintenance is complete, any files that you’ve updated will automatically backup or sync. No action or upgrade to your local software is required.
That’s all for now! Cheers.
1. Undo “delete” – We have all accidently deleted an important document from our computers however Livedrive has a simple function which allows you to recover the file. Simply log into Livedrive online, go to your Briefcase or Backup, click on the “view option” tab and select “show deleted files”. Your deleted files will be kept on our system for 30 days, just in case you need them again.
Robert at Livedrive has published an excellent post of his Top 6 Livedrive secrets, with some great features most users are unaware of. So I’m going to re-post them here, starting with our favorite, Tip #2 of course!
“2. Stream your music and films – Livedrive has a built in music and video streaming service which allows you to play all of your songs and films without downloading them. Our streaming service is available through Livedrive online and our iOS, Android and Chrome apps. Simply select the audio or video file from your folder and press play. This will allow you to enjoy your favourite TV episodes or music on your daily commute.”
Tomorrow, Tip #1!
Good news: Today Livedrive released Version 1.9.2 of the Livedrive Desktop software for Windows and Mac. The software includes some performance improvements, and now fully supports the Apple Mac OSX Mountain Lion operating system. Overall this version makes for an even smoother and easier Livedrive experience.
If you already have the Livedrive desktop app, you will receive a notification to upgrade to 1.9.2 in the next two weeks. Desktop version 1.8 will cease working on Sept 4th, so please upgrade to 1.9.2 before then!
You can download the setup file by logging into Livedrive.com and clicking the big Windows or Mac download buttons on the homepage.
If you don’t have Livedrive yet, get it here!
Livedrive is now up to speed on all major Mobile platforms. Many of you have been jamming with the Livedrive app for Android or iPhone, but if you don’t have an iPhone, iPad or Android device, no problem. You can simply use the mobile web portal at m.livedrive.com to browse your files and view and open them in the apps you’ve got installed on your Blackberry, WebOS and Windows Mobile device. Read more about this at Livedrive’s official blog, or go to our Free Music Cloud page to sign up for an 11 Gig Livedrive account for (you guessed it!) free, and try it out.
In the April 2012 issue of PC Pro – one of the UK’s leading computer magazines – Livedrive came out on top in their cloud storage lab test, winning the “A-List” award.
As Livedrive resellers, we are pleased that in an increasingly crowded market for online backup solutions, Livedrive continues to stand out for its powerful features and ease of use. You can learn more about this and other awards Livedrive has won, at the official Livedrive blog.
Elephant Backup sells Livedrive Unlimited Backup accounts at a considerable discount – just $36.00 a year, or $3.99 a month. These prices wont last forever, but, if you purchase an account now you will lock in that current price, for the life of your account. Pretty sweet deal. Ordering is easy, setup is fast. To get started, hop on over to our Deals page and we’ll get you set up.
And if you have any questions for us, as Livedrive users and resellers, feel free to drop us a line.
Hello fellow Elephant Backup / Livedrive users,
We have exciting news today, there’s a new version of the Livedrive software available now, with some significant improvements:
- Faster syncing of files.
- Lower memory and CPU usage.
- Backup files with exceptionally long paths.
- Improved restore software, which supports long paths, and deals with network failures more efficiently.
- A number of background performance and stability improvements.
You can read more about Livedrive version 1.7.0, and download the software at Livedrive’s blog.
This update is good whether you are a free 11GB account user, or have a paid Unlimited Backup account.
For our free 11GB users – please also note you can still upgrade to unlimited storage for just $36 a year, or $3.99 a month with the first month free. You can purchase the upgrade here.
Not sure what you can do with a Livedrive Unlimited Backup account?
Check out this diagram and blog post from our tech guru, Lou.
And please forward our great backup deals and music pages to your friends!
This just in from the Livedrive reseller blog so we’re just getting the deets, but here’s a quick list of the new and improved features in the Livedrive desktop software for both Windows and Mac users.
- Backup of in-use files: the new software will back up files even when they’re in use, and won’t ever lock files while they’re being backed up.
- Partial upload support for Outlook files and more: the new software will only upload changed portions of Outlook PST files and selected other file types, making it easier to keep large, frequently changing files safely backed up.
- Flexible scheduling: Your customers can choose times when they don’t want Livedrive to be backing up their files, so that users with slower or older computers can disable backup when their PC is busy.
- Scan-based backup: Rather than watching files all of the time, the new system uses an hourly scan to find out what’s changed and backup the changes. This reduces load on your customer’s computer.
- NAS backup for Macs: We introduced NAS backup to Windows machines last month, and now the same feature is available for Mac users too.
- Improved startup time and performance: both the Windows and Mac software now start even faster, and create less load on your customer’s PC when they’re running.
If you are already a Livedrive user, your software will alert you to the new release soon. It’s being rolled out over the next 14 days, but if you want to jump in and get it now, just go to your Livedrive portal, to download the new software. I am doing this as we speak, will let you know how it goes!