Cloud storage and synchronisation services seem two-a-penny these days. Remote access and collaboration specialist LogMeIn is trying something a little different with Cubby.
Introduced in beta form in April 2012, Cubby is like other (and arguably better-known) services such as Dropbox and SugarSync in that it allows files to be synchronised across multiple devices or shared with other people.
Advantages of Cubby include the ability to connect arbitrary folders to the service, and a mechanism for secure point-to-point synchronisation ('DirectSync') between devices without using cloud storage as an intermediary.
The latter point means there's no arbitrary limit on the amount of data that can be synchronised, and it also avoids data sovereignty issues as when used in this way the data is only stored on the user's devices.
Due to the large amounts of data that can be used, LogMeIn recommends that DirectSync Cubbies are manually seeded, for example by copying the folder from one device to the other either via a direct connection or using a portable drive.
Cubby also supports an unlimited number of versions of each file stored in the cloud, and like the other LogMeIn services operates on the company's own infrastructure in data centres at three US locations and one in the UK.
Cloud-based Cubbies are accessible via WebDAV in addition to the Cubby applications for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android.
Andy Farquharson, Asia Pacific director at LogMeIn, told iTWire that Cubby's beta period is coming to an end and the service will be formally introduced either just before Christmas or early in the New Year.
Pricing and details of any premium-vs-paid features (eg, storage in excess of 5GB) will presumably revealed then.