Carbonite is making it even easier for you to access your files through a smartphone with the beta release of Carbonite Access for the Android platform. This free new app lets Carbonite users share backed up files via email, Facebook, Picasa and many other Android-supported applications. The app also features an integrated photo viewer for viewing backed up photos and Carbonite Access for listening to backed up music on the phone in a matter of seconds.
Carbonite Launches Android Application for Quick and Easy File Access
Consumers can download or share files, view photos and listen to music through new Android app
BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbonite®, a leading provider of online backup, today announces the beta release of Carbonite Access for the Android platform. Carbonite Access, available for free in the Android Market, provides Carbonite subscribers with the ability to quickly and easily access all of their valuable files through their mobile device. The application's seamless integration with the Android OS also enables Carbonite users to easily share their backed up files via email, Facebook, Picasa and many other Android-supported applications.
Carbonite Access, available for Android devices running Android v1.6 and above, is the latest remote access feature introduced by Carbonite. Carbonite provides customers with remote file access via any computer through Carbonite.com or mobile devices such as iPhone®, iPod Touch®, BlackBerry® smartphones and now Android devices.
"Carbonite creates a 'personal cloud' by automatically backing up all your files to Carbonite's servers," said David Friend, founder and CEO of Carbonite. "We've backed up billions of photos, songs and documents. Now we're building the industry's most powerful mobile apps for accessing and sharing them. Our new Android app, with features like photo thumbnails and instantaneous playback of your backed up music, helps you find what you're looking for quickly. Our promise to customers is: 'Back it up. Get it back.' Getting it back is what Carbonite Access for Android is all about."
Carbonite Access for Android provides consumers with a variety of options for accessing files:
- Browse: Once the application is downloaded, consumers will log into their Carbonite account on the mobile device. They will then be able to browse all folders and files backed up through Carbonite, arranged in the same file locations as they are on the computer.
- Share: Backed up files can be shared through the phone via e-mail, Picasa, Facebook and other social-networking applications.
- View: Backed up photos can be previewed using thumbnails or quickly viewed full screen using the integrated photo viewer from Carbonite.
- Listen: Consumers also can utilize Carbonite Access for Android to listen to music backed up from their computer directly on their phone in a matter of seconds.
Carbonite customers can download the app from the Android Market or by visiting http://www.carbonite.com/en/online-computer-backup/remote-file-access.