Art Of Programming

musings by Dmytrii Nagirniak

Gladinet - Remote Drive for Google Docs, Picasa, Skydrive

In the sky

Gladinet allows to use in the sky storage the same way as your local hard drive. Check this out.

It also features with:

  • Remote Access To Multiple PCs
  • On Demand Sharing With Friends
  • Remote Desktop Access
  • Service Redirection
  • Secure Access
  • Instantly Available
  • On Demand Share
  • Native OS Support
  • Secure Access
  • Aggregates All My Favorites
  • Access From Web Browser
  • Gladinet Web Directory

Looks impressive and for now it’s free. not sure what will happen after the Preview period. Here is the snippet from license:

There are no fees for the Product offered to You during the Preview period. Gladinet reserves the right to institute new charges for access to or use of the Product at any time upon not less than thirty (30) days’ notice to You.

Also what about privacy? They say:

If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

Ok. I believe that and that’s fine with me. And also they seem to be very reasonable in their terms and privacy. For example:

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor.

 

So looks very good and promising. But I expect it will become a paid service. If the price will be reasonable I’d probably pay for that.


First Experience

After installation it could start because of port 80 is busy (IIS). Then it give helpful suggestion how to solve the issue: We have to change the port in IIS or explicitly set IP address to listen to. I choose 2nd option of course. But we also need to disable Socket Pooling.

After I have followed detailed instructions everything started to work.

Next observation is that Standalone version doesn’t require a login, standard does. So I wanted to register there but it seems the account at Forum and the application is not the same (I need to have 2 accounts). But I couldn’t just register - I have to wait for the invitation. Unlucky.

Let’s get back to the standalone version.

Comments

Dmytrii Nagirniak
I’m not sure about this. For me it seem that “ask for your consent” should sound like “notify you”.
But anyway we’ll (at least) be notified and we will know what they are going to do. So at least we can perform appropriate actions.
Peter Morris
“ask for your consent” is not the same as “obtain your consent”.

Legally they only have to ask before continuing, and don’t need to consider your reply :-)

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