Popular personal cloud-based storage service Ubuntu One has struck Mac OS X computers in beta last Thursday. With the launch, Canonical’s service now resides on nearly all major operating systems — Windows, iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, and few Linux distributions.
Ubuntu One has a crowd of competitors, some that you may be familiar with — Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive, and now iCloud. Just like its counterparts, Ubuntu adds a folder to your filesystem meant for cloud sharing. The program (pictured above) allows users to add organizational folders, share links, and more between devices.
Mac users over the past few years were able to gain access to Ubuntu One only via the web browser. But if you download the Ubuntu Mac application, we guarantee the syncing process will fare quickly and flawlessly.
Canonical provides Ubuntu One users with 5 GB of free storage — although they offer 20 GB extra storage for just $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year. Free tier users are able to sync files across all platforms, share folders and files, and receive access via mobile platforms.
A copy of Ubuntu One beta can be downloaded by anyone from the company’s official website. These next few weeks are vital for Canonical as they continue to iron out the bugs. So if you happen to notice any kinks, just know the program is in ‘beta’ for a reason.