The popularity of cloud services has witnessed a huge hike in recent days, with the explosive growth of the mobile platform. For long, Dropbox has been among the most popular cloud storage service. But more recently, a number of new cloud offerings from notable vendors have surfaced.
A new cloud service that has now entered the realm of cloud wars is RapidDrive which has been unveiled by RapidShare. RapidDrive integrates with a computer’s file system interface, thus making it far more user-friendly and convenient to use.
Moreover, the local storage interface of RapidDrive syncs automatically with remote servers. According to the CEO of RapidShare, Alexandra Zwingli, “With RapidDrive, we are providing a tool that creates an even closer link between cloud storage and the PC environment, which makes it easier to manage files. RapidDrive is an essential means of simplifying work processes, especially for customers who are regular users of RapidShare at work.”
The press release from the company further states, “By integrating RapidDrive into the Microsoft operating system, RapidShare customers now have another intuitive and time-saving function that allows files to be uploaded directly from other programs (such as word processing programs) into the RapidShare account.”
Currently, the cloud service is available only for Windows users. However, the RapidShare didn’t hint at whether or not it will release the service for other platforms.