Yesterday I discovered and implemented one of the coolest websites I have come across in a long time. The site is called soonr.com and it’s designed to provide document collaboration and backup services for your computer by creating your own personal computer “cloud.”
Here’s how it works. You create an account on soonr.com. You download the soonr application and run it. In the application you tell soonr.com which local files and folders you want to keep updated at soonr.com and away it goes. Soonr will mirror your local folder to their website and then give you the ability to share it with others or synchronize it with another computer. Login to soonr.com and there you’ll see all of your documents, which you can view online, send, print, and edit right there. The best part about it is that there’s a free iPhone application for it that allows you to access your word documents, powerpoint presentations, pdf files, images, you name it, you can do it.
Apparently the world is catching the buzz on Soonr.com. Since this article was published, which was only a few hours ago, one of the “folks” over at Soonr.com commented with a few more features that I didn’t yet know about:
“When you are away from your office and you need access to your documents, why wait until later. Do it Soonr.”
That was the founding principle. Have you discovered that you can share your printers just like a document? The cool thing is that you can print to any shared printer without having to deal with drivers, etc. So if a client calls and wants an updated quote and they are using Soonr, you can print directly to their printer – all from your iPhone or iPod Touch. I love that feature.
Or a more personal use…you want to send a picture to your friend or family member. Send it directly to their printer then call them and tell them to go look. It freaks them out, “How’d you do that?”. Great fun.
My backup needs have just been met. The caveat? Only 500 MB storage is given to you free…but if you do the math, the current price on an 80GB hard drive (old school, internal) is about $40.00, and they’re giving you 500MB.
Give it a try today!