The release of Currents by Carbonite seemed to get lost in all the noise of the launch of Kim Dotcom’s new Mega online storage service this last week. That is unfortunate because Currents from Carbonite is an interesting addition to the Carbonite feature list.
While many people will tell you that Currents is Carbonite’s way of competing with Dropbox or Mozy Stash, and in some ways it is but at the same time it is different currents. It does not sync files between computers that are just in one defined folder, it search for your most recent documents and gives you access to them on all your devices that you have Currents installed on.
Currents searches through your documents and syncs up to 30 days worth of documents, photos or what you tell it to sync. These files are then able to be edited on the other devices and Currents keeps track of changes and syncs the files back to the other devices. You can also view version history of each files, share files with others to collaborate or view as well as leaving comments about files.
I can see business users really liking Currents for several reasons. The first being it is automatic, it does not rely on you saving or copying stuff to a special folder. The second is the versions and comments that collaborators can leave with files. Currents would be useful for teams that
That being said Currents will not be for everyone, but it could certainly fill a need for some. Plus it is a great additional feature for business users and those that work on multiple devices and places but where Dropbox and other services like it are not appropriate.
What do you think, would you or your business use Carbonite Currents?
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