Hi, i'm currently using mozy home with a paid subscription and i have a number of suggestions:
- In the way that i'm currently working, i need a to work with some excel files at different locations, so, i need to sync files between computers, so, there is stash, but i want to be able to select what folders to sync, not just to have an "special" folder.
- The same thing happens with my libraries (music, books, applications, old documents) i have a special folder in every one of my computers with the same files, so currently I'm wasting my backup space with a lot of duplicates of those files. I would like to keep a single program, not stash over mozy backup. I think that you could simply add a Stash tab in the mozy configuration where you select your "source or principal" folders and then select to which computers they will autodeploy or sync with. So, every computer will have a single shared backup space.
- And then it comes stash in android, i need to update some files in the road, i would like to access them from stash and then when i save them i need they to autosync with my shared backup space.
- Mozy for android. I would like to have the same interface to look for files as i have in a web browser. It takes years to download a file because mozy looks first for all my documents, i have several thousands of documents, i don't want to browse them all but to navigate my folders the same easy way you can do in a web browser. I know, each for a specific file name but it first downloads all of the documents, and there is no way to stop the search and look for an specific file. Sometimes i don't remember the filename but the file locations and becomes a real pain to browse over thousand of documents.
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Thanks for all the feedback. Let me hit them out of order, starting with some good news.
Regarding browsing in the Android app, you can do pretty much what you want. Rather than going through Documents on the Home page, tap the Android menu button. That gives you an All Files button, which takes you to the screen for browsing the filesystem hierarchy. I hope that gets you what you need.
I didn't quite understand this scenario: "And then it comes stash in android, i need to update some files in the road, i would like to access them from stash and then when i save them i need they to autosync with my shared backup space." Maybe you're asking something related to my blog post called "Using the Mozy App Send Files to Your Stash"?
Finally, your request regarding supporting more than a single folder in Stash is one that we are definitely considering, but we do not plan to approach it until after we have officially shipped Stash as a non-beta feature. Then we will start considering implementing more advanced features.
I look forward to your response,
Regarding the browsing issue, that's exacly what i wanted. Maybe you could add an icon in the Main window, i didn't notice there were more options in the application.
What i really need is "windows live mesh plus mozy backup" hybrid. I need to keep three computers synced at all time, with the backup feature to keep all my date safe.
There are several scenarios that i would like to work.
First, all my computers with my sync files(i currently do with windows live mesh) . I have an android phone where sometimes i need to update some of the files i keep in those 3 computers, So, i need to download the file (currently implemeted) edit this file, and then send it back to mozy (is supposed to be able to upload the file via stach but it's not working, i go to my files, then i click in the file i need to upload i click share, then mozy, then it says it will be uploaded to stash but nothing happens, if i open mozy and go to upload state it says there is one pending file to upload but it nevers actually do it.). When i turn on all of my computers the file should update from the changes i did in the android phone. (could do it with stash but manually replace the file in the corresponding folder)
Another scenario is to create files in the android phone that are automatically uploaded to stash (currently only works with pictures and videos)
LuisDavid, I'm not as familiar with what's in the pipeline, so I can't answer those questions, but Android is definitely my forte. A good rule of thumb on Android is to try hitting the menu key whenever there is something missing that you're looking for. With the addition of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android version 4.0) they have added the option of including an on screen menu icon to accomidate phones that don't have one. I don't know if this is something we are adding in the future, but I feel like it helps to alleviate any confusion with the UI.
Here's an example from my phone. Mine uses on-screen soft keys, rather than dedicated buttons below the screen. In the top right, I have circled the contextual menu button that appears when appropriate.
I realize this doesn't necessarily help solve your problem, but I wanted to point it out as an example of where you might want to use the menu key. I'm hoping that we start to see some of this unified UI work its way in to our own app, as I feel it is more intuitive.
Since it sounds like folks would be interested to hear this, we already added "all files" and "my mozy" tabs to the Android UI for the next release. We found (from great community feedback like this thread) that we do need to put these view modes up front.