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Access and Manage Your Ubuntu One Account in Chrome and Iron

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Do you have an Ubuntu One account that you access across different operating systems? Whether you are using Ubuntu, a different flavor of Linux, Windows, or Mac the Ubuntu One web app makes it easy to access and manage your Ubuntu One account in just moments.

The Ubuntu One web app will definitely be useful if you find yourself away from your favorite Ubuntu computer but need to get important files uploaded to your account.

Want to set up regular file syncing for your Ubuntu One account on your favorite Windows system? Then stop over to see our article about the Ubuntu One Desktop Client for Windows.

Ubuntu One [Chrome Web Store]

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  • Published 03/3/11

Comments (4)

  1. David

    What makes it different from drop box?

  2. AsianAngel

    @David – Ubuntu One and Dropbox both provide the same kind of service and the same amount of storage for basic, free plans. Both also allow ramping up the storage limits for a fee, so they are very alike in that sense as well. The difference is that Ubuntu comes with Ubuntu One already installed and ready to go so that you do not have to bother with installing additional software.

    You get automatic file syncing (regular files, contacts, notes & bookmarks –> see link below for additional details on each), no limits on the number of computers that can be synced (including Windows computers with the beta Ubuntu One app installed), anytime-anywhere access, and Music Store purchases storage/integration. You can read for more in-depth details at this link:

    There is also a Windows Ubuntu One app available if you want to include your Windows computers in your syncing network. The web app we featured here today provides an alternative for non-Ubuntu systems or for those situations where you just need occasional Ubuntu One access on a non-Ubuntu system.

    In the end it comes down to which service you prefer to use the most, but having an alternative is always a good thing. ^_^

  3. rMatey180

    I just slipped Ubuntu One, along with Dropbox, into SpeedDial. Easy and works great. Even in Chromium and Firefox

  4. AsianAngel

    @rMatey180 – Awesome. ^_^ I have accounts with both services too. ^_^

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