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Giveaway of the day — SpiderOak ONE 7.0: Free 5GB of Cloud Storage lifetime plan

Secure backup to protect your important files from data loss and ransomware.
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User rating: 52 (61%) 33 (39%) 125 comments

SpiderOak ONE 7.0: Free 5GB of Cloud Storage lifetime plan was available as a giveaway on January 3, 2018!

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$19.50
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Spot potential problems before they result in an irrecoverable data loss.

To get Free 5GB of Cloud Storage lifetime plan, please, follow carefully the instructions in Readme.

Secure, reliable backup to protect your most important files from data loss and ransomware. If ransomware strikes, ONE's Point-in-Time recovery feature restores your data to its state before the attack. Backup, sync, and sharing for all of your devices included with every account. Sync your data across unlimited devices and access all of your historical versions and deleted files with no time limits or restrictions.
ONE ensures all of your data is protected before even leaving your computer. We offer end-to-end-encryption, giving you and your data unparalleled privacy with our Zero Knowledge architecture.


NB: SpiderOak ONE can be installed on an unlimited number of devices. The only restriction on the account is the total amount of storage space. Multiple devices can run at the same time.
Free updates.

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System Requirements:

Windows (Vista or newer, 32 and 64 bit); macOS (11.9-11.13); Linux 32 and 64 bit; Official support for Ubuntu, Ubuntu LTS, CentOS, and Fedora; Unofficial support for Debian Stable and OpenSUSE
DEB, RPM, and Tarball installers available

Publisher:

SpiderOak Inc.

Homepage:

https://spideroak.com

File Size:

28.3 MB

Price:

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#48

why i have to download there software? I can't access cloud on chrome?

Reply   |   Comment by Deshan Meegahapola  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Deshan Meegahapola, SpiderOak's client encrypts the data locally, including your password. Read their explanation of "No Knowledge" here: https://spideroak.com/no-knowledge/

Reply   |   Comment by AB  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Nevermind previous comment...I finally was able to get the 5g.

Reply   |   Comment by Janise Stauber  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Janise Stauber, The time has long gone to install this GOTD -- I had earlier downloaded it within the time period, but reading all the problems with it, I decided to give it a miss.... The point is: Is it going to be just as problematic if you PAY for the service??

Frankly, if others have had SO many problems (more than most other GOTD's) I think it would be an even bigger risk. And I say this, knowing that at least it offers end-to-end encryption.... To me, that is possibly the only attraction. I MIGHT give it a try if they ever offer it again -- and there are NO reports of any installation problems...

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#46

Went through everything got it upgraded and its 2gb of data not 5gb as it says.

Reply   |   Comment by Reid  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#45

I downloaded and installed and got the promo code but when I added the code and pressed 'next', nothing happens. I did this twice to no change. This is very frustrating.

Reply   |   Comment by Janise Stauber  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

This has end-to-end Encryption, so it's not your typical Cloud Storage. That means it's secure and only YOU have the Keys. It also comes bundled with a fairly decent Backup Application by the looks of things.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

I can't sign up or log in???????????????

All I get in Incorrect login credentials and/or My computer is not authorized.

Seems useless so far....I followed the directions in the readme

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#42

Everything downloaded fine and tghe program works BUT never received the promocode so at the ,moment I can use Cloud Storage for 22 days. The FREE 5 gigabytes never materialized. Anyone else have the same problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Reg  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#41

Two things about Spider Oak: (1) I used it free for a brief period about 8 years ago, so they have been around for a long time in computer years (2) I was looking into Cloud storage about a year ago and they came up as my favorite choice in terms of encryption security , cross platform functionality and price. That said, I decided against it for all of the reasons stated here (trusting others with private or financial data just ain't smart). I did think about a cheap cloud storage service for music or photo files that weren't particularly valuable, but that I liked to keep. But since those two demand the most space, "cheap" really wasn't an option. So I've put the word, "Cloud" out of my vocabulary and am shopping around now for hard drive storage options. For what I could spend on Cloud in a couple of years, I think I can buy redundant hard drives with some stored away from my computer. As for Spider Oak, 5 GB free just isn't worth the trouble for anyone who does have a use for Cloud storage.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#40

Even the revamped Google Drive desktop app with free 15GB is better than this ... and you can have MULTIPLE Google accounts!

Reply   |   Comment by MarkCM  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

MarkCM, the difference is your data is not automatically encrypted locally before uploading to Google Drive, unless you do it yourself. The data can be accessed by law enforcement with a proper warrant and presumably a hacker.

Reply   |   Comment by AB  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

AB, Who is stupid enough to store sensitive data in the cloud anyway?. For me ... anything like that stays on my external hard drives. Bottom line .. all things considered ... Google drive is superior. Simple as that.

Reply   |   Comment by MarkCM  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

AB, And if encryption is a concern .. even Megasync is superior than this SpiderOak rubbish.

Reply   |   Comment by MarkCM  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

AB, Who wants to bother -- with just 5Gb of storage promised, and apparently just TWO actually available?! You're better off putting your sensitive data on a USB (even a 32Gb costs only about HK$65 nowadays) -- and locking it in your safe deposit box. Or just sticking it in a drawer in your home, having put a password on the file or indeed on the USB. I don't think this offer was ever really any good....

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I am getting the error when I try to create my account

Server errror: [('SSL routines', 'SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE', 'certificate verify failed')].
The application will exit now.

Reply   |   Comment by Travis Templeton  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#38

I remember Adrive.com used to give away "free" 50 GB accounts. Things worked great until one day I logged on and was advised the free accounts were over. I had to download my data or lose it. Or pay for my formerly free account. I am not saying that will happen in this case. But it is something to keep in mind.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

dadams, We've all been there so many times before. And over so many years.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

People from mega upload are still trying to get their files back.

Reply   |   Comment by Marce  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

And what happens when SpiderOak goes belly up someday and you have to unload your data by a certain date?
Thanks for the offer but GDrive & OneDrive will be around forever.
Also, why do I have to download their 28 MB file; granted that it's not huge but seems unnecessary to have their s/w on my HDD.

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

dan, the client download is necessary for encrypting and deduplicating your data locally before it is uploaded to the cloud.

Reply   |   Comment by AB  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

Hands down the most valuable thing you have given me. Cheers!

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Strachan  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
#34

I alternate weekly data backups between two different external hard dives and I dont need to worry about the vendor or American government accessing my files.

Reply   |   Comment by rww  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

rww, are you 1000% certain that your two external drives will function after a fire in the room where they are kept?

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

krypteller, there are fire proof safes that can survive any fire and it costs less then $100 in many places. You can put your documents and any USB drive or stick for safety.

Reply   |   Comment by Maria  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

krypteller, this would be his major concern in case of such disaster.he would probably scream,surrounded with firemen,--''ohhh no,why I didn't backup on cloud storage'' but,after your comment,I am 1000% certain that he will build a underground shelter (fully resistant to all known dangers) and store those hard drives inside.. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by stuuf  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Maria, Yes, but the point is -- you have to remember to PUT your drives or USB stick IN there, before you are expecting a fire....

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Maria, even fireproof safes are limited in the temperature and time they can withstand e.g. 30 to 150 mins. Read information here: http://www.nashvillesafehouse.com/faq/top-10-things-to-know-before-buying-a-safe/

Reply   |   Comment by AB  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#33

There seems to be a lot of comments on this one.
i picked up a 128GB Lexar flashdrive for $45 and I have all of my important files such as taxes, stocks, banking, passwords for all of my websites, all of my digital photos from 2004 and scans of all of my photos and slides from 1972 to present day, all of my music files (over 4000) and I can keep it in my safety deposit box at the Royal Bank. I don't trust the cloud because there is no oversight body keeping them honest and if the information is out there then anyone who wants to hack into it will have all of your personal files available to them.
Identity theft is rampant today and I do not want my info stored by some company who has human employees who may need money to pay for a drug habit or gambling and the easy way is to sell my info or use it themselves to obtain credit cards in my name.
No thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Bill, you should consider an additional backup to something else. Thumb drives from EVERY manufacturer are notorious for being readable one day, and dying the next. I have half a dozen examples of that sitting in a drawer.

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Bill, I recommend an external hard drive that is a little bigger with security features on it. Lower storage is 20-30 dollars more than that flash drive but your files sound very important so its worth it.

Reply   |   Comment by Buddy  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Bill, You might have mentioned "sell" your photographs (assuming some are halfway decent) -- too.

That's one reason why I, a professional photographer, do not want to store my pix anywhere where anyone else can get their hands on them: I have been ripped off too many times. Not from cloud services, no -- I hasten to add (or at least I don't know of it) but as a freelancer, you see it all the time. So -- I don't want to provide any MORE chances.....

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

One more question:
3) Does this work on XP? (I'm keeping my XP updated using the POS hack.)
4) If yes, including the syncing of folders per my questions 1) and 2) below?

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

glnz, System Requirements:

Windows (Vista or newer, 32 and 64 bit); macOS (11.9-11.13); Linux 32 and 64 bit; Official support for Ubuntu, Ubuntu LTS, CentOS, and Fedora; Unofficial support for Debian Stable and OpenSUSE DEB, RPM, and Tarball installers available

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

krypteller,
Do you know answers to 1) and 2) in the preceding Q below?
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

krypteller, It wouldn't install on my Win 7x86 P4 3GHz machine, and it won't do a damn thing on a Win 7x64 PC, either.

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

krypteller, I dug into the Spideroak database last night and, per their recommendations, I installed earlier version 6.1.5 on the XP. (I had first installed this GAOTD offer and created an account on a Win 10, so the XP install was an ancillary install on the primary GAOTD-related account.)
But haven't tried to use it yet.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Questions:
1) Does this automatically sync folders across PCs like pCloud, SugarSync and the (terminated) Cubby?
2) If yes, can the syncing folders be ANY folders I choose (as done in pCloud, SugarSync and the (terminated) Cubby),
or must they be in a special folder or drive (like Dropbox or OneDrive)?
► Thanks ◄

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

glnz, When I installed it on my laptop, I saw a tree of all folders and files in the folders. I could choose separate files to store in the cloud. So they do not have to be in a special folder as in DropBox.

But I have not yet saved any files in the cloud. So I am not sure what will happen if I run the programme on another PC. It might be that the second computer has a newer version of one or more of the files. I am not certain if the newer file would be lost and replaced by the older version in the cloud.
I use my 1 TB DropBox to synchronize files. But one bad day I took out one of the five drives of my desktop without realizing that Windows would reorder the drive letters. DropBox could not find its folder and for some reason assumed I had deleted all DropBox files. As a consequence DropBox erased all the files in the cloud. It took some time to recover them. Since then I do not use DropBox to synchronize automatically between computers any more, but only save files to be stored in the cloud. If I need a cloud file on another PC, I will download it via my browser.

Files containing sensitive material I encrypt and compress with the freeware 7-Zip before storing them in the DropBox cloud.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

glnz, the answers to your questions are on this page on the developer's website - https://support.spideroak.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001929626-Transitioning-From-Another-Service-to-SpiderOak-ONE - read carefully as there is a difference between backup and sync

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop17  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

- Thanks to GAOTD for offering interesting stuff. Even if the day's offer is only occasionally worth trying, it's worth the wait.
- And thanks to ALL commentators here because the cumulative comments helped me install quickly on three machines last night (with a single new Spideroak "Account") even though the installation was slightly complicated.
Bebop17, haven't tried syncing anything yet but the instructions SEEM to indicate that syncing is NOT limited to "Hive". For example: "To keep things simple, Hive cannot be moved or renamed. Instead of moving or renaming Hive, use Sync, which can make any folder on your computer work like Hive and can be given any name."
However, if from experience you know that syncing really is only Hive, please advise.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

Might as well be 5MB by today's standards when it comes to cheap storage space.

Reply   |   Comment by Justin Alias  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#29

I was able to install the process, but when I tried submitting my login information, I would get the message: server error: [('SSL routines','SSL3_GET_SER_CERTIFICATE','certificate verify failed')]. The application will exit now. I rebooted, uninstalled then re-installed and got the same error.

Reply   |   Comment by Carl Bishop  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#28

i will never trust the cloud nor companies who say free forever. i will stick to portable back ups.

Reply   |   Comment by riccipottan  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

riccipottan, Certainly... it is clear, from experience, that promises of "free forever" are total "salesmanship" -- for want of a more obvious word. You can pretty well EXPECT, one day soon, to find an email in your inbox (as I did recently with OneDrive) saying you have to remove some of your files, because the are reducing the amount of free storage they provide.... It's inevitable, isn't it?

After all, why would any company provide even 2Gb of storage, utterly FREE? They want to SELL you something -- and if you haven't taken the hint and "upgraded", then "sure as eggs is eggs" -- they will REDUCE your free storage.

In days to come I can see the old adage about "there's no free lunch" becoming, "There's no 'free' storage." Google apart (and they USE your data in various ways) it's already almost a fantasy.

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

What is with the sign on? It says I already have an account with them and will not let me sign on. As for me already having an account with them that's news to me? Guess they don't want me to try this one out bummer man.

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

Not good if you forget your password, as there is no facility to recover or reset it!!

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#25

People out there never heard of My Cloud..... Its mine and not to worry about future dilemmas with these corporate cloud accounts that might go tats-up down the road. Just as secure and i know where it is.

Reply   |   Comment by Mo  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mo, you trust the cloud? Hahahahahaha

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#24

One thing I just realised: I uploaded a random video for testing purposes, 328 MB in size.
Later on I deleted it, so that now there's only the Getting Started Guide.pdf (72.28 kB) in the folder in both the client and online.
However, even after refreshing the website, logging out and in again AND restarting the PC, the text at the top underneath the menu AND in the client reads:

Data Stored: 345.02 MB

Does it take longer for this to update or is there a problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Scolaro  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Scolaro,
In the cloud nothing is ever really deleted, it belongs to the cloud forever. When you instruct deletion, you are only removing your access to that file. There are hundreds of cloud storage companies, only 5 are profitable, the smaller ones come and go. By the way the people do not realize that there is no real privacy in the cloud, encrypting and decrypting is to calm your ego by thinking "I'm save" from the prying eyes. Five GBs is just a teaser, they want to sell you more GBs and more useless features in the future.
There must be a reason for the people to want cloud storage, if you do not have one, you are just exposing yourself to the evil eyes who want your data and to see what you are doing and or storing and or trying to accomplish. From the IP address you are using. they can connect all of your personal info to the data sent and make a profile of your life.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt2  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Scolaro, in the video they've said that anything you delete goes into the deleted items folder until you permanently delete it from that folder. So it is possible that the file you deleted is in the deleted items folder and so it is still showing data stored as 345.02 MB.

Reply   |   Comment by Sunil Suresh  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Sunil Suresh, hah, maybe I should have watched the whole thing after all! That was the issue, it was still storing the video in a hidden folder in the client. Once I removed it from there, the "data stored" size immediately updated. Thank you very much!

Reply   |   Comment by Scolaro  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Matt2, thank you for your reply.
Sunil Suresh below pointed out what the actual issue was.

Regarding your warning, don't worry. I don't plan on storing anything important in the cloud, ever. But it's nice to have certain files in some places for easy access. Let the evil eyes pry on my stuff, they'll be bored to tears.

Reply   |   Comment by Scolaro  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

Will not install on my "Processor type". WTH? And Intel i5?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Ernst  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#22

Looking at their "Rental" plans, it works out much cheaper (apart from the free minimalist 5Gb) to buy multiple HDD/SSD's and store them where you know your data will be 100% safe.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Nigel, that's why I invested in a couple of large NAS drives. Everything is backed up there and it is fully encrypted and can only be accessed through my LAN. I know exactly where everything is and that it's there when needed even if my Internet connection goes down.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Robert, What happens when your house burns down or you get robbed?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Van  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Mark Van,

poof!! :)

Reply   |   Comment by hunter  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Robert, Until your NAS drives 1 day decide to blow a gasket..I see you point but there are risks and believe it or not but most major corps already use cloud storage.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Nigel, Careful with those SSD's, Nigel..if they act up, only a holy miracle can retrieve the data..been there, done that and not a happy camper.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Mark Van, the NAS drives are in fireproof enclosures and my house is protected by an alarm system and CCTV. Probably the only time anything like could possibly happen is when you stop asking stupid questions, which is never!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mark Van, Well, then everything will go up in smoke.

Yes, even a Cloud of smoke.

But when happens when that "storage facility" itself one day goes up in smoke? Or there's a massive hack attack? A hacker can go through a LOT of data, for which they would otherwise have to break into a great deal of individual computers.

As usual, it's swings and roundabouts.

Even just trying to decide which way to go is likely to give you motion sickness....

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#21

What is the nornal price for a 5GB lifetime ONE plan? I don't see the normal product price mentioned on this page or a 5GB lifetime ONE plan for sale on the SpiderOak website... This is a giveaway of a commnercial product isn't it?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#20

GAOTD where are the mac and RPM/DEB/Tarball installer packages for the giveaway as the System Requirements does say:

"Windows (Vista or newer, 32 and 64 bit); macOS (11.9-11.13); Linux 32 and 64 bit; Official support for Ubuntu, Ubuntu LTS, CentOS, and Fedora; Unofficial support for Debian Stable and OpenSUSE
DEB, RPM, and Tarball installers available "

And the Readme.txt file does state "1) Unzip the package you`ve downloaded and install the software by running Setup.exe."

There is no Setup.exe but just a Setup.msi file! please either correct the reabme.txt to reflect the real archive contents or include a relevant setup.exe file! It does not look good when the supplied readme.txt has incorrect information in it!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Looking for same here.

Reply   |   Comment by pkdesign  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

This is the most convoluted install. :-\

Okay, so you just download the Mac installer from SpiderOak's web site. Then follow the instructions -exactly- that came with the version that you download from Giveaway. Even if you use SpiderOak already (which I have for many years) it will upgrade your storage to 5GB.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Kovacs  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

With all these companies offering 2Gb to 50Gb free storage, and people naturally wanting to take advantage of each free plan, unless you start making careful notes, it is someday gonna get hard to recall WHAT cloud service plan(s) you have, and WHAT files you uploaded to them -- when.

There thus seems to be a market opening for some developer to make a "KeepTrax" utility that records the names of all the files (searchable of course) and sub-directories -- without you even having to fill in the name of the cloud service provider.

In fact, I recall now that in the late 90's there was a similar programme that very effectively and efficiently kept track of all your files across masses of FLOPPY DISKS -- so you could get to that one particular file you needed, very quickly (provided you hadn't forgotten WHERE you put the floppy!).

Yes, I can see the gap widening -- so WILL SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE SUCH A PROGRAMME?

And then offer it here on GOTD. After all, it'd be only fair.... Because, remember, you read it here first....

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Tranmontane,

There's https://www.multcloud.com/home which enables certain Cloud stores to be lumped together. Does that fit your desire - or get near to it? I've used it in the past ... [just a user !!]

Reply   |   Comment by JohnW  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Tranmontane, well, how about these possibilities: http://www.cloudbuckit.com/ and https://www.multcloud.com/home, both of which have free and pro versions, and have been around for a while . . .

Reply   |   Comment by Suze  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Tranmontane,
the government already has a keeptrax program that it uses to keep tabs on all of your files.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Suze, I am a long time user of Multcloud and want to clarify some differences between the two services you mention.
Multcloud has in fact been around for several years and has both free and pro versions, both very generous. Cloudbuckit looks quite new and does not seem to even have its pro version up and running yet.

Multcloud is browser-based. Cloudbuckit requires you to download an app that requires .net framework 4, which also means it only works with Windows.

I use Multcloud with Dropbox, Google drive, Hubic, Mega, onedrive, FTP, SFTP, and Webdav accounts. Actually with multiple instances of most of those. I use it frequently, as in several times a day.

Note that Multcloud does *not* include SpiderOak on its list of cloud providers that work with it. That may not be a bad thing - it may mean that Spideroak is *too* secure for Multcloud. I have an email in to the Spideroak developers inquiring about this. (It's not because of the zero-knowledge policy - where the cloud providers don't know what's going on in your cloud account - or because of end-to-end encryption, as Mega has both those features and does work with Multcloud. I suspect that, if it is deliberate and not just that SpiderOak hasn't gotten around to talking with Multcloud, it's got to do with oAuth. But I am not an expert and that is just a guess.)

As an example, sync.com is another provider that does not work with Multcloud. Because it is isolated like that and has many more security features than most (and because it is based in Canada, out of the reach of US agencies) I use it to store sensitive papers like passports, deeds, copies of ID, health related records. Stuff I want to back up but never share.

Different cloud storage providers definitely have different strengths (and challenges). I am waiting to hear back from the SpiderOak folks to figure out where this product can fit into my cloud strategy. I see that they offer a weekly live webinar, which is nice. Unfortunately I just missed today's by a few hours.

Thank you SpiderOak and thank you GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop17  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

Client says now: I have 5.000 GB out of 250 GB free. LOL
I did not manage to get that free license.

Reply   |   Comment by Olaf  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Olaf,
Did you go to the website [https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/spideroak-one-7-0-free-5gb-of-cloud-storage-lifetime-plan/get-key/] as specified in the Readme.txt (inside the .zip file you downloaded) to get your Voucher code?

Reply   |   Comment by John Westbury  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

John Westbury, yes, I got a voucher, but the web site told me that there is no plan for this voucher.

Reply   |   Comment by Olaf  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Olaf,
I had no problem. I launched the .msi installer program, added my name, e-mail new password at which point it showed the standard 2GB trial account. Then when I clicked on the Upgrade box shown in that trial service I simply entered the voucher code I'd been sent. When that was accepted, I simply selected the 5GB at 0 cost, and that was it, done.
Sorry if it doesn't work for you - maybe it wasn't the most straightforward process, but if a simpleton like me can do it .... of course, YMMV!

Reply   |   Comment by JohnW  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#17

Installation fails: "Not supported on this type of processor. I have AMD Athlon 64, a standard Windows compatible processor and Windows 10.

Definitely not worth the hassle of trying to find a solution to install failure.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Moore  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Brian Moore, I got the same message. I think the installation file is meant for 64-bit instead of 32-bit windows. So I used the standard website link. Then I downloaded the activation code by following the link by John Westbury. However, though the online account was changed to 5GB, it was not reflected in the pc program after restarting it.
https://support.spideroak.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003854183-Supported-Platforms-and-Operating-Systems
'We test each release on Windows 7 (32 and 64 bits), 8.1 (64 bits), and 10 (64 bits). These are the Windows versions for which we provide official support.
We regularly receive reports of ONE and Groups running fine on Windows Server and SBS versions 2008 and later, Vista, 8, and on the 32 bit versions of 8.1 and 10. We do not however test on them and so cannot offer advanced troubleshooting for them.'

Reply   |   Comment by cheemax  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Update: The app runs hidden, so after quitting it completely and restarting, it connects and shows 5GB free over a 250GB available account.

Reply   |   Comment by cheemax  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

lifetime till the company goes belly up.. or renames itself...

Reply   |   Comment by sad  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

have certainly met that before... royal PITB

Reply   |   Comment by Karen  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

sad, Yes, it'd be so simple, wouldn't it?

When you have a sizable clientele, of which you know a certain percentage will not want to "move out", as it's too inconvenient, just announce, "We are being taken over by XYZ company [operated by the owner's brother/wife/son/uncle-in-law] so, if you wish to continue your storage account, please pay.... Otherwise you have five days to remove your files..."

I wonder HOW MANY companies offering free storage today have that in their future, even their near future -- and it's by no means an unforeseen ACCIDENT or change of fortune...

ie. It was PLANNED.... After all, SOMEONE'S got to pay (sometime) for all that free storage they were offering...

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Why would I use cloud storage from unknown company if it can perish anytime when I have free cloud storage from big companies like:
Amazon, Microsoft, Apple: 5 GB free lifetime
Box.com: 10 GB free lifetime
Google: 15 GB free lifetime, unlimited photos
HubiC (OVH): 25 GB free lifetime
Mega: 50 GB free lifetime

Reply   |   Comment by P  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+60)

P, Just because YOU are unfamiliar with a name doesn't mean that it's unknown. Spider Oak has been in the online backup business for more than ten years. They're more expensive than most, which explains why they're smaller and don't get all the buzz. But the reason they're more expensive is that they encrypt your files BEFORE they get them. Unlike the big players, they're not making money from scanning your files and selling your personal interests to advertisers.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Fraser  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

P, Yeah, the only trouble is, WHOSE "lifetime"?

And if by chance you should one day inconveniently "snuff it", and your heirs don't know the password, at some point the storage company will declare all that lot "unclaimed" -- and thus presumably have a legal right to sell it off to the highest bidder.... YOU haven't been ripped off, because you've left this mortal coil -- but your heirs will have been. Although they will probably never know it -- which is what those companies will be banking on.

Okay, much of the data will be "useless" -- but historical photographs will certainly have a value one day. And if "nothing is ever really deleted", all the cloud storage companies have to do is stick around... for quite a long time. Ensuring also that they still have some way to "read" old formats....

An unlikely scenario? Right now it is, as it has only just started.

Give it time...

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

After downloading, installing and following the instructions I noticed that the application only shows that my account has 2Gb available. After creating 3 1GB files I then uploaded them and after a very long wait due to the upload speed being very slow (averaging around 500kb/s) that only 2 of the 1Gb files were uploaded the third one was ignored but remained in the upload queue. So what happened to the 5Gb we are supposed to receive? But more importantly how can we trust these people with our important data when they don't give the promised amount of storage space advertised. Uninstalled and account cancelled.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#13

I had no problems downloading, installing and creating an account. Yes, it did take awhile for the web site to function correctly but I finally landed on the site that said "Success" that I had created my account. When I returned to the program, yes it still indicated 2 gig. I decided to shut it down completely and restart and then it showed 25 gig storage and I immediately clicked on my account button went to the account on line and it shows 5 gig.
Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Mardel  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#12

Unable to load since I get the message: "Disambiguation -- Setup is a Windows executable, do you want to run it....."

Reply   |   Comment by Meical  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#11

How is this better than Megasync's free "all the time" FIFTY (50) GB of storage and desktop sync app?

Reply   |   Comment by MarkCM  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

MarkCM, Megasync is still beta and not bug-free.

Reply   |   Comment by BlueMountain  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

MarkCM, Is Megasync encrypted? If not, maybe that would make this offer better. (Of course 50 GB is pretty good)

Reply   |   Comment by mahhot  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

mahhot, Yes, it is.

Reply   |   Comment by MarkCM  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

MarkCM, Mega no longer offers new 50GB accounts outright for free. If you already have one, hang on to it. You can still get a 50GB account without paying $ for it, but in their words it is now "subject to your participation in our achievements program". It's the usual stuff - invite friends, install apps.

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop17  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Bebop17, That's rubbish. I just opened a new one a few days ago. I now have 3 accounts (150Gb in all)

Reply   |   Comment by MarkCM  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

BlueMountain, same as All known versions of Microsoft windows then... they should get on well!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

5GB is a joke!

I can carry a 16GB thumb drive in my pocket for $6

Reply   |   Comment by JEB  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

JEB,
Yes - but you can lose the USB stick, or leave it to be 'cleaned' with whatever your pocket is in.
You also have to remember to update it.
Spideroak can be run as a frequently scheduled service - from system startup to when you shut it down, or from a manual startup -
Depending on what your expected days activities will be.

Spideroak gives historic versions and allows download (also to other devices) where you can decrypt the downloads - if you have the key
I use it for the files that I would need to start setting up my working environment on a replacement PC - id's etc. to logon to the many places I have data stored.

Reply   |   Comment by James Button  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

James Button, Yes, but online businesses you have no control over can disappear overnight. At least YOU have control over the thumb drive.

Reply   |   Comment by MarkCM  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I had this already installed and was happy to upgrade to 5GB.
The installation program insisted on killing my desktop Explorer, for some reason, but finished ok.
I solved the problem of the program only showing 2GB by uninstalling the product, deleting all folders that had "spideroak" in their name, then reinstalling. The program now shows 5GB.
Thanks to SpiderOak and GAOTD for this offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Harry, it *may* be necessary to reinstall and delete the folders if you already had the program on your system, but for a new user like myself it was enough to restart the PC in order to see the 5GB appear in the client. Just saying in case other new users may think they need to reinstall again for the correct GB amount to show up.

Reply   |   Comment by Scolaro  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Harry,
I already have the facility running with the 2GB limit on the 64bit win-10 PC.
Install went OK, - yes - shutdown of explorer to do the install - but it kept all the prior setup and data just needed the new code putting in as per the readme in order to have the 5GB -
OK the 5GB did not show until I closed and reopened the app's window session and the shortcut I had in my apps folder needed redoing - copy the one in the 'programs' folder structure.
I suspect I could have got the 5GB on my earlier installation just by following the 'package selection' instructions from the readme file.

Reply   |   Comment by James Button  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

I hadn't downloaded anything here for a while, but decided to try out this giveaway.
Installation went super smooth, but as others have pointed out the client didn't show 5BG, but only the intial 2GB, despite the fact that I followed instructions to a tee. When the language also didn't change to my preference (from GER to ENG) after closing and reopening the app, I restarted my PC and voílà, the client had updated both.

A random video file was uploaded at a decent speed and shows up on the site after logging in.

My only complaint would be that there is no link in the client that takes you directly to the site and your Hive space. (But maybe there is and I just haven't found it yet.)

Thank you for this neat giveaway, it's great to see that every once in a while this site remembers its roots and gives us something nice with no strings attached. Thank you to the creators of this service as well - they posted an incredibly detailed how-to video you find above. A little TOO detailed for me to watch the whole 9 minute thing, but it's nevertheless very appreciated!

Reply   |   Comment by Scolaro  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#7

5GB is too much :-)))
Zoolz has 100GB free and lifetime too.

Reply   |   Comment by Miki  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Miki, I went to Zoolz site their free plan is 10GB not 100 GB :-))))

Reply   |   Comment by yoram  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Miki, Where is this documented?

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

yoram, 10GB free is still better than 5GB free...

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Miki, it's 10 not 100Gb(100 were offered on all giveaway sites),and besides that Zoolz is cold storage,slow as snail and very bad overall.However this one isn't much better,both Zoolz and SpiderOak are unreliable and not worth loosing time.MEGA with 50Gb free lifetime storage is still the best option...at least,until they close business thanks to the lack of profit (I read that somewhere)

Reply   |   Comment by perpetumMobile  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

perpetumMobile, Best online storage offer was 1tb for free from Mail.ru , sadly they more not repeat those action :( There are nice speed of down/uplod but exist limitation on size for 1 file , not more than 2 gb. Needed to make two accounts :(

Reply   |   Comment by Dima  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

DIMA . a .ru site? Hmmm might as well send it to the KGB directly

Reply   |   Comment by mahhot  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Dima, Yes I know..I tested (too) many cloud storage options,but I don't use it anymore.Mail.ru is fast and only provider which didn't close my account after storing torrents.But I will NEVER store any of my personal data online.I'm surrounded with all kind of USB sticks,external HDD's and other storage devices.Those devices are very cheap,faster,reliable,secure and they don't need even internet access.I bought one more external 1 Tb HDD (3 years warranty!) just because it was so cheap (Christmas sellout).So,I don't need,neither trust cloud storage.Predictions are that cloud technology will ''disappear''.In fact,there are many companies who failed and other are in line-waiting to ''turn off the power'' for good.

Reply   |   Comment by perpetumMobile  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

David,
https://sharewareonsale.com/s/free-100-gb-lifetime-cloud-storage-with-zoolz-100-discount
Take care,
Ashraf
Mr. Boss @ SharewareOnSale

Reply   |   Comment by Miki  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

yoram,
https://sharewareonsale.com/s/free-100-gb-lifetime-cloud-storage-with-zoolz-100-discount

Reply   |   Comment by Miki  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

I installed this and followed the instructions to get the "Upgrade" to 5 GB. The SpiderOak website said that the upgrade was successful, and it shows my account as the 5gb account. But the client software (SpiderOak One) still says my limit is 2 GB. ???

Reply   |   Comment by Meeknet  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Meeknet, same happened to me - you need to restart the PC, then the client will update as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Scolaro  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#5

There was a previous comment on here that has been removed which said that there was only 2 GB of storage showing after completing the set up and sign up procedures. I am only getting 2 GB as well. I followed the procedures as laid out in the Readme.

Reply   |   Comment by Neil  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Neil, restart the PC - the client should update then.

Reply   |   Comment by Scolaro  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Scolaro, Thanks for the tip. I went to work before I saw your comment, I'd left the PC on 'sleep', starting it up again was enough to increase the storage shown in the client.

Reply   |   Comment by Neil  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Neil, Neil, The client has reverted back to 250 GB for a months trial after a restart. I tried to reinstall but the webpage just hangs, clicking on 'change' does nothing. I can't be bothered, I've got other things to do in life than play with awkward software all day. Thanks for the offer but besides the doubts raised by others here about the cloud, security of files etc which I already shared, the fact that SpiderOak have made no obvious effort to help out people on this page convinced me that its not worth it. It seems like an email(if not other data too) harvesting operation to me.

Reply   |   Comment by Neil  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

After applying the promo code, the "Next" button is not enabled and therefore you stuck with the standard 22 days trial. Not sure the vendor can rectify that in 24 hours. Lifetime? You bet

Reply   |   Comment by gotd fan  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

gotd fan, ) Please, Go to 'One plan'--> Change--> Use promo code (the one that you received)--> Show Yearly Plans --> Highlight Your plan --> Next--> Complete Checkout

Your account will be upgraded to 5GB of Cloud Storage lifetime plan.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa Bennett  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#3

works as intended but not really like you don't have better free options ;)

Degoo free 100 gig
PCloud up to 20 gig (creates a virtual hard drive in My Computer)

To name a couple.

Reply   |   Comment by p rijswijk  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

p rijswijk, I can add that if user will not come (log in) in his/her pcloud long time (i dont remember how much but it is near one year or half year) so then system deleting all yours files in your online storage for sad. Im used pcloud 50 gb for free which i got by action.

Reply   |   Comment by Dima  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#2

I am getting error message while installing.
" Installation Package is not supported by processor type "

Reply   |   Comment by Peter John  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Peter John, Could you give us the processor-type of your PC?
New or old PC? etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

" lifetime " and " Free updates. "

You rarely hear these stuff in this site :D

Reply   |   Comment by 1st Name  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
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