I received my Cubby invitation today so I loaded it up on my office workstation. I then immediately installed both the Android and IOS versions on my tablets. Just like that I had instant access to the published My Cubby folder. On your desktop you will click on your Cubby program icon and the dialog box that you see on the right will pop up. The wrench at the top of the screen will bring up a new dialog box that shows you your account, allows you to control notifications, and whether you want to start Cubby at startup. It also lets you setup a proxy server if you need to and provides an information screen on the version and links to terms and cubby.com.
You get 5GB’s of space to start with. At the bottom of the initial dialog screen you are shown the current used and available space on your account. If you run your cursor over this area a quick info box appears showing you total cloud capacity, file space used, archive space used and free space available for more storage.
When you add a new folder that you want to share from your machine its location doesn’t move it is just given access to the Cubby application. You can add a folder in a couple of ways. You can drag a folder from an explorer window onto the Dialog Box. You can also right mouse click on the folder in the explorer window and then choose Make this a Cubby Folder.
Once you have chosen a folder to be included as a Cubby Share folder, you can do several things to it. Hover over the folder and you will see 4 icons show up beside the folder. The screen icon gives you control of what devices will sync to the folder you are highlighting. The second icon represents invitations you can send out through email to individuals to share access to the folder. The third icon that appears as a chain (link) allows you to create a public link that you can share from a website, email or other method. The last icon is an “x” and by choosing this option you will delete the link to the folder. Very simple and very straight forward.
I am going to try this out for a couple of weeks. I will report back as to whether I find in more useful than Dropbox or not.