Storing documents is becoming easier with a variety of cloud options from Box.net to Dropbox to Rackspace and many others in between. Most of them offer great storage for file documents and some are even free up to a certain size limit. This makes storing files, which use to require an external drive of some type, a lot easier to use and manage. The problem arises when trying to locate a specific document amongst all of those easily stored files. Some cloud storage services offer search features, but it still takes time to go through many retrieved results to find that one desired document. Thankfully, a relatively new service, SearchYourCloud, allows the user to conduct a full-text search using a mobile device and delivering accurate results by retrieving outcomes not just based on keywords, but on overall relevance to the query.
There are three key reasons to begin using SearchYourCloud.
First, the software allows the user to carry out a full-text search for all desktop files and encrypted Dropbox documents. It also provides single search capability from any device, (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, PC, etc.), for information stored on Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and many other clouds. “Instead of going to multiple applications (like, Dropbox, Sharepoint, etc.) on their mobile device, a user can access all their files using a single app (SYC),” says Simon Bain, CTO of Simplexo, parent company of SearchYourCloud.
Second, SearchYourCloud is extremely secure. “The software puts AES-256bit government grade encryption in the hands of the consumer,” says Bain. “It offers privacy and security so that users can now search within their documents including emails, Word and PowerPoint without opening the index to their cloud.” SearchYourCloud provides its privacy and security to their cloud by not storing users’ email address or PINs, and no direct URLs exposed.
Finally, files can be shared securely using SearchYourCloud by encrypting files into your Dropbox and making them accessible via SearhYourCloud’s iOS application. These files are encrypted with separate credentials to the rest of the user’s files and the user can easily deny access by simply deleting the shared file from their Dropbox folder. That alone is a good enough reason to at least take advantage of the 30-day free trial offered by SearchYourCloud.
These three key reasons are huge deciding factors when deciding how to securely retrieve information, as well as share files from whatever cloud you are using.