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Published 12/17/2008 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Openomy is an online file system where you can store your files online; this means that they will always be kept safe and secure. It also means that you can easily share your files with your friends and family, and can even embed them on websites without having to upload the image or video to your own site. Openomy is free to use, and you get 1GB of storage space as standard. If you do need more space then it is possible to open an Amazon S3 storage account which you can link to your file system. Amazon S3 costs $0.15/GB/Month so is very reasonable. Openomy is perfect for anyone wanting to upload and share files securely. Openomy has a developers API which means it’s possible to create your own apps which are capable of using the storage system, this also means that there are a lot of third party apps out there that you might want to use, including a very capable word processing application. The way that files are organized on the system is also different; instead of using folders you use tags. This means that if one file falls into more than one category then you can add multiple tags without having to keep duplicate files.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Openomy was designed and created in 2005 by Iam Sefferman. While there were many file sharing sites available at the time, few of these offered the users any real benefit. The only real thing that you could do with most file sharing applications was to upload and download files. However Openomy took a different route and started to utilize new technology to make the files more accessible. Because Openomy has developer API scripts it’s a very useful little application, it’s even possible to create a script to mount your Openomy files onto your computer.

What are the differences to other apps?

The most important difference for many people is that Openomy is completely free, and as long as you are happy with 1GB of storage space you won’t even have to pay for Amazon S3 Storage. Organizing files using tags rather than folders is also very interesting, as is the ability to selectively share certain files with people.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Openomy is a real joy to use, from the moment you sign up you are guided through the process to upload your first file and get to know the system. The interface is very clean and easy to navigate; uploading a file is as easy as locating it on your computer and clicking upload. There is even a function to invite your friends from within the application so that you can share your files with them. While Openomy might not look as posh or sophisticated as some of the other systems out there, it really is a pleasure to use.

How does the registration process work?

Signing up to Openomy is very easy, you need to enter some of your personal information including your email address on the main page. There’s only one step to registration which must make it the easiest form of registration on the net! What’s more there’s no CAPTCHA script either, which goes to show how great the registration process really is!

What does it cost to use the application?

Opening an Openomy account doesn’t cost you a penny, all of the accounts are free and for that you get 1GB of storage and 10GB of Bandwidth per month. If you do want more space then it’s possible to link this to an Amazon S3 Account which is one of the cheapest forms of storage available on the internet, at the moment Amazon S3 costs around $0.15 per GB per month.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Openomy is a really useful application that has loads of great uses, not only can you use it to back up your files. But you can also make sure that your files are available wherever you are in the world and share them with friends and family. While this may be possible on other sites, the interface is so easy to navigate that it’s really great to use!

  • 1GB of free storage and 10GB of bandwidth/month
  • Select certain files to share with friends and family
  • Embed your files on other websites
  • Unlimited Storage with an Amazon S3 Account
  • Developer API’s

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