Western Digital, one of the long runners in external storage and connected home solutions, has introduced new collaboration and file management features, including Dropbox integration, in the next generation of its WD 2go mobile app for the personal cloud products, the My Book Live and My Book Live Duo. WD’s personal cloud products provide shared storage on a home network, letting customers centralize important documents, photos, videos and music in one place, as well as automatically backup all of the computers in their home. With the WD 2go app customers can access and share that content from outside the home on their mobile devices.
The new version of WD 2go lets customers move, copy and share content between their mobile device, their Dropbox account and their WD personal cloud – combining the benefits of personal and public cloud storage into one, easy-to-use app. For example, if a user has a small number of photos they want to share with their friends, they can copy them from their personal cloud into their Dropbox using the WD 2go app. But if they have a very large number of photos, or files that are too big for their Dropbox, they can use WD 2go to send a secure link to the files via email. WD 2go is available for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Android compatible mobile devices.
More features added
“WD is committed to providing consumers with secure storage of digital content and access to it on any screen, on-the-go or at home,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president for WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. “By combining access to Dropbox and personal cloud storage into a single intuitive mobile app, WD is empowering consumers with the flexibility and control of anytime, any-device management of their growing libraries of digital content.”
Here are a few of the features of WD 2go:
Dropbox integration: Full access to your Dropbox and use of all WD 2go file management features with your Dropbox.
Upload: Upload files from your mobile device to your WD personal cloud storage.
Download: Download files to your smartphone or tablet for offline access.
Sharing: Share files from your personal cloud storage as email links or attachments.
File management: Copy, move, rename and delete files on your personal cloud storage and in your Dropbox.
Third-party apps: Send files to and receive files from third party apps installed on your mobile device using the “open with” function.
Auto-discover: Automatically discover and connect to WD personal cloud storage devices on the same Wi-Fi network as your smartphone or tablet.
A video of , Matthew Bennion, Senior product manager, personal cloud products demonstrating the Dropbox integration in the WD2go app, and other new features can be viewed below.
WD 2go (free download) is currently available for download from the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android. My Book Live personal cloud storage drives are available at electronics retailers.