Supersize Me - ZumoDrive Sends Your Files into the Cloud

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zumodrive iphoneZecter's >Supersize Me - ZumoDrive joins a growing list of file-sharing apps such as Box.net's Box.net and  Sharpcast's SugarSync that enable you to store your content in the cloud and download it to your iPhone or iPod touch. It's a great way to access the stuff you can't keep on your device because you don't have the storage space.

You need a desktop client to upload your files from your Mac or PC to a cloud server and you're ready to take your show on the road. Supersize Me - ZumoDrive appears as a drive on your desktop and you simply drag and drop your files on the icon. From there, you can use your iPhone to connect to your files via Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE or your iPod touch via Wi-Fi.

Your content is organized as files, music and photos. Tap the Files, Music or Photo icon on the bottom menu bar and you get a list of content. Tap again to open a file. It's exactly what you would expect. It easy and the files come down quickly via Wi-Fi.

Supersize Me - ZumoDrive functions in the same way as other apps that enable you store files in the cloud. What really matters most is not the app itself, but the monthly fee, security, speed and accessibly of files stored on someone else's server. Luckily, you can try these services free.

Zecter gives you 1GB of free storage per month, which isn't enough for most folks. That's not a knock on Zecter, however. That's typical of a number of cloud storage companies. If you want 10GB, you'll pay $2.99 per month. If you want 100GB storage, your monthly payout is $11.99.

For the sake of comparison with Sharpcast, for 10GB , you'll pay $2.49 per month and for 100GB, you'll pay $14.99 per month.

Zecter and Sharpcast are keen to emphasize their abilities to stream audio to your iPhone or iPod touch. Every other file-sharing app I've looked at focuses more on formats typical business road warriors are most likely to use such as .DOC, PDF, JPEG files.

Zecter streams MP3 and AAC, which is the default format for iPhone/iPods touch and iTunes. Sharpcast streams MP3 and M4A. What it comes down to is the format your chosen desktop music player handles and the format of your music files when you upload them.

Because the real money is in the monthly storage service fee, apps like these are usually free. Zecter's Supersize Me - ZumoDrive is regularly $4.99 but for an unspecified amount of time, it's free.

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