There are several major improvements in upcoming Tonido Cloud 1.5 release including a brand new Admin User Interface.
Take a sneak peek:
October 25, 2012
October 10, 2012
Many of you might be aware of the community driven user wiki we had going at http://www.tonidouser.com . A lot of useful user content was contributed by many members of the community for which we are immensely grateful. However, we are struggling with spammers posting spammy content leading to a constant struggle between openness and locking down to prevent spammers.
We are inviting the Tonido User community suggestions on how best to run this site going forward.
Please post in our forum/blog/facebook with ideas.
September 19, 2012
Tonido Cloud allows users to access, share, sync company files and documents from anywhere and any device. It connects to a variety of back-end storage systems (local disk, NAS/SAN, Amazon S3 and Openstack) and makes it available to users on their computers (PC, Mac and Linux) and mobile devices (iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows 7.5 Phone).
“Tonido Cloud is a result of multi man-year focused development optimized for end-user experience and enterprise grade security. It is extremely simple to use and can scale from tens to millions of users. Tonido Cloud mobile apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows 7.5 phone are already available in their respective marketplaces,” said Anis Abdul, CTO of CodeLathe.
Currently, Tonido Cloud is undergoing trials in more than 100 enterprises across media, insurance, realty, wealth management and telecom verticals. It addresses a critical need in sectors where security of customer data is of utmost importance and consumer data storage is regulated by government privacy laws. Even before the public launch, quite a few organizations are already using Tonido Cloud in their day-to-day operations.
“More than ever, enterprises need a secure, scalable, easy-to-use solution that delivers anywhere, any-device access to corporate data. Tonido Cloud enables this objective at 1/4th cost of Public Cloud storage/sync services like Dropbox Teams, while providing complete control and visibility of corporate data. Tonido Cloud is a no-brainer decision for CIOs and Corporate IT groups for Enterprise file sharing and collaboration,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe.
Tonido Cloud is available monthly for $2.50 per user per month, or $24.99 per user per year (a 17% savings over the monthly price) as a pre-paid, annual subscription. Enterprises can purchase the licenses directly. Tonido Cloud purchases from network of Tonido Cloud partners and system integrators will be available shortly.
For more information on Tonido Cloud visit: http://www.tonido.com/cloud
CodeLathe, founded in 2008, a pioneer in Personal Cloud products and services, offers turnkey Personal/Private Cloud storage and sync solutions to leading mobile carriers, enterprises, network and external storage device makers to create value-added products and services. Over half a million devices run Tonido (http://www.tonido.com) Personal Cloud software and a quarter million users use it daily. CodeLathe is also a maker of the popular portable network attached storage device, TonidoPlug (http://www.tonidoplug.com). Tonido™ and TonidoPlug™ are registered trademarks of CodeLathe LLC.
*Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
August 20, 2012
A new Tonido Release 2.53 is out today.
There are no user visible changes, but the following are the changes under the hood:
Fixes a problem with favorites getting cleared : CRITICAL
A bug was introduced in 2.52 which cleared all the favorites. This has been fixed.
Guest URL also switches to LAN URL automatically: CRITICAL
Using the http://john.tonidoid.com/guest now switches to LAN or WAN automatically, similar to main URL
Improved performance when playing large video files on iPhone/iPad
Video playback of large files (mp4) might not play properly under some conditions, those have been fixed.
Tonido Biz: custom logo not showing up in guest login screen
Custom logo now shows in the guest login screen correctly.
Sync: Fixes a hang in sync server under some conditions when using sync CRITICAL
Fixes Tonido software hang under some conditions.
Full release notes is here.
August 7, 2012
After operating as a distributed development team over the last 4 years, we at CodeLathe have some vociferous opinions on what software really cuts it for getting things done in a small to medium business. Now, we are only including general communication, collaboration tools for running a general business. This does not include innumerable other tools we use internally for code development, testing, builds, integration etc.
Without much ado, here’s the list: Feel free to comment.
Really nothing to say other than you need a copy. You can’t run a business without a MS Office copy running on all your computers.
CodeLathe runs on Skype.
We do text chats, voice chats, video chats on Skype 24/7 and 365 days of the year. In fact some of the group chat history extends back to startup times of our company. It is also an invaluable tool to work with others outside our company whether it is to call them internationally with really cheap calling rates or doing quick text chats to catch up on status, questions, troubleshooting etc.
The easiest way to share screens when you need absolutely need to sit together and huddle over a computer screen.
OK, this is really not software but a service, but it is an indispensable tool so I am adding it anyway. We tried out a lot of conference calling solutions, but the best conference calling solution so far has been Intercall. You can’t beat the quality, reliability and pricing.
No one really needs a fax number these days, but it useful to send and receive faxes from vendors can only interface with via fax or postal mail. With Trustfax, you get a fax number for a low yearly payment and it sure beats a trip to the postoffice.
Of course we build Tonido, so we are biased. But we use Tonido on a daily basis to share files, folders, large attachments instantly via skype or email by creating quick share links. We also send tonido links to downloads to people outside the company and synchronize files using Tonido Sync without worrying about data privacy, availability. We also have a single shared folder allowing access to contents for all our users outside our company. With the company growing, we eventually might start using Tonido Cloud instead as our own self-hosted sync/storage solution.
Like our list, what is yours? What did we leave out?
August 6, 2012
We have been telling all along.
Now, Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak said it nicely.
Quoting Steve Wozniak,
I really worry about everything going to the cloud.I think it’s going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years.With the cloud, you don’t own anything. You already signed it away through the legalistic terms of service with a cloud provider that computer users must agree to.
The key issue with Public cloud storage service is lack of control over your data rather than anything else.
One more reason you should checkout Tonido.
August 5, 2012
Recently TWiT.TV did a great episode on Roll your Personal Cloud featuring Tonido, PogoPlug and Opera Unite. If you have not heard of TWiT.TV- take our word and please do yourself a favor by checking it out. TWiT.TV is probably the number one, unbiased technical netcasts in the internet and it is primarily supported by the viewers rather than advertisers.
During the show, It became apparent that the show host was unsure about the security architecture of Personal Cloud services like Tonido and PogoPlug. We feel it is our duty to explain it to our customers and media.
Let me say it: Security is the first class citizen in Tonido platform.
Tonido’s unique architecture design offers many security advantages over the PogoPlug or any other personal cloud services implementations in the market.
Compared to Tonido, other Personal Cloud Services store their user credentials in their servers and the user interface is also served by a central server. This approach has 2 drawbacks:
Tonido doesn’t have these drawbacks. Even if there is no internet, you can still access your Tonido device inside your LAN using the IP address. The user credentials are not stored in our servers which minimizes the security risks to greater extent. One can also run Tonido in stand alone mode completely without using our relay servers. (Please see: http://www.tonido.com/blog/index.php/2012/06/28/how-to-run-tonido-in-stand-alone-mode-without-relay/)
Tonido offers advanced security controls like IP filters that allows you to configure access permission based on IP addresses and also implements two-factor authentication using a secondary question and answer.
No digital product can claim it is 100% hacker proof. We always recommend our users to use strong passwords and set remote Q&A to their Tonido run devices.
In the marketplace, as a customer you have an option to choose competing products and services. Depending on your budget, functionality and security needs choose the product that fits your requirements. But if you are looking for a powerful, full-featured and secure personal cloud – TonidoPlug is the way to go.
July 23, 2012
We are today announcing the immediate availability of Tonido Biz.
Tonido Biz came about because over the last 6 to 8 months, we have heard several requests from many of our customers, who wanted several enhanced features. These customers use Tonido day-to-day to share files/photos/videos privately and securely with their clients and customers and also depend upon it for running their consulting and small business. For these customers, the ability to customize and brand the web interface easily was important and so was ability to run Tonido using their own domain name along with their own SSL support.
What is Tonido Biz?
Tonido Biz turns your office computer into the ultimate small business file server with minimal setup or configuration. Tonido Biz is an upgrade for Tonido customers who need to be able to customize the Web Interface with their branding as well as run it on their own domain. It is also possible to enable your own SSL certificates under Tonido Biz for enhanced security.
Tonido Biz will be priced at $129 yearly, but as a special promotion, we are launching it at at $99 yearly. Buy it Now.
More information on Installation and Activation
As always, we depend upon our customer feedback to thrive, so please take a moment to send us feedback via our blogs, facebook, twitter or forums.
July 23, 2012
A new Tonido 2.52 release is out today.
We are taking a closer look at Video Playback and it is going to be the focus of our releases in the next few months.
Offline Video Transcoding
The first improvement is the ability now to transcode videos offline. So say, you have a video that doesn’t play back because it is not a compatible format, you can choose to transcode it to a more suitable format. This will start a video transcoding task and you can check the status or cancel it by going to settings. This is supported only on Windows, but eventually expect it to become available on other platforms as well.
Recent Favorite List Support
It is now extremely easy to get back to stuff you recently accessed, by clicking on the “Recent” section in your Favorites tab.
This automatically tracks last files used so you can get access much quicker.
Performance has improved significantly when browsing mounted network drives or when doing general browsing via web interface or via mobile apps.
Tonido Drive Guest Login Support
TonidoDrive has several bug fixes and stability fixes as well as Guest Login Support.
This is quite an exciting time for Tonido, as we are finishing up on a series of some real exciting software updates (for all users) coming soon. More details on that shortly.
As always, please post your comments and feedback. Enjoy!
July 22, 2012
|c||Compose||Allows you to compose a new message. <Shift> + c allows you to compose a message in a new window.|
|<tab> then <Enter>||Send message||After composing your message, use this combination to send it automatically. (Supported in Internet Explorer and Firefox, on Windows.)|
|k||Move to newer conversation||Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.|
|j||Move to older conversation||Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can hit <Enter> to expand a conversation.|
|n||Next message||Moves your cursor to the next message. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)|
|p||Previous message||Moves your cursor to the previous message. You can hit <Enter> to expand or collapse a message. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)|
|o or <Enter>||Open||Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in ‘Conversation View.’|
|u||Return to conversation list||Refreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.|
Remove from current view
|Automatically removes the message or conversation from your current view.
* ‘y’ has no effect if you’re in ‘Spam,’ ‘Sent,’ or ‘All Mail.’
|x||Select conversation||Automatically checks and selects a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to tdat conversation.|
|s||Star a message or conversation||Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status.|
|!||Report spam||Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.|
|r||Reply||Reply to the message sender. <Shift> + r allows you to reply to a message in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)|
|a||Reply all||Reply to all message recipients. <Shift> +a allows you to reply to all message recipients in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)|
|f||Forward||Forward a message. <Shift> + f allows you to forward a message in a new window. (Only applicable in ‘Conversation View.’)|
|<Esc>||Escape from input field||Removes the cursor from your current input field.|
|y then o||Archive and next||Archive your conversation and move to the next one.|
|g then a||Go to ‘All Mail’||Takes you to ‘All Mail,’ the storage site for all mail you’ve ever sent or received (and have not deleted).|
|g then s||Go to ‘Starred’||Takes you to all conversations you have starred.|
|g then c||Go to ‘Contacts’||Takes you to your Contacts list.|
|g then d||Go to ‘Drafts’||Takes you to all drafts you have saved.|
|g then i||Go to ‘Inbox’||Returns you to the inbox.|
|/||Search||Puts your cursor in the search box.|
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