Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Keep folders in sync using Cyberduck and Tonido

Cyberduck is a open source WebDAV client, that enables access to remote files and folders provided by Tonido. The main advantage of using Cyberduck is that it allows quick editing of remote files and saving back to your my computer transparently. It also has a nifty folder synchronization feature.

Here are a bunch of screenshots on how to use Cyberduck with Tonido.

1) First Download and install CyberDuck for Windows (


2) After install, open cyberduck and click on “Open Connection”.


3) Enter your Tonido user name and password


4) Hit “Connect” and you will see a list of files


5) If you want to synchronize a remote folder with a local folder, simply right click on it and hit synchronize.


6) A dialog will popup that will confirm the actions it is going to take



It is that simple!

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Tonido on Windows 7 Mobile

We want to offer Tonido in as many mobile platforms as possible, and here is a sneak peek of our upcoming Tonido client on Windows 7 Mobile.



Tonido - Windows 7 Mobile Browsing


Tonido - Windows 7 Mobile Photos


Tonido - Windows 7 Mobile Photo Viewer


Tonido - Windows 7 Mobile Tonido Icon

Mounting Tonido Shares as Local Drives

Tonido software allows you map your folders on remote machines as local drives allowing full drag-and-drop download, upload, in-place edit, rename, copy, paste, move and delete functionality.

This is a great way to manage content and is accomplished by Tonido’s Mount as Local Drive (WebDAV) support. WebDAV is a way to manage files over HTTP, an extension to the normal protocol of the World wide web. You can think of it as something in-between FTP and a network share on your local network.

Enabling Mount as Local Drive in Tonido

Requirements: WebsharePro application on Tonido

  1. Create a normal folder share in WebsharePro and assign users with upload permissions.
  2. After the entry shows up in the shares list, you will see an entry that says “Mount as Local Drive”.
  3. That is it.

Mounting as Local Drive in Windows

Windows’s WebDAV support is spotty and non-conforming, therefore we recommend you use one of the free WebDAV clients to mount your Tonido share as a local drive.

Using NetDrive (Freeware)

  • Download NetDrive from Install it

  • Start NetDrive and in the Window, click on “New Site
  • Enter any name for the Site
  • Enter the full name of the folder share shared via WebsharePro. Note: Make sure you add the trailing ‘/’ at the end. Otherwise it won’t work.
  • Set port as 80
  • Set Server Type as WebDAV
  • Choose the drive letter
  • In the account, enter the user name who has access to this drive and his password and hit “Save“. The connection is now saved as a new site.
  • Hit “Connect“, a new Windows Explorer window opens with that drive letter mapped to your Tonido WebsharePro share
  • Start using your drive

Windows WebDAV Client Alternatives: BitKinex (Free), WebDrive (Paid)

Mounting as Local Drive in MacOSX

Unlike Windows, MacOSX has great support for WebDAV. So you can just connect to your Tonido without using any third-party software.

  • Click Finder or on the desktop. From the Finder menu, select Go -> Connect to Server.

  • This will bring up prompt for your server address. Fill in the URL (add the trailing slash at the end). Press the ‘+’ button to save it as a favorite. Hit connect.

  • Next fill out the prompt for your username and password. You can choose to save the password.

  • That is it. A Finder window will appear with your Tonido Webshare Folder mounted.

Mounting as Local Drive in Linux

You can either use Nautilus or DavFS to mount your share as a drive.

There seems to be a bug in Nautilus which effects the creation and renaming of any files within a WebDAV share. If you attempt to create a file or folder with a name other than the default name, or if you rename a file/folder you may get an error like this:

The item could not be renamed.

Sorry could not rename “untitled folder” to “New name”: Bad Request.

After clicking ‘OK’, if you refresh the window by clicking on the ‘Reload’ button… You will see that the renaming/creation did actually take place.  As annoying as this bug is, it won’t actually stop you from using the WebDav share, just ‘Reload’ after any file or folder activity.

Mounting as Local Drive in iPhone

iPhone has a OneDisk app (Paid) that can access any WebDAV share and cache documents once they are accessed for faster access next time. Choose the “Other Server” option to connect to Tonido.

For more details on this, you can read our documentation.

Configure and Use Dynamic DNS


DNS or Domain Name lookup Service provides the mapping between internet addresses such as to a human readable (and memorable) address (known as URL) such as Without a DNS service it will be difficult for us to remember all the internet server addresses that we use daily. These address mappings will be hosted by some well known servers on the internet. These mappings can be created usually for a flat fee by many vendors. These mapping servers are very reliable in providing the name resolution.

DNS Pros and Cons


  • Get any available URLs
  • Reliable, enterprise grade service


  • Pay service
  • Not suitable for DHCP addresses

Dynamic DNS

Dynamic DNS (DDNS) is also a name to internet address mapping service but more suitable for home or small business users. The basic Dynamic DNS (DDNS) service is provided free by many service providers(

Internet providers such as cable or DSL often provide dynamic IP addresses to their subscribers unless the subscriber paid for a static IP address. If  you want an URL for accessing your home computer from anywhere:

1.      You have to pay for a DNS mapping service.
2.      If the home computer is assigned with DHCP address then you have to update the mapping every time there is an address change.

But with DDNS service, you can get a basic mapping service for free and these services are suitable for even DHCP addresses. This is made possible by some kind of DDNS client.

Dynamic DNS Client

There are two types of DDNS clients.

  1. A client that runs on your home computer.
  2. A client that runs on your router itself.

No matter where the client runs, the functionality of the clients is the same. They connect to the DDNS provider at regular intervals and update the mapping. When the DHCP address at home changes, the mapping will be updated automatically on the next update. If you choose to go with type 2 client, there are lot of free and shareware DDNS clients available on the web. You can select them depending on the operating system of your home computer and the feature set offered.

Dynamic DNS Pros and Cons


  • Basic service is free.
  • Suitable for DHCP addresses.
  • Restrictive URLs.


  • DDNS clients are not available on all home routers, though newer routers mostly have this functionality.
  • Some configuration involved in running a DDNS client on your computer.

Dynamic DNS Uses

Let us assume that you have setup a DDNS at your home. Now what do you do with that. Actually DDNS setup can be found very useful for your day-to-day applications. Here are some of the uses.


  • Remotely connect to your PC via SSH, Telnet, VNC or Remote Desktop
  • Access your files at home computer via FTP


  • Listen to your music collection at home computer from anywhere
  • Run your own personal web server hosting websites, blogs etc.
  • Run your own mail server for sending and receiving mails.

Tonido Dynamic DNS

Tonido is a new software from CodeLathe that includes DDNS client functionality. It is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. Upon installation, user needs to create a new account and this new account name will be the users URL.

For example, If you create an account called ‘John’ then you can access your home computer from anywhere using the address ‘’. There is no other configuration needed.

Tonido Uses

Tonido also comes bundled with a bunch of applications that will make your DDNS setup worthwhile.

  1. Jukebox: Listen and organize your MP3 song collection from anywhere.
  2. Web share: Host a quick file download server allowing access to your files from anywhere. Hosted files can be downloaded via any web browser.
  3. Photos: Securely share your photos with friends and family, without uploading to any third party servers.
  4. Workspace: Personal Information Management tool that lets you to sync notes, calendar, contacts, to dos, chat messages among your friends and family.


There are lot different ways of setting up DDNS service for home or small business. Tonido is one tool that not only provides DDNS client service but also takes one step further by providing all the applications that required DDNS in the first place. You can checkout Tonido at