Livedrive Review

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Introduction of Livedrive

Livedrive was launched in 2008, leading the way in bringing online backup, and sync storage company owned by j2 Global, inc. They have been in operation for 6 years and currently have over 1 million customers worldwide, located at London UK currently. Livedrive has a proven track record in delivering successful all in one storage solutions and online revenue to any market.  Livedrive’s aim is to protect your files and enable you to access them from anywhere at any time. Alot of famous online and offline electronics retailers including; Currys, PC World, Dixons, CompUSA and TigerDirect are their business partners. 

Install Livedrive

Unlike other suppliers, Register a free Livedrive account need to fill up the credit card details. Don’t worry, It is free for 14 days only .

Step 1: Fill up the Details to activate the accountdownload-1
 
Step 2: Download the Livedrive Softwaredownload-2  Step 3: Follow the instruction to install the software download-3
 Step 4: Log in the accountdownload-4  Step 5: Wait for the setupdownload-5  Step 6. You can start using Livedrive after Installationdownload-6

How Livedrive works?

Pic 1: You will see a new drive in your my Computer
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Pic 2: Log in Livedrive account.  Create a new folder under briefcase
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Pic 3: Goto my computer, copy any files to the Livedrive
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Pic 4: Go back to Livedrive portal, you will see the files are sync under briefcase.
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Pic 5: If you copy music files to briefcase, you can directly play the music .
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Pic 6: You can share the files publicly or with selected people. Functions-4 Pic 7: You can show the deleted files or hidden files. Functions-5 Pic 8 : Goto My Computer again, Select a folder and Right click , you will see Livedrive option, choose backup to Livedrive.Functions-7
Pic 9 : The backup selection box pops out. You can select more folders to backup onlineFunctions-8 Pic 10: After backup, go back to online account, you will see all the files have been backup.Functions-9 Pic 11: You can choose normal uploader or drag and drop uploaderFunctions-10 Pic 12: You can add plugins to account for file management. Functions-11

Setting Livedrive

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Why we choose Livedrive

  1. Livedrive is the fastest growing and most loved cloud storage and online backup company on the web today.
  2. Livedrive has its own online storage platform, that’s the reason why they have the competitive advantage.
  3. Able to access up to 30 previous versions of any file. 
  4. It is able to restore deleted files or view deleted files. 
  5. Livedrive does not limit the user’s transfer speed and bandwidth. They are betting the usage ‘s  major challenge is the local ISP .Means if your broadband is fast, then it is smooth, if the broadband is slow, then it will be lagging.
  6. You have the options to backup another computer anytime for just adding $1 per month by sharing same account. 

What we dislike about livedrive

  1. Livedrive only support Windows, Mac, Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry, Kindle . However, it does not have Linux support
  2. Although it is cheaper , but if we look into the backup and briefcase package carefully , there are some features that need additional charge 

Pricing Package

Home user plan

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For Business Plan

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What is the File Restriction or Limitation

  1. Use the Services in any way in a use for an illegal purpose
  2. Affect the interests of other customers.
  3. Use the Services in a manner that results in excessive bandwidth usage, as determined by Livedrive.
  4. Directly or indirectly misuse of the application or services in any manner not specified by Livedrive.
  5. Use the Services to store, backup or distribute material protected by intellectual property rights of a third-party unless you own or have appropriate rights to such material

Is It Safe & Reliable With Livedrive?

  1. You retain full ownership to your files. Therefore You are solely responsible for your conduct, the content of your files, and your communications with others while using the Services. 
  2. You give us the permissions  to do things you ask Livedrive to do with your files. Everything is based on how you setting or control the web portal. 
  3. No matter how the Services change, Livedrive won’t share your content with others, including law enforcement, for any purpose unless you authorize 
  4. Livedrive has no obligation to monitor any information that you shared publicly

Support

Livedrive only provide outstanding support. They treat every request as urgent, and give you the help that you need. They are all highly well trained and passionate experts in their own right. With a Livedrive account, you get access to our team whenever you need them:

  • 7 day a week service by email and phone support
  • All emails answered within 24 hours
  • 24×7 monitoring of your service by our technicians

Summary

After installed Livedrive, it is automatically mapped as a new drive. This is very user friendly especially for those who like to keep own music album. You can play all your musics online. Besides that, you can edit your Microsoft files by using zoho plugin. Since the day i throw my damaged external hard drive, I rely on Livedrive to store all my important business document, profile, photo. The price is same as buying an external hard drive every year. However, the more frequent we use the hard drive, the higher chances it will be broken in any day.  It is depends how’s our life style and should we really need a hard drive or an online drive?

cc-receiptLivedrive provide a free trial account for every registered user . You need to enter credit card information before getting the account due to the account security purposes. The first step is to choose a suitable package for yourself  and sign up the package . Then you can download  and install the software.  The account will be given try for totally 14 days and after 14 days the real payment will be active. If you would like to cancel the account , you can write to their service support.