JustCloud Review

JustCloud Top 10 Best Online Backup

Today our entire lives are on our computers, cell phones, tablets, and other devices. It would be devastating to lose all your important files, like your personal photos, emails, and documents if one of those devices crashes or is lost. Thankfully, there are some great options for backing up and syncing your files, and one of the best is JustCloud. They offer safe and secure online backup that is easy to use and gives you peace of mind.

Price

JustCloud offers an impressive Unlimited amount of backup storage space at a great price. If you signup for a longer subscription, you can save even more money. They also offer 250GB and 70GB plans. Chances are that you want your files backed up for a long time, so signing up for a 1 or 2 year subscription is the best choice.

UNLIMITED Storage Plan:

Monthly 6 Months 1 Year 2 Years
$12.95 / mo $11.95 / mo $9.95 / mo $6.95 / mo

250GB Storage Plan:

Monthly 6 Months 1 Year 2 Years
$9.95 / mo $8.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $4.95 / mo

70GB Storage Plan:

Monthly 6 Months 1 Year 2 Years
$8.95 / mo $7.95 / mo $6.95 / mo $4.49 / mo

JustCloud is offering deals all the time, so check the website for the latest offers which could be up to 70% OFF. You can easily signup and download the JustCloud software from their website (www.justcloud.com). They also offer an "Anytime MoneyBack Guarantee", which is comforting, and a 14 day free trial period.

Features

JustCloud includes all the features you would expect from the best online backup services. Recently they added mobile apps for the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, and Android devices. You can easily access and sync all your files using these mobile apps. When you take a picture with your mobile device, the app will automatically copy your photo to your other devices. You can also stream your music from your desktop or laptop to your mobile device. This is a great feature that we really like because you will always have access to your most up-to-date playlists. JustCloud has the ability to configure backups to occur manually, on a set schedule, daily, or even hourly. Most users will like this ability to configure their backup schedule, although we recommend performing daily backups. This ensures that all your most recent files are backed up and won't be lost.

Be aware that JustCloud only allows you to "backup" 1 computer per account with unlimited backup space, but you can "sync" as many devices as you would like, however, sync space is limited to 20GB. "Backup" is the process of actually copying your files to JustCloud's servers for remote storage, whereas "sync" is copying the files to your other devices. You must install the JustCloud application on all devices you want to sync. You can access your backed up files from anywhere using a mobile device or another computer through their webpage.

They also offer the ability to share your files privately with other users you choose. This is a particularly useful feature if you need to share files that are too large to send in an email.

JustCloud offers a really cool new feature, a device locator. This can help you locate your computer in the event that it is lost or stolen. We really like this new feature and it was fairly accurate at locating our PC.

Features
Unlimited Disk Space
Sync Multiple Devices
Encrypted and Secure
100% Automated
Access Files Anywhere
Mobile Access
Share Files & Folders
File Versioning
Sync Folder
Drag & Drop Backup
Computer & Device Locator
 
OS Support
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X 10.5+
 

Screenshots (click to enlarge):

Main Screen Backup Selection Shared Folders

Ease of Use

JustCloud offers all of the advantages of more complicated and expensive backup services in a clear and simple package. The software installs quickly and is very easy to configure. Their small desktop application runs seamlessly in the background and is easily accessible from an icon in your system tray. The novice user will like the ease of configuring backup settings. In fact, by default the My Documents folder is selected for backup. So just make sure all the files you wish to save are in the My Documents folder and you are done! By going to the Settings page, you can easily make additional backup selections. You can also easily see all your settings from the main screen of their software.

JustCloud's "Sync Folder" feature and "Drag & Drop" window are really simple ways to make sure your files are backed up and accessible from all your devices. Just copy a file to the "Sync Folder" and it is available on all your devices. Just click and drag a file to the "Drag & Drop" window and the file is automatically backed up, no settings to configure.

When you click on some features from the JustCloud software program, it takes you to a secure web page to view or adjust those features. We found this a little confusing at first, but the webpage is also very easy to understand and use, so we were okay with this layout.

Speed

As with all online backup services, your initial backup may be a bit slow. However, subsequent backups were very fast with JustCloud because they use state-of-the-art Amazon s3 servers. JustCloud uses incremental backup and will only upload files that have changed from the previous backup. JustCloud offers a Speed Test on their support page. By clicking on the Speed Test, they will test your internet connection to show how fast your download and upload speeds are, giving you an idea of how long your backups should take. Remember, when backing up, you are "uploading" not downloading. JustCloud has tailored their service to be the fastest by not throttling upload connections to their servers.

Security

JustCloud takes security very seriously and gives you the confidence to know that your files are securely protected. They use 256-bit AES encryption for your files and secure socket layer connections to upload your files. This is the same level of encryption used by banks and the federal government. Your files are stored in their secure data centers and monitored 24/7. JustCloud also requires a login name and password to access your account and you have the ability to set permissions on files and folders you share.

Customer Support

If you need help, JustCloud has support staff available 24/7 via email. They are knowledgeable and quick to respond to your questions. JustCloud does offer phone support but only for account and billing questions. Although they don't have live chat at this time, their email support was very helpful. They also have video tutorials, an extensive FAQ section, and a community knowledge base available on their support page.

Customer Reviews

Restore app is a jokeWrite Review
February 19, 2013Price
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kevinEase of Use
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The backup portion of justcloud seems to work, but the restore app is a joke. If the restore fails, you have no idea where you were and you have to restart the entire restore all over again. Very poor software. I would not buy again.
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I Recommend It!Write Review
October 14, 2012Price
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Mark P.Ease of Use
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I searched for a while and tried out multiple online backup services. JustCloud is by far the best. The program is easy to use and the new mobile apps are great. Plus you get unlimited storage for a very reasonable price!
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