ZipCloud Review

ZipCloud Top 10 Best Online Backup

ZipCloud is a very easy to use backup solution for all your devices including your desktops, laptops, tablets, and cell phones. ZipCloud is an economical solution that is simple and gives you the peace of mind knowing that all your important personal or professional files are safely backed up.

Price

ZipCloud offers what many online backup services don't, Unlimited storage space for a great deal. If you signup for a 1 or 2 year subscription, you can save even more money. 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

ZipCloud 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 ZipCloud software from their website (www.zipcloud.com). They also offer an "Anytime MoneyBack Guarantee", which is comforting, and a 14 day free trial period.

Features

ZipCloud is a feature rich online backup service offering a wide range of customizable settings. 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. ZipCloud 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.

You can also easily share your files with friends and family. This is a nice feature if you would like to share pictures or videos of your family or share files that are too large to send in an email. You can invite friends or family to view your files via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

ZipCloud also offers a cool feature, a device locator. This can help you locate your computer in the event that it is lost or stolen.

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 Restore Files Your Devices

Ease of Use

ZipCloud is easily controlled using a small desktop application. The software installs quickly and has a clean, simple user interface. ZipCloud's online account pages are also as simple to use as their desktop app. The novice user will like the ease of configuring backup options. 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. ZipCloud offers a free trial with 15MB of storage so you can see just how easy it is to use without paying anything up front.

ZipCloud'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 ZipCloud 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 much faster with ZipCloud because they use incremental backup which will only upload files that have changed since the previous backup. ZipCloud also 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.

Security

Your files are ZipCloud's top priority and their security is what sets them apart from the competition. 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 the federal government. Your files are stored in their secure data centers that they monitor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ZipCloud 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

We were a little disappointed to find out that ZipCloud doesn't offer phone or live chat support. They do offer email support though and are very quick to repond. We received a well organized response that answered our questions within a couple hours of contacting ZipCloud's support team. They also have a very helpful FAQ section, video tutorials, and a community forum available on their support page.

Customer Reviews

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May 18, 2014Price
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After signing up, I receive constant warnings like "Account Expired" and "Out of Backup Space" - Upgrade Now". My constant complaints about this scam receives a response from support, but it still occurs. When I needed to restore my files to a new computer after my old one failed, the restore process failed to work. Support did nothing to fix the problem.
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October 27, 2012Price
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Michael BlackEase of Use
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Zipcloud offers things for free then AFTER you sign up they charge you for them. Video uploads and large files were supposed to be free, but after I signed up for 2 years, they ramped up the cost to $40.
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10 Best Online IconEditor Response:   ZipCloud offers a free trial of their online backup software. As with most online backup services, if you wish to continue using the service after the trial period, a charge applies. This varies between service and can be charged monthly or yearly depending on the plan. Please read our reviews to find the best service for your needs.

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