If you are looking to get unlimited cloud storage in Windows 10, have a look at what Bitcasa is offering. Cloud storage services have been popping up all around these past few years, and they keep getting better and better, with more offers and more space. Today’s cloud storage services are pretty good, and by adding them up, you can make over 100 GB of free storage if you’d like. Although this is good, it is far from perfect, and with more service and more accounts the risk of losing one of them or mixing them up is pretty high.
A solution would be to use only one such service, and each provider offers the possibility to purchase more space on their service, but this can get pretty expensive. There has to be a solution to this problem, and to find it, we turn to the Windows Store, where there is an app that can put an end to all your troubles: Bitcasa – the infinite cloud storage service.
How to get infinite cloud storage in Windows 8, Windows 10
After downloading the Windows 8, Windows 10 app, the user has to sign in to his Bitcasa account, or create one from within the app if needed, and afterwords, download the desktop client, available on the Bitcasa website. Also on the website there are download links for the Bitcasa mobile applications for Android and iOS, as well as the Google Chrome extension.
After downloading and installing the client, the user can start uploading any files to their Bitcasa account, which, after the uploads are complete, they can view in the Windows 8, Windows 10 app. The app itself is very good looking but as far as functionality and general usage goes, it still needs some work until it will be at the level of its competitors.
Note: The uploading service is very similar to the other cloud storage services, such as Dropbox, SkyDrive and Box.com, with a folder on the computer where you can add files and they will be synced to the online account. Also, in addition, uploads can be done via the desktop client itself.
After using the app for a while, we found that it still lacks some basic features, such as account management, the possibility to upload files directly from the app or the ability to manage files (delete, create folders, move items). One other drawback of the app is the relatively slow loading time of images and files, which, by comparison to other services, takes ages, but then again, unlimited storage has got to count for something, right?
The Windows app is still in its infancy, and we very much hope that future updates will give users better performance in loading media and other management features. For the time being, the app supports playback of video and music, and has dedicated buttons for play, pause and playlist.
To sum it all up, Bitcasa for Windows 8, Windows 10 is an excellent idea, one that we are sure it will get pretty far and as soon as more people will start noticing it, it will become a sensation! For the time being, the service still has some issues that need to be resolved, but I say again: unlimited storage has got to count for something!
Update: Until recently, Bitcasa offered free infinite storage for its users. However, nowadays you only have 10 GB/account for free, and in order to benefit from infinite storage, you have to pay $99/year or $10/month. This isn’t a lot for the kind of storage they offer, and I guess it was expected. My personal account has almost 100 GB uploaded to it, and for the time being, the status is “Over Limit“. The service has evolved much, and the integration between the Windows 8, Windows 10 app, Android app and Desktop client is better than ever.
Download Bitcasa for Windows 10, Windows 8