Cloud storage service Ubuntu One adds photo sharing feature
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Ubuntu One - The cloud storage service provided by Canonical, has introduced a new feature related to photos on it's web dashboard. With this feature, users can browse and share the photos that are stored in their Ubuntu One account.
In short, you get a web interface on your personal cloud storage (snapshot above) to browse and share your photos. The sharing can be done with popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Besides, there are certain other features like slide show of photos when you enlarge, sharing of photos through e-mail and instant messengers, sorting options etc.
So, we can say that the team behind Ubuntu One is trying hard to come up with interesting new features that can enable Ubuntu One to compete with other heavy weights (like Google drive, DropBox, Skydrive etc) in this space.
First released in 2009, Ubuntu One provides cloud storage services on Ubuntu OS (9.04 and above), Android devices (2.1 and above), Mac and Windows. Using Ubuntu One, users can store and sync files between various devices. Ubuntu One provides 5GB of storage for free while it can be extended to 20GB on paid basis.
Prior to photo sharing feature, the music streaming feature provided by Ubuntu One was one of it's own kind among all the cloud storage services. So we see that canonical is trying hard to come up with serious competition in whatever product the company unveils (See our article on Ubuntu OS for smart phones). Ubuntu One has been there for quite some time now and with features like photo sharing and music streaming, it has made it's presence even stronger.