Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
CloudCube Keeps All Your ‘Clouds’ In One Place
There is no shortage of cloud storage services out there. It seems like with every couple of months, there’s a new one announced and marketed, offering some new twists and perks on top of a largely familiar set of features and functions. However, with this influx of variety and choice comes fragmentation of cloud storage apps on your device where you have an individual app for every cloud service you use. Not only will this issue have an impact on ‘real estate,’ but these apps are more often than not quite hefty in size and have a noticeably large memory footprint.
Fear not though, as XDA Forum Member aash-86 developed CloudCube. This app brings some of the most popular cloud storage services together into one comprehensive yet manageable app for your Android device. Supporting Dropbox, Box.net, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and Yandex Disk, CloudCube presents itself with a clinical and sliding user interface that provides access to the connected cloud storage, its directories, and files. CloudCube allows for the downloading and uploading of entire folders to and from your device, and will keep itself updated with regular synchronizations. The app also provides a history of actions, as well as any activity that is currently running.
What aash-86 has done with CloudCube is something that will most definitely be appreciated by users of many cloud storage services. It’s a well designed and polished app and still in its beta phase, will see the inclusion of more features such as tablet optimization and the synchronization of individual files. Its compatible with Android versions 2.3 and newer, ad-free, and free for download from either the application thread or the Play store. So if this interests you, make sure to check out the original thread for more information.
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