Choosing Copy.com as my new file syncing software

Well, I chose Copy as my new cloud service.
Why? I'd prefer Dropbox but they are giving just 2GB. Copy.com is giving 15GB + 5GB if you install the software. The web is great & the Linux client is useful too (with a quick synchronization, not like Ubuntu One):

systray


Notifications

Proxy or bandwidth settings

But I miss an Ubuntu installer, but it's easy:
  • Download this file.
  • Extract it.
  • Install libraries for icon systray: sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 libcanberra-gtk-module ; mkdir ~/.icons
  • If your Ubuntu is an Ubuntu 64bits: Move the folder copy/x86_64 to your Home Folder.
  • If your Ubuntu is an Ubuntu 32bits: Move the folder copy/x86 to your Home Folder.
  • Rename it as .copy_client
  • Access to that folder (Maybe you need to show hidden files).
  • Click on CopyAgent file.

10 comments:

  1. I think the instructions are reversed for 32- and 64-bit.

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  2. Thanks Dan! ;) I updated the post.

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  3. I'd love to hear a little about your decision, impressions, and experiences at discourse.
    http://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/what-are-your-plans-to-replace-ubuntu-one-and-why/1598

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  4. Dennis: I was user of Ubuntu One from the first version. From this point of view, for me Copy:
    Pros:
    - Really fast files sync.
    - Good integration of the client with the desktop.
    - Big data plan (15+5GB at start).

    Contras:
    - No Ubuntu .deb installer (but it has native client)
    - No syncronization as u1 with things like the apps in the Ubuntu Software Center.
    - No "Photos" feature as u1 in their web.

    The other features are really similar.

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  5. Does anybody know how to run the agent in the background?

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  6. Wayne: When you run the last command:
    ./CopyAgent &
    The agent will appear.
    It has an option (checked by default) to run in the startup.

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  7. What's your Ubuntu version?
    Is your tray icon healthy?

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  8. @tcarrondo: Xubuntu 12.04.
    What is healthy for an icon? :P Yes, all appears right.

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  9. I was hoping you've found a solution for 13.10/14.04...
    My LTS work fine too.

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  10. Just an update, Copy now works perfectly in 14.04 with no extra steps needed to get the panel indicator working. Just download and install the newest version from copy.com

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