Introducing: Cubby Locks, switches, icons and more

This week’s Cubby update introduces a major security feature along with some significant UI enhancements. We think– no, we know– you’ll love this update.

This week, start taking advantage of:

Cubby Locks: Your data in Cubby is secure even without Cubby Locks. But sometimes you want an extra level of protection for your sensitive documents and files. By activating the all-new Cubby Locks feature, you’re now able to place an additional lock on any cubby, requiring your account password to use it or share it.

Once you activate Cubby Locks for your account you’ll be able to lock any of your cubbies. All you’ll need is your account password to access, modify or share it.

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When you lock a cubby, we provide a special code called a Recovery Key. Should you forget your password, you must provide the Recovery Key to regain access to your locked cubbies.

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To get started, access your Advanced Settings from cubby.com, take the tour, and click “activate.”  Once you’re activated, head back to your cubbies and choose which ones you’d like to lock. Ahh, security.

Cloud On/Off Switching:  Saving space in the cloud by enabling DirectSync™ is now easier with the addition of a new “Cloud On/Off” switch found directly within the desktop app. Switching the cloud “on” enables sharing, links and gives you access from anywhere, including your iOS and Android devices. Switching the cloud “off” allows you to then sync to another computer to save valuable cloud space.

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One-click access to Cubby content: Whether your files live in the cloud or are synced locally to your computer, you can now get them with just a click. Simply click on any of your cubbies from the app. If it’s not synced to your computer, we’ll bring you right to its location at cubby.com (sign-in if you need to). If that cubby is already synced, we’ll send you right to the file’s location on your computer. Easy, peezy.

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New iconography: We don’t advise you judge a book by its cover, but if you decide to judge a Cubby by its icon… well, that’s probably a good idea.  Now, at a glance, you can tell which folders are being shared privately, publicly, in the cloud or when you’ve reached your GB limit.

In the example below:

  • Event Planning is being shared privately
  • Expense Reports stopped syncing (no additional cloud space is available)
  • Family Vacation is not synced to the cloud
  • Schedules is a Locked Cubby
  • Weekly Brainstorms is being shared publicly

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Cubby owners:  Not the owner of a Cubby, but forget who is? Now easily ID the owner of shared Cubbies directly within the UI. Pro Tip: If you need to set your name for Cubby, simply access your Account Settings on cubby.com.

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 Whew. That was a lot to share. What do you think? We’re dying to know and would love to hear from you below or on Facebook.

         

Have a suggestion? Let us know at ideas.join.me

You know join.me. You love join.me. But I bet you have a few ideas of your own on how to make join.me work better for you (actually, I know you do). That’s why we created ideas.join.me – a place where you can go and submit ideas for new features and functionality, or vote on ideas already added.  Check it out – because the join.me team will be watching your ideas to see how we can improve join.me.

         

Reporting is now available for join.me pro

We’re giving you a bit of history today – of your meetings, that is. With join.me pro, you can now pull reports of your past meetings. Details include presenter name, email, meeting subject, start time, duration, number of participants and features used. You can find it in the “reports” tab in your join.me account:

Check it out now at join.me.

Happy reporting!

         

Central introduces new iOS access management

We are excited to announce a new feature in Central that will bring peace of mind when it comes to mobile access of work computers.   The new device access management capability brings together mobile freedom benefits of our popular LogMeIn for iOS app, with the visibility and management benefits of Central.

The new Devices feature under the Configuration section in Central now gives you the ability to:

  • See who is using specific iPads or iPhones to access your computers
  • Handle lost or stolen devices by remotely wiping stored credentials
  • See the properties of the devices accessing your computers

Devices are simply added to the list when someone uses LogMeIn Ignition (for iOS) or the LogMeIn for iOS App to access your account. Please note that Central and User Management permissions are both required to view devices.

Log in and check it out today. Let us know what you think.

Android coming soon.

         

Changes to Hamachi on November 19th

Below is an open letter from our CTO, Marton Anka to our loyal Hamachi users.

Hi Hamachi users,

I’d like to announce a couple of changes to the LogMeIn Hamachi service that will take effect on the 19th of November.

The first change concerns the use of the 5.x.x.x address space. As you may or may not be aware, this address space has been allocated by IANA to RIPE NCC two years ago. RIPE NCC has been handing out these addresses to their customers, and having Hamachi active on your computer means that you’re not able to access a growing portion of the Internet. We’ve added IPv6 support to Hamachi a while back, and you can simply turn off the use of the 5/8 space, but we realize that IPv4 is still very important to most of you. Therefore we’ll be changing every Hamachi node’s address to the 25/8 space. The first octet of your Hamachi node’s IPv4 address will change from 5 to 25, the last three octets will be unaffected. If you’re using Hamachi with any sort of dynamic name resolution service (Bonjour, etc) you will not notice anything different. If, however, you use Hamachi IP addresses in scripts or, say, saved them in SSH client address books, you will need to change these and add the digit 2 in front.

Why 25/8? Well, it rhymes a bit with 5/8, and furthermore, it’s a block that’s been allocated to a foreign government agency for private use for almost two decades. We have no Hamachi users from this address space, and it’s highly unlikely that the general public would need to access one of these IP addresses. However, our general recommendation is that if you can, please turn off IPv4 support in your Hamachi clients. The IPv6 space we’re using has been registered to LogMeIn, and most modern software should function perfectly without needing an IPv4 address.

The second change concerns licensing. Hamachi is an extremely popular free service with many millions of active users, but we here at LogMeIn can only treat it as a hobby since the revenues from the paid product can only support a rather small dedicated development team after we pay for hosting, bandwidth and power. We have very interesting ideas for the Hamachi service’s future, but in order to fund development, we need more customers. We’ve introduced a very affordable pricing tier for Hamachi a while back; $29 per year gives you a network capable of hosting 32 computers. That’s less than a dime (or ten cents for you guys outside the US) per computer per month. You’re paying 250 times more just for electricity in any given month if you use your computer 8 hours a day.

So, in the hopes of converting more of you into paying customers, we’re making a small change to Hamachi: unless a computer is part of a paid network, you need to be logged in and running the Hamachi UI on your desktop in order to allow it to function. If no user is logged on to the computer then – even though the Hamachi service or daemon is active in the background – it will not go online in any networks that it may belong to. We believe this a fair change; if you’re using Hamachi casually (such as for gaming), then we’re glad to have you as a free user and this change does not affect you. If, on the other hand, you’re using Hamachi to access unattended computers, then this change does affect you and you will want to upgrade to the premium service in order to continue to benefit from it. If you upgrade to the premium service before the 19th of November you’ll save $10 on your standard subscription, that’s just $19/year for 32 computers. Like I said, the price couldn’t be more fair, and by upgrading, you’ll show your support to a few extremely bright and dedicated engineers as well as enable them to bring some extremely cool improvements to the product.

Best,

-Marton Anka
Founder & CTO
LogMeIn, Inc.

         

A new Cubby milestone: “Open Beta”

The Cubby Team is happy to share the next milestone in the evolution of Cubby: the “Open Beta” period.  Whether you’ve been looking to score that elusive invite or are finding out about Cubby for the first time, you now have instant access to the Web’s best sync and store service…and up to 25GB of free cloud storage.  Yeah, 25GB. And for those of you who already scored an invite?  We’ve got some great new stuff for you, too.  A lot of it may even sound familiar, as we’ve been working hard to incorporate a lot of your good ideas and feedback into a new and improved Cubby.

In addition to Open Beta, the newest version of Cubby on the web and desktop introduce:


A brand new website:  Cubby.com has been completely rebuilt from the ground-up with fresh design, new product tours, deeper dives on the industry-best security features, straight forward registration,  easy side-by-side information for comparing Cubby to some of the other cloud storage alternatives, and more.

Up to 25GB, free: All beta users still start with 5GB of free cloud storage in addition to our signature unlimited syncing of content across all your PCs and Macs – something we call DirectSync.  And now we’ve increased the amount of free storage you can earn just by inviting your friends or colleagues.  Simply share the love (i.e. invite someone into the Cubby beta), and you’ll earn an extra GB for every successful referral, up to 25GB.

LogMeIn and join.me accounts welcome:  If you’re already a user of LogMeIn’s other products, like our namesake remote access software or our rapidly growing screen-sharing and online meeting app, join.me, your path to digital happiness is that much faster.  No need to register to benefit from Cubby.  Simply login using your LogMeIn or join.me credentials and you are off and running.

Image thumbnails on the web: With Cubby.com’s redesigned interface, you can now easily view your images at-a-glance by selecting “thumbnail view.” Or, for listed browsing, you can toggle back to “list view” and see all files listed alphabetically.

Sync status and pause control: See a live, visual representation of your sync status (files and bytes remaining) by hovering over your syncing cubbies on the desktop app. Plus, temporarily pause syncing by selecting “Pause” from your taskbar.

Action buttons:  The new web-UI allows for uploading, public linking, accessing versions and downloading files in one, easy click.

Ideas Community: And finally, we’ll soon be rolling out a new community allowing you to submit and vote for the must-have features you’d like to see in Cubby. Early-access is available now at ideas.cubby.com and will soon be available for logged-in users at cubby.com

We’ll be providing a deep-dive into many of the above features and more over the week to come – so stay tuned to the blog. In the meantime, we’re eager to know what you think of the new changes. Leave us a comment or let us know by selecting “Talk Back” from the homepage.