Cubby – it’s (almost) go time!

Cubby is almost ready to meet the rest of the world. And we have beta users like you to thank for it.

When we officially launch, there will be two versions of Cubby to choose from. The basic version, offering 5GB free and the anytime, anywhere access that keeps you in control of your stuff, and a new pro version designed so you never have to worry about file sizes or security again.

Pro version
•100GB cloud storage
•DirectSync™ unlimited syncing without the cloud
•Cubby Locks advanced security

In appreciation for your continued contributions to making Cubby great – and in response to the deluge of emails we get daily asking, “how can I buy more storage?!” — we’re happy to announce that beta users can now get an additional 100GB of cloud storage and lock in their first year of Cubby Pro for only $3.99/month (billed annually). That’s more than 40% off the GA price while we’re still in beta.

Already using Cubby Locks and DirectSync?  We encourage you to keep using these features throughout the beta. Like the hundreds of beta products before us, the purpose of Cubby beta has been to get your feedback as we strengthen our features and iron out the wrinkles. We believe DirectSync and Cubby Locks, in their full-form, will be essential to our business users with Cubby Pro accounts. This leaves business users with the flexibility to take advantage of our cloud or no-cloud options, while at the same time, giving our Basic users up to 25GB free along with the cloud features they’ve come to know and love. When the beta testing period is over, we’ll be sure to let you know well in advance.


Show and tell…from your iPad!

Want to host a meeting from your iPad?  There’s an app for that.

We’re happy to announce a significant new update to the iPad app that will give you another excuse to leave your laptop at the office.  Starting today, you can now use to host meetings and quick, ad-hoc collaboration sessions directly from your iPad, including the ability to:

  • Select and visually present files from email and other iPad apps with up to 250 people
  • Open files from other productivity, business, collaboration and cloud apps in for quick sharing
  • Store files in the iPad app for future meetings and presentations
  • Invite attendees via email or link into a session
  • Talk to attendees via VoIP or a free, dedicated teleconference line
  • Secure and control meetings via “lock” feature, requiring attendees to seek permission prior to joining a meeting in session
  • Trigger a touch-based ‘laser pointer’ for highlighting areas of content being shared
  • Use built-in chat feature to talk with individual or all attendees

Want a test drive?

The hosting option in new app works in tandem with your account.  If you already have on your iPad, just install the latest update.  If not, just download it from App Store to get started.  Once in the app, you’ll see options to ‘Share’ or to ‘Join’, just like the website.  To ‘Share’, simply log in with your account info and you’re ready to go.

Don’t have a account?  No worries.  You can sign up for a 14-day, risk-free account trial on the website — also gives you a chance to test drive all the premium features of pro.  PLEASE NOTE: Joining a meeting from the app does not require an account.

Try it with friends, try it with colleagues, or heck, try it with yourself by simply joining your iPad hosted meeting from your PC, Mac, iPhone, Android device, Win 8 device or even another iPad.

And let us know your thoughts here on blog, in the app reviews or in the new ideas community.