Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
ShadowDrive is a brand new free product that has taken the necessary leap and revolves completely around social media rather than simply adding select functions to the storage capability. It is a socially enabled cloud storage product. The idea originated in 2010; the look, feel and functionality of the product evolved multiple times before even being released to the public. It has been tested by several consumer groups who provided valuable feedback and made to allow consumers the ability to customize their ShadowDrive to fit their specific wants and needs from the product. Social media is the backbone of this product defined by the social networks used by the consumer.
Evolution is one constant that can be measured across all industries. The idea of cloud storage first originated in the 1990’s, 23 years ago, so why have we not seen more from this piece of technology in such a significant amount of time? Aside from its creation, the cloud storage had not truly begun to evolve in great ways until 5 years ago when companies like Box.com, DropBox.com and Carbonite.com redefined the landscape for cloud storage. More recently, we have seen companies continue that growth by gradually adding a social media aspect to their cloud products; however, this growth has been slow by only laying social media functions on top of existing products.
Everyone has the need to store files, but everyone also has the desire to share files. This is possible of course through email and products like DropBox, but these products still lack a certain sense of meaning. ShadowDrive was created to add that meaning for the consumer.
In addition to backing up, storing and sharing their own files, ShadowDrive users also have the freedom to browse files shared by friends and view community files shared by any Facebook page they like. Each of the components mentioned above can also be performed through an array of different options. Files can be stored in custom folders and added through drag and drop technique, shared through social media platforms such as Facebook or through personal sharing utilizing options such as email and instant message, viewed on the ShadowDrive website or via the Facebook or mobile applications and downloaded to another MAC or PC through just one click. The initial offerings are Cloud Storage, Friend to Friend sharing and Community to User sharing all wrapped up in one free product.
In reality, cloud storage alone may fade away much like the independent messaging services of the 90’s (ICQ, AOL IM, etc.) and the replacement will be Social Cloud Storage. Technology is a fast paced and ever changing environment that creates evolving demand; ShadowDrive is a product that is ready to be released to the public and meet that demand.
ShadowDrive.com was started in July 2010; ShadowDrive’s mission is to give people the power to manage their assets in a way that is meaningful to their existing social networks. Anyone can bind their social media account to ShadowDrive to start using this free service. ShadowDrive is a privately held company that is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.