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In an exciting but frightening transition from our desktops to a more virtualized way of handling our files and programs, Tonido seems to be the beautiful compromise between the two.

It allows you all the flexibility of having your documents and files accessible from anywhere via a URL you create, with the security of having them still stored safely in your computer or external harddrive. The Tonido website, is a cloud-based gateway where you create an account which will then allow you to access all of the files on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer from anywhere, even some phones, and use all of the features they have installed on their cloud.

This week, we will be giving away 20 WebShare Pro licenses and 4 Tonido Plugs, worth $700 in total. Find out how you can win one!

Some of the features of Tonido include:

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  • The Tonido Workspace, which allows you to manage your calendar, contacts, tasks and files from anywhere.
  • One Click Webshare and Tonido Photos, which allow you to share your files (even very large ones) with family and friends or create photo albums open to the public. All of the sharing can be done with one single click, which creates the URL, allows you to choose who can see it, or if it will be public to anyone and view the history (who has seen the files).

    It even allows you to set a date for the shares to expire, which means you can set the files to only be available for a certain period of time.

    No more concerns about how to email that large file to your co-worker or how to send grandma the new video of Johnny taking his first steps without having to upload it to some public site.

  • A Jukebox, so you can stream all of your music from any computer or from your phone.

  • “Thots”, which are blog like journals that can be made live, like any other blog or shared with your friends and family only.
  • A web based Torrent Client.
  • Money Manager, which is a recent addition to Tonido. It is a free personal finance software. It allows you to keep track of your stocks and assets, create categories to better manage your finances and manage your bank accounts. It has enough features to give some paid services a run for their money.

  • Tonido Back Up. One of the greatest features of Tonido is that you can easily create backups of your files on other computers, no matter what file or operating system. It’s always a good idea to have a back up in a location other than where your main files are. That way, in case something happens at that location, you can retrieve your so important files from another computer. The back up feature simply copies all the files from Tonido to another computer with the click of a button. Think how simple changing computers or copying all your files to a laptop or remote computer can be with that feature.

Files also load with incredible speed on Tonido. I have used remote access programs, but what they do is display your desktop on another screen. The problem with that is that the whole desktop and remote software must load on the remote machine. That uses huge amounts of resources. At best you get a very slow machine. Tonido doesn’t work that way. It literally is a dedicated cloud system connecting you to your files. So they get listed immediately and load incredibly quickly, with minimum impact to the computer’s performance.

One great companion to the Tonido software is the Tonido Plug which is a little box, that can be connected to any USB or thumb drive and serve as an external server and NAS device that can be accessed from any remote computer using your account URL. The little box (which costs less than $100) is a power efficient green computing device which comes pre-installed with all of the Tonido applications. It is based on a 1.2 GHz processor which runs the Tonido software on top of Ubuntu Jaunty Linux OS.

Setup takes about 30 seconds and once set, you can leave the plug attached to the hard drive and still access all your files or upload files to the hard drive without the need for a computer to store them. That is in itself worth the plug for me.

All in all, Tonido seems to be ideal for those of us who love having access to our files but who also want to know they are not stored in some server somewhere; users who want to be able to share our files without concern for security and without having to upload them to various servers with size restrictions. And users who want to be able to listen to our music from anywhere or be able to update our financial information on the go.

In a world that is now being changed by cloud computing, Tonido seems to be one step ahead with a new wave: The personal cloud”¦

To get a jump start in personal cloud computing, we’re giving away 4 Tonido Plugs and 20 Webshare Pro accounts (view Pro features here) worth $700 in total. The Tonido Plugs will be sent to the winners anywhere in the world via FedEx.

How do I become a winner?

It’s simple. Just follow the steps.


STEP 1
Join our Facebook page by clicking on the Become a Fan button on the left. If you can’t see the fanbox, click on this link.

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STEP 2
Share this post with your friends by clicking on the Share button on the left.

STEP 3
In the comments section below, fill in your name, email address, paste the link to your Facebook profile in the URL field and tell us why you’d like to win.

Make sure to enter your real email address so that we can contact you if you win!


This giveaway begins now and will end on Friday at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced the following day.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

MakeUseOf would like to thank Venkat and CodeLathe for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

  1. Taty
    April 22, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Thank you, Saurabh :)

  2. Saurabh Jain
    April 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    With such an awesome review , who would not want it..

  3. Cathryn Polmann
    April 13, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Wow....Just what I need - some of my clients would love this.

  4. Keith
    April 12, 2010 at 2:18 am

    I would like to win so that i could learn more about cloud computing.

  5. Glenn Jensen
    April 11, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I would like to win because I am all about green, and of the believe that the OS wars are over (with 'the cloud' and products like Tonido).

    It's all about PaaS (Platform as a Service) - and MakeUseOf rules!

    Glenn

  6. Drew Hess
    April 11, 2010 at 4:33 am

    I would like to have this software first because the whole cloud concept is fascinating to me. My use would be for my business. It would make it easy for me to share ALL my files between the MANY devices that I'm forced to use in my everyday life.

  7. Bill Marshman
    April 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I suppose the technology is of interest but the need or want is not compelling. Like knowledge, the value only comes from its use.

  8. MacSwitcher
    April 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/macswi...

    It would be a great Easter Gift if i get this. :-)

  9. MacSwitcher
    April 10, 2010 at 3:07 am

    http://www.facebook.com/macswitcher?ref=profile

    It would be a great Easter Gift if i get this. :-)

  10. Morrison Constable
    April 9, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    My comment didn't show, although I did it well before 2100hrs PST.

    Please still consider adding me to the competition

  11. Sandeep Anand
    April 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Because i dont know anything about dropbox. I want to know abut it

  12. Sherri B
    April 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Love that the Plus is small and portable.

  13. Sherri
    April 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Love that the plug is small and portable. Why doesn't my comments appear?????

  14. Sherri
    April 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Love that the plug is small and portable.

  15. Sherri
    April 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I just set up Tonido and am already sharing files and listening to my music! A great app!

  16. kendall remington
    April 9, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I'll never win

  17. Murty BVNS
    April 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I would like to win because I am a consultant in Virtual Working who test lots of tools and suggest these products to my clients. I have lot of following in social bookmarking sites and my reviews can have impact on branding of these tools. I get many direct invites to test these software before they to go public beta or released as trail versions.

  18. Sherri
    April 9, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I would love to win as I have many applicable uses both personally and professionally.

  19. Warren Wintour
    April 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Accessing files and educational resources from any computer at anytime from any school would be a big plus in my role. I'm excited about the potential uses :)

  20. Damien Hess
    April 10, 2010 at 3:43 am

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=h...

    My stuff. Up in the cloud. AH-SOME. Wanna winit please!!

  21. Damien Hess
    April 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/hessdamien

    My stuff. Up in the cloud. AH-SOME. Wanna winit please!!

  22. Maribethia
    April 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    It would be awesome to win something like this. I never ever win anything ever.

  23. William Bath
    April 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Maybe this time I can win something

  24. Joe G
    April 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I work in IT and regularly need access to data I have stored at home. This program looks like an awesome option to make my life easier!

  25. Kari
    April 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    This looks like a really cool program. How cool is that? I would love to try it out and just see what all I can do with it.
    Then I can pass along just how great Makeuseof is along with kudos to the makers of Tonido.

    Tonido ROCKS!!!

  26. Will
    April 9, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Neat! I want the Plug-in cloud computer too. Has anyone ever tried to plug in a cloud?

  27. Ender
    April 9, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I would love to get a jump on all the others with this Cloud Computing, am a heavy user and like to 'make use of' everything ergo need to visit this site daily , ALWAYS useful stuff

  28. Maria Martorell
    April 9, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I'd love to have that. I'm allways away from the office and would love to have access to my documents without having to keep outdated copies everywhere on my flash drives. I use google docs and sky drive, but this looks better. Let's see if I get it, I will gladly write a review of it!!! Thanks for the chance.

  29. Scott S
    April 9, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Tonido has great potential for non-profits which by definition live in a collaborative (cyber) world.

  30. Angela Trapp
    April 9, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Who WOULDN'T love to have their very own personal cloud???!!!!!!!! How cool!!!!!!

  31. Morrison Constable
    April 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Would love to make use of this... No more lugging around HDD's of stuff, just a netbook and internet access and it's all sweet.

    I think many of my clients would find this device of interest to them, as well.

  32. Roomie Minibum
    April 9, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I would love to win because Tonido is just what I need . . . but can't afford.

  33. Peter
    April 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

    For all the computers that my family and I use, this would be great to win!

  34. TheNoseKnows
    April 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Tonido has some great organization products. I definitely lack in that department and need Tonido to straighten me out.

  35. Sharon Hinkley
    April 9, 2010 at 10:37 am

    would love to win this

  36. MeMoi
    April 9, 2010 at 10:35 am

    So, I don't use Facebook (because of horrendous security issues), I am out of luck?

  37. Travis Fox
    April 9, 2010 at 10:33 am

    make me win. Me need one...

  38. Roxanna Pietri Martínez
    April 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I use 3 different computers and it would be great if I could access the other two..

  39. Haci
    April 9, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Seems like a good way to access files.

  40. Zoran Olujić
    April 9, 2010 at 9:45 am

    This would be a great way for sharing files, and file backup in mu local network.

  41. Sue Wilhite
    April 9, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I'm working full time and running 2 other businesses on the side. I'd love to have some way to have all my files on all the different computers accessible all the time. Never mind keeping track of all the contacts, and pictures, and financial data...oh my!

  42. Kavin
    April 9, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Am going to be really frank :) I want to win because I LOVE free stuff! And winning swag will make me feel like a real celebrity and not just a celebrity in my own head!!

  43. Dave Ferrey
    April 9, 2010 at 5:55 am

    I've tried the Pogoplug but now I would like to have more fun with plugs and the Tonidoplug is more versatile. The only thing holding me back is the $99, that's where you come in :)

  44. Vytautas Ambrasas
    April 9, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Trying to win once more.

  45. Nate Mylott
    April 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I don't really get what the Tonido Plug does, but I use several different cloud services for files as I travel around to a lot of different computers. It'd be awesome to have it all in one place and be able to listen to music at school and drown out the annoying chick in my class, even when I forget my iPod.

  46. Eric G. Young
    April 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I would like to move my business in the direction of cloud computing or more virtualization. This app looks great!

  47. Roger Sullivan
    April 8, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I love the idea of cloud computing. I just had a hard drive on my pc bake and lost everything! I know. I know. Got a new MacBook Pro and this would be a great way to protect and share my stuff and not be completely controlled by Apple. I also have an Iphone. Can't afford to spend any more money for their version of cloud computing, MobileMe. Thanks guys for the consideration!

  48. Juliusz
    April 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    It's a great app. I'd love to have one :)

  49. velomac
    April 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Tonido looks like a pretty nifty way to incorporate "personal' with "secure" cloud computing. I can imagine several ways to use Tonido (music, finances, contacts, photos, projects), & I'm sure there are many more.

  50. ChristineWithRegence
    April 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Great ideas! For ideas on how you can take charge of your own health care costs, check out Whatstherealcost.org.

  51. ChristineWithRegence
    April 8, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Great ideas! For ideas on how you can take charge of your own health care costs, check out Whatstherealcost.org.

  52. Carlos A. Silva
    April 8, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Excelente artículo, Tonido me ha resultado muy útil y es cada vez más práctico. Gracias

  53. smick
    April 8, 2010 at 3:56 am

    I'd Like to give this to my mom. She wants a dead simple way to share pics and back them up

  54. Faizan Munir
    April 8, 2010 at 3:44 am

    i would like to win because i am a student and i have to research a lot of things and i can't afford a pro account (i live in Pakistan), so if i win, that would be a real blessing for me.
    Thanking you in advance,
    Faizan Munir.

  55. Kathrin Barber
    April 8, 2010 at 2:55 am

    My family and I have a fairly diverse collection of hardware on my home network using Mac's, Windows PC's and various flavours of Linux. A Tonido plug would be a great cross-platform way of sharing our media library!

  56. Rakesh
    April 8, 2010 at 2:39 am

    This is just a new & fantastic/freaking technology I have ever seen, who-ever have seen this thing would just fall in love with it & can't live without it and you guys always rock in any kind of new things comes to the internet-world, it is either a useful website or a useful device YOU GUYS ARE THE HYPE MAKERS.

  57. Evans Keno H
    April 8, 2010 at 1:01 am

    I need this very much i am in skul and sharing computers is such a task many a times your files get lost and this will help much

  58. Randall Wright
    April 8, 2010 at 12:56 am

    this sounds like a great way to be able to access files while travelling. i've never tried the "cloud" before ... thinking i'd love it.

  59. Melanie Langenhan
    April 7, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I like to have my files and docs accessible, safe and easy to move (like the Kindle for books). Tonido is already set up on my netbook for testing and it looks promising.

  60. Melwin Nelapati
    April 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Ive never tried cloud computing software before so id love to give it a go. this is my first muo giveway so i hope i win.

  61. Anthony Sulinski
    April 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I would like to test out the Cloud Computing Features this Company has to offer. I have wanted to try out Cloud Computing for a long period of time now. And I believe this would allow me the opportunity to do that.

  62. Lynne McCurdy
    April 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, this would really help me with college! I'm disabled and can't carry 40 lbs of books with me every day. This way, I could use the digital textbooks and my netbook to access my study materials, no matter where I am! Please, make my studies easier!

  63. Joey "JoeLinux" Espinosa
    April 7, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I'd like to win the TonidoPlug, because I am a Sr. Systems Engineer for a large company, as well as the Deputy Supervisor for Systems Services. I have a say in what we do, and what we can look at purchasing. I also have a vast network at home, with more than 6 computers currently attached (and a thin client about to be connected).

    I use Dropbox along with Tonido currently to create the ultimate sharing/syncing/backup/online computing environment, and I would LOVE to supplement it with TonidoPlug.

    I also love to write reviews, and recommend products. In fact, my website (www.learnaboutlinux.net) has some reviews and tutorials, and my Twitter page (twitter.com/JoeLinux117) has plenty of tweets about Tonido and how great it is. I am a big open-source junkie, and run Ubuntu on all of my home computers. I am THAT type of personality, so when I find a great product that few may know about, I really spread the word.

    I would love to have easy access to all of my projects and related things remotely (Android development, Python/Django development, streaming media, etc.).

    And biggest reason of all, I can almost guarantee that if I get a TonidoPlug, I will find some really cool (and typically productive) method of using it that nobody has thought of before. And then I'll write about it ;)

    And if not TonidoPlug, I'd still be happy with Webshare Pro.

  64. Pungki P. Haryoso
    April 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    As an IT Consultant, once a week I travel between two towns and I use different computers. That's why I like to win Tonido.

  65. Donn King
    April 7, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I'd like to win because I constantly explore the latest technology that can contribute to lifelong learning, especially for college students.

  66. Marko M
    April 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    id like to win, since the tonido plug would enable me to easily access my files and projects when i am at school and need to get something from my home computer

  67. Marko M
    April 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    id like to win, since the tonido plug would enable me to easily acess my files and projects when i am at school and need to get something from my home computer

  68. Dimple Thakkar
    April 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I travel A LOT and really need a way to easily manage my files wherever I go!

  69. Julian Schmauch
    April 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Beyond all must-have gadgets, tablets and pads, cloud computing is what really is making a difference. Be it Dropbox or any of the gazillion other services, that backup, transfer, stream or even manage our files.

    This one seems very promising, would love to win!

  70. Kim Wyatt
    April 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I've been using Tonido for several months and have recommended (and installed) Tonido on several of my friends and associates computers. Tonido makes my life so much easier. Having the ability to access all my files from any location is the best. I also use the "Thots" and photos features to keep in touch with family members. Tonido is everything I need in one application. Couldn't ask for anything more - except maybe winning a Tonido Webshare Pro license and Tonido Plug. Thanks for developing such an exciting and incredible product.

  71. alphaone
    April 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    COOOOOOLLLLLL

  72. Zachary Aletheia
    April 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I'd like to win because it will help me as a poor college student for when i move to a different state.

  73. Shellie
    April 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Would LOVE to win this!! I use computers in many different locations due to work, so being able to have everything on the cloud would make my life so much easier!

  74. Chris Clark
    April 7, 2010 at 11:12 am

    PLEASE!!!

  75. Susan
    April 7, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Crossing my fingers that I win. I'm constantly on the go and this would be GREAT!

  76. Fletcher Christian
    April 7, 2010 at 10:54 am
  77. Jennifer Nguyen
    April 7, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I would like to win because normally, i have no use for the giveaways that MUO has had before, and this looks like something i could use n_n

  78. Mark
    April 7, 2010 at 10:10 am

    My hard drive is lonely and needs something to play with.

  79. Mariana Mazzero
    April 7, 2010 at 9:49 am

    let's roll the dices!

  80. David
    April 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I was not aware of your site until now. I have heard about other cloud sites and yours looks pretty good! Thanks!

    http://www.facebook.com/davidl...

  81. David
    April 7, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I was not aware of your site until now. I have heard about other cloud sites and yours looks pretty good! Thanks!

    http://www.facebook.com/davidlcrooks

  82. Florin Iacob
    April 7, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I'd want to win because I switch computers a lot. Two at home, work, school. This way I could have a hub linking my data between all of them.

  83. Nirav Patel
    April 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I love to try cloud computing software.

    Thanks for all your efforts & giveways.

    Thanks
    ThisisNP.com

  84. Ann Lauzau
    April 7, 2010 at 7:07 am

    I'm starting a business and would like to make use of cloud computing to communicate with my clients. Tonido sounds like the way to go for privacy and security.

  85. Juzer Ali
    April 7, 2010 at 6:34 am

    I'd love to win this giveaway!

  86. Nirav Patel
    April 7, 2010 at 5:33 am

    I love to try cloud computing software.

    Thanks for all your efforts & giveways.

    Thanks
    ThisisNP.com

  87. Andrew Wayman
    April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

    I've heard about Tonido and Tonido Plug and would love to try them out. I love learning about new technology for the home and small business.

  88. Chuan Lin
    April 7, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Need to utilize Tonido's PRO feature.

  89. Chuan Lin
    April 7, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Need to utilize Tonido's full feature.

  90. ha14
    April 7, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Hi, Great contest, Tonido provides all necessary to share files over the net securely.Allows easy access from any device with a Web browser. Tonido Workspace makes collaboration easy with great persepectives.

    http://twitthis.com/thg4t4

  91. ha14
    April 6, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Hi, Great contest, Tonido provides all necessary to share files over the net securely.Allows easy access from any device with a Web browser. Tonido Workspace makes collaboration easy with great persepectives.

    http://twitthis.com/thg4t4

  92. Andrew Cockrell
    April 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Why I'd like to win? I've always been a technology whore. I've decided to cut down and I've powered off the rack in the garage. I miss having a simple app/file server and think that the TonidoPlug would be just wicked awesome for that.

  93. Mostafa
    April 6, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    i would like to use this awesome product as it will give me access to my music any time anywhere

  94. mido_mashakel
    April 6, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I'd love to win as it will help me with my college projects and assignments

  95. Scot Fowler
    April 6, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I am a huge proponent of the cloud, and have worked with clients to push more of their apps towards the cloud. I like what opportunities Tonido presents.

  96. Luiz Araujo
    April 6, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Nice job,
    Nice article,
    The best website,
    Thanks.

  97. Beth Weaving
    April 6, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I have been watching the progress of plug computing for a while and love the idea of the low energy device, with the extensibility to add multiple hard drives and devices. Also the ability to have a media sharing device on the local network that is not my desktop. All it needs is the ability to run security camera software.

  98. JIN Yi
    April 6, 2010 at 10:20 am

    This is very cool. It's something just for me who is lazy but want to catch up the pace of the age.=D
    Personal could could be useful for me who has a lot of digital device. Well geeker=D
    Good luck all the guys!!

  99. Sary Wall
    April 6, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I have files spread across multiple computers, and it seems as if the file I need is never on the computer I'm using! Such a pain to VNC in (through firewalls and on slow connections), dig through the files (hoping that this is the right computer) and then emailing it to myself...

  100. Lois Freeman
    April 6, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Love to win...because in between using different computers and being in different places, it is next to impossible to keep everything up to date and together...so I spend a huge amount of time and energy looking for and trying to use different solutions that just don't quite do it.

  101. Nitesh Patel
    April 6, 2010 at 9:25 am

    just jumped into the givaways need Tornido to run my personal cloud ...

  102. Adrian Boncan
    April 6, 2010 at 8:54 am

    ..because it's multiplatform, mobile, and a good software concept. i also love the eco part of the plug

  103. Simon
    April 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I have been looking for a NAS solution, and this looks like a great solution.

  104. Shannon Coble
    April 6, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I would like to win this to be able to let all of my friends who I recommend your site to know that real people do actually win this stuff!

  105. Reuben Urias
    April 6, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I could definitely use this for streaming music and sharing files with family and friends!

  106. Vivek Hurry
    April 6, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Looks fascinating - clouding to the max!

  107. Sorin Manta
    April 6, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Hmm... it should have been a problem with the comments. My first post appeared just after I wrote the second. Can you, please, delete the first comment I posted and this one you are reading now? Thanks, I want to be fair.;)

  108. Sorin Manta
    April 6, 2010 at 6:13 am

    I would not just like, but love to win a Tonido Plug because I'm already using Tonido's services (more exactly since September 2009) and I always dreamed for the Tonido Plug: it's the cutest gadget ever!

    If you would like a more complicated answer, here we go... I'm a website designer and I always have to switch between the desktop PC, between the NetBook and the MacBook, which is horrible when you're not home! Arrgh...

    I love Ubuntu and I also love the idea that Tonido Plug comes with Ubuntu 9.04 Januty Jackalope on it... Linux fits perfectly with Tonido's vision of portability. I hope the awesome guys at Tonido will upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx when it will be released.

    If you read this post you probably consider choosing me, right? Thank you very much anyway... I hope I will win someday a MakeUseOf giveaway, of course I prefer this one but... isn't everybody saying the same thing?

    MakeUseOf rocks!:)

  109. aval
    April 6, 2010 at 5:41 am

    i want to win and use tonido to solve world hunger

  110. Sorin Manta
    April 6, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I'd like to win this because I simply need to get more organized... I have lots on files on my PC, lots on my NetBook and lots on my MacBook, but I never have everything I need together.

    Plus that Tonido Plug is the cutest gadget possible.:)

    By the way, Miad Uddin should be disqualified for multiple posts.

  111. James Kim
    April 6, 2010 at 4:57 am

    I would love to have one of these!

  112. Marcelo Manzo
    April 6, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Amazing, I really need

  113. Kim Hogenson
    April 6, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Love it and am frightened by it! The value of this give away is more than priceless...the availablity of anything I want, anywhere I want it is fantastic!

  114. Brack
    April 6, 2010 at 3:21 am

    I'd like to win to set up a PIM system that works for me and my wife, whether we're at home, at work, or even out and about...

  115. Dara
    April 6, 2010 at 3:03 am

    This sounds full-on top drawer.

    I want it I want it I want it (repeat ad nauseam)

    • Dara
      April 6, 2010 at 3:08 am

      Oh, why'd I like to win? Aside from the fact that it sounds brilliant in and of itself, because I teach EFL in a uni in Seoul, and the "One-Click Webshare" would be outstandingly useful for sharing files, doing class projects, and giving feedback.

  116. Kshiteej
    April 6, 2010 at 1:01 am

    i would like to win because i want to access my PC with my mobile phone.

  117. Eleanor Muller
    April 6, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I'd love to win because our organisation manages and markets Game Lodges in Southern Africa's Transfrontier Parks. These are all community owned ventures that need to leverage the best of modern technology to generate tourist income. Situated in desolate wilderness areas we have satellite links with the Lodges that allows the staff and community to access the Web. Effective file sharing, data backup and communication will be enhanced with a product like Tonido. See our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/xaus.lodge as an example of the Bushman community-owned venture meeting the internet.

  118. Eleanor Muller
    April 6, 2010 at 12:31 am

    I'd love to win because our organisation manages and markets Game Lodges in Southern Africa's Transfrontier Parks. These are all community owned ventures that need to leverage the best of modern technology to generate tourist income. Situated in desolate wilderness areas we have satellite links with the Lodges that allows the staff and community to access the Web. Effective file sharing, data backup and communication will be enhanced with a product like Tonido. See our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/xaus.lodge as an example of the Bushman community-owned venture meeting the internet.

  119. thetechmonkey
    April 5, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I'm in search of the ideal cloud computing solution.

  120. Rachmat Arsyadi
    April 5, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I am a designer and teach graphic design subject on some universities. On my lecture, I always share to my students the importance and benefits of technology to the graphic design world. Before I read this article, I already used some online tools that offers similar services Tonido does. So if I win this, this will be absolutely a great and useful tool that support my daily work and also a useful idea to share to my students.

  121. Sudheendra
    April 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I'll like to win coz..
    i being fan of cloud computing... and thus want to try this product and promote it..
    to whomsoever it may be useful..

  122. Abdunnoor Patankar
    April 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I m really short of harddisk space and have a never ending list of downloads. Just wanted to use it to backup all those games and videosand ... and... infinitum.

  123. Mayank
    April 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Another reat Giveaway.

    Nice Going On MUO.

    • Mayank
      April 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm

      Sorry, To Comment ASgain But My Facebook Profile Address Above Is Wrong. It's - http://profile.to/mayankag/

      Really Sorry For The mistake.

  124. Kapil Kumawat
    April 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    We've deployed and tested our application on several Cloud Environment(Amazon EC2, GoGrid, FlexiScale etc.) and not yet decided on one permanent service.
    Would love to try this one for free.

  125. josh
    April 5, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I have been interested if finding all the application listed above. Not too sure which program would be the best for me.... but since they are all one, or at least the same company they will all be similar to use. Would be great.

  126. Jamie Windham
    April 5, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    My clients keep asking me about cloud computing and I need to get more real world experience with it. I love the plug computing idea and have been wanting to play with it.

  127. Dave Truslow
    April 5, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I have one of the 1st gen Pogoplug units. Looks like Pogo & Tonido use the same underlying technology. I'd like a Tonido to write a bakeoff article for MakeuseOf.

  128. Jay
    April 5, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Great security and accessiblilty option for peace of mind.

  129. Karen Huber
    April 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    What a cool app! I love to test new Internet sites and apps.

  130. Kevin Charman
    April 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Looks like a great "peace of mind" system!

  131. Alan Schmeelk
    April 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    This is just the incentive I need to keep my backups current, no more hassling with external drives! And it would be terrific having access to my files from anywhere!

  132. Pubudu@TechHamlet
    April 6, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Im going to use these cool gifts for my studies! I have a lot to learn from these :D

  133. Vi3tI3abe
    April 6, 2010 at 3:52 am

    I'd really like to try this cloud computing out so it'd be cool to win =)

  134. Johnny
    April 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    This will surely help feed my online addiction :D

    (...and allow me to safely & easily upload videos of my first steps online. You *do* want grandma to feel included with the family, don't you? :P)

  135. Michael Holz
    April 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I love this. Looks like a much enhanced version of the pogoplug.

  136. terri smart
    April 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Wonder

  137. Ezra Roark
    April 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Great Giveaway! I have been looking at these for a few months and could use the plug for my small business office. We struggle to find consistent ways to share content, keep everything secure, and access our files remotely... and *POW*, out of no where, Make Use Of has a giveaway. We are tight on budget and this would be a fantastic prize to win! Thanks.

  138. Roger Gardner
    April 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    it is a lot safer than trying to have it on the only computer that you have.

  139. Miguel Aguilera
    April 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    It would be great to have my files stored safely on the cloud.

  140. Vanessa V. Medeiros
    April 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I really want one! Plus, I never win anything... :(

  141. LIsa Byrd
    April 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I teach technology to high school students as well as the yearbook adviser. I have longed for a solution to storage that would allow our content to be accessible anywhere. As a member of our tech committee this could be a building wide solution.

  142. doc thomas
    April 5, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    looks great

  143. Ken Fulton
    April 5, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Awesome! I use logmein everyday so that I can access my computer from work to get and put files so that I don't have to use other means, but it isn't as seamless as I would like. I have also been wanting to set up a server at home to allow all of the numerous computers in our home to share files (data, music, video, etc.). This would not only allow that, but much, much more.

  144. Janet Laird
    April 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I'd love to win in this giveaway because as a professional musician and music educator being able to access files and learning materials from any computer would make my job a lot easier. This technology seems amazing and I'd love the chance to try it out for myself so thanks for the giveaway opportunity ;-)

  145. Vinay
    April 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I'd like to win because I've been looking for months for a solution like this, and I can't afford one right now.

  146. Geoff Heys
    April 5, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Hoping to win.

  147. amine23
    April 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    me too

  148. David
    April 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    this would be neat!

  149. Ron LeMaster
    April 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Liking the cloud computing

  150. Craig Mooney
    April 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I wanna win so I can stream music to my iPod Touch!

  151. Eric Costa
    April 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I'd like to win because I would rule the world (or, in local terms, Brazil) if I could access my data anywhere! Mua-ha-ha!!!

  152. Blake Hickman
    April 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I would like to win because this would be useful at work and school. I enjoy testing/using new software/apps. I look forward to hear back for the team!

    - Blake

  153. Colleen Cole
    April 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Just found your site today - really interesting. Thanks for the contest!

  154. Laurence Chan
    April 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Cool

  155. Jason Asunto
    April 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I need a tonido plug!!!

  156. JeremyCee
    April 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Whoops ... here's my Facebook too!

    http://www.facebook.com/jeremy... (you might not be able to see my posted items though!)

  157. JeremyCee
    April 5, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Whoops ... here's my Facebook too!

    http://www.facebook.com/jeremycaverly (you might not be able to see my posted items though!)

  158. Havilson Peixoto
    April 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I would like to win cause besides the fact that I´m a heavy computer user/addicted that uses cloud computing a lot. And as a Information Security Consultant cloud computing is one of my main study subjects. :)

    Best regards,

    Havilson

  159. Selim Serttas
    April 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I didn't know there is a product like this, its absolutely perfect just with one tonido plug i got everything i want

  160. Jose L. Navarro
    April 5, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Cloud computing is the next up and coming way of storage/sharing. I love technology and staying ahead of the game! Thanks for the opportunity.

  161. Rolando
    April 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I'm winning because I want to live in a world where I never want to ever download anything. I want everything in the cloud. I want all my music, documents, movies, and pics all in the cloud and accessible from anywhere. In my lifetime I would really like to see a world where I have a gigabit connection everywhere I go.

  162. Jayson Harshbarger
    April 5, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I've been looking for a good personal cloud computing solution that allows me to control how and where information is stored.

  163. Nikola Novakovic
    April 5, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Because I'm using linux, windows and mac and my files are all over the place. It would be wonderful to have it in sync with my personal and work computer (and phone :-)).

  164. Stian
    April 5, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I need this badly... And I've still haven't seen any winners from Norway yet. Could be great to be the first one

  165. Alessandro
    April 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I really need this because i travel a lot

  166. Tim Pettus
    April 5, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I could REALLY use this!

  167. Matt McNamara
    April 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Will I win this time? I sure hope so. But I say that every time.

  168. Lee Brown
    April 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Because it freakin' rocks!

  169. John A. Taylor
    April 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I make extensive use of the cloud for much of my work supervising individuals who are spread across our State. While my Blackberry and Laptop have been useful tools, a Tonido account will greatly enhance my productivity.

  170. Boone Rhinehart
    April 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I am a student and keeping track of papers, essays and other stuff is a hassle. Plus listening to my music anywhere would be sweet. And the Tonino Plug looks awesome! I hope you choose me!

  171. Cale Glisson
    April 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

    I've been trying to find something like dropbox that has a lot more functionality and you guys brought my attention to this. I can use this to access my documents at home on my desktop and from school without the need to carry a flash drive around with me everywhere. The music streaming is also a nice feature to have while traveling so I can actually listen to all of my music.

  172. JeremyCee
    April 5, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I would love to win one of these because I am currently assessing options for our low-cost computing initiative at a local public elementary school in Washington, DC and this would be a great solution for them!

    Hope you guys don't get reprimanded by Facebook for violating their contest rules. I want to WIN!

  173. Duy K. Bui
    April 5, 2010 at 9:38 am

    I'm looking for an affordable, reasonable and applicable gateway to move up my educational organization to the cloud. My experiences with technologies are always shared with other educational organizations in developing countries.

  174. Sungbum Yoon
    April 5, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I'm using a Android phone and laptop. Share a file and Copy a music to a sd card is always painful job.
    It's gonna be useful when I use a cloud computing with Tonido account.
    I want it!!

  175. sjsaliba
    April 5, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I have been considering a system like this for awhile, but was unaware of Tonido. The website says they are all soldout and not taking orders!

  176. L Martini
    April 5, 2010 at 9:23 am

    I'm always interested in what's new in technology and how it can benefit my students and clients.

  177. Paul Ehrlich
    April 5, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I have been looking at systems of this type and been hesitatnt to jump in until now. My family manages documents from various places around the US and some abroad and this would give us the reliability and safety necessary to store our data.

  178. omer vidavsky
    April 5, 2010 at 9:15 am

    this will very help me hand in my school work

  179. Flora Zhang
    April 5, 2010 at 9:09 am

    This will be an useful tool for me as a college student because I switch computers a lot and Backup will simplify researching and writing essays. With the Money Manager, I can keep track of my finances and with Photos, I can share pictures with my family. What a great product!

  180. Hunter Scott
    April 5, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I've got a couple hundred gigs of music that I've been wanting to make available to me anywhere on the web. I thought about writing an app myself, but this would be way easier. I'd also be interested in modding the Tonido plug.

  181. Anthony
    April 5, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Hi

  182. Nikos Gouveris
    April 5, 2010 at 9:02 am

    This site seems really usefull for my thesis writing... Since i'm constantly on the move it will be very usefull to have my content available anywhere, in any computer..
    Especially the backup feature is extremelly usefull for my work.

  183. Mian Uddin
    April 5, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I'd like to win because this would help me with school and at home.Because of this im now Im happy because I can finaly transfer all of my ppts from school! This Is My First MkaeUseOf Giveaway So I hope I win.

  184. Guy In Victoria
    April 5, 2010 at 8:58 am

    The BEST thing about your site is that it includes information that you can actually Make Use Of... And Yes your giveaway is a fine example. Count ME in.

  185. Mian Uddin
    April 5, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I'd like to win because this looks like some good software but anyways my family woud'nt be able to afford the plug and the pro accounts. Also heres how the software can benifit me: It can help me send files to my friends and family (My Family Lives In Pakistan). And I can use this to backup my moms photos(about one whole GB), All of my essays, and my narritives. And I just hope I win makeuseof, because this is my first time entering a makeuseof giveaway, I love this blog, and I would never be able to get this without winning this giveaway.

  186. Barrie Ramsey
    April 5, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I'm studying online and this looks like a great way to compile all my files, organise my study and work on multiple computers. Great to know I can backup all my study notes with ease.

  187. Glen Payne
    April 5, 2010 at 8:34 am

    I'd like to win because I'm a technology consultant for my clients and am constantly looking for new technologies so that I may serve my customers better. The more I know and have access to, the more value and service they receive.

    Thanks.

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