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Yandex, known as the Russian Google, has tipped its hat to cloud computing with Yandex.Disk – a new service to rival Dropbox and Skydrive. While this app will be a hit for Yandex users, its more-than-compelling 10GB of free cloud storage could make it appealing to other markets.

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Like other popular services in this space, Yandex.Disk syncs files using a desktop client similar to Dropbox, where you can drag files to the Yandex.Disk folder to upload/sync your files.  It also includes a web interface for easy access on the browser, as well as apps for Android and iOS.

Users start with 3GB of free storage, but you can easily get to 10GB by installing the desktop client, performing your first upload, and then sharing the service to Facebook and Twitter. It also supports attachment syncing with Yandex mail, camera uploads, and group sharing.

The online interface and app design is far behind what Dropbox and Skydrive can offer, but if it gets the job done, that may be more than enough for Yandex users to buy-in, especially if you add the free 10GB cloud storage which is larger than most of the current offers.

Overall, Yandex.Disk is a good first try from the popular Russian search engine. It is currently available by invite only, but expect the floodgates to open in the next couple of weeks.

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Check out Yandex.Disk @ http://disk.yandex.com

  1. Keith D.
    November 19, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I like the site, got to send out a lot of emails for the 10gb though! Sorry friends, family & persons who happen to be in my contacts folder; NOTHING PERSONAL, JUST THOUGHT YOU ALL WOULD WANT TO KNOW!!

    Thanks for the heads up on the site! Unlimited eMail storage & can signup for the online storage & recieve it NOW! Oh, happy day!

  2. Sebastian Hadinata
    August 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    This service looks promising, especially with 10GB space for starter, it also has WebDav support!

  3. WantedManiac
    July 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Ouuhh . . . 10-GIGs for Starters! Gotta try dat-1 . . .

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