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Are web desktops the new online storage solutions?

Desktop on Demand
Online storage service Ewedrive is shutting down and the developers are focusing their time on Desktop on Demand, an online desktop application instead. And that got us thinking. Are online desktops, or so-called "web operating systems" the new online storage?

Sure, we've been a bit down on WebOSes in the past. They sort of jumped the shark for us when companies started creating web browsers that you could access from... your web browser. But if you're creating a service that lets people store their files online, the user interface is key. The best online storage solutions already let users drag and drop files from their computer, do batch uploads, and share files with other users. Why not add a few extra applications like media players and Office documents?

After all, Desktop on Demand does everything Ewedrive did, and more. You still get 1GB of free storage space, and you can pay if you need more. If you don't want to use a web-based instant messaging application while you're there, that's fine. You don't have to. But it's nice to have the option.

[via Frantic Industries]

Tags: desktop-on-demand, ewedrive, online-desktop, online-storage, webOS, webtop

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