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Introducing Redesigned Shares

Shares are one of the many useful features in the suite of SpiderOak products. They let you selectively allow portions of your data to be viewed by others. We’ve seen them used for a variety of purposes; sharing pictures with family, providing files to clients, distributing software releases. This week we launched a new redesign of Shares, aimed at improving them along a variety of aspects.

First of all, they look totally awesome.  We’ve been working with a top notch designer (Andrew from http://pautlerdesign.com) who really understands the digital medium, and I think the results speaks for itself.

Introducing New SpiderOak Share Design

New Share Design

On top the new eye-candy, we’ve also made the shares easier to use and navigate. You can easily get a preview of all your items in the grid view, or open your pictures in a lightbox. If you have a sufficiently modern browser, you can even preview your music files in the browser. We’ll be looking into providing in-browser previews for more types of media in the future. One new feature not previously possible: you can now link or create a bookmark that points directly to any subdirectory within a share (so long as that subdirectory still exists; remember your shares are automatically updated as you update the associated folders).

Keep an eye out on the rest of our web backend, as this redesign is part of an overhaul currently in development across all of our web products. We’re looking forward to launching those changes soon, as well as hearing your thoughts and opinions of these current ones.

Special 5.0 Release Offer: 5GBs, 25% Off

We are proud of our new 5.0 release and want to thank everyone who tested it and provided valuable feedback along the way. Hearing about your experience helped us make a better product. Thank you!

SpiderOak 5.0 brings a number of features and bug fixes. With our new SpiderOak Hive folder, privacy meets simplicity. It’s now super easy to sync data with drag and drop functionality between your desktop, laptop and mobile devices. We also deployed OS integration, allowing right-click access to SpiderOak functions via the file browser on Windows (Explorer) and Macs (Finder). In addition, we have built SpiderOak mobile 2.0 from the ground up. You can find our newly updated mobile app in the App Store. For Android, it will arrive in the Google Play Store May 13th.

Starting today until Sunday, May 12th at 11:59 PM CDT, we offer you the following deals:

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New to SpiderOak? Get 5GBs FREE for life for you or your business when you signup and download 5.0. Click here to claim this offer. Available on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Already a SpiderOakian? Receive 25% off when you upgrade to an annual plan. That is only $75 per year for 100GBs of private, secure storage. Use the code “ILoveSpiderOak” to take advantage of this offer. Here’s how:

  • Open your ‘account’ through the accounts tab in the SpiderOak client or click the ‘Buy more space’ button.
  • On the Account Details page, select “Upgrade My Plan” to the right.
  • On this page, you will see a “Promotional Code” box.
  • Type “ILoveSpiderOak” in this box and select “Update”
  • You will see the discount 5GB free option as well as the 25% discount to yearly plans.
  • Choose your promotion and continue the ‘checkout’ process.

Note: The ’5 GB FREE’ offer is intended for new users. Selecting this promotion as a current user will replace your existing storage with 5 GBs.

Enjoy! Thank you again – above all – for your continued patronage and support.

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