IDrive is an online backup service for PCs, Macs and smartphones (such as iPhone and Android).
Basic plan (IDrive Basic) gives you 5GB of online storage for free – which is very generous compared to some of the other online backup services.
Once you create a new account, select which platform you use (Windows or Mac) and download and install client for the selected platform. Installation and setup were pretty straight forward, and I was ready to start backing up within minutes of registration. After selecting files and folders I wanted to backup online, upload started, files were transferred to the online backup server and that was it – all done. You can also install a free iPhone app that allows you to browse and view your backed up files on your phone – very handy.
Some of the features of IDrive:
- Open / locked file backup
- Mapped drive backup
- IDrive explorer
- Web based backup management