Project Infinite, the latest service from the file hosting service company, Dropbox, is all about simple ways in which the users can access their cloud storage files anywhere at any point of time. The Project Infinite is reported to provide the users with the flexibility to view their cloud file system on their local drives and thus negate the need to save the files on the local system or use the Dropbox.com to navigate on a separate interface.
“The idea behind the service is to make your online files look and feel just like those saved on your hard drive,” reported The Next Web. “Instead of storing all your files both locally and in the cloud, you can keep certain ones housed just online and access them via placeholders on your desktop.”
During the conference in London, Dropbox representatives explained in detail the overall functioning of their new service. “Project Infinite gives business customers local access to files no matter where they live, in the cloud, on network drives or local drives,” said the company, as reported by Ars Technica. “In practice, this means when you open Windows Explorer or OSX Finder, you will have access to all of your Dropbox files without having to store them on your drive.”
Further, Venture Beat reported that the Project Infinite helps the users to manage their cloud files without occupying space on their local drives. The new service is reported to give the users a choice of where they want to store a file like they can keep it in their Dropbox storage space or on their hard drive.
“With the Infinite Drive, users have visibility across the entire system, but the files can live in the cloud as designated by a cloud icon next to the file, or on your hard drive with a cloud backup as designated by a green check mark,” reported Mac Rumors. “This enables the users you to manage their cloud files as though they were local without space consumption.”
Meanwhile, there are no reports as to when the Project Infinite would be made available to the users. Dropbox didn’t mention the probable price range for its upcoming service.
Also, it is yet to be confirmed whether the service would also be offered to the individual customers or it would be just exclusive for the business customers.
The reports suggest that Project Infinite will support Windows 7 or higher versions with Mac OS X 10.9 or higher.