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If you're a cloud storage junkie and you haven't checked out Copy, shame on you. It's your typical Dropbox/Google Drive/Skydrive/Box.net competitor with a twist: shared files and folders can be assigned to a single user so that they don't count against the data storage limit for other users. The previous version of the app wasn't exactly up on the latest visual design trends, but now Copy has a much cleaner look.

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The app still has basically the same features: individual users get the access to all their cloud storage files, synced to desktops running Windows, OS X, or Linux. It does the usual public and private file sharing, direct sharing with other Copy users, yadda, yadda. One of the bigger points in Copy's favor is that it allows free users a whopping 15GB of storage, three times the standard free tier. Even corporate users can get 5 enterprise-level accounts with added security for free. Pro plans start at $10 a month for 250GB and go up.

The revamped app uses the standard slide-out navigation menu and a tabbed interface, with color-coded backgrounds depending on whether you're accessing local or remote files. The app also has plenty of enhancements and bug fixes, which recent reviews say have improved the performance considerably. The app and basic amount is free, and Copy works with Android 2.3.3 or higher.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • disqus_jZP9zmks2p

    Use my referral link, https://copy.com?r=yx7nht and get an extra 5gigs.

  • Nathaniel Webb

    I really hope the comments don't devolve into a referral war.

    • Mario

      Referral links are awesome. Everybody wins. Get 5 GB more space with link below. :)


    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      All comments with ref links deleted.

      • Mario

        Negative action on a positive thing.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          We don't need a spamfest of referral begging here.

  • Greg Abbott

    I'll throw out my referral link for anyone that wants 20GB at signup instead of the normal 15GB: https://copy.com?r=ZD820D Thanks!

  • tkif

    instead of asking people to use referral links, ask me how to get more space. email me at 8ddb34e2@opayq.com

  • Frank Lopez

    in a world full of drop boxes and drives who needs a copy?

    • Mado

      People like students who don't want to pay for the subscription. It is either this or Google Drive, which is also 15GB free.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's actually a really nice service, with an app that is more functional than Dropbox and Drive combined (especially Drive).

      Try downloading a folder in Dropbox or Drive, see if you can. Just for example.

      Plus, it's much easier to get free space with Copy.

      • http://www.officinawazo.com/ Carburano

        yes... I have 25 Gb free and I really like this service :)

        • Larry Mao

          I have so far earned 65 GB of free storage on copy, so its become my default for UCCW skins, and apks, etc.

          • http://www.officinawazo.com/ Carburano

            I'm sure I will increase my Gb as well :) BTW with Box (50 Gb), Copy (25 Gb) and Drive (25 Gb with Quickoffice) I think I have everything i need :)

    • PuzzledObserver

      Dropbox with its minuscule 2GB?!? I have a 20GB free capacity with Copy. And all of the free cloud storage services I use have largely more than 2GB. Dropbox would better pay me to use their service.

  • Christopher Lee

    Not commenting on the service itself (haven't used it, won't ding it), but what is up with that shade of light blue? It seems to be everywhere these days in action bars, and I loathe it.

    Then again, I'm certain someone has to like it, else it wouldn't be used.

  • Ethan Dower

    So shame on me as I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to for sure. I use dropbox and googledrive and recently I started using Unioncy's web app, http://goo.gl/9SBRvw for keeping product related papers (receipts, manuals, certificates, warranties, serials etc.) as they automatically turn uploaded/forwarded receipts into an index of useful 'product cards' with all information in one place in the cloud.

  • http://www.tuttoandroid.net/ Riccardo Robecchi

    The only problem I've had so far with Copy is it doesn't automatically upload photos taken with the non-default camera app (e.g. Camera Zoom FX) with the PhotoCopy option enabled. Does anybody know how to fix this strange behavior?

    • Steve Coffey

      Hi Riccardo, this is Steve from the Copy Engineering team. We're so sorry you've been having trouble with your PhotoCopy using Camera Zoom. Shoot an email to support@copy.com with the make and model of your phone, the version of android it's running, and a short description of the problem and we'll get to the bottom of this ASAP.

      • http://www.tuttoandroid.net/ Riccardo Robecchi

        This is just wonderful. Thank you for your extreme kindness, Steve. I sent you a mail yesterday. Keep up the good work!

    • Asked Muhammad

      only problem I having with Copy so far is when you play your video it either lag after 5 to 10 mins of watching something or the sound would played but the video doesn't follow along with in some parts of movies I watched like The Amazing Spider Man.

  • turdbogls

    I'm not a storage whore at all, but i have been using Copy, Drive, and Dropbox for a long time now.....and this is actually the nicest app out of the bunch. Haven't had any problems with it either. you can never have too much storage space....and when I move to chromebook in the near future, its going to become even more handy.

  • Chris Peterson

    So did the update allow streaming from the app? That was something that others lack. I'd love the ability to stream stored video on my phone.

  • Martin Repke

    I love copy. It s now besides dropbox my second cloud. The only thing I would wish for is a 5 USD account.

  • Slack

    I tried a lot of cloud services.. Box is slow, limited by 250mb, Dropbox expensive...Copy seem good. Try my refferal link and you will get 20gb...

  • travelnurse1913

    Use my referral code for extra 5g for free. https://copy.com?r=Kdl8xh

  • Scopus

    Use my referral code for extra 5g for free. https://copy.com?r=3ho4Bq

  • Mirc

    Use my referral code for extra 5g for free. https://copy.com?r=rilQAi

  • Detro

    They are absolutely cross platform - you can get their client on windows/linux/mac/android/iOS, and the client is actually the best! (Even better than the great Dropbox client). So far I haven't had issues with their syncing (google drive for exam screwed all my files with their terrible sync algorithm) and a very nice fact is you can undelete files you deleted by accident.

    For additional free 5gb of space use this promo link to register https://copy.com?r=PBmnys

  • Peter

    Great Online Storage solution

    Sign up for cloud storage and get 20GB FREE

    Many thanks

  • Anne

    20GB FREE storage with the following link

  • MstAvi8r

    Can seem to get the app for copy to load on a kindle fire ... says its installed but doesn't show on homepage or anywhere else for that matter ?