In planning how to create an even brighter Otixo future, we’ve had to make a serious business decision:
Otixo will no longer offer a free account.
This new direction will help us support you even better – bringing our users new features, more clouds and more personalized support.
Today, all free accounts will start a 14-day free trial period, after which, we sincerely hope users will continue to support us by purchasing a monthly or yearly subscription for unlimited use of Otixo.
Here’s more information about the subscription plans:
If you discovered Otixo through CX (or if it was the other way around), you’ve most likely heard about CX’s recent changes to their Terms of Service. In case you haven’t, here’s a brief summary of the changes:
CX’s 10 GB Starter free account will now require that users log in at least every 15 days.
Existing CX Users can upgrade for just $.99 a month (here).
CX will mark existing free accounts as inactive if they are not logged into at least once every 15 days. If 15 days goes by without a login, the CX account will be marked as inactive and will no longer be accessible for free. CX grants these Users a 30 day grace period to purchase a plan and re-activate the account.
CX’s Desktop Sync will be a paid feature beginning in 2013. It will be included (for a limited time – until December 31, 2012) in the $.99 a month upgrade CX is offering to their existing users.
We checked with CX this morning and can confirm that accessing your CX account through Otixo (ie. clicking on CX when you’re in Otixo) will count as an activity, thus keeping your account “active” and free.
So if you’re stoked about CX, you’ve got something to add to your calendar – click around in your CX account via Otixo every 15 days OR pay them $.99 a month for your 10 GB account.
If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed some great Otixo news last week. In case you haven’t heard, Otixo CEO, Shannon (shown below), and Otixo Employee #1, Molly, won the grand prize at last week’s DEMO Challenge in Denver!
Thank you so much to all of our users for their continued support and feedback. Your constant input propels us forward and really helps us prioritize development. Speaking of development, Otixo will use the $25,000 to develop our mobile applications!
In the next few weeks we’ll be adding Alfresco in the Cloud to our repertoire! Alfresco’s free account provides 10 GB of storage with more pricing information available here.
Take a look at their video to learn more about the service:
Shannon Thomas, Otixo’s CEO, is particularly excited to support Alfresco, as the need to support business use cases grow.
With the integration of Alfresco, Otixo makes its first foray into the enterprise and finally connects your work and home life into a single place. Now you can search for any file, no matter what services it resides in, or move it from your Google Drive, Dropbox, Skydrive, etc. account into Alfresco with a simple drag-and-drop…whether you’re at your desktop or on the road.
Alfresco is just one of the new integrations in our pipeline. Stay tuned for some exciting new partners in Otixo!
Users are the best part of Otixo, and your needs are our top priority. We constantly hear that Otixo’s Finder-like interface is exactly what our users need: intuitive. Otixo works for individuals, companies and schools because users don’t need to waste time learning a new interface or trying to find features.
We’re always looking for more ways to make Otixo yours. Let us know what you’d like to see next in Otixo by replying to this email, or contacting us using one of the methods below.
Otixo tutorials have been popping up a lot lately. One of our users, Aaron, has created three Otixo tutorials. The first one shows how to create an Otixo account, add providers and generally get started. The second is focused on our collaboration tool, Spaces, and the third video delves deeper into the Otixo feature set. Here are links to all three!
Since we’ve integrated CX into Otixo they’ve created a couple videos, which we’ve linked here. Be sure to check out CX and take advantage of the 10 GB of cloud storage they offer for free!
The Otixo Team is comprised of ten people in four offices across three nations and twelve time zones. We’ve learned how to collaborate over distance, though it hasn’t always been easy.
When our American CEO and German CTO get together they brainstorm ways to make it easier. One of those ideas became Otixo’s Spaces. They envisioned a way to collaborate on multiple projects with multiple people without compromising their own workflows.
Spaces is designed without compromise in mind – we want you to use the services you like without adapting your digital life for a specific project. Spaces lets you do just that.
Collaborate without moving your files
You and your collaborators can link files from any services to a Space.
Control the access rights of other collaborators
Set access rights for folders or individual documents.
Share comments on files
Share comments on files or folders and monitor collaborator activity with just a click.
Log in to your Otixo account and start a new project with Spaces today. We’d love to hear what you think! Comment here or send us an email at email@example.com.
Workspaces is coming out of beta and becoming Spaces. Invite a new user to collaborate on a Space and you’ll each receive 100 MB of bandwidth. Create a Space today and collaborate without all the work!
There was something beautiful in our inbox this morning. It went something like this:
It is my pleasure to inform you that Otixo has been selected as an Official Honoree of the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the Web Services & Applications category.
In recognition of the exceptional quality of submissions received this year, the Academy has acknowledged outstanding entries as Official Honorees, alongside our Nominees. With nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 US states and over 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the top 15% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement.
Congratulations – this is an outstanding accomplishment for you and your team!
The Otixo Team is elated. It’s been under a year since our beta period began, and just a few months since we launched our payment model. We’re thrilled to be a Webby Award Honoree in the “Web Services and Applications” category, and we look forward to securing our first Nomination next year. Thank you to the Webby’s and thank you to our users!
Here are the links to the Official Honorees and Nominees for this year’s Webby “Web Services and Applications” category. Congrats to all!
Otixo lets you access all your online files in one app. Connect your favorite cloud services like Google Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, MobileMe, FTP, etc., into one Finder-like interface. Whether you are on the road or at your desktop, Otixo consolidates your online tools to make your "stuff" easier to find and use.
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