Jolidrive (https://drive.jolicloud.com/) is a newly-launched service which gives you one centralized interface to access your materials on the following websites:
- Cloud storage providers
- Social networks
- Clipped documents
…And presumably more to come as the service continues to develop.
See their launch video here:
For cloud storage services, Jolidrive does not copy or store your files; it just lists them and links to them. The interface is very slick and practical.
Your services appear in a list on the left side of the screen. Once you select one of your services, its contents appear in the middle frame, which looks like a typical file manager window. Clicking on a folder navigates to it in Jolidrive’s interface, while clicking on a file brings you to that file on the service’s own website. For example, if I click on a file stored in Dropbox, I’m directed to the file on the Dropbox website itself. On the right hand of the screen is a space meter showing you how much of your space you’ve used on that service, if applicable.
The interface changes for other kinds of sources. For example, image websites like Flickr show image thumbnails, and Soundcloud shows an album-art preview screen:
Depending on how much you make use of cloud storage and media websites in your classes, Jolidrive might help you to pull together your files from different sources and streamline the process of finding what you need!