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There are many cloud services that allow you to upload and download your data from anywhere and Box is yet another multi-platform solution with a native Box app for Windows 8.

Box is already incredibly popular, with around 25 million users and 225,000 companies using it, including many Fortune 500 companies. Box offers a wealth of features and gives you a generous 10GB of free storage. Keep your eyes peeled because this can sometimes increase depending on Box promotions throughout the year. The Box app for Windows 8 makes it even easier to store, manage, and work with all your files and documents from your PC desktop.

The advantages of using a service like Box include the ability to access to all your files at all times, to always have the most up-to-date information about your business and to review projects and leave feedback on the go. And of course, if you’re a manager or team leader you can always keep tabs on the latest work from your team. This is particularly important for those that have large mobile workforces scattered across different regions or countries, although if your budget permits, you may be better off with a cloud-based collaboration app such as eXo Platform, Igloo Software, or Zoho Docs.


The way I stumbled upon Easus is a long story, but I will give you the shortened version of it here. After complaints from my wife and children that our desktop, a computer I rarely use, was slowing down, I decided to do a complete Windows reinstall, wiping out everything and starting fresh.

To do so, I used a free program known as Derrick’s Boot and Nuke, or “DBAN” for short. It is thorough. After booting to DBAN from an ISO on a CD, I set all drives to “wipe”. DBAN works very well. It erases everything to the point that it is unrecoverable. Unfortunately, one of those drives that was erased was my wife’s thumb drive, which contained files she had inexplicably stored nowhere else.

Panic lead me to a free app from Easus, a company I was already familiar with. A free app called Data Recovery promised to make every attempt to recover those lost files.

Windows Explorer is a – mostly – functional, if slightly, dull way of viewing the data you have stored on your hard drive. If you are looking for a particular file or folder, Explorer is a practical, non-nonsense tool that lets you get the job done.

But if you yearn for something more attractive, if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, if beauty is what you crave from your utilities, Spyglass is the sort of tool for you.