Diino Review - Free online storage

Diino Review - Free online storage


With Diino you can easily store, share, manage, access, send and backup your documents, music, e-mails, photos and files with the highest security available online. Your data is stored on Diinos secure servers.

Diino Overview

Diino provides users an on-line environment where they can safely store, access & share files of any type and size. It is particularly useful for users with large digital photos and music files that are difficult to access and share because of their size. Diino’s strong security also makes it suitable for users desiring a safe place to store personal and confidential documents. Diino accounts with 2GB of storage are available for free.

Features of Diino

The reason to join Diino is quite obviously, beside getting 2G free space from them, Dinno will also give you a big list of great features for you to share you file, documents online and collaborate with your friend, colleague, or client.

  • Free online photo album. Have you paid to use the album from Flickr? Why not give a try to store your album from Diino, it’s totally free.
  • Online backup , Diino provides you with a secure online backup solution. Forget the hassles of CDs, floppies or tape drives for your backups. Diino online backup automatically backs up the important files and data of your choice to our secure data centers.
  • Free Online Workspace, via which you can share your document in a group of selected people.
  • Mobile Access. Yes, now you can access Diino via mobile, you can put your MP3 there, and download to your mobile at anytime you want.
  • Web Access. Diino Web File Access lets you access your documents, photos and files from any Internet connected computer without using the Diino client. All that is needed is a regular web browser such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

    Any Diino folder or file can be made available on the web. Simply right click the file or folder you want to publish on the web, select the menu item for web access, and click a checkbox - that’s it.

  • And more, such as personal blog, free security Diino email, etc.

Diino is something real very great, and it’s all free if you only need less than 2gb disk space. Want a try, you can signup with it now:

Diino Client

The Diino client software can be downloaded for free from the site, and then it's a case of selecting a price plan or opting for the free version. The features are exactly the same, but the free one (as reviewed here) is limited to 2GB of storage; free users also can't opt out of marketing emails from Diino's maker.

Once logged in, the software presents a folder view, with separate stores for music, pictures and so on. Files can be dragged and dropped into here and, as with all online-based applications, the speed at which they're copied will depend upon your internet connection. During testing, Diino was able to use the full outgoing speed of the connection on our test PCs.

The software can also be set to backup files or folders on the PC and it's possible to specify daily and weekly schedules. Backup speed is roughly the same as that with straight copying of files and the job didn't impact noticeably on the PC's performance. Annoyingly, however, files can't be excluded from the backup, so choose the folders with care.

Files can be shared once uploaded (with the usual caveats about sharing copyright files) and there's even a blogging tool; the latter seems a little pointless to us, but provides an easy way to put pictures online if nothing else.

The final section of the program is an email service. A secure client is offered, which removes the need to use PGP or a similar encryption tool, but there are some drawbacks. You'll need to set up a new yourname@diino.com address, and email is only secure between Diino users. Added to that, we found the server connection to be quite flaky.


However, it's difficult to level too many complaints at this free version of Diino, offering as it does 2GB of secure online storage. If 2GB isn't enough, various price plans are available and start at $99.99 (£51) a year for 10GB, while those requiring 25GB will have to shell out an annual fee of $199.99 - neither of which offer great value for money.

However, most people will either have less than 2GB of important documents, making the free version viable.

In short, as a secondary storage for those 2GB of really important documents Diino is hard to beat.