Pogoplug Cloud Storage For Your Mobile LifePogoplug is Cloud Storage For Your Mobile Life.  It works with Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as iPhone, iPad or Android.

For iPhone®

Go to the iPhone App Store

Requires iOS 4.3 or above

For iPad®

Go to the iPad App StoreRequires iOS 4.3 or above

For Android

Install from the Android MarketRequires Android 2.2 or above

We’ll have a review up shortly.  In the meantime, you can sign up here for 5GB free, or if you are a CNET memeber, you can get 10GB for free (see end of this review).

Additional storage can be purchased as follows:  50GB is $10/month and 100GB is $20/month.

You can also host your own cloud:

Pogoplug Devices
Expand your cloud with unlimited storage. Simply purchase a Pogoplug device, add storage and connect it to your network. Your cloud grows as big as you want. No fees no limits.

Pick My Device

Only $49.95 or $79.95. One-time fee.
Pogoplug Remote Access Software
Expand your cloud with storage from your PC or Mac. Install Pogoplug Remote Access Software on all your PCs to access your computers from your Pogoplug Cloud.
Free Trial

Limited trial. No media streaming.
Buy Now

$29 one-time fee, unlimited license.
Safely store photos and videos captured on your phone
Automatically upload photos and videos from your mobile phone to your Pogoplug Cloud—no sync required.
Never worry about running out of space on your mobile phone again.
Instantly share all of your HD videos
Let your friends, family and colleagues watch your videos seconds after you take them. See a shared video for yourself.
Publish to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ with a single click
Pogoplug lets you post your photos and videos to the most popular social sites with a single click. Your friends can watch your videos instantly and view your photo albums. You own your data, not the social networks.
Collaborate with friends and colleagues on shared folders
Collaborate with colleagues to easily exchange files. Create places where you and your family can add photos and videos.
Stream your videos, photos and music from your cloud
Stream your media to any device, including your smartphone, tablet and computer. Watch all of your movies, view all your photos and listen to all your music wherever you are.
Expand your cloud
We’ll give you a free 5GB cloud for life. If you need more space, we offer affordable hosted storage for a monthly fee. Or you can host your own cloud with a Pogoplug device. See expansion options.
Exclusively for CNET members: Get 10GB free storage with Pogoplug Cloud


Live without boundaries and free yourself from one too many cloud storage options that only limits your ability to get organized. I’ve tried many other cloud solutions, but none is like Pogoplug. With Pogoplug, I can not only access my files on the go, but I can stream my music and video content that’s living on my home computer from anywhere. The beauty of not being limited by the amount of storage is yet another reason why I’ve moved over to Pogoplug, almost entirely.

With Pogoplug’s new Cloud feature, however, I may move over to Pogoplug all the way. With Pogoplug, you are only limited by the amount of storage space you have on your computer or external hard drives, which is more than any other cloud options out there. Also, it’s free! Exclusively on CNET for three days only, you can get 10GB of free cloud storage, just for being a CNET member.

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to get started:
Step 1: Log in to your CNET account.
Step 2: Click on the Get it free button.
Step 3: You are now taken to a page to log in to your existing Pogoplug account or to create a new one.
Step 4: As soon as you are logged in, you will be promoted to download the Pogoplug Browser file. Click on Save and remember which folder you are saving the file to.
Step 5: At this point, you are just in the Web interface of your Pogoplug account. If you already downloaded the Pogoplug Browser file in Step 4, you can ignore “Install Pogoplug on your computer” message. Go back to the folder where you saved the file, click on it and install. Remember not to get the Web app confused with the desktop app, Pogoplug Browser. While you can still access and upload files via the Web app, the Pogoplug desktop app will make it easier for you to upload and sync up multiple files and folders.
Step 6: Once the installation has completed, log in and start adding your files! You can drag and drop or you can choose to sync your current folders from your computer to Pogoplug.
Step 7: You are now plugged in with Pogoplug!

You can also download the iPhone/iPad/Android app to see how you can stream your multimedia content on the go. As is the case with most apps, there’s a slight learning curve to get familiarized with Pogoplug, but once you’ve mastered it, I think you will find that it’s definitely worth switching over from another cloud solution you might be using.

Here is a short list of Pogoplug features I love, but feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments below. I’d love to see what you love and maybe hate about Pogoplug–I’m sure the developers of Pogoplug would appreciate your feedback as well:

I no longer have to carry my laptops and external hard drives with me everywhere I go.
Why? With Pogoplug, I can connect multiple computers (both PC and Mac) and external hard drives to my Pogoplug account, which allows me to access my files on seven different devices through my one Pogoplug account, whether that be via the mobile app, the Pogoplug Web app, or the Pogoplug desktop app. I can not only access them, but I can stream all of my files from anywhere.

Pogoplug Browser window, list of connected devices
(Credit: Screenshot by Catherine Hwang/CNET)

Use it as a collaboration tool.
Easily create a folder and share it with one or more people. You can set the permission level to review only or edit. Say goodbye to huge e-mail attachments and collaborate with your team more effectively by putting all of your files in one place, where everyone can easily access it.

Set permission levels on shared folders via the Pogoplug web app.
(Credit: Screenshot by Catherine Hwang/CNET)

Access all of your files in your Pogoplug account from anywhere.
If you choose to access your video files that’re on your home computer, you are not downloading the file to your mobile device. Rather, it’s streaming directly from your computer, so it’s not taking up any additional storage space on your mobile device.

Available Pogoplug downloads
(Credit: Screenshot by Catherine Hwang/CNET)

You can share folders.
When you share a folder with friends and family, they can also stream the content you just shared with them directly from their mobile device. They will need to download the mobile app first, but they can stream whatever content you shared with them instantly.

Coming soon, Pogoplug will offer users the chance to purchase more online storage as needed, but if the 10GB cloud or your computer hard drive is not enough for you, you can always host your own cloud with a Pogoplug device. Yet another offering from Pogoplug, it’s a hardware device that allows you to connect multiple external hard drives, giving you as much storage as possible.

With Pogoplug, you are only limited by the amount of storage you choose to have.

This CNET Exclusives offer starts now and expires at 11:59 p.m. PT on November 16, 2011.

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