Mozy is an excellent online backup service whose main draw is pure ease-of-use. Install it on your computer, choose what to back up, and the service automatically syncs all selected files to Mozy servers. Mozy will then periodically back up your files, so that you can set it up once and then forget about it. (Because of smart selections like “all Word documents” or “everything in folder X,” you don’t need to explicitly reconfigure your backup sets all of the time, either.) Mozy accounts come with some free storage space, and you can purchase more if needed.
However, accessing those backed-up files hasn’t always been the easiest, especially from the iPhone. Now, there’s a shiny new Mozy app that lets you view all of your stored files straight from the iPhone.
The new Mozy app lets you view files according to their placement within your backed-up folders, or search all files at once. You can open .pdfs, play music, view photos, and even watch videos. Also, you can email files from within the app or publish photos to Facebook. Mozy lets you download files for later use, or open them with other iPhone applications. If you’re concerned about security, you can add a four-digit passcode as well.
I personally used Mozy Home for a few years, and in that time it twice saved me after a computer crash. Backing up your files is important, folks! If you don’t have a Mozy account, you can sign up easily and get two free gigabytes of storage. And if you’re already a Mozy user, well, this new app just adds more functionality to an already-solid service. Being able to access your files as easily as possible is always great.
Of course, there are other, similar apps on offer in the App Store (Dropbox instantly comes to mind) but it’s good to see Mozy rolling out new features nevertheless. If you’re a Mozy user or want to try it out, Mozy for iOS is available now in the App Store.