Get 21 gigs of free online storage with ZenOK

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Update: this article is truncated and obsolete. We DO NOT recommend ZenOK and the claim that it offers 21 gigs of free storage does not seem to be accurate.

If you want a free cloud storage service that offers a lot of free storage, check out our article entitled “A comparison of FREE Cloud Storage Services” which lists all of the ones worth knowing about.

Want free online storage? Dropbox will give you a free 2GB, Sugarsync will give you 5GB, but if you want something more, to the tune of say … 21GB, then check out ZenOK.

ZenOK is a cloud storage service that is soon to be launched. No, I have not tried it yet and this is not a review, but it is possible to request an invitation right now to be amongst the first to try the free service; if, that is, you are prepared to post a tweet about the service on your Twitter account.

ZenOK will support a local client for Windows, Apple OSX, and Linux, and will provide the ability to mirror local folders. It will also support Android, iOS, and Blackberry devices.

ZenOK online storage promises to support file compression, automatic versioning (i.e it will keep earlier versions of changed files), and file encryption, all while being light on resources. It is unclear right now which services will be free and which will be based on a fee, but commercial applications, such as backup/protection plans for companies will be offered on a paid basis obviously. More pricing details here.

Of course, there are services out there that offer even more cloud storage (a.k.a Adrive, which offers 50GB, and Windows Skydrive, which offers 25GB); however, desktop integration for these is somewhat lacking, without folder mirroring or any of the other advanced services. So, a free 21 GB with ZenOK sounds like a really good deal, if indeed the services it provides can live up to the promise.

Go here to sign up for ZenOK’s free online storage.

18 COMMENTS

  1. The amount of storage available by these online sites is moot when it takes hours to upload.
    Tried uploading two gigs to one and it said it would take 33 hours, this on a wireless connection..

  2. Am I reading it wrong or is there a bit of a catch?

    On the Gratis “free” 21GB plan, 200MB per file maximum, $39.95 to restore 100MB, and $99.95 to restore 10GB??

    Don’t get me wrong, the $5/mo or $8/mo unlimited storage, with 150GB storage / unlimited restore also looks good value (I’m testing AVG LiveKive at $80/yr “unlimited” but effectively 500 GB plan) – but I don’t quite see how a service that charges to RESTORE data on the free plan compares to SkyDrive / ADrive?

    • Thanks for your thoughts guys.

      We’ll have to wait and see how well this service does, in terms of speed/services, and how it compares.

  3. I just registered. I hope it’s a good product, at least some part of it is free….let’s see

  4. This is a scam, avoid.

    I’m deleting freeware genius from my bookmarks.

    You can upload for free but you need to pay to download. This makes the storage

    NOT FREE !!!

  5. This looks nice but I don’t have a twitter account. If you are like me go to Adrive.com. You can get free 50 GB and don’t have to use twitter.

  6. Well can safely say that CheapGuyCt is a moron. I mean yes, if they charge you to download then it is a con but to come out with the stupid comment about deleting Freeware Genius from his bookmarks is just the sort of thing you expect from a petulant child.

  7. well, carbonize, it’s his right to delete anything on his computer. your oozy word choice doesn’t logically make you right.

    this is like saying a program can be downloaded for free but in order to save something, you have to pay. people here expect a fully working free software/service. There is nothing wrong with paying for a service but, at least, the catch/gotchas should be clearly communicated.

    the term freeware is used to attract audience. try naming a site partialfreewaregenius.wpengine.com LOL.

    http://www.zenok.com/en/plans.php. A crappy free antivirus maybe but the backup part have the catch of “pre-paid restore”. This is a trap and bait approach. Search the net for reviews of the crappy antivirus part.

  8. This site has nothing to do with ZenOK so deleting this site from his bookmarks just because the article writer was not aware of a particular fact is petulant behaviour. It clearly states near the start of the article, “I have not tried it yet and this is not a review”, and the website is pretty ambiguous about how it works and what you get for free.

  9. Carbonize is right that deleting the bookmark is a bit of an over-reaction, especially considering that Samer’s caveat that he hadn’t tried it himself. However, I do think Samer will remove his preview of this program, because, indeed, it is not freeware. It is even rather expensive payware. This is my favourite freeware-reviewing website, by the way! I always find very interesting new programs here, not the usual Firefox, Dropbox, etc.

  10. The free account is not a very good deal.

    I received a reply to my query about how to delete files on a ZenOK free
    account. This was the response:

    Ron Hessing (Official Rep) 13 hours ago
    “Right now this is not possible in the free accounts. We are considering to
    include this delete function in our release scheduled for the 3rd week of
    September for a $5 charge. What do you think of that idea?”

    http://getsatisfaction.com/zenok/topics/how_do_i_delete_files_in_my_backed_up_fi\
    les?utm_content=reply_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=reply_notification#reply_\
    6557729

    My reply was:
    “I think it is a terrible idea for a free account. I wish I had known this up
    front. Please delete my account along with the files on your server. I have
    uninstalled the program.

    I will also post this information on my Freeware website and in the forums I
    participate in. I think it is outrageous.”

  11. For the integrity of this site, this complete article should be deleted.

    Rationale: Folks bookmark, return, and recommend this site because we like what it proports and over time, trusts the site, its authors and the community of responders. Posting an article without complete facts is silly at best, and keeping it after being aware that it does not fit (product & fg) what it proports is specious.

    For me, the aire around this article stinks and has eroded 50% of the goodwill I have had in this site. Less of me = less ads = less revenue.

    • @ Jackpots: I agree. This post will be removed soon. We are, in fact, working on an article comparing cloud storage services, and this one will not be included.

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    Update: this article is truncated and obsolete. We DO NOT recommend ZenOK and the claim that it offers 21 gigs of free storage does not seem to be accurate. If you want a free cloud storage service that offers a lot of free storage, check out our article entitled “A comparison of FREE Cloud Storage Services” which lists all of the ones worth knowing about.

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