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FileShadow Releases macOS Desktop App, Archiving Local Files to Its Cloud File Assurance Service


FileShadow Desktop App now aggregates iCloud Drive files and iCloud
Photos along with major cloud storage providers and NAS/DAS devices to
enable secure cataloging, archiving and searching of all files.

today announces the availability of the FileShadow Desktop App. The app
aggregates files stored in Apple iCloud with other cloud storage
systems, along with local and direct attached storage (DAS), including
Drobo direct attached appliances with support for the newly announced
Drobo 8D. With this addition, FileShadow now connects the majority of
all cloud and macOS storage options into one secure cloud vault,
delivering a single consolidated catalog of files.

With the FileShadow Desktop App, files and photos placed in iCloud from
a Mac, a browser, an iPhone, or any Apple device can become part of the
FileShadow archive.

"We are the only cloud service that integrates Apple iCloud files into a
comprehensive cloud storage archive system," said Tyrone Pike, President
and CEO of FileShadow. "With our Desktop App, macOS users can now have
machine learning tools for searching and retrieving their cloud files."

In addition to macOS desktop (including iCloud Drive files and iCloud
Photos), FileShadow archives and automatically catalogs photos and files
across multiple cloud storage, desktop and NAS/DAS platforms, including
Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe's Lightroom solutions, Box, Dropbox, Google
Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and Drobo network and direct
attached storage (NAS/DAS) devices.

The service generates extensive, searchable metadata for each file,
including location (GPS), optical character recognition (OCR) and
machine learning (ML) generated tags for photographic images. For
example, a search for the term "sailing" will pull up images of
sailboats that have been tagged by automated machine learning (ML) or
can find a scanned contract that includes the words "sailing" or a
related term such as "harbor." By using machine learning, FileShadow
provides superior search capabilities, allowing the user to find files
in mere seconds effectively.

"FileShadow offers individuals and small businesses the machine learning
power of large, enterprise content management systems for their personal
cloud file storage," said Jeff Looman, FileShadow's VP of Engineering.
"FileShadow provides an enterprise-level archive and backup that tracks
and stores all revisions, even if a file is deleted from a linked

FileShadow does not replace users' existing cloud storage systems; it
connects them together. The system allows the user to securely maintain
and search their data in a single place instead of across multiple
platforms where their data may be lost or forgotten. FileShadow is the
only provider that bridges 95 percent of the cloud storage environment.

The service archives each revision and generation of every file,
regardless of whether or not it was retained in the original, linked
cloud storage system—providing a specific system of record for all files
stored in each cloud storage account.

FileShadow delivers "11 Nines" of durability, assuring that assets
stored on the user's Apple iCloud will be quickly accessible through the
FileShadow Desktop App, fully protected in a secure cloud vault, and
available for a lifetime.

The FileShadow Service is free of charge for up to 100 GB of data.
Subscriptions are available for more storage ($15/month for 1 TB; each
additional terabyte is $10/month).

About FileShadow

FileShadow is a service that aggregates files from multiple cloud
sources, macOS desktop and Drobo network and direct attached storage
(NAS/DAS) devices into one secure, reliable and searchable cloud vault.
Using machine learning, FileShadow provides superior indexing and
searching capabilities. With FileShadow, users can quickly find any file
with advanced search features such as file content, OCR of PDFs, GPS
location and image searches. FileShadow is hosted on Google Cloud, and
provides "11 nines" of durability for optimal file protection from IBM
Cloud Object Storage (COS) and Wasabi cloud storage. FileShadow supports
multiple cloud storage sources, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe's
Lightroom solutions, macOS desktop (including iCloud Drive files and
iCloud Photos), Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and OneDrive for
Business, along with Drobo NAS/DAS devices. Visit
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