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Developer(s) CodeLathe LLC
Initial release March 2009
Stable release (December 31, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-12-31)) [±]
Development status Active
Written in Backend: C++, GUI: Google Web Toolkit and PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Personal Cloud, Private Cloud Server, Home Server, NAS Software
License Tonido software: Freeware

Tonido is remote access and home server[1][2] software for network-attached storage. Once installed on a computer, Tonido software makes that computer's files available remotely via the internet through the web browser or through native mobile apps. This is useful to get access to user's files, music and videos from anywhere as well as providing the capability to share files and folders with family and colleagues. No port forwarding is required, as data is transmitted through Tonido's servers. Users can switch to not using Tonido's servers by using port forwarding on their router.

Tonido takes the approach of storing all user information including login credentials locally, providing login into Tonido software in the absence of internet connectivity. Since this software provides access to user's own storage without using public cloud services, it is considered as 'personal cloud'.

In addition to remote access, Tonido provides file synchronization capability, allowing users to sync files among multiple machines with their Tonido server. This synchronization unlike other synchronization products does not store or use the public cloud, keeping the user files private. A limit (viz. 2Gb for free users; 2Gb for TonidoPlug users; and 100Gb for Pro users) to how much data a user can synchronize does exist, however, as synched data is relayed through Tonido's servers.[3]


Tonido can be accessed from:

Supported platforms[edit]

Tonido runs on x86, ARM, PowerPC and MIPS architectures and is available as binary packages for popular Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE as well as Mac OS X and Windows.[8]



Tonido software runs on TonidoPlug home server (version 1 and version 2).[9][10][11][12] This is hardware based on the SheevaPlug. TonidoPlug runs Ubuntu Linux under the hood.


TonidoPlug1 technical specifications[edit]


  • Dimensions (L*W*D): 4"* 2.5" * 2"
  • Power Requirements: 100-240V, 50/60HZ
  • Memory: 512 MB of DDR2
  • Storage: 512 MB of Flash
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Interface: USB 2.0


TonidoPlug2 technical specifications[edit]


  • Dimensions (L*W*D): 5.5"* 3" * 1"
  • Power Requirements: 100-240V, 50/60HZ
  • Memory: 512 MB of DDR3
  • Storage: 512 MB of Flash
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wireless: Wifi b/g/n
  • Interface: USB 2.0, SATA 2.5" internal


The default software bundle includes the following applications:

  • Webshare for files and photo sharing
  • Sync for file synchronization
  • Search for file search
  • Thots is a personal blog
  • Torrent is a web browser based BitTorrent client
  • Workspace is web browser based collaboration software
  • Jukebox is a web browser based music player

New applications can be added for the Tonido platform using PHP.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tonido Keeps Cloud Computing Local". LifeHacker. LifeHacker. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Make your own personal cloud". Linux Planet. Linux Planet. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  3. ^ "How Tonido Sync Works". Tonido. Tonido. 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  4. ^ "iPhone App For Tonido". CodeLathe Blog. CodeLathe LLC. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Announcing Android App". CodeLathe Blog. CodeLathe LLC. 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  6. ^ "Announcing Tonido on Windows Phone 7". CodeLathe Blog. CodeLathe LLC. 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Announcing BlackBerry App". CodeLathe Blog. CodeLathe LLC. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  8. ^ "Tonido Downloads". Tonido Website. CodeLathe LLC. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  9. ^ "TonidoPlug Cloud in a Plug". Neowin. Neowin. 2010-05-30. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  10. ^ "A cloud in a plug-brilliant". ZDNet. ZDNet. 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  11. ^ "Eduplug: Go for it Tonido". ZDNet. ZDNet. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  12. ^ "Personal cloud storage". Electronic Design. Electronic Design. 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  13. ^ "TonidoPlug Specifications". TonidoPlug Website. CodeLathe LLC. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  14. ^ "TonidoPlug Specifications". TonidoPlug Website. CodeLathe LLC. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 

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