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CloudMe logo.png
Developer(s)CloudMe AB
Initial releaseApril 2011
Stable release
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Mac OS 10.4 and later
Google TV
Samsung Smart TV
NAS: Windows Storage Server
Available inEnglish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, P, Finnish, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
TypeOnline backup service
Web application
LicenseProprietary software (Windows, Mac and Linux clients)
Alexa rankNegative increase 155,115 (February 2013)[1]

CloudMe is a file storage service operated by CloudMe AB that offers cloud storage, file synchronization and client software. It features a blue folder that appears on all devices with the same content, all files are synchronized between devices. The CloudMe service is offered with a freemium business model and provides encrypted SSL connection with SSL Extended Validation Certificate. CloudMe provides client software for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Google TV, Samsung Smart TV, WD TV, Windows Storage Server for NAS and web browsers.

As a cloud sync storage provider, CloudMe has a strong focus on the European market and differentiates itself from other storage providers with mobility and media features like Samsung SmartTV support.[2]

Recently Novell announced support for the CloudMe service in their Dynamic File Services Suite.[3] Novosoft Handy Backup version 7.3 also announced support for CloudMe.[4] WinZip is also integrated with CloudMe.[5] There are many third party mobile apps and software available for CloudMe, many using the WebDAV support of CloudMe.[6]


CloudMe was founded by Daniel Arthursson in 2012 and is mainly owned by Xcerion. The company runs its own servers and operates from Sweden, European Union. In 2012 CloudMe received the Red Herring Top 100 Global[7][8][9] company, AlwaysON Global 250 award,[10][11][12] White Bull 2012 Yearling Award[13] and the White Bull 2014 Longhorn Award.[14]

Previously was called, but the service changed name after Apple acquired the domain and trademark for a rumoured 4.5 million dollars.[15][16] For a while visitors to were directed to[17] After the name change, the former service was split into two companies and services, CloudMe for file sync and storage, and CloudTop as the virtual cloud desktop that previously was the main attraction of the service and included file storage.[18][19][20] Xcerion, the major owner of CloudMe and CloudTop initially gained an investment of $12 million to build the iCloud service.[21]

Using a SaaS model, the CloudMe service is provided in a free version (3 GB storage up to 19 GB with referral program), a model often called freemium, and premium versions with either 10, 25, 100, 200, 500 GB storage for consumers, 2 TB and 5 TB for business.[22] The closest competitor to CloudMe is Dropbox.[23]


CloudMe features a Cloud storage and sync solution that allows the users to store, access and share their content, both with each other and with people outside the service. Sharing can be done by email, text messaging, Facebook and Google. Files can be stored in a blue folder, which is synchronized to all connected computers and devices.[24] A web desktop and cloud OS service called is available that uses CloudMe as its internet file system.


CloudMe AB is located on Drottninggatan 23 in Linköping, Sweden.[25]

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  2. ^ Darrow, Barb (2012-10-02). "Is there room for another cloud storage company? CloudMe says 'yes.'". Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  3. ^ "Novell offers Dropbox and S3 cloud archiving". Cloud Pro. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  4. ^ "Novosoft Handy Backup New Version, 7.3, with Support of WebDAV Software Features - Media Releases - CSO | The Resource for Data Security Executives". Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  5. ^ "StorageNewsletter » CloudMe Integrates Winzip in Online Storage Services". Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  6. ^ "Enhance CloudMe with Apps". CloudMe.
  7. ^ "27 Nordic startups on Red Herring's 2012 Top 100 Global Finalists". Silicon Vikings. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  8. ^ "2012 Top 100 Global Finalists — Red Herring". Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  9. ^ "Tio svenska företag på Red Herrings list". IDG.
  10. ^ "CloudMe vinner utmärkelsen AlwaysOn Global 250 Private Company". Affärsliv, Corren. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  11. ^ "CloudMe Selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Company Winner". Backup Review.
  12. ^ AB, Xcerion. "CloudMe Selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Company Winner". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  13. ^ "Prisregn över svenska entreprenörer i Barcelona". IDG Computer Sweden.
  14. ^ "MEET OUR 2014 BULLY AWARD WINNERS! | White Bull Summits". Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  15. ^ "Did Apple Buy For $4.5 Million?". TechCrunch.
  16. ^ "Apple May Have Snapped Up". GigaOM.
  17. ^ "Apple gains control of iCloud domain". CNet.
  18. ^ "iCloud Adds Collaborative Features, But Browser Support Lacking". GigaOM.
  19. ^ "Could a startup beat Microsoft and Google to market with a 'cloud OS'?". ZDNet.
  20. ^ "CloudTop - The worlds leading WebOS". CloudTop.
  21. ^ "Web-based OS could herald threat to Microsoft's dominance". VentureBeat.
  22. ^ "CloudMe Pricing". CloudMe.
  23. ^ "CloudMe Goes Head to Head with Dropbox as the European Alternative for Data Storage, Access, Sync and Share". Backup Review.
  24. ^ "What is CloudMe?". CloudMe.
  25. ^ "Hård strid om lagring i molnet". Computer Sweden (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-08-16.

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