Tonido is a free server application that enables you to access all your computer’s files remotely from anywhere using the native mobile applications or the web browser. The application is an extremely simple solution that is completely free.
Simply Tonido for Windows is a software that provides you with a free method to make your own free personal cloud storage solution. This free application is also available for Mac OS X, Linux, and as different types of physical servers.
After Tonido for Windows has been installed on your computer, you can access your files and stream media from the remote computer to any Tonido client. One of the best feature about this application is that it has native clients for most of the popular mobile platforms and provide you with a method to stream media from your remote computer for free to the phones, which have limited storage capabilities. Also, Tonido provide you with the ability to add apps on to your remote PC this enable you to extend and add more functionalities to your server for free.
Tonido for Windows even provides you capability to sync files between multiple computers. But unlike all the other sync services this does not store your information on a public cloud. This sync service only provides 2GB of space for the free users. But if you just want to access your computers files from anywhere and do not want to sync stuff then this applications provides you with unlimited bandwidth.
Access all your data files from anywhere for free with Tonido. Turn your computer into a private cloud storage and share files for free. This is a good alternative to other services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box etc; if you prefer deploying your own cloud sever.
Features of Tonido:
I have listed most of the features above; so here I am only going to point out the feature in brief.
- Create your own personal cloud storage for free.
- Simple to set up and easy to use UI.
- Explore your computer and access file from anywhere with this simple application.
- Stream music from remote computer for free.
- Share File, Photos, and Music with anyone with a simple link.
- Browse photos on your computer from anywhere.
- Search your computer remotely with Tonido.
- Availability of clients for most of the popular mobile platforms.
- Sync file across multiple computers upto 2GB for free.
- Improve your Tonido’s functionality with apps that can be installed on your tonido server for free.
How to Install and Set up Tonido?
To get started with Tonido, download the Tonido for Windows to your computer which you would like to set up as server. Now just install the application as usual. After you have successfully installed the application just launch it. When the application will be launched for the first time, your default web browser will be redirected to a page where you are supposed to create the login as shown in the screenshot below. That’s it after you click on Create, your browser will be automatically redirected to the server page as seen in the first screenshot of this post.
Accessing your Files with Tonido:
The account name that you use to sign up will be used as a credential to connect to your computer from anywhere. To access Tonido, just type your account name followed by .tonidroid.com; as an example here my account name is ilfs, so if I want to access Tonido from any other computer all I need to do is to open up the browser and type in ilfs.tonidroid.com in the address bar and hit enter. And a window as shown in the screenshot below will open up, now just enter your password and hit enter to access all your files remotely.
Also, you can sign in to apps for mobile platforms; I am listing to music streaming from my desktop PC to my Android mobile as seen in the screenshot below. These native mobile clients for Tonido is available for free for many popular mobile platforms, which can be downloaded from here.
Tonido is one of the best self hosted cloud storage solution that I have ever came across. The best part about this application is the ease of setup and operation. This application makes the process of running a self hosted cloud server very simple and easy. I would highly recommend this free application, so don’t forget to give this free application a try.