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Combine cloud storage in RainbowDrive

Integrate Dropbox, Google Drive and other cloud services through one app.

Rainbow Drive solves multiple problems in one fell swoop. For many people, cloud storage is a reality -- especially on the iPad, which has limited internal storage. You need somewhere to store photos, music, videos, and work files. However, it can be hard at times to find those files, especially when you can't remember if they are in Google Drive, Dropbox, or another cloud storage altogether. Rainbow Drive is designed to fix that problem.

The idea is simple. Download RainbowDrive and log in to your Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive accounts so you can find all of your files in one place. With Google and Microsoft making cloud storage the norm and Dropbox being such a popular tool for iOS users, it makes sense and the execution is, on the surface, good. We were able to quickly log in to all three accounts and start syncing data to the iPad. The syncing process took a while, but we're assuming this is a first time setup issue, especially considering the size of the accounts. You can use up to three accounts for free and you can upload, download or delete files directly from the app, even opening files in various formats, including PDF, iWork and Office. With sharing functions, photo taking capabilities and e-mail attachment saving, Rainbow Drive is an all-in-one solution that really works.

There are some bugs in this early version of the app. It is a little slow to load your files, search is not always accurate, and not all file formats open as promised. However, its ability to gather all files into one interface, streamline sharing and categorize and display files so quickly on a device with no file-system is amazing. As users increasingly turn to cloud storage to make up for small flash-based devices, this is a must have app -- we strongly encourage you to test it out.

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