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Cloud-Based Web Desktop

Published 07/05/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

ZeroPC permits users to transform their desktop into a virtual computer on a browser. The application works by giving users a familiar desktop interface to place all of their files and folders. The user can access their virtual desktop any time from any computer with internet access by logging in to ZeroPC. The application can eliminate the problem of leaving an important file at home on an inaccessible computer. The user’s files are stored securely using Amazon servers. The user can also add all of their accounts into the ZeroPC manager. Items can be dragged and dropped to make organizing desktop items simple. ZeroPC also provides users with colorful sticky notes to add a comment, idea or reminder to their desktop. The desktop is also transferrable and can be shared with others. Virtual playlists can be created so the user can create a list of audio, images or videos that are automatically played.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The ZeroPC team is overseen by Chief Executive Officer young Song. Song is also responsible for founding NComputing, a company that currently serves millions of customers residing in more than 100 countries around the world. ZeroPC is based in San Francisco, California.

What are the differences to other apps?

ZeroPC provides a valuable service that can be used in a number of ways. Users can access their personal files while professionals can make sure they have everything they need even while traveling. Among the many features included with ZeroPC, the desktop sharing feature makes it a great option for companies, groups and organizations that may need to share files with others.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The ZeroPC website has a very clean, neat design that is highlighted by the wispy white clouds against a deep blue sky that makes up the site’s background. The homepage features the sleek ZeroPC logo in blue, positioned at the top of the page inside the three dimensional white header. Beside the logo, four blue buttons can be accessed to help the user learn more or tour the product. The ZeroPC virtual desktop is designed to look much like a standard computer desktop to make the transition process easier on the user.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a ZeroPC account by clicking the green and white “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner of the page. The following page presents the user with the registration form and two buttons. The top button (in the right had column) allows the user to sign in with an existing Facebook account while the bottom button provides access with a Google account. Those who prefer to sign up for a ZeroPC account can fill out the form to the left, which asks for a first and last name, email address and password.

What does it cost to use the application?

ZeroPC provides users with a pay as you go billing system. The user pays a one dollar daily minimum. Rather than charge a subscription fee, the user pays based on the amount of storage and data transfers the user requires each day. ZeroPC charges approximately one and a half cents per GB per day for storage and around 70 cents per GB for data transfers. Users are awarded free instant credit for creating a ZeroPC account. The user can add more credit to their account, but must deposit a minimum of around $10 to do so.

Who would you recommend the application to?

ZeroPC is a great solution for anyone who frequently travels from their personal or work computer. The application provides instant access to all the files the user needs and provides users a pay as you go billing system.

  • Receive free credit for creating an account
  • Drag and drop items to arrange them on the virtual desktop
  • Access your desktop from any computer or device with an internet connection
  • Share a desktop with others
  • Create virtual play lists for audio, video and image files

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