New Giganews Dump Truck Apps

Giganews continues to work closely with the developers at Golden Frog to enhance the Dump Truck secure online storage for their users.  They first announced the service last year and have since completely redesigned the web app.  Along with adding desktop and mobile apps to the mix.  Covering Windows, Mac, iOS (pending approval) and Android apps.  All Giganews members receive at least 5 GB of Dump Truck storage.

As mentioned above Giganews offers their members free online storage to compliment their Usenet service.  Diamond members receive 30 GB of storage while other plans include 5 GB of secure backup space.  Need more than 5 GB?  Here are the options for adding additional storage space to your account:

  • 50 GB – $4.99 a month
  • 100 GB – $9.99 a month
  • 200 GB – $19.99 a month
  • 500 GB – $49.99 a month
  • 1 TB – $99.99 a month

We’ve tested a few backup services and all the big names (Google, Microsoft, Apple, Dropbox, Mozy, etc.) have their own advantages and limitations.  We’re not going to make comparisons since you’re not likely shopping for storage service but rather utilizing your Giganews account to it’s fullest.  With that said Dump Truck is definitely a worthwhile offering.  They store multiple copies of your files securely and allow you to share access with friends and family at your discretion.  The service isn’t perfect but it will definitely get the job done.

You can visit the Giganews Dump Truck page to download the Windows or Mac software.  Log into your Giganews account through their site to access the web app.  The iPhone / iPad (iOS) app will be available soon.  Pending Apple’s approval.  The Android app is available for free now from Google Play.

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