People store vast amounts of different information on their computers, that ranges from the sentimental to the essential, losing it can be a disaster, so having various ways to back it up is a good investment. An application that tries to solve this problem is hubiC: it allows users to store files and folders in an online server, making information easy to retrieve should an accident happen.

The way the developers have chosen to design hubiC with an exceedingly high level of simplicity, all users have to do is make an account, then they can begin. Making the account is relatively easy, it can all be done within the application and doesn't require users to fill out any complicated forms, or visit any websites and register multiple times.

Once the account is made, a folder is automatically created and opened in the computer, any files put there are automatically transferred to the online server and can be accessed via the folder. Using hubiC is as simple as copy and pasting files to the folder, or just dragging them back onto your computer. The only issue is that the folder is created without users selecting a path directory.

Since using hubiC requires that users only understand how a folder works, it does contain several settings to edit how the server synchronization works. The location of the hubiC folder can be edited, after its creation granted, but the option is there. More importantly, how the folder uploads the information on the remote servers can be controlled.

Users can set how often the folder synchronizes, prevent the computer from shutting down or sleeping while it is synchronizing, as well as limiting the transfer and upload speed. The option to throttle the transfer speed is especially useful, as it stops the application from being a hindrance while its working. For those who use a proxy connection, hubiC also includes the option to configure that into the system to allow the application to connect properly to the storage servers.

To conclude, hubiC is clearly useful, the simple nature of just a folder for essential files is intuitive and user friendly. The straightforward design coupled with the customizable options and control offered makes it very reliable, and, all in all, a clear solution for any backup needs users might have.