TransMedia on Wednesday announced the Mac OS X release of
Glide Link, which lets Mac users use the Glide online file service.
Glide is a “portable desktop” that links your computer with an online repository that can include any kind of files. Glide provides content organization, file sharing, communications and even media playback technology, so you can share photos, video and music with other users — or use it to simply keep an online directory of important content you need to be able to access anywhere. Glide will automatically transcode, preview and play back media in the browser.
Glide offers various tiers of service depending on your needs — Glide Free offers up to 300MB of storage, while the Standard service costs $4.95 per month or $49.95 per year and gives you up to 1.5GB. Glide Premium bumps that up to 4GB and includes audio and video conferencing with integrated media sharing, for $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year. Additional storage up to 40GB is also available.
You can assign individual users specific rights to view, upload and download content, and the service also rpovides content rights protection to help prevent piracy.
Integrated in this release is the “Glide Power Bubble,” a special interface alternative to menus and toolbar navigation that enables users to select options in Glide using a specially designed rotary “pie menu.”
System requirements include Mac OS X v10.3 or later, 128MB RAM, 1MB disk space, and an active Glide account.