Live Mesh

Live Mesh 0.9

Free
Live Mesh is a file synchronization tool for Windows computers
5.0  (10 votes)
0.9.4014 (See all)

Live Mesh is a file synchronization tool for Windows computers. It is developed by Microsoft and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that their product actually worked great.
The heart of this application is its web service. At the site, you will have your own Desktop, which will hold all the files that you choose to sync. This application serves as the desktop client. It will monitor your system and check when your shared folders change.

To start using the service, you need to add a folder to the desktop. You can do that from the web interface or by simply right-clicking on a folder and choosing Add to Live Mesh. When you do that, the folder is automatically synced with all the clients connected to the Desktop and the Desktop itself.

Live Mesh is a beta application and it will soon support Mac OS X computers and mobile devices. Although the service is free, it only allows you to upload 512 megabytes worth of information. Also, Live Mesh can't really execute any files hosted on the interface, it can only prompt you to download them or execute them locally. Still, the application shows a lot of promise, and the web interface works flawlessly. Syncing is almost instantaneous and the download speeds are often good.

José Fernández
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Review summary

Pros

  • Nice desktop client
  • Good speed
  • Web interface works great
  • Nice sharing features

Cons

  • Limited to 512MB of storage
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