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Following the Mozy Online Backup Version 1.4 for the Mozy App release update, Ted Haeger, Mozy Product Manager, has written a couple of new posts that we have captured below:
Easier Access to All Files
After Mozy added “My Mozy” home tab in a previous version, there were several people who didn’t know that you could still get to the classic file browser view by hitting the Menu button. So, Mozyadded a tab-like navigation right on the main screen to make it easy to find.
SD Card Storage Features
When you use the Mozy app to download a file to your device, it gets stored on your device’s SD card. The new app adds two great features.
First, whenever you open a file that you previously downloaded, the app will check whether you have the latest version. If the local version is out of date, the app will ask you whether you want to update to the latest.
You can also remove a downloaded file from memory, too. Just tap and hold on the filename.
Stash and Android
If you use Mozy Stash, you have probably used the Mozy app to upload files to your Stash. If so, then you’ll appreciate these improvements.
You can now overwrite a file in your Stash with a newer version.
Mozy also made some improvements to the auto-uploader to avoid duplicate uploads and images from other apps. If you haven’t used it before, you can enable it from Settings.
The app also adds an event to the device’s Notifications panel when an upload is in progress or completes, including auto-uploaded photos and videos.
And, you can also delete items from your Stash. Either open the file and select the delete icon, or just tap and hold on the filename. (Okay, this isn’t really new on Android, but it was not mentioned it in previous blog posts, and just added it to the iOS app)
We’ll now further look at new features in the Mozy app for iOS, which includes iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Pull Down to Refresh
First up, some of the more avid Mozy app users pointed out that they want a better way to refresh a folder that has new items in it. Previously, you needed to navigate from a folder you were viewing and then back to it again to get it to show a new file you just uploaded from a different device (for example, a file that you added to your Stash).
Now you can just pull down on the folder view, and release to update the view. The screenshot at left shows a normal folder view. At right, you can see the pull-down “Release to refresh” screen.
Delete from Stash
Although Stash is still only available in beta, Mozy continues to increase what you can do with it from a mobile device. This latest release of the Mozy app allows you to delete any file from your Stash. You can initiate a delete by looking at a file’s detail page …
… or by opening the file, and tapping the actions button (shown in left screenshot at bottom-left) to open the actions menu (shown in right screenshot).
Stash Uploader Improvements
The Stash uploader also got its first interface overhaul since its debut.
In addition to its new look, you’ll notice the convenient View Mobile Uploads button, which takes you directly to the Mobile Uploads folder in your Stash. Also, the uploader can resume after an interruption. For example, an incoming phone call can send the Mozy app to the background. When you next bring the app to the foreground, the upload continues from where it left off.
Overall, you might notice a strong trend toward increasing security and making it easier to use Stash in the Mozy app.
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