What I’m about to show you now is the most promising cloud storage solution in the EU, in my opinion.
So, this is a new start-up in this segment and it’s called Tresorit. It seems to be very secure from two aspects:
- Redundancy: they store your content geo-redundantly in the European Union: numerous copies are stored at multiple locations
- Security: they use AES-256 client-side encryption and they say it cannot be hacked by current technology
You can find the plans they offer. The difference is only in storage size, file size limit, max tresor number, max members per tresor.
The max tresor number means the maximum number of usable folders on your computer.
If you use the free plan then you can turn a maximum of 20 folders to tresors.
The free plan has a 500 MB limitation on the maximum file size.
Installation and registration
I’ve installed the Windows version and the iPhone one from the AppStore. The Windows client is less then 9 megabytes. After the installation, you arrive to the login window where you can sign up. There is no web-access, only an application based one, so you can’t register on the website. You have to install it first.
In the registration steps you need to give your email address, first and last name, password, and that’s all. Then you receive a verification mail.
After the verification you can log in and receive a short intro about Tresorit.
How to gain additional space
If you install it on your mobile you receive immediately 500 MB additional space.
You receive an additional 500 MB per user you invited, up to 20 users. If at least 3 of them register, then you receive a 500 MB bonus.
So the total space you can have with a free account is: 5GB base + 500 MB mobile + 20*500 MB users + 500 MB one-time = 16 GB
Please be patient with the bonus, because generally you have to wait 1 hour to get your space size updated. You receive an email about the change.
First you need to download and install the app from Tresorit website, then register your account.
After that you can separately register to the referral program. You can read more about the referral program here: https://support.tresorit.com/entries/29114916-Referral-program-device-bonus.