Cloud-Based Service Maxxo Introduces BitTorrent Support
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Maxxo is a new cloud-based service that’s determined enough to run shoulder to shoulder with its stronger competitor, Dropbox. This week, the company made an official announcement, saying that their users will be able to download torrents directly to their accounts.
Dropbox is currently claiming millions of unique users, placing the company as the leading cloud-hosting service out there. This year they’ve announced a new application which allowed their users to download torrents directly into their accounts, but the project was quickly dropped due to piracy concerns. The official statement claimed that Boxopus’ features “could be perceived as encouraging users to violate copyright using Dropbox.”
However, Maxxo – a rather new competitor in the cloud-based sector – is not worried and decided to enable their users to download torrents. The method is quite simple – one must drop the .torrent file into Maxxo’s interface and right-click to start the download.
“By using BitTorrent through Maxxo our users can download files fast and completely anonymously,” Luka Hovat (the company’s CEO) told TorrentFreak.
“It’s a feature that none of our competitors have.”
As far as privacy is concerned, the downloaded files go straight to Maxxo’s servers.
At the time, the service enables free accounts of up to five gigabytes of storage, while also allowing two simultaneous BitTorrent transfers. Other accounts include a storage limit of 50 GB to 200 GB, with prices between $9,99 and $29,99 respectively.
Last but not least, Maxxo is working on Windows, but the development team is working of optimizing the service for Macintosh and mobile devices.