Install multiple cloud storage "drives" to i.e. Google Docs, Dropbox,

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Can we get multiple cloud storage connections for seamless storage in Google Docs, Dropbox, or rather than only Preferably should act just like an application to wherever we have all our files stored.

This lack of central storage -- everyone wanting to sell you their own storage -- which leads to files strewn out all over the web, is the largest flaw (across the board) that I see preventing cloud computing from becoming a main stream professional tool instead of just a supplement to the desktop.

I mean really. Can you imaging if every desktop application required a walled off storage area for it's own files with no way to group different files by project or customer?
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PECourtejoie, Champion

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Hello Jeff, you might want to take a look at:
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Jeff Jones

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Both replies above missed the point of the original post completely. being only for photos is exactly the problem I was referring to. I would love to be able to do everything from a Chromebook that I can now do from my Windows PC, but vendors are building their own little islands and not working together. So Cloud computer will never become really main stream until they can fix the problems.

One problem is a lack of central cloud storage. needs to provide a way to install other multipurpose cloud storage systems (like Google Docs, Drop Box, or so that a user can save all their files to one location, allowing for easier backup, and also providing more peace of mind with longevity.

Right now we are in the infancy of cloud computing and for the most part web apps are all behaving like standalone devices. Can you imaging if desktop computing had evolved in a similar fashion so that I had to buy a separate word processing appliance, a separate photo editing appliance, a separate web browsing appliance, email appliance, etc. and the only way to get information out of theses separate boxes would be to network them together. This is analogous to how cloud computer is beginning to look.

It would be much more appealing to me if I could buy 500GB of cloud storage somewhere (like Google Docs) and then have all web apps use that location for any saved files instead of having my files spread out among 10 different web sites and wondering if an upstart web app is going to last or eventually close down while taking all my data with it.

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