You have heard of Dropbox, Google Drive etc. Most likely, you also have a cloud storage app installed on your phone and who’s to blame you. Cloud storage is simply convenient and more available by the hour. Today, you can choose between hundreds options, both free and paid.
Although it might be enough for you to use your Dropbox as a warehouse for your photos, movies, documents and other digital files, cloud storage is capable of a lot more. In this post, I’ll talk about how you can utilize your cloud storage service to download torrents fast and definitely a lot easier.
On one side you have the file sharing protocol ‘bittorrent’ and ‘torrent files’ through which you download content. On the other side, you have cloud storage – the unlimited space, where you can keep all your files. On first sight, it seems almost impossible to connect the two.
What would you usually do if you wanted to move your torrent in the cloud?
You would download it on your laptop first, and then manually upload it to your cloud storage account. You would also need to keep your laptop on until the download is complete, at least. And you would need to wait for some time, if your torrent has fewer seeders.
Our days are dynamic. We’re constantly on the go and most often, we would like to spend our time NOT waiting for slow magnetic downloads. It would be so much more convenient to just download torrent files directly to your cloud account, and luckily - there is a way.
Transfercloud.io is a convenient service, which enables users to automatically download torrent files to their cloud storage accounts. Unlike similar services like BitTorrent and uTorrent, Transfercloud.io downloads the content directly onto the company servers and immediately afterwards syncs it between your cloud storage accounts. No time wasted and no local disk space needed. You can download torrents when you’re home, from the office or even the park.
The service is really simple to use. You can register for a 7-day trial, which gives you unlimited transfer speed. You can download 10 files, which are less than 3 GB per day. Every time you log in Transfercloud, you will see your Dashboard. You can either paste your torrent link at the dedicated bar, or upload your torrent directly. Once you got that ready, you can start your download immediately.
You’ll be able to see your ongoing downloads in the Active Transfers section and you will be able to edit or delete your torrents there. My files, which you can find in your Dashboard is where you can create folders and organize all of your complete downloads.
Here’s how you can set up your cloud storage account with Transfercloud
Step 1: Open your Transfercloud.io profile and go to the Cloud section
You will see a list of all the cloud storage apps you can use with the service. Currently, Transfercloud.io has integrated only a few cloud apps officially, but you can still access your other accounts through WebDav and FTP (if they support it, of course).
Step 2: Choose your cloud storage service
In my example, I use pCloud. The cloud storage service is one of my personal favorites, and among all the perks it offers, is its WebDav support. Go to the last choice in the list of cloud sync options and click on Add.
Step 3: Enter your credentials
This step is pretty self-explanatory. After you choose your service of choice and click Add, you will be redirected to a page, where you will be required to enter your cloud storage login credentials.
Step 4: Save your torrents in the cloud
Once you’ve covered step 3, it’s time to start saving torrents directly to your cloud storage account. Return to your Dashboard. From the Add Torrents window, click on “Add Cloud Savepoint” . I am using pCloud’s WebDav support, so I will choose the service as my savepoint.
Now every torrent I download will be automatically synced with pCloud.
pCloud has been in the market for a while and is a personal favorite. The service is a perfect blend between great features and top-notch security. It starts with up to 20 GB of storage for free is currently the fastest provider on the market, claiming download and upload speed 5 times faster than competing services like Dropbox.
One of the great things about the service is the desktop app – pCloud Drive. It works as a virtual drive on the user’s device so basically I can have up to 2 TB extra for my laptop, which I can use to save and edit files. Currently, pCloud has apps for all major desktop and mobile operating systems, which makes access to my digital collection super convenient.