Memopal Online Storage Service

Memopal is an online storage service for personal or business use that offers backup of your computer files to their Internet server.

There is a 1-week free trial, and currently the price is $99 per year for a personal/1-computer account, with a storage limit of 250GB. I took the free trial, and backed up — not everything on my laptop — most of the desktop and documents files.

Memopal works quietly in the background while you do other things, but — at least for me — it was rather slow. How slow you ask? Well, we started around 4 pm and didn’t finish (I just walked away and let it run) until 11 pm. I’m willing to blame this on my router (laptop is upstairs, main pc is downstairs) and cable. That problem aside, I found the software very easy to understand and work with. Why would you want online storage? Well, when stuff is on the Internet, you can access it from anywhere. So if you are on vacation in Singapore, you can pull out your Blackberry or iPhone and take a peek at something. If you are working on a project with others, but the others aren’t necessarily at your company or it’s not a job-related project — it’s a lot easier to have the files on an Internet server. A hundred bucks might be too steep for some, but it might be worthwhile for a small business owner who does a lot of travel and networks on jobs that have a diverse group of consultants scattered around the globe.