How it works | Windows get2Clouds®

To use get2Clouds® you must already have at least one cloud account set up with one of the following cloud providers: Google Drive, Dropbox, Telekom MagentaCLOUD, Microsoft OneDrive, SugarSync, or Box.

Cloud Settings tab

  • Click ‘Update get2Clouds®’ to make sure you have the latest version of the software.
  • You can ‘Turn on Automatic Updates’ if you want get2Clouds® to be updated automatically.
  • Choose your default cloud service by selecting from the list of cloud accounts that you have added.

To add a new Cloud Account

  • Under the ‘Cloud Settings’ tab, click ‘New’.
  • You can now enter your details in a form under the heading ‘New’.
  • Enter your profile name.
  • Select your cloud provider.
  • Enter your cloud provider username. Depending on your cloud provider, you may be required to enter your username into an external browser.
  • Enter your cloud provider password.
  • Create an encryption password. This is to ensure your data is encrypted and can only be accessed by you or someone you have securely shared this encryption password with. In the ‘Corporate Cloud’ this can be more than just you.
  • Choose a local folder to sync your cloud service with.
  • Click ‘Save’.
  • Repeat these steps to add other cloud provider accounts.
  • If you wish to edit the information of an existing cloud account, select the cloud provider and click ‘Edit’.
  • If you wish to delete a cloud account, select the cloud provider and click ‘Delete’. ** Please note that this cloud provider and all its files will be deleted from your get2Clouds® account.

Sync with your Cloud Account

  • Under the ‘Cloud’ tab, you will see the icon(s) for the cloud account(s) you have added.
  • Click on the one you want to sync with.
  • Click ‘Sync’ to automatically sync with your cloud account.
  • You may be prompted with a new window to log in to your cloud account.
  • Once you log in, you will see the list of your local files on the left and the cloud account files on the right.
  • Click ‘Clear Cloud’ if you wish to remove all the encrypted data from your cloud account.
  • ** Please know that by selecting ‘Clear Cloud’ you may lose all the data you have stored in your cloud. You may want to do this in order to delete all cloud data and preserve it in its local state. That way you can ensure syncing only moves your files from local state to the cloud and not the other way around.

Moving Individual Files

  • To sync individual files, right-click on the local file and select ‘Copy to cloud’
  • You can also drag and drop from the LOCAL list to the CLOUD list
  • From the CLOUD list, you can right-click and either choose to ‘Delete’, ‘Rename’ or ‘Copy to local’
  • You can also drag and drop to copy a file from the CLOUD list to LOCAL list

Transfer Files to Other People

  • Click on the ‘Transfers’ tab
  • Click the ‘File Transfer’ button
  • Choose whether you would like to send the file via instant message or via email, or check both boxes if you’d like to send the file both ways
  • Enter your name as the ‘Sender’ (and your email address if you are sending the file via email)
  • If you are sending the file via instant message, click ‘Choose contact’ to select who you will send the file to from your list of contacts
  • If you are sending the file via email, insert the email address of the recipient into the designated field
  • Enter a comment that will be included in the email or instant message
  • Choose the file you want to transfer by clicking on the folder button on the right of the entry field. You can also drag and drop the file into the entry field
  • Select the cloud provider profile you will be using from the drop-down menu
  • Choose to ‘Automatically generate an encryption password’ or create your own encryption password to send to the recipient. However, you must then securely give this password to the recipient
  • Click ‘OK’
  • Once the file is uploaded, you may be prompted to allow get2Clouds ® to access your mail client. Make sure you allow this action. Once that is done, your mail client will open a new mail window with the comment and necessary links filled in. Enter any additional info, and send

Receiving a File Transfer

  • To download a file sent to you, make sure get2Clouds® is installed on your computer. If it isn’t, follow the link in the email (or messenger message) to download and install the file automatically.
  • If you already have get2Clouds® installed, you can double-click on the link which will launch get2Clouds® and automatically download the file. You can also copy the download link provided in the email and paste it into your browser window. This will also launch get2Clouds® and download the file.

Other Transfer Options

  • When transferring or downloading a file, you can click the pause button on the right at any time to pause the transfer
  • Click the ‘x’ to delete a transfer from the list
  • Click the folder icon to open the folder containing the downloaded file
  • Right-click a download to pause, open directly, open its destination folder, or remove it

Messenger Settings

Secure End-to-End Messenger is available on get2Clouds®.
You can use your own real number or a self-generated 555 number.

To register a 555 number:

  • Click ‘Enter your phone number’
  • Select ‘Enter a self-generated 555 number’
  • Choose the number you would like to use (it must be at least 5 digits)
  • Set a 555 password when prompted to do so, this is to ensure that nobody else can register the same 555 number once you have claimed it
  • Click ‘OK’ to successfully register your phone number

To register your real number:

  • Click ‘Enter your phone number’
  • Select ‘Enter a real phone number’
  • Choose your country code, enter your number and click ‘OK’
  • A verification code will then be sent to your phone and to all devices that are registered to this number
  • Enter the verification code when prompted to do so
  • Click ‘OK’ to successfully register your phone number

After having set a number, you can:

  • Enter your name
  • Chose your profile picture
  • Tick ‘Encrypt notes’ to ensure your notes are encrypted before they are sent

Add a new Contact to your Contact List

  • Under the ‘Contacts’ tab you can add new contacts to your get2Clouds® contact list
  • Click ‘Detect get2Clouds® contacts’ to see if you already have get2Clouds® contacts
  • Click ‘New Contact’
  • Enter the name, number and email address of your new contact
  • Click ‘OK’ to add the new contact

Chat with Other get2Clouds® Users

  • On the right side of the screen you can see the ‘+ New chat’ button
  • You can also begin a new chat by double clicking on the contact you would like to chat with in the Contacts screen.
  • Click on it and you will be prompted to choose the contact you wish to chat with from your contact list
  • Choose your contact by double-clicking on their name or add a new contact and enter their name phone and email address
  • Enter the message and send
  • Add an image to your message by selecting the camera icon on the bottom left
  • Or you can choose ‘E2E’ to encrypt your message and set an encryption password for increased security
  • Click ‘OK’
  • Your chat will remain open on the right
  • You can also add an access PIN to your chat for greater security so that only you and the person you are chatting with have access to the conversation.