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Backup storage for consumers and small businesses
our rating 4 out of 5 Stars

LivedriveProduct Overview

  1. About Livedrive
  2. Pros of Livedrive
  3. Cons of Livedrive
  4. Breakdown of core features

Livedrive product overview

Livedrive is a cloud storage and online backup solution for businesses, consumers, and resellers. It adds a new drive to home or office computers, allowing users to securely store data online. Teams can safely backup various file types online, including photos, documents, videos, and music, and sync files between all computers.

Livedrive provides a feature-rich web portal that enables users to edit documents and photos on the go or play music and movies directly from the browser. It also offers an iPhone, Android, and iOS app to give access to files from anywhere at any time. Livedrive’s desktop software works on Windows and Mac computers.

Pros of Livedrive

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  • Its team folders let colleagues work privately together or send files to the entire company. Team members can choose who can view and edit files in each private folder.
  • It allows users to back up mobiles, tablets, and a second computer or a NAS drive.

Cons of Livedrive

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  • Its mobile backup is not available on Windows phones or RT tablets.
  • It doesn’t provide end-to-end encryption.

Breakdown of core features

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Automatic online backup

Livedrive automatically uploads files to its secure UK data centers. If users lose or break a computer, tablet, or phone, they can restore the files to a new device. The software streamlines backing up photos, documents, music, and videos. Users simply need to install the software on their Windows or Mac computer and the system will automatically back up files.

Online storage

Briefcase is Livedrive’s online drive for storing different file types. The drive is accessible from computers, tablets, or mobile devices. Users can add files to the drive and then access or edit them from another device. The Briefcase feature is ideal for working from home, accessing files on the go, and adding extra storage to low-capacity devices like tablets and phones.


If disaster strikes and teams lose a file due to hardware failure, theft, or accidental deletion, they can restore their backed-up files with Livedrive’s restore feature. The software also keeps up to 30 previous versions of files, making sure if users accidentally save an unwanted edit, they can revert the change.

Sharing large files

Users can share large files and folders in the Briefcase with family and friends. Livedrive also facilitates Private Sharing, wherein users can email a unique username and password to the recipient so they can access the files. Livedrive’s Public Sharing enables users to create a link to the shared files, which they can post on social media or email to groups of friends.

(Last updated on 08/05/2022 by )

Quick Facts

  • Industry Specialties
    All Industries
  • Pricing
  • Works Best For
    Mid Sized Businesses, Small Sized Businesses


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  • Work on-the-go
  • Automatic backup
  • Bank-level security
  • Collaboration
  • Share large files
  • Central admin console
  • Storage space
  • Sync files between devices
  • Local encryption
  • Configurable user storage, features, and permissions
  • Restore to any PC/Mac
  • Recover deleted files
  • Retain previous versions of files
  • NAS backup
  • Online portal


  • Boxcryptor
  • CRS Software
  • API integrations

Pricing Model

  • Business Express
  • Business Standard


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