InstallFree Releases First Cloud-Based Service to Enable Access to One's Files and Productivity Applications From Any Computing Device
application delivery service to help individuals create,
edit and share their files on any computing device using
full versions of their favored productivity applications.
Nexus's distinct technology ensures that its users can be
consistently productive regardless of where their files are
stored and across varied computing devices and operating
Nexus integrates seamlessly with Google Drive, Box, Dropbox,
SkyDrive and Office 365 to instantly deliver full-fidelity
versions of Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader, as well as
plug-ins like Java, Flash and Silverlight - on any computing
device with just a browser. In addition, Nexus includes
collaboration features allowing users to "broadcast" or
publish the files on which they're working by simply posting
a link to the invitee's Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or
Twitter feed, or sending it via email.
Customers can start using the service by either creating an
account on http://nexus.installfree.com or using auto-login
with their existing Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or SkyDrive
accounts. Furthermore, InstallFree provides Google Drive and
Box web-apps from their respective app stores that enable
customers to set InstallFree Nexus as a default capability
for all files. Google Chrome Browser users will enjoy an
added benefit from an InstallFree Nexus for Gmail browser
extension to instantly view, edit, save and share MS Office
and PDF file attachments arriving on Gmail.
"In an increasingly connected world, people expect to store
and access their data from Google Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive,
Box and Office365. People also expect to access their data
from a variety of devices like iPad, Android Tablets,
Chromebooks and PCs/Macs. We created Nexus to solve the
productivity challenge (BYOD) for customers to be able to
use applications like Microsoft Office across these cloud
storage providers and from any device," noted Rakesh
Narasimhan, CEO of InstallFree and former GM for Cloud Data
Services within the Server & Tools Business (STB) Division
of Microsoft. "After years of helping IT departments at
large enterprises design and manage systems for desktop
application virtualization, we adapted our experience with
virtualization in the enterprise to benefit customers in all
segments with InstallFree Nexus."
Licensing, a significant cost for customers across segments,
in terms of expense and complexity, is handled directly by
InstallFree by ensuring proper licensing arrangements with
application providers (e.g., Microsoft). Adding new
applications and upgrades to existing ones are completely
transparent to the users and managed on the InstallFree
cloud infrastructure, powered by Amazon Web Services.
Nexus is publicly available in two versions:
InstallFree Nexus Basic: A FREE version that includes:
-- The full LibreOffice (formerly OpenOffice) application
suite for creating and editing documents from any device or
-- Full-fidelity viewing of Microsoft Office files.
-- Seamless integration with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box,
SkyDrive, SharePoint, Office 365 and other storage services.
InstallFree Nexus Premium: A paid version that includes:
-- All the capabilities available in Nexus Basic
-- Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and
Publisher) subscription license:
-- $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year for academic
license for the full Office suite.
-- $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year for standard
(non-academic) license for a single Office app (e.g.
-- $19.99 per month / $199.99 per year for standard
(non-academic) license for the full Office suite.
Both InstallFree Nexus Basic and Premium include a FREE
60-day trial access to the full versions of Microsoft Office
2010 applications. The free version of Nexus is available
now and the paid version will be available by the end of
August 2012. The service can be accessed directly from
www.installfree.com and customers can get started instantly
by logging in with their existing Dropbox, Google, Box or
SkyDrive accounts. Furthermore, InstallFree provides Google
Drive and Box web-apps that can easily be added from their
respective app stores.
More information about the various Nexus services and apps
is available at www.installfree.com/nexus/apps
Links to Videos:
InstallFree Nexus Overview: http://youtu.be/ggj1O0GpNvo
InstallFree Nexus for Google Drive:
InstallFree Nexus for Box: http://youtu.be/0mVeM1JDmXA
InstallFree Nexus Collaboration Demo:
InstallFree (www.installfree.com) was founded in 2006 to
solve the challenges of creating, sharing and managing
end-user environments. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, with
research and development in Tel Aviv, Israel, the company's
mission is to enable people to use the applications they
need on the devices they want, anywhere at any time. To
learn more about InstallFree Nexus, its features,
functionality and pricing please refer to our FAQ at