Glide is a mobile desktop solution. The site claims to offer an advertisement free alternative to similar products. Glide includes a free suite of collaboration and productivity based applications. Users can create up to six family members’ accounts, which include child accounts. Users can upgrade to increase the number of users who can create a Glide account for additional individuals. The Glide Sync App allows users to easily synchronize their home and work files. Mobile versions are available as well as an iPad specific version.
Glide was created by the Transmedia Corporation. The current version, Glide OS 4.0, was launched on February 16th, 2010. The application was intended to provide users with an ad free option that included all the functionality and tools they need and want out of a mobile desktop. Along with Glide, additional Glide products have been released including Glide Business, Glide Campus, Glide Crunch, Glide Presenter and Glide Mobile.
Overall, Glide provides users with a number of functional applications to choose from. The application also comes with multiple accounts so user can get their whole family set up on Glide. The application’s interface is relatively easy to understand, although some users may feel a bit overwhelmed by the many functions offered.
The Glide user interface is well organized, even though it contains a number of functions and tools. The user can find a list of basic links along the left hand side with contents presented to the right and center. A row of square buttons divides the two menus and allows the user to access contacts, groups, media, meetings, email and much more.
A new user can try Glide by clicking the green and white “Join Glide” button along the top, right hand side of the homepage. The user must select their preferred plan by clicking the corresponding button at the top of the following page. After doing so, the user is taken to the registration form, which asks for a first and last name, email address, location, desired username, password and preferred Glide email address. The user must also check the terms and conditions box at the bottom of the form before submitting their information.
Glide users can choose between free and paid memberships. The free account includes up to 30 GBs of storage space, access to the free suite of applications and up to six family member accounts (including child specific accounts). Users can purchase Glide Premium for around $50 per year. Premium access includes up to 25 users and extra storages space for around 20 cents per GB per year. Both accounts include no third party advertisements and access to the iPad version of Glide.
GlideDigital.com is helpful for users who are searching for a cloud based desktop solution without restrictions. The application offers both free and paid access, which is appealing to families, individuals and businesses. The user can choose from a number of tools and applications to complete tasks and manage their personal documents and activities. The user interface is also very easy to learn. The child account option makes Glide even more appealing for entire families.