You know that feeling when you forget which gadget you downloaded a certain photo, tune or video to? Did you save that special photo on your Android phone, camera, computer or maybe in an album on Facebook? No need to panic anymore. RealNetworks, the folks who brought us RealPlayer for video, has created Unifi, an exciting new way to save (and find) all of your photos, music, and video files across multiple gadgets – in one place. It’s an obvious solution to a growing challenge we mediaphiles have day-to-day. CNET editors were also fans and awarded Unifi a Best of CES show award, which is a big deal in the geek world.
What’s so cool about Unifi is that it doesn’t matter whether you purchased your digital entertainment on iTunes or Amazon, or whether the content you own is on a Mac, PC, Android, iPhone, Facebook or Flickr. Unifi knocks down the walls between your digital libraries and lets you enjoy them no matter where you legally acquired them. For example, you can stream the iTunes selections and playlists you own from Unifi to your Android phone. Awesomeness! It also has an attractive interface for browsing your library. Hopefully, videos stored on Unifi can eventually be streamed directly to an Internet-connected TV.
Unifi is scheduled to be available later this year. The first 2GB of media will be free, and tiered subscription plans will be available up to at least 100GB. They are however allowing for sign ups to be among the first to experience Unifi as a beta tester.