Zoolz Review 2017 Including All the Features and Other Offerings

Zoolz Review Quick Summary

Zoolz is a nifty backup service that offers three major products for the users. You may term one product as Zoolz Business, second product as Zoolz Home and third product as Zoolz Partners.  Zoolz is a London based cloud data backup service that offers its services in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Pros

  • Provides exclusive products for business and home users
  • Offers a range of pricing plans
  • Provides various online payment methods
  • Zero knowledge backup service
  • Provides backup for mobile devices

Cons

  • Does not offer efficient customer support
  • Collects file metadata
  • Does not maintain its own servers

Zoolz Business Pricing Plans Review

Our Zoolz review disclosed the fact that the business product has two more sub-products. These sub-products are Zoolz Intelligent Cloud and Zoolz Cloud Archive review. The review of intelligent cloud and cloud archive’s pricing plans are present below:

Zoolz Intelligent Cloud Pricing Review

The backup provider has different pricing packages for other subscribers. These packages include Free Lifetime Plan, Starter Plan, Business Plan, and Media/Enterprise Plan. The users of Zoolz can get other packages like starter plan at the cost of $19.95 per month.

The cost of business plan is divided according to individual features. The 100GB hot storage feature is available at the price of $8/month. The OCR feature is 40$ that includes 1000 pages. You can get 500GB cold storage benefit at the cost of $20 per month.

The standard definition feature is free in business package. The users can avail high definition feature by paying $0.03/month. You will have to pay this amount for viewing stream of each one GB. The users may obtain mobile backup that includes Android and iPhone devices. They just need to pay $1 for each device on monthly basis.

Those users who want to experience media/enterprise should contact the provider through the official website.

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Zoolz Cloud Archive for Home Pricing Review

According to our Zoolz review, the service offers exciting backup plans for cloud archive home users. The subscribers can use both pricing plans like Family and Heavy at the cost of $39.95 and $99.95 on yearly basis.

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 Zoolz Home Features Review

Our Zoolz review indicates that the Zoolz home users can obtain a list of interesting benefits. You can get one TB storage along with five users feature. The same goes for heavy plan users as they can attain four TB storage including five users advantage.

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You can use benefits like three external/network drives, no backup limitations and premium support. The heavy plans users can enjoy the benefits such as unlimited backup and premium support. Furthermore, you can also use unlimited external or network drives.

The free plan offers 25GB hot storage and 50GB cold storage. Furthermore, the package provides one server facility along with five users feature. You can also obtain features like media streaming and backups of mobile devices.

The starter plan offers 500GB hot storage and 100 GB cold storage. The users should consider the features such as one server availability and ten multiple devices. Whereas the business plan also offers some exclusive benefits such as 50TB hot storage and 50TB cold storage. Likewise, you can also enjoy other advantages like free 500 users along with free 50 servers.

Similarly, you should select media/ enterprise plan if you want to experience unlimited hot and cold storage. Furthermore, the unlimited users facility and infinite servers feature are enough to grab your attention.

Zoolz Compatibility Review

Our Zoolz review unveils that the service is compatible with all the major platforms. These major platforms include:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows Mobile

Zoolz Backup App Review

Both Android and iOS users can avail the services of Zoolz, a cloud backup service accordingly.

Zoolz Android Backup App

Zoolz offers an exclusive app for its Android users. Being an Android user, you can form backup and access all your files on the go without any hassle.

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Zoolz iOS Backup App

The same goes for Zoolz iOS users because you can experience multiple benefits of iOS app. You can create backup and use all your data from anywhere in the world.

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Unique Selling Proposition

During our Zoolz review, we analyzed the service’s different features in detail. However, we found the hybrid backup more appealing. Hybrid backup is a process where users send various files to the cloud. Zoolz, an online cloud backup service also offers specialized media storage.

This media storage includes videos, photos and audios. The whole data is secured through optimized viewing that allows users to watch it without facing the buffering issue. Interestingly, the provider has two kinds of storage means hot and cold. The hot storage allows you to access the frequently accessed content. Similarly, you can use the cold storage option for archiving purpose.

Zoolz Intelligent Cloud Features Review

We evaluated each feature of Zoolz intelligent cloud, a sub product of business product in this Zoolz review. The service is currently offering different sorts of data processing algorithms. Through this feature, you can organize and search your data as and when required. Furthermore, the users should consider a search benefit eDiscovery. The feature helps you to explore stored files by name that suggests it works like a search engine.

The service is also providing OCR (optical character recognition) option to its users. Hence, you are able to find texts in both images and .pdf files. You should find other advantages such as tags. These tags are date taken, resolution, and location. The users can exploit these tags to create backup for every image. You can also access content from the browser interface and mobile apps. The service has backing for file sharing content you have backed up.

Zoolz Intelligent Cloud File Backup Review

The provider offers smart select and manual select file options. The smart select option helps you to create backup of certain files in certain locations. However, the option did not perform the required task. For instance, the smart select option only develops the backup of your office documents those are located on the desktop. Similarly, the option does not create the backup of the files available in folders other than desktop.

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You can also throttle your backup bandwidth since the bandwidth will not affect the system resources. Hence, you can easily setup the hybrid backup. After setting up your backup plan, you can check the progress of backup plan and make changes from Zoolz desktop dashboard.

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You can also create a backup for your cloud storage, Facebook or Instagram account. To setup a backup, go to the “discover” page and select the option “add service” from the web interface.

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You should follow the Zoolz setup wizard that would take only a couple of minutes.

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You should select the “restore” option given on the bottom left side of dashboard. You will see a restore window on your screen. However, you must make sure that you have backed up all your data before using a restore option.

Navigate to the files or folder that you wish to restore. Click on the “next” button at the bottom of the client.

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You can also restore content from the other devices by selecting “restore from a different account” button.

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You can also run a multi-thread download if you want to compromise on your system’s resources. Furthermore, you can restore both the location and a local storage device by clicking “next”. The restore process will start right after clicking.

Zoolz Home File Backup Review

According to our Zoolz review, the Zoolz home product extensively supports both external and network drives. You can store your files for indefinite time since you have a lifetime storage option. You can save file of any size, as there is no size limitation applied during uploading.

Zoolz Cloud Archive for Business Review

Zoolz proudly offers an exclusive product Cloud Archive for business professionals and entrepreneurs. Through this product, you can avail various benefits. Here is the list of benefits that includes:

  • Tribrid Backup
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Enterprise level Backend
  • Flexible Web Viewer
  • Cold Storage

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Tribrid Backup

As per the findings of our Zoolz review, Tribrid backup offers three types of storage to its business users. These storage types are instant, cold and local. It is your discretion to choose what type of data you want to store on which kind of storage.

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Cost Effectiveness

The cost effectiveness factor makes Zoolz Cloud Archive for business different from other backup providers. Being a business owner, you can easily shift all your important data over cloud in a swift manner. The provider claims that it does not cap bandwidth and set any kind of uploading or downloading file size limitations.

Enterprise Level Backend

Zoolz’s backend completely relies on the extremely protected Amazon Web Service (AWS) infrastructure.  You can develop duplicates of your backup and store them on different locations worldwide.

Flexible Web Viewer

According to our Zoolz review, the web browser is lightweight that helps you to see image previews easily. You can search all your files and create folders.

Cold Storage

Through this feature, you can secure and backup all your data that you do not use quite often. When your file is ready to be downloaded, you will receive and email from the customer support to restore.

Zoolz Intelligent Partners Review

The backup provider has also expanded its range of services through partners’ collaboration. Zoolz encourages other organizations to use its services to organize and secure all their customers’ data. Furthermore, Zoolz is currently providing three kinds of partnership programs. These programs are:

  • Reseller
  • Partner
  • Branded Partner

 

Our Zoolz review indicated that reseller program is all about creating licenses and selling Zoolz. Hence, you will be able to earn handsome amount of commission being a reseller. Likewise, partner program allows you to manage your users and develop customized plans for them. Through branded partner program, you can white label the services of Zoolz and enhance your brand loyalty.

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Zoolz Customer Support Review

Zoolz has a dedicated customer support section responsible for answering all the queries of their subscribers. Still, the provider needs to improve its performance in this regard. Zoolz has offered various products for its users but unable to provide clear customer support feature for each of its product.

According to our Zoolz review, the service is offering technical support on 24/7 basis. In addition, you may find a searchable wiki page. Through this option, you can access to videos including guides to get awareness if you are a new user. You may also use troubleshooting section to get answers of your different questions.

Zoolz Security and Privacy Policy Review

Our Zoolz review suggested that the service offers zero-knowledge backup feature to its users. Hence, you will be able to decrypt your files once these files are encrypted. However, if you are unable to recall your password, Zoolz cannot reset it that does not sound appealing. Thus, you need to use a password manager if you wish to retain and access to all your content.

The backup service provides 256-bit military grade encryption that is a standard and acceptable one. As a result, Zoolz will not give the users’ readable copies of their content to the third parties.

The privacy policy indicates that users send the names of files and directories when they backup their files. Moreover, Zoolz also record the metadata information of the users. However, other zero-knowledge service providers do not follow this practice. Those users who access torrent files to stream copyrighted content should not avail Zoolz services.

The users’ IP addresses along with personal information are also stored. The backup service provider claims that it uses the information for other support services. However, Zoolz does not sell its subscribers’ information to third parties for any purpose.

Zoolz Review on Twitter

According to our Zoolz Review, the provider has an active presence on Twitter. However, it seems that the users are not interested to avail its services. The service has tried so much to grab the attention of potential subscribers. However, the users’ response suggested that the Zoolz still has lot to do to come up with the expectations of the subscribers.

 

Zoolz Review on Reddit

Those Reddit users who are planning to select Zoolz for their data backup need to reconsider their decision. The users should opt Reddit VPN instead of Zoolz if they wish to use torrents in order to watch their favorite content. Since, Zoolz does not support the use of torrents and you may find yourself in the hot waters of legal trouble.

Furthermore, there are users those who found the services of Zoolz not up to the mark. Here is the response of one Redditor regarding Zoolz free lifetime package.

 

Final Verdict

Zoolz is undoubtedly offering various out of the box features to its subscribers. We found some interesting aspects about the service in our Zoolz review. We were pleased to see that the cloud data backup provider is smart enough to search the file content. The users can easily find their preferred content in the form of even in .pdf files and images.

The compelling list of features like hot and cold storage including optical character recognition (OCR) has made Zoolz an interesting choice for the users. However, things are not all rosy for the service. Since, Zoolz does not have influential customer support section. Moreover, the overall look of website does not impress the users. Furthermore, there is too much information available on the website.

Hence, it becomes baffling for the visitors at times to grasp all the information. The most disturbing aspect of Zoolz is that it follows an unclear privacy policy.  According to its privacy policy, you may face legal issues if you are using torrents files. Since, the provider does not support the backup of files those contain copyrighted material.

This is undeniably the biggest concern for all the users because the official claim of zero-knowledge services becomes doubtful. Thus, we would recommend the users not to select Zoolz as their primary backup service due to its dubious privacy policy.After all, it is a matter of your data security and online privacy.
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