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Introducing Jolidrive: Get your life together

by Jolicloud Team

March 12th, 2013

Thanks to you, Jolicloud has become, over the years, the best alternative cloud platform.

With our OS, our desktop, our app center and for some of you, our collector netbook, the Jolibook, we have been able to make the cloud more easy and accessible to everyone. Until now, only one thing was really missing to make your experience complete: a simple and elegant way to access your online data. This is why we are introducing Jolidrive.

We’ve tried different ways of giving you access to your data, but they were not exactly what you were looking for. We went back to the drawing board and decided to answer a simple question: if the cloud is the online hard drive containing all my data, why don’t I have a simple access to it?

This is how we designed Jolidrive: as a re-imagination of what online storage should be. It was designed to fit together perfectly with our Jolicloud Desktop. If you are already using our desktop via Joli OS or the Web, Jolidrive is now a part of your interface.

Jolidrive is amazing, and will change the way to look at our content in the cloud. To introduce its features, we created a little video:

Jolidrive allows you to access all of your data with one simple interface from your browser.

We are kickstarting Jolidrive with the most popular services on the web like Dropbox, Box, YouTube, SoundCloud, Instagram, SkyDrive, and Google Drive, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. One click, and you will be able to access and play all the content you have created, liked or shared with friends. Because the video you liked or the photo you shared are also part of your personal cloud.

The beauty of Jolidrive is that it can work everywhere. A lot of you started your Jolicloud journey on a Joli OS computer, but have moved on to the iPad or mobile devices. We have good news for you: our HTML5 application works perfectly on the iPad too!

In the meantime, enjoy playing with Jolidrive and don’t forget to spread the word!

Happy Jolidriving!

Dropbox on Jolidrive

Your Dropbox on your Jolidrive

Google Drive on Jolidrive

Your Google Drive on your Jolidrive

Tumblr on Jolidrive

Your Tumblr on your Jolidrive

Dropbox on Jolidrive

Your Instagram on your Jolidrive

YouTube on Jolidrive

Your YouTube on your Jolidrive

SoundCloud on Jolidrive

Your SoundCloud on your Jolidrive

Comments (36)

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March 12, 2013
9:26 pm

After each updates, jolicloud player stops working and needs to reinstall everytime
thé drivers.

March 12, 2013
10:58 pm


Wallpaper seems to be changing after each login and has to be fixed.
email is

Daniel Clem
March 13, 2013
3:18 am

Will the source code for this great new software be released soon?

Kim Badley
March 13, 2013
5:23 pm

I like the concept but there are flaws that keep me from using it. The OS keeps preventing pages from changing, because Chrome browser keeps popping up the same page and redirecting me back to the setup page instead of letting the pages change. I use the Gnome top page system to do everything. If I want to use the Jolicloud system I have to pull up Firefox and use the web pages.

Zak Kaufman
March 14, 2013
11:20 pm

Kim, what are you being redirected to?

Pinot Force
March 15, 2013
10:06 am

still, an upgrade to ubuntu 12.04 is required, the kernel is outdated, and some GUI option would be nice – like re-sizing the app icons and chose the old interface or custom one.

March 16, 2013
11:15 am

I just tried out joli OS, I have to say I’m really impressed it’s a great OS. But I have a big problem I can’t figure out how activate the search engine so I can’t search for new apps to install. I wonder to know how can I activate or unhide it?. Thanks

March 17, 2013
8:39 am

hello your app seems to have been removed from google play

March 18, 2013
9:36 am

As always, beautiful interface.

But I’m still waiting for news about Joli OS.

As of now, it seems dead.

March 18, 2013
11:01 am

I can’t seem to find the joli app for android in Google store

March 18, 2013
6:33 pm

Hi there,

Search is being worked on.
Native apps have been removed from their stores some months ago but we have plans!
And, in the meantime, the web app works great on both tablets and smartphones :)

March 19, 2013
6:03 pm

I can’t access my Joli OS…. I get this page (link to screenshot)

March 20, 2013
4:10 pm

@Kyle: It should be back :)

March 21, 2013
3:12 am

Amazing job!
But I have a problem with the music player, it doesn’t work.
What could I do?

March 21, 2013
3:29 am

I like the system,but please, turn the video and soundtrack OFF!

I’m also hving trouble accessinf external drives on your new desktop.

March 21, 2013
12:36 pm

@Gene: We just disabled the auto-play.

@david: Are you on Joli OS? If yes, make sure to install the HTML5 Audio and Video add-on from the App Center and restart your session.

March 22, 2013
3:01 am

The jolicloud player is not playing videos after
each new updates are installed. Please help me out.

March 22, 2013
3:05 am

When will be the My Collections available

Angel M.
March 24, 2013
5:00 am

Hello Joli team.
The joli drives seems to be a great idea and product so far, I have been using it and it works flawlessly and I also think that is the case for Joli os, that said, I do not think it is the best idea to not have release an upgraded version of it because the LTS used is around 3 years old, which is extremely outdated, I believe it will be wiser to create a new version with 12.04 which is more polished also. thank you for making this great product and keep up the good work.

March 26, 2013
7:08 pm

I like Joli a lot. A whole lot. Now that I’ve tried it out a bit I’d like to make it my only OS but I can’t find the USB creator in the app center and when I tried to download the USB creator for linux I kept getting error messages. I’m not a techie, totally clueless, and can’t get around it on my own. Any help at all would be awesome!

[...] service, launched earlier this month, allows you to access, manage and view content from your various online services through one [...]

[...] service, launched earlier this month, allows you to access, manage and view content from your various online services through one [...]

March 27, 2013
9:17 am

I can not see my pictures !
I try to load them from a flash drive but I can not view them.

March 27, 2013
12:18 pm

@Roger: Are you on Joli OS? Can you post a screenshot?

@Kate: Did you check that topic?
I’ll also contact you by email.

[...] service, launched earlier this month, allows you to access, manage and view content from your various online services through one [...]

Matthew M
March 29, 2013
4:18 pm

I am pleased with all your efforts, particularly the introduction of JoliCloud / JoliDrive. I can understand that this has taken up considerable time and resources. I am just concerned about the future of JoliOS. I do think your blog is really in need of an update about future versions of Joli OS. A timeframe is not personally important to me, but ideas and knowing there is a future for Joli OS is important to me. As I would love it to be a PrimaryOS on one of my systems. I’m sure it will be to many other users as well. Keep up the great work!

April 2, 2013
12:57 pm

You might be interested in this video:

Isaac Lee
April 13, 2013
1:11 pm

Hi, I have the new JoliDrive but Flash doesn’t seem to be working properly.. what can I do? Can I reinstall it? This was after recent updates.

April 17, 2013
1:58 pm

@Isaac Lee: I guess you’re using Joli OS. Check that topic:

April 23, 2013
9:01 pm

Absolute beginer So!..will joli os 1.2 be upgraded to ubuntu 12.04lts,if yes,when,as 10.04lts is due to be retired.Will you release an iso at that time ? Joli Os is very different from the other Linux OS’s in looks and style..With proper support and helpful user base I can see no reason why Joli Os should not grow ever more popular..10/10 Keep up the good work..Mrs GPS…….

May 9, 2013
9:41 pm

I am a bit obsessive, thanks for the great work and all but most importantly, thanks for the time i spent (6 hours) searching the web for how to copy and paste between services….

May 13, 2013
3:04 pm

@I.B: This feature is under consideration.

May 22, 2013
1:39 am

So does this mean there’s no iOS app?

…and how do I add Pocket to my Jolidrive? I see a little lock icon and cannot click it to add it.

May 22, 2013
10:27 am

An iOS app is planned :) Stay tuned!

I sent you an email regarding your issue.

May 29, 2013
6:02 pm

Once JoliDrive is installed, how do I get back to my Chrome Apps page?

May 30, 2013
12:03 pm

@Dan: I guess you installed the New Tab Page extension. Just disable it from chrome://extensions/

Note you can install Jolidrive as an app for the new tab page if you don’t want to replace the one from Chrome.