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Backblaze Launches Mobile App to Provide Unlimited File Access from Anywhere
Backblaze Mobile for iPhone enables customers to access photos, music, movies and other files backed up from their PC, Mac or external hard drives by Backblaze Online Backup

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF & MACWORLD/iWORLD Appalooza Showcase – January 30, 2012 -Backblaze, providers of the only $5 per month unlimited online backup service, today announces Backblaze Mobile, an iPhone app enabling customers worldwide access to their backed up files via their iPhone.  Backblaze Mobile is free to all Backblaze customers and is expected to be available for download from the App Store in the coming weeks. Backblaze will be debuting and demonstrating its app this week at Macworld/iWorld 2013 in the Appalooza Showcase.

Click to tweet: Online Backup provider @Backblaze launches Mobile App @Macworld/iWorld to provide unlimited file access from anywhere!

Backblaze online backup has continuously and safely backed up over 45,000,000 GB of photos, music, movies, documents, and other valuable files from PC and Mac computers to the cloud, ensuring they are recoverable when faced with data loss or computer theft. Backblaze Mobile enables customers to access, view and download files that are stored in the Backblaze backup of their PC, Mac or external hard drive(s) to their iPhones – precisely in the moment they need them.

"I've been looking for a new apartment lately and last week while traveling the perfect place came online, but I didn’t have all of my application information readily available and getting my application in quickly was a priority. Fortunately, I remembered Backblaze and was able to find the files I needed and download them on-the-go,” says Tony Mignot, Backblaze customer.

How Backblaze Mobile works
When using Backblaze online backup, all data is automatically backed up from customer Mac and PC computers to the cloud. Upon installing Backblaze Mobile from the App Store and signing in, a customer can:

  • See all PC and Mac computers they currently back up.
  • Select files from these computers and their external hard drives.
  • View and download these photos, songs, movies, and other documents.
  • Access previous versions of these files
  • Print, text, email, post to Facebook and Twitter or save files to the camera roll.

Since Backblaze has all the data in the cloud, Backblaze Mobile users can access their files even if their computer is offline or turned off.

“Having restored 2.5 billion files for our customers, we found that 22% of recoveries contained a single file and realized customers were using Backblaze to access their files remotely,” says Gleb Budman, CEO of Backblaze. “Backblaze Mobile now provides an instant way to easily access that data from your iPhone.”

Backblaze at Macworld/iWorld
Backblaze is showcasing its new mobile app at this week’s Macworld/iWorld 2013, taking place January 31-February 2 in the Appalooza showcase at the Moscone West conference center in San Francisco. Media interested in speaking with Gleb Budman, CEO of Backblaze can visit the Backblaze booth within the Appalooza showcase, send inquiries to press at Backblaze dot com or call Kim Angell at (415) 471-7272.

Pricing and Availability
Backblaze Mobile is free for all Backblaze online backup customers. The app is expected to be available in the App Store within several weeks. To be notified of availability, please visit:

To automatically backup your Mac or PC and have your data backing up and accessible in the cloud when Backblaze Mobile is available, start your free trial at and please follow @Backblaze on Twitter!

About Backblaze
Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs with security, scalability and usability backgrounds, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Backblaze's mission is to ensure that all computer data is backed up. Winner of Best Online Backup 2012 and the AlwaysOn Global Top 250 private companies for game-changing technology and market value, Backblaze provides a free trial and automatically backs up all data on a PC or Mac for just $5/month, $50/year, or $95/ two years. Backblaze is a registered trademark of Backblaze, Inc.