Alternative to UDISK CLOUD service

It is with sadness I came across the piece of news that UDisk, a Cloud Storage Service offered by the creators of UC Browser (the most downloaded Web browser on earth) ..would be going off air effective Sept 15, 2016.

In plainer language, the service is being terminated.

You could download something while using UC Mini Browser or UC HD/Full Browser on any platform to the UDisk. This does not cost you data, as your download is warehoused pending when you want to physically download.

How did I get to know about this imminent shutdown?

I was trying to download a 1.2 GB custom ROM file, but did not have enough data, and decided to temporarily “up download” to UDisk, pending when I have enough data.


To my chagrin and disappointment, I got smacked in the face by message:

Dear UDisk Users,

In Line With The Government Operation To Regulate Cloud Storage, UDisk Services Will Be Suspended On Sep. 15th, 2016. Suspension Includes,

1.Halting File Browsing Services On UDisk;

2.Suspension Of Permanent Storage On UDisk;

3.Halting Offline Download Function;

4.Please Transfer Your Personal Files To Local Disks Before Sep. 15th, 2016, Otherwise You Risk Losing Your Files After The Above Services Are Suspended.

Thank You For Your Support Of UDisk. We’re Deeply Sorry For The Inconvenience Brought By This Adjustment.

Long story short, this is the end to this wonderful service which was truly convenient … as you can always “up/download” and redownload later when ready, or, if you are a blogger and need to shift things about in the cloud, you save a bundle of data

The surprising thing is that users of this were NOT notified of the impending closure of this service, and lots would simply lose the data they keep … if they don’t make an attempt to use the service before deadline and see the imminent closure notice (like I was fortuitous to do).

This is not good enough!

This emphasizes the folly of over relying on (a single ) cloud storage (especially the non paid plans). You can simply wake up, and your data is electronic spaghetti… gone forever.

What next?

I have been scouring the net for alternatives to this service long ago, (knowing that nothing this good & free lasts forever) .. without success.

But the imminent stoppage of this UDisk service brought renewed desperation to my search and I eventually discovered that Puffin Browser has the ability to download things to a cloud service like Google Drive / Dropbox.. without the need to first download to your device storage physically.

puffin browser

Don’t rejoice too much, though.

From the Puffin Browser website:

Love To Download Stuffs But Hate Rising Bills On Your Data Plan? With Gigabit Light-fabric Cloud Network, Puffin Can Now Download Files To Your Cloud Drives At Lightning Speed. Since This Happens Cloud-to-cloud, Downloading Files Won’t Consume Any Of Your Network Bandwidth. Now, Puffin Browser Supports Download-to-cloud For Files Up To 100mb ( 20mb Files For Puffin Free And 1gb For Puffin Free With Preimium Download

This means, for bigger files, you would need a file splicing service to chop into small pieces and put those together again afterwards.

Oh, well!

If you have files stored on UDisk, ensure you shift them before the doomsday of September 15, 2016 .

Meanwhile, Puffin Browser is the next port of call as a (temporary) replacement for me.

Let me go download Puffin Browser from Google Play Store.

It is also unavailable on iOS.

Are you aware of any other (close) alternative to the outgoing Udisk Service?


If you are on android, you could use a file “splitter and joiner” like Droid Splitter on Google play to split the files to cloud download with Puffin browser and amalgamate with the same tool. A similar tool should exist for iOS .

5 comments for “Alternative to UDISK CLOUD service

  1. istiak ahmed
    September 30, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    i missed that news . ,😢 That’s why i lost my all important data from udisk. 😢 Now at a time what can i do?? please anyone help me please 😭

    • Ram
      October 5, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Sadly there’s nothing you can do now, same happened with me too buddy!

  2. leee
    October 4, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    i not use touch screen phone so its very hard to search cloud download like udisk that we love so much.
    But atleast found this
    just need register
    it’s quite similar to udisk
    its has resume able function for low speed and data like me.
    Just click import then copy the link download, put it on remote download link and rename it .
    * sigh * i miss udisk.

  3. ghulam Rasool
    March 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    i missed that news . ,That’s why i lost my all important data from udisk. Now at a time what can i do?? please anyone help me please i lost our personal pictures & documents.

    • Eye_Bee_Kay
      March 22, 2017 at 10:52 am

      @Ghulam Rasool, Sorry to hear of your loss.

      I am afraid there is nothing that can be done to recover those files. They are gone forever.

      The notice period was given so that people would have ample time to transfer their files to alternative (cloud) storage.

      This again underscores the need to have at least TWO cloud storage services -if you use a non_paid service- and can’t afford to lose your files

      Some free cloud services fizzle out without any warning. UDisk was decent enough to even give some time before shutting down. .

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