Tonido for Windows Phone 8

Tonido ( is a personal cloud service, that spans multiple mobile platforms. It was released back in 2012 for Windows Phone 7. Better late than never, a Windows Phone 8 version of Tonido has been released and shows a bit of promise.

What is Tonido you ask? Tonido is a Windows Phone 8 app that allows you to remotely access your entire collection of documents, photos, music and videos that are stored on your home computer. With Tonido you can stream music and videos, download files for offline use, and upload photo and videos captured from your Windows Phone to your PC. It's not just a cloud, but rather your 'personal cloud', where storage and your privacy are not an issue.

To use Tonido you will need to:

  • Install the Tonido desktop app on your computer (PC, MAC or Linux supported)
  • Create a user id and password
  • Then install and run the Tonido app from your Windows Phone

A URL will be generated from your home computer based on your user account, which will be used from your Windows Phone to access your photo, music, video and document files.


Music streaming supports a wide range of formats including FLAC, OGG, WMA, and MP3. Image file support includes JPEG, PNG, GIF, CR2, NEF, CRW and more.

In just tinkering with Tonido for a short time, the interface could be a little smoother. It takes a little time to get used to not only the navigation from your Windows Phone but also setting up the file access from your PC.

Nonetheless, Tonido comes across as a handy option if you need to access files on your computer from your Windows Phone. Tonido is a free app that is available for Windows Phone 8. You can find your copy of Tonido here in the Windows Phone Store.

Source: Tonido (Press Release)

Thanks, Atif A., for the tip!

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