Data storage on the IPFS works similarly to how cache works on a hard drive. Information stored here is inherently temporary. On the IPFS, this is so network nodes aren’t overloaded with enormous amounts of information. For the IPFS to hold information for long periods of time, it needs to be “pinned”. Pinning data tells the IPFS node that it isn’t garbage and should be saved indefinitely. In the past, pinning required either significant technical knowledge or an expensive 3rd-party pinning service. This is where AXEL Go has changed the game.
AXEL Go transforms the pinning process into a few simple clicks or taps. For our desktop application, just navigate to the files or folder you wish to pin, right click and select the “Pin & Share” option. Mobile users have it just as easy. Browse to the file or folder you want to share with AXEL Go, press and hold your finger on it until options appear, select the share or send files icon, and choose the AXEL Go icon. It really is that simple. AXEL Go allows users of any technical background to receive the benefits of using the IPFS.