Original publish date: December 23rd, 2012
Nowadays, cloud computing has become increasingly important. Now you can even store your files in the cloud and have them available to you anywhere with an internet connection!
There are many cloud storage providers, but here is the one that I think is the best.
Dropbox is a relatively new service, but surprisingly it performed very well. It offered 2GB for free, but you can earn extra space for free by referring your friends, which is not something hard to do, and you can even earn extra space by using the camera upload feature! It’s very user-friendly, and native apps are available for both Android and iPhone. Of course you can pay for more space, if you so desire. It’s fast and stable, and I had now used it for storing my school works.
- Microsoft Sky Drive
Sky Drive use to offer 25GB, but now with the introduction of its own native app, the storage has been reduced to 7GB, although if you acted early enough, you can preserve your 25GB, if you already have a Microsoft account. Like dropbox, it is reliable, and it offered more storage out of the box than Dropbox; 7GB to start with! Also, Microsoft has been around since the 1980s, so service reliability is the best. Due to the large storage, I am using it as a mirror backup of my Dropbox. Oh, one thing that Sky Drive excels is the intigration of Office web apps, which allows you to create Word, Power Point, Excel or OneNote document right from your web browser!
- Google Drive
Google Drive is a very new service launched by Google. Like Sky Drive and Dropbox, it offered native apps for desktop and mobile platforms, and it too offers more storage than Dropbox; 5GB to start with; although not as much as Sky Drive’s 7GB. I haven’t tried it that much, but like Sky Drive, it has Google Docs intigration, which means that you can create documents online.
Above are the three best cloud storage services that I had tried. You can read a more detailed review here.