If you’d have gone back 10 or even 5 years ago and told somebody that you store your files in the cloud, they would have most likely looked into the sky and asked what the heck you are talking about? However, Cloud Storage is quite a common prospect nowadays, with many internet users taking the decision to store their files in the cloud. Many new cloud storage solutions are popping up all the time. We’ve rounded up the best of the bunch right here.
Google Drive (drive.google.com)
Google Drive originally launched as Google Docs and is Google’s very own bid into the world of Cloud Storage. Google focus on hosting files such as Text Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations, plus their service even includes functionality to edit and create your files right online. You’ll be given a tasty 5GB of storage for free and that can be upgraded for a very low cost. There’s also the added bonus of access from anywhere, including tablets and smartphones.
Dropbox is one of the oldest and most trusted cloud storage solutions out there. You’ll be handed a base storage amount of 2GB, but this can very easily be upgraded to up to 18GB for free, this is done through sharing the service with friends and gaining referrals, amongst other methods. However, what’s perhaps most exciting about Dropbox is how it integrates with your current set up. If you choose the download the program, it will keep a folder in your Documents, that you can simply Drop your files into, for quick uploading.
Microsoft SkyDrive (skydrive.live.com)
SkyDrive is one that I have found myself using more and more recently, as I have started to turn back to Microsoft for my every day computing needs. I recently made the jump to Windows Phone (which was by the way, one of the best decisions I have ever made) and I found that my photos and files were automatically being integrated with SkyDrive. It’s great to have the ability to take a picture on the go, to log on to my PC when I get home and find it sat there for me. I am also a user of Windows 8, so Skydrive integrates perfectly with this aswell. There’s a wealth of storage available here, so if it’s seamless integration your looking for in Cloud Storage, turn to Microsoft.
These are the big three, that are most likely to be your best option. However, there’s loads more options out there and you can probably get a great deal if you search around. Cloud Storage is undeniably the future of the internet, isn’t it about time you embraced it?