When we have started using computers, we used to save data on the hard drive of our computer, but what if you want to access your data when your computer is not with you? Isn’t it troublesome?
We have something amazing on the Internet that solves this problem in an easy way. Yes, I am talking about the Cloud Storage which we can use to store our data online that we can access from anywhere in the world. All you need is the Internet access to get access to the data.
Doesn’t it sound cool?
The best thing is if you want to share your data with your friends, then you can do that as well. You just need to authorize them to access the data you have in your cloud storage. I love this part because many a time when one of my friends ask me the download link of a software, and if I have the same software in my cloud storage account then what I do is to give them the access to the link where I have putted that software. They can easily download from there.
We just need to authorize them either by sharing or sending the link with the password. Different services have different ways to do this.
In this blog post, I am going to mention the 5 best Cloud Storage Services in 2015 that you can use to store your data online.
1. Google Drive
Google Drive is a cloud storage service by Google, and as I am a fan of Google products, I am keeping this first in my list.
You can store almost all kind of files and folders on Google Drive that you can access from anywhere with your Google Account. You can even share the stored data easily with your friends.
Apart from storing the data, you can even create, save and edit doc files, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.
When I have to assign some task to my team, I create a spreadsheet, write down the work along with the team members’ names, and then share with them using their Google accounts. So simple!
It offers 15 GB space for free, and if you need more space then you will have to go for premium plans.
You don’t need to worry about how secure you content is because being a Google product, Drive enjoys the best security implementations.
Dropbox has been one of the most trusted cloud storage services among the crowd of other such services. It offers 2GB free space, but you can earn more space by referring your friends to it.
Many WordPress backup plugins send the daily backup to it without any problem if you authorize it. You can just create a folder there, and authorize it, give the folder path, and the plugin will keep sending the blog backup into that folder on Dropbox.
I am having a few free WordPress themes with me, and that I have put in my Dropbox so that whenever one of my friends ask for it, I give them the link with the password to access.
It was popularly known as Skydrive, but now they upgraded to a new name, OneDrive. It is a cloud storage service offered by Microsoft that offers 15 GB free space on the cloud.
Upload your data on OneDrive, and access from anywhere using either its app on your smartphone or the browser using desktop computers. Your data stays safe in OneDrive because it is very well secured.
iCloud is a cloud storage service from Apple Inc. It was launched in 2011, and at present it has around 320 million users worldwide. It allows storing data like photos, documents, videos, songs, etc. You can later access it from anywhere using iOS, Macintosh, or Windows devices.
You should rest assured for the security concerns as it is an Apple product. It also provides the means to wirelessly back up the iOS devices directly to iCloud.
Box comes with 15 GB free plan with an upload limit of 250 MB. If you are in need of more space, then you can subscribe to their premium plans that are aimed for business professionals.
Content on the Box is highly secured. It is trusted and collaborative as well.
Bonus: I have mentioned the 5 cloud storage services that I prefer. However, there are so many other such services available online. Few of them are Idrive, Adrive, Copy, etc.
So much space is available online so why are you still thinking how to send heavier data in email? Just upload on any of these services, and share with the person whom you wanted to send the data.
Cloud is the new way of file sharing. It is one of the most amazing things happened on the internet as it made our life so easier.