Cloud storage acts as your hard drive in the cloud, giving you convenient access to all of your documents, photos and other files anywhere with an Internet connection. Our top-rated cloud storage services add many more great features, including automatically backing up all your files online, syncing your files across all of your computers and devices so you can work on them no matter where you are, and allowing you to easily share the files you want to with others. Our reviews point out all of the pricing, features and differences of each service so you can pick the best one for you.
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Gigabyte Translation: How Much Does Your Cloud Really Hold?
In a world that revolves around technology, the word gigabyte is thrown around thousands of times in a day. We hear it being referenced in any sort of storage-related instance, especially when it concerns cloud storage and online backups. As online data storage and backup are becoming more and more popular among personal users, it’s […]
How to Upgrade Your Digital Life This Year
At the beginning of every year, many of us try to take a look at our lives and figure out how we can organize and upgrade our beloved and carefully-choreographed tech lives. Those who regularly use online programs (even those as basic as an email account or photo storage) will hugely benefit from taking a […]
3 Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Cloud Provider
Whether you’re searching for your own personal use or looking for a cloud provider for business purposes, all users should take some time to consider what they want from a cloud storage service. Deciding on a few simple criteria can make all the difference in figuring out which cloud storage service will most likely be able […]
New Year, New Cloud Storage Strategy: How to Evaluate Your Needs
Many of us make a pledge to better certain aspects of our lives around the new year. Whether you’re trying to squeeze in a few more workouts during the week, adding more books to your reading list or promising to finally clean out your closet, New Year’s resolutions are a great way to jumpstart good […]
Store it in the Cloud
Whether you are working on important documents and want to have access to them at all times, or you just want that photo you edited on your laptop to show up simultaneously on your cell phone, Cloud Storage is the one-stop solution you have been looking for. Cloud Storage services ensure that your files are not only stored remotely and are available to you anywhere with an Internet connection, but they can sync these files across all of your devices, making sure that you have the most up-to-date edits and information possible. You can even use most of these services to backup your computer in case of a data-loss emergency.
What is the Difference Between Online Backup and Cloud Storage?
Online Backup and Cloud Storage services are very similar in that they both store your files online for safe keeping, allowing you to access them anywhere with an Internet connection. But while Online Backup is primarily designed to non-intrusively backup your files and restore them to your computer in case of hard drive failure or theft, Cloud Storage is designed to make it easy to regularly access, share and sync your files across multiple devices. While only some online backup services boast these features, most of the cloud storage services we review include backup in addition to file syncing and sharing in their repertoire. Syncing is especially useful for people who find themselves working on multiple devices and need their files to be as up-to-date as possible no matter where they are.
How We Reviewed These Cloud Storage Services
We signed up for each cloud storage service and tested them ourselves. We ran online backup routines, synced files across multiple computers which included Macs as well as PCs, edited files to test update times, accessed files over each service's web interface, and tried out mobile apps where applicable. We were also curious about how enjoyable, intuitive and easy-to-use each program was. The ratings you see here are a compilation of these factors, the storage and sync space each service offers, and how great of a value the service is overall.