Our digital worlds are getting more and more complex. We store our whole lives online, our photos, documents, videos and much more. Coupled with the fact we typically have multiple devices, such as a computer, phone and maybe a tablet, it can be hard to find a solution which lets you access all your content on all your devices.
In case you haven’t heard, cloud storage gives you the ability to store your information securely online. This gives you the benefit of being able to access your data across all devices at any time. Most platforms typically give you a free storage allowance, and let you pay a monthly subscription to increase this amount.
So, who do you choose? There are many options on the market, but the big players are Google, Dropbox, Microsoft and Apple (as you’d expect).
As you can see, there are a wide number of players in the cloud storage marketplace. If you’re looking for free storage, Google offers the best package at no cost.
Don’t forget to bear in mind the platforms you use. If you use an iPhone, a Mac or an iPad, iCloud is probably backing up your device already. With that said, I personally use all Apple devices, yet I use OneDrive as my main storage service. All these products are cross-compatible, however it’s important to choose the one that works best for your use case.
In short, Google Drive works best if you’re a full Google user, with an Android phone, a Chromebook (or even as a Mac/ Windows user) and you use Google Docs. If you’re an Apple diehard, iCloud is great, but isn’t very easy to use cross-platform. OneDrive is a great happy medium, as it has excellent integration into iPhones and Androids, and works seamlessly with Windows and Mac. The 1TB package includes full Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac on 5 computers, which is a great perk.