In the eventuality that you do not have enough space to store all your apps, games, medial and standard files on your iOS device, then maybe it is time to check out one of the following cloud storage options.
Google Drive is a great tool for users who constantly work with spreadsheets from their browsers. Moreover, the app also supports numerous files types such as several video formats, Photoshop and Illustrator. In terms of storage space, you get 15 GB when you sign up and an extra 100 GB for as little as $5 per month.
Available for all popular platforms, Dropbox is an excellent app for users who need to keep their files stored on various devices. The highlight of the app resides in the fact that it syncs everything between the devices and it allows you to store all your backups. Dropbox offers users 2 free GB once they sign up, but the storage space can easily reach 18 GB for each referral they make. All in all, if you ever need a cross-platform storage option with extensive support – even from third party developers – Dropbox is the right tool for the job.
Unlike many other cloud storage solutions presented in this list, Sugar Sync has the advantage of allowing you to sync and upload via email. Furthermore, the tool features a Microsoft Outlook plugin that permits you to upload and save work documents and various attachments. The downside of the app is that it charges you $7.50 per month for 60 GB of storage space. Therefore, Sugar Sync could prove to be a first-rate storage solution for users who are concerned with backups.
SkyDrive is Microsoft Corporation’s solution to tying files for both the full desktop version and the online version of Microsoft Office. Users start up with 7 GB of free cloud storage space, but they can get additional space for a fee of around $10 per year. Unfortunately, as users point out this tool tends to offer better support for Microsoft products. While the third party support has received several upgrades in the past few years, it is still far from great. The bottom line is that SkyDrive is a great app for users who rely mostly on Microsoft Office.
Box is a storage solution that can work as both a collaboration tool for teams as well as a cloud storage service. While for personal use the app integrates all the features you would normally expect, for business purposes it provides additional options, including secure file transfer and making notes on documents. Consequentially, you get 5 GB of free storage space – you can get 25 GB for $10 per month – extra for personal use, whereas for corporate usage the billing starts at $15 per user. Even though Box is not impressive for personal use, it is a tool worth checking out if you are looking for a collaboration tool for the workgroups in your company.
Perhaps, the most noteworthy feature of OpenDrive is that it allows you to connect with your files in offline mode. While it is true that you only receive 5 free GB of cloud storage space, it is necessary to mention that you will have all your data available at your fingertips around the clock. Moreover, the app allows you to make edits and changes to your files whenever they are required.
Similar to OpenDrive and Box, signing up with Ubuntu One Files will automatically get you 5 free GB of cloud storage space. In case you need more, then you will have to pay around $3 per month for an extra 20 GB of storage space. The best feature of the tool is that it allows you to save files into the cloud with just one tap of the finger.
What we think: The best app that tops this list goes to…
Although Dropbox is a well-known and reliable cloud storage service, we believe Google Drive is one of the best tools to have on your iPhone or iPad. While Dropbox offers a lot of free space, Google Drive enables you to collaborate on documents in the cloud and has an outstanding search feature that could save you a lot of time in the long run.