Newest Review: ... enough for us currently. If in the future I require more I would not hesitate to use one of Dropbox's paid storage options. Documents can b... more
Free Cloud Storage
Member Name: BTJ901
Advantages: Free, Great software available
Disadvantages: Limited storage
As an owner of a computer business I know the importance of data. Storing documents online or in the "Cloud" is vastly gaining its supporters.
For the past two years I've been using Dropbox to store various documents.
We currently have an iPad with software that integrates with Dropbox which allows us to fill out forms then synchronize them to our online storage.
The service offered by Dropbox is fantastic; the 2GB offered free is more than enough for us currently. If in the future I require more I would not hesitate to use one of Dropbox's paid storage options.
Documents can be accessed using either the website or software which is available for many devices and operating systems.
The desktop software for OSX seamlessly integrates it's self allowing you to simply drag it to the Dropbox folder where is it instantly uploaded.
For the iPhone and iPad a free app is available that allows you to upload and download your data using a very polished and smart interface.
If you do accidently delete a file you can easily retrieve it however I'm not sure if there is a time or size limit to this ability.
Unfortunately the price per GB for cloud storage is still much higher than more traditional methods of backing up such as an external hard drive. Those who wish to upload vast media libraries will be out of luck but for many the free 2GB will be plenty for many who wish to back up their important documents and photos.
It's easy and free to join so there is no excuse not to give it a try! It truly is a great free service that doesn't bombard you with advertisements.
Summary: A simple introduction to cloud storage
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