Cloud storage is undoubtedly a fantastic tool or facility, whatever you’d wanna call it. This particular service has evolved tremendously over the years. The basic purpose is ofcourse to back up the data but now it is not only limited to that use. It can be used from anywhere, through any device. Like with other services or tools, all you need is access to an internet connection. We might say that the limited amount of storage as compared to PC and other devices is a major drawback. But the fact is, you won’t be needing any local hardware. There are a number of apps available that will allow you to share files over cloud storage and then allow access from multiple devices. In this post, I will list down five of the best apps for the purpose mentioned above for your Android devices.
Dropbox needs no introduction. It is arguably the most famous and the most frequently used cloud storage service that we know of. They have apps available for all types of smartphones. When you upload a file to Dropbox, that file gets saved and shared on all your computers and devices and you can access it from anywhere you want through an internet connection. Dropbox offers 2 GB of free space initially. That however, can be increased through implementing and making use of different offers that Dropbox provides.
Next comes Microsoft’s own, SkyDrive. This is the one that personally use the most on my phone and on my PC. That is probably due to the fact that it is very smooth and easy to use, besides Windows 8′s SkyDrive app makes things even better than they already were. You can share the files on the go over this cloud storage service. The files stored on your SkyDrive will also be able to be opened in other various Android apps.
3. Google Drive
From Microsoft, to Google. Google Drive is another great cloud storage service available for Android phones. This app stands out from the rest due to a few reasons. Google docs is a part of Google Drive app, this means that this app supports multiple file formats. The files can be shared among your devices and also your contacts. Through this service, you can make your files available offline. You’ll be abe to view your files even when you don’t have access to the internet!
Ubuntu One Files is knows best for its power of integration with other applications. When you download the app and create an account, you will be asked if you want it to automatically upload the images on your phone to the cloud through a Wi-Fi or a mobile network. You will never lose another photo from your phone. But, it will be done only if you allow it to. It works with a number of platforms including Android. Initially, you are given a space of 5 GB to store all your document, images or music files. They will automatically appear on all your devices and can be accessed with ease.
SugarSync is another app that allows you to sync files and folders from your PCs or phones and access them anywhere. The files can be moved and deleted from the servers that they are synced on. You can generate a link with this app for your files through which you can share the files over social media with your friends and family or use it for your own convenience. You can also generate a password to protect files that are being shared publicly. SugarSync also offers 5 GB of free space to its users.
My list comes to an end here. All smartphone users out there should make use of these useful apps and keep their files safe through cloud storage and should also use these apps to facilitate themselves!
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