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Why should you have an online file storage?

Published on 22 September 16
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With the availability of internet almost everywhere, there is possibly no doubt that we should we have access to our files whenever wished for or needed. We generally access files via a PC at our workplace, but what if we need to access them from our smartphones or tablets in case of an emergency? For this to happen, syncing services and cloud based storages can give you access to your documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, photos, files, etc. You always need not have to plug in your USB drives. Few of the best cloud services have been rounded up in order to help you decide your best storage.


With all these services, all your documents and files will always be accessible and in their updated state. If you still don’t have a syncing server or storage service, you must get one as the number of important files are increasing and they cannot be deleted or ignored. In order to feed a large chunk of files, you need a storage. Although, there are many storages, but your storage would mainly depend on the kind of files that you need to store, the amount of security you want and also if you want to keep the files to yourself or make it open for others to use and access your files. All these essential factors determine the storage you should subscribe to. It may also depend on the compatibility with your device in general.


What does Online file storage do?


The best cloud storages are best compatible with other apps that make the experience better while editing and making changes in files. Especially when it comes to business settings, you desire to have a software that accesses your files so that it authenticates well with the tools you use. Box is particularly very strong and user-friendly in this case. The variations in these services are incredible. All the services vary accordingly but are outstanding in their services.


For instance, SugarSync and Dropbox specializes in having a syncing folder system that can be accessed anywhere anytime. SpiderOak specializes in security. Moreover, some other online file storages such as Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive offer general services, i.e., not just security and space but also media-playing, device-syncing and document editing. Similar to these services are online backup services such as Carbonite that focus on keeping backups whereas, IDrive is known for file management and sharing.



Paid vs. Free storages


Many storages come with a free account but these accounts have some limitations like the size limit of files that you provide or the amount of storage in your storage service. We prefer services that give us some free space because then we get a trial about the space before we proceed for the paid service. Many corporations subscribe to a storage service and later regret the contract due to dissatisfaction with the services.


What do you think could possibly go wrong? Few of the reasons could be storage tragedies but poor internet connections could also add to the hassles. One of the perks of paying for an account is that once you get into a contract with them, they’ll resolve all the future problems in your storage if not by attending but at least over a call. Few reasons behind buying a paid storage could be, getting a lot more space and being able to save heavier files. Although, the last benefit mainly remains for video editors, graphic designers and other visual artists, but having larger space for your personal storage too wouldn’t be a bad idea. Other additional perks would be to have better security measures and more features for working with teams after enrollment and collaboration.


The best online file storages


Here are the top 20 online file storages:


  • SugarSync
  • Carbonite
  • IDrive
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • BackBlaze
  • CrashPlan
  • Mozy
  • JustCloud.com
  • Mega
  • SOS Online Backup
  • SpiderOak
  • Norton
  • SafeCopy
  • Livedrive
  • pCloud
  • OpenDrive
  • Altdrive
  • Zoolz
  • Adrive

Advantages of online file storages:



  • Efficiency:

All online file storages enable availability of desktop folders on both MaCs and PCs. This helps the users to drag and drop the files straight away from local storage to cloud storage and make their tasks simpler.


  • Easy sharing:

With an easy sharing, you need not send your data individually. Instead, you can send the link to your recipients.


  • Accessibility:

The files can be accessed anytime and from anyplace online.


  • Useful for recovery:

Companies must have a backup for their data. This backup or secondary data can be stored in the cloud storage at a remote location and can be accessed online.


  • Saves costs:

Storing data in data centers costs the companies a higher amount. Online file storage is comparatively a cheaper storage as it doesn’t require an internal power to store in remote places.


All the storages have something different to offer, it is your requirement and file content that determines which storage to opt for.


Why should you have an online file storage? - Image 1

With the availability of internet almost everywhere, there is possibly no doubt that we should we have access to our files whenever wished for or needed. We generally access files via a PC at our workplace, but what if we need to access them from our smartphones or tablets in case of an emergency? For this to happen, syncing services and cloud based storages can give you access to your documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, photos, files, etc. You always need not have to plug in your USB drives. Few of the best cloud services have been rounded up in order to help you decide your best storage.

With all these services, all your documents and files will always be accessible and in their updated state. If you still don’t have a syncing server or storage service, you must get one as the number of important files are increasing and they cannot be deleted or ignored. In order to feed a large chunk of files, you need a storage. Although, there are many storages, but your storage would mainly depend on the kind of files that you need to store, the amount of security you want and also if you want to keep the files to yourself or make it open for others to use and access your files. All these essential factors determine the storage you should subscribe to. It may also depend on the compatibility with your device in general.

What does Online file storage do?

The best cloud storages are best compatible with other apps that make the experience better while editing and making changes in files. Especially when it comes to business settings, you desire to have a software that accesses your files so that it authenticates well with the tools you use. Box is particularly very strong and user-friendly in this case. The variations in these services are incredible. All the services vary accordingly but are outstanding in their services.

For instance, SugarSync and Dropbox specializes in having a syncing folder system that can be accessed anywhere anytime. SpiderOak specializes in security. Moreover, some other online file storages such as Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive offer general services, i.e., not just security and space but also media-playing, device-syncing and document editing. Similar to these services are online backup services such as Carbonite that focus on keeping backups whereas, IDrive is known for file management and sharing.

Paid vs. Free storages

Many storages come with a free account but these accounts have some limitations like the size limit of files that you provide or the amount of storage in your storage service. We prefer services that give us some free space because then we get a trial about the space before we proceed for the paid service. Many corporations subscribe to a storage service and later regret the contract due to dissatisfaction with the services.

What do you think could possibly go wrong? Few of the reasons could be storage tragedies but poor internet connections could also add to the hassles. One of the perks of paying for an account is that once you get into a contract with them, they’ll resolve all the future problems in your storage if not by attending but at least over a call. Few reasons behind buying a paid storage could be, getting a lot more space and being able to save heavier files. Although, the last benefit mainly remains for video editors, graphic designers and other visual artists, but having larger space for your personal storage too wouldn’t be a bad idea. Other additional perks would be to have better security measures and more features for working with teams after enrollment and collaboration.

The best online file storages

Here are the top 20 online file storages:

  • SugarSync
  • Carbonite
  • IDrive
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • BackBlaze
  • CrashPlan
  • Mozy
  • JustCloud.com
  • Mega
  • SOS Online Backup
  • SpiderOak
  • Norton
  • SafeCopy
  • Livedrive
  • pCloud
  • OpenDrive
  • Altdrive
  • Zoolz
  • Adrive
Advantages of online file storages:


  • Efficiency:
All online file storages enable availability of desktop folders on both MaCs and PCs. This helps the users to drag and drop the files straight away from local storage to cloud storage and make their tasks simpler.

  • Easy sharing:

With an easy sharing, you need not send your data individually. Instead, you can send the link to your recipients.

  • Accessibility:

The files can be accessed anytime and from anyplace online.

  • Useful for recovery:

Companies must have a backup for their data. This backup or secondary data can be stored in the cloud storage at a remote location and can be accessed online.

  • Saves costs:

Storing data in data centers costs the companies a higher amount. Online file storage is comparatively a cheaper storage as it doesn’t require an internal power to store in remote places.

All the storages have something different to offer, it is your requirement and file content that determines which storage to opt for.

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  1. 14 October 16
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    Thanks for your appreciation @Bharath.I will surely try to make updated on continuous basis about the same.

  2. 23 September 16
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    Thank you for sharing the list of cloud flile storage applications and the advantages of storing there.

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