In 2014, our life is full of cloud drives of any sort: Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, Copy.com, OneDrive, BitCasa and many others. They all offer you a safe place to store your data online while some bring more free space and others put security at the head of the table.
All these could drives are quite different, yet there is a generic thing that makes them more common than they aim to be - you have to pay to get more space for your music, photos, software and many more.
Because, at the end of the day, 10 or 15 gigabytes of free cloud space only seem to be sufficient enough, but itâ€™s only in the first instance. As we all now, a true geek will find enough stuff to fill even 50 gigabytes, if given the opportunity to.
Therefore, the problem of free space for any true-blue internet geek is quite vital. Thus, you either pay for another bazillion gigabytes orâ€¦ fetch ten more accounts and get lost in myriads of passwords with a habit to disappear. Or, you can also pay attention to Hive - the first service to offer you unlimited space on your cloud drive.
Isnâ€™t Restricted in Storage Time, Isnâ€™t Restricted in Storage Space. Simply Unlimited
As a matter of fact, the process of using Hive is quite similar to using Dropbox, for example. Drag-and-drop method rules, plus you can also download files on maximum speed given by your internet service provider, stream audio and video (quite cool option!) and share content with friends (social options are also included).
Are there any drawbacks? Well, the service isnâ€™t without a fault. Although free unlimited storage is available by defaults, the service financial model is based on ad placement and premium options. Want to remove ads and enjoy HD video streaming? Opt for a subscription plan.
In addition to, Hive is currently in beta-testing, and some of the features might be changed or amended in the future. And finally, only Web version is available today. iOS and Android applications are to be released in the nearest future.
The Bottom Line
Free unlimited cloud storage for a geek is like a box for a cat - luring and captivating. If you like new things (we all do!) and would like to gain access to boundless Horn of Amalthea for storing your miscellaneous files, Hive is worthy of your undivided attention as an alternative to other already established cloud drives.P.S. Since Hive is still in beta, you can get a real-deal premium membership by just inviting 100 friends to the service.
Thomas Stroup is an educational specialist and official representative in a local American writing company. He also knows a lot about how the Internet works, and he shares this knowledge on his blog. Besides, Thomas does some part-time writing on a wide range of topics for http://academic-writing.org/blog/. Thomas is also an avid traveler and a food lover, he has recently done a European tour and posted his experiences on his website.