4 Cloud storage services (What to pick ?)

Choosing the cloud, that fits your needs.

We are going to take look at some of the many Cloud storage services that out there, i have picked some of the most popular.

I’m have been testing all of the services on the free GB you get for signing up an account, and we are going to take a look at Application support, user experience, price, and other.

I will not be to detailed about other services they provide like Office365, Pages, and Google Office email etc.

 

Services we are exploring

dropbox-logoOne-Drive-Logo
iCloud-LogoGoogle_Drive_Logo

 

Aplication Support

  DropboxOneDriveGoogle DriveIcloud
Windowswindows logoYesYesYesYes
MacApple LogoYesYesYesYes
Linuxlinux logoYesNoYesNo
IOSios logoYesYesYesYes
AndroidandroidYesYesYesYes
Windows PhoneWindowsPhone_LogoYesYesYesYes

 

Dropbox

The Web interface

Webinterfacedropbox
The web interface on Dropbox is very simple, and easy to use. its very minimalistic to look at. and not filled with distractions.

The windows client is easy to find, it asks you to install it on the first login.

It is possible to upload files from the interface.

Restore a deleted file in Dropbox

If you by accident deleted a file in your Dropbox folder you will have the option to restore it again.

Step 1. to show the deleted file press on the recycle bin

show_deleted files
Step 2. You will now see both files and deleted files, Double click the file you want to restore.

deleted_files

Step 3. Select the version of the file you want to restore, and press restore.

restore file

4. Step. The file i now restored.
file_restored

File Limitations.

Web upload have an file limit of 10 GB per file, Desktop application have no limitation in size.

Prices

Dropbox

Free space 2 GB
1tb for 9.95$ / Month


 

OneDrive

The Web interface

Webinterfaceonedrive

OneDrive’s web interface is a little confusing at start, specially if you are not used to Microsoft portal like Office365, but after a while of using it it will get better.

The windows client is not to easy to find.

It is possible to upload files from the interface

Restore a deleted file in OneDrive

Step 1. Press the recycle bin

restore_onedrive

Step 2. Right click and select restore

restore_onedrive2

 

restore_onedrive3

Prices

OneDrive
Free space 15 GB
100 GB – 1.99$ / Month
200 GB – 3.99$ / Month
1 TB – 6.99$/ Month – Includes Office365 Personal


 

GoogleDrive

The Web Interface
webinterface_googledrive

Google’s interface is also pretty simple wich makes it easy to use, it is also easy to find the client Installer.

It is possible to upload files in the interface.

Restore a deleted file in GoogleDrive

Step 1. Go to the bin.

restore_googledrive
Step 2. Right click and select restore from bin.

restore_googledrive2
Prices

Google Drive
Free space 15 GB
100 GB – 1.99$ / Month
1 TB – 9.99$ / Month
10 TB – 99.99$ / Month
20 TB – 199.99$ / Month
30 TB – 299.99$ / Month


 

ICloud

The Web Interface
Icloud_webinterface

The Interface is also pretty simple but the functions are also pretty limited, you can upload files, delete files, and save files that’s about it.
I tried to delete a file and restore is, but I did never find a restore button or recycle bin.

It does not compete well with the other services features. But it is also pretty new compared to the other, maybe some future updates will make it better.

I also will add that this service experience will better if you own a Mac, ipad ect.

Prices

Icloud
Free space 5 GB
20 GB – 0.99$ / Month
200 GB – 3.99$ / Month
500 GB – 9.99$ / Month
1 TB – 19.99$ / Month

 


 

What to pick

The final decision is yours, but here are some words i think may help you decide.

The cheapest is OneDrive from Microsoft, and considered you get Office365, Included in the price for 1 TB is very lucrative if you have any use for Microsoft Office suite.

Google Drive and DropBox is a little more expensive but not much, i would prefer Google Drive, and the only reason for that, is that i’m already using Gmail, Calender, Android phone from Google which makes it very easy for me to save attached files i receive in my email direct to my Google Drive.

DropBox is the same price as Google for 1 TB and is very easy to use, maybe the easiest of the four mentioned in this article so this is a good choice to,

So it all comes down to your needs and what you prefer, i recommend you read the Terms for each service before you choice as they may have some things you are not comfortable with.


 

I will be adding more to this article, and try to keep the prices updates, please take in consideration that something might have changed since this was posted.

Thank you for reading. feel free to read some of the other articles on the site.

Marry Christmas to you and your family.

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