When Google Docs was released in 2006, it started out as a simple and free alternative to productivity powerhouse, Microsoft Office. It didn’t take long for Docs to take off, and is still one of the most popular productivity suites available today. So, it makes sense that when Google Drive released six years later, their cloud storage service not only feature Docs support but also echo its philosophies: collaborative, simple, and affordable.
Pogoplug is an online backup service that lets you backup all your desktop computers and mobile devices with a single account. Unlimited data. Unlimited devices. Sound too good to be true? I’ll take a look at how Pogoplug performs in this detailed review.
They both have similar features, such as file sharing and synchronization. MEGA is a bit new to to the cloud storage industry, having been launched in January 2013. Dropbox has been in business since 2008, giving it a 5 year lead.
Which should you choose to store and share your files? I’ll take a look at these two services in this head-to-head comparison.
Update: Copy shut down on May 1, 2016.
Copy is a cloud storage service that gives you 15 GB of free space (20 GB if you use my referral link). It’s backed by Barracuda Networks, a publicly traded company in the computer security and data storage industries. Using Copy, you can sync your files across computers, access them from mobile apps, and restore previous versions of your files. How does it stack up against other services like Google Drive? Read on to find out.
MEGA is not your typical cloud storage service. That is, unless your typical cloud storage service is anti-government, pro-privacy, and founded in the wake of the largest file sharing shutdown in history.
OpenDrive is an unlimited online backup and cloud storage service. It claims to be “a powerful, cloud based drive accessible from anywhere” and touts file sharing and synchronization among its features. Is this a cloud service you should consider using? I will take a look at how OpenDrive performs in this in-depth review.
Storj is an open-source, peer-to-peer, decentralized cloud storage project based on the Bitcon protocol. It works by storing your data – fully encrypted – on thousands of other users’ computers. It uses Bitcoin’s features of a public transaction ledger (e.g. the blockchain) and public/private key encryption for security.
Box is a cloud storage and file syncing service. It’s geared primarily toward business users, with powerful collaboration features for editing and sharing documents within organizations.