Spreadsheet app

The cloud has enabled a true mobility of experience for many workers, and while the largest and most complicated spreadsheets still require a fully-featured Excel install, that may not be the case for all users. For those on the road, or those simply trying to escape the cubicle farm, cloud-based spreadsheet apps are enticing, and may even be good enough.

For this reason, we tested the three major online vendors, including Excel Online, Google Sheets, and Zoho Sheets. Which one works best for you? Find out below.

Free Cloud Storage

Free cloud storage is all the rage. If you want to upload a school or work document, or share a simple family photo album, there’s no need to spend money on an expensive paid service. Most people don’t need terabytes of storage to sync and share files. Many cloud services can fit your needs, with a cost of zero.

Google is on a mission to make it easier to organize your cloud, which is good news to anyone who’s ever tried juggling files in Drive’s web interface. Hot on the heels of Google’s revamp of Drive’s file search, Google has announced interface tweaks across the web version of Google Drive. And as we pointed out in our recent review of Drive, it could use some improvements.

Cloud backup appsBacking up your data is important for any iPhone user. This can be done using iTunes and iCloud. iTunes handles the local backups, and iCloud handles the cloud backups. However, not everyone wants to use iCloud, due to concerns about the privacy of data stored on Apple’s servers. It can also be easier to use the same service to back up iOS devices that you use to back up desktop computers, and iCloud doesn’t support Linux or Android.

Google Drive vs OneDriveGoogle and Microsoft are both companies you’ve heard of. You’ve probably even considered their cloud storage services, seeing as how both companies have filled their clouds to the brim with an enticing selection of content, services, and features. Neither Google Drive or OneDrive are simply cloud storage services.

But neither of these services is perfect, nor is either one an all-powerful fit for every need. For every person, there is a cloud solution that fits better than others.

We’ve reviewed both services before, and given our own opinions. But now we’ve dived in again, tested them as they are today, kicked the tires, poked the features. Which one is better? Which one fits you best? Find out below in our latest head-to-head.

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.

drive-dropboxGoogle Drive and Dropbox are two of the largest cloud storage services out there.  They both offer free, easy access to your stored files anywhere, and on any device.  You can share photos with friends, collaborate on files with coworkers, and restore previous versions of files with either service.

So which should you choose?  I’ll take a look at both of these giants in this in-depth review.