The Best Cloud Storage App on Android You Can Use Besides Google Drive

Let’s face it; you will run out of storage on your phone, no matter how large your storage is. Additionally, at some point, you would want to backup files from your phone for access elsewhere. There is a solution to those problems. It is called cloud storage.

With cloud storage, your files are automatically sent to the cloud and replicated on your other devices. It solves the above problems and does it automatically as well. The great part is that the updating can be done at your convenience.

The following are cloud storage apps which you would find the most useful in accessing cloud storage and automatic backup of your files to the cloud and to your other devices.

1. Dropbox

Dropbox is very popular cloud storage solution. You can sign up for free with a 2GB storage. You can add more storage at a step ladder pricing system. The good part about this that you can upload videos, images, and files. You can also choose which files to upload by transferring it to the Dropbox folder on your device. When you refer a service to your friends, Dropbox rewards you with additional storage. In terms of user experience, it is the simplest app available. The service has been active and online for a while now, and the improvements have been in storage capacity and the interface. Admittedly, the interface is the simplest among other cloud storage apps.

2. Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft was relatively late in the joining the cloud storage game. OneDrive was formerly called SkyDrive, and it is fully integrated with other Microsoft Office cloud products. The free account has 5GB free storage, and if you want more, the next level is worth $1.99/ month for 100GB storage. If you use OneNote, you would be happy to know that OneDrive integrates well with it. Obviously, if you were on a Microsoft Windows machine, this would be the best solution for you.

3. Mega

This is the same service which was formerly called Megaupload before it was shut down by authorities. The free service provides for 50GB free storage. This is the biggest storage for new signups among storage apps. The cloud storage options continue at 200GB up to 4TB. The only problem is that there have been reports that some users sometimes encounter problems when using this app.

4. Amazon Drive

There are some who consider this as the best cloud storage app and service online. The real advantage of this service is that it is most cost effective with unlimited storage. There is no totally free package. However, there is a free 5GB storage space for nonimage files when you sign up for the Prime Photos package.

5. Box

The box is considered as one of the best solutions for small businesses. At the entry-level, it offers a free 10GB storage with a 250MB upload limit. The upload limits might turn off some users from trying out this app.

6. Mediafire

If you want to have a cheap 1TB cloud storage and backup service, you should consider Mediafire. The service offers a 1TB storage at only $3.75 per month for the annual subscription, otherwise, it is $5 for a rolling subscription. It is relatively old, and there have been user interface issues, but it is still good.

7. Bittorrent Sync

If you want to keep your backup on your own machine, you should consider Bittorrent Sync. What it does is that the files from your cell phone are sent to the cloud which is located on your desktop. If you want faster download and upload, you need to make use of more than one other device besides your desktop and your cell phone. Bittorrent usually gets faster if there are more than five different machines sharing files with one another. The file transfer is via BitTorrent and downloading a file from your own personal cloud will pull pieces of it from the different computers you own.

Start Small

The above apps all start out with a free account, and you can add more storage space when you upgrade or sign up to a paid account. The main idea behind a cloud storage solution is that for these apps, the only thing you really need is to save the file to a designated folder. Or you can designate an existing folder and this would be used for file upload/download.

In addition, there is also an automatic file backup. The files are sent when the wifi (or your data plan) is active. It works in the background, and you would not notice that files are being sent. If there is a disruption in the wifi service, the transfer process continues when you have wifi.

The de facto solution is Google Drive which comes free with every Android cell phone. What is sad is that not everyone makes use of Google Drive. Unlike all the rest of the apps, Google Drive requires that a file is physically uploaded to the Drive, and then also explicitly downloaded from the drive. The automatic part of the process is the upload of the file which can be done in the background.

If you are concerned that your files need to be secure and safe, you should consider one of these cloud storage solutions. They can also serve as an automated backup and recovery system. Once the files are on the cloud, the only thing you need is to download the films when you need them.

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