Now a Days most of the Businesses have moved their platform to Cloud  as it is Fast, Secure, Flexible and Cost Effective. Similarly we want to store our Files such as Images and Documents in safe storage. For that we need to use any Cloud Storage service which is Available in the Internet and most of them are Free.

To know more about Cloud- What is IaaS , PaaS, SaaS in Cloud Computing?

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As there are Many Cloud Storage companies you will get confused of Choosing the best among them so we are Comparing the best Cloud Storage Companies and will help you choosing the Best among them.

DROPBOX

DropBox

Dropbox is one of the Most Famous Cloud Storage Platform which provides 2 GB of Free Storage to the users for Free. The API has the greatest strength , so the developers use it to Built apps using DropBox. You can also Share Files Publicly. You can Drap-and-Drop files to Synchronize files. Now Dropbox have integrated with Facebook groups where you can add files directly from Dropbox.  Additionally there is a 2-Step Verification in Dropbox where user has to verify his Mobile before accessing the Files. But there are some Disadvantages of Dropbox such as it offer only 2GB of Free storage to the users. And the cost of 100GB extra space is $19.99/Month which is high.

Here are its Features-

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Offering:

  • Cloud-based file storage with the ability to share
  • Soon will allow integrated authentication with Active Directory

Best Qualities:

  • 2 GB free personal storage
  • Simplicity of interface
  • Ease of sign-up and installation
  • The name Dropbox has become nearly synonymous with cloud file storage and sharing

Limitations:

  • Designed as a consumer/personal solution
  • Not a collaboration solution
  • No corporate control of document sharing or retention in personal accounts
  • No auditing, legal discovery in personal accounts
  • No ability to host sensitive files on premise–US Government can blind subpoena your data at any time
  • No full text search

GOOGLE DRIVE-

google drive

DRIVE is Powered by Google so no doubt that it is Cool. The drive is just the Re-branding of Google Docs by adding a Feature of Desktop Synchronization. You can open around 30 Types of Files us Drive directly from the Browser including PSD. It has built in OCR Scanner which can Convert an Image Document into Text directly.  It has online Document Editor where you can edit any document files Directly. You can disable automatic Deletion of Older version where it saves the Older files too after Updating. Additionally there is a 2-Step Verification in Google Drive where user has to verify his Mobile before accessing the Files. You can also host your Files at Google Drive It comes with a 5GB free Storage and you can buy more Space of 100GB by paying only $4.99/month.

Here are its Features-

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Offering:

  • Cloud-based file storage built into the Google universe
  • Integrated with Google Apps

Best Qualities:

  • Free 5 GB personal storage
  • Online readers for rendering many types of files in your browser
  • Online Editors for Office documents
  • Integration with other Google offerings like Gmail

Limitations:

  • Designed as a consumer/personal solution
  • Online editing is not full fidelity and documents may not look the way you expect on the desktop after editing
  • No corporate control of document sharing or retention in personal accounts
  • No auditing, legal discovery in personal accounts
  • No ability to host sensitive files on premise–US Government can blind subpoena your data at any time

SKYDRIVE-

skydrive

SKYDRIVE is a Cloud Storage service by Microsoft which is Similar to Google Drive which provide 7GB of Free online storage. You can have online Word, Excel, Powerpoint inside Skydrive within the Browser. You can share files publicly using Public Link. You can get additional Space at a Cost of $100/year.

Here are its Features-

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Offering:

  • Cloud-based file storage built into the Microsoft universe
  • Integrated with Outlook.com

Best Qualities:

  • Free 7 GB personal storage
  • Online readers for rendering many types of files in your browser
  • Full fidelity of online editors for Office documents
  • Integration with other Microsoft offerings
  • Microsoft user privacy agreement gives you full ownership of your files and documents; Microsoft does not scan them or sell data about you

Limitations:

  • Designed as a consumer/personal solution
  • No corporate control of document sharing or retention in personal accounts
  • No auditing, legal discovery in personal accounts
  • No ability to host sensitive files on premise–US Government can blind subpoena your data at any time
  • No full text search

SUGERSYNC-

sugersync

SUGERSYNC is one of the best alternative of DropBox and it comes preloaded in some Mobiles and Laptops. You can sync specific folder of your Computer with SugerSync.  It gives a Free storage of 5GB and additional storage of $14.99/Month. It allows Password protect to your Files and Folders while sharing them Publicly.

Features-

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We have shown the Difference between top Cloud Storage Apps. Now you have to choose the Best one for you.