Cloud Storage

Cloud storage services are a fantastic way of backing up important files. I personally use DropBox to save all files; including images, notes, templates, and more.

Cloud services allow you to synchronise important files across all your devices and you can access your files via a browser too. This makes them an essential tool for any blogger who travels or works on different computers.

Box

Box

A good cloud service for personal or business use that places a lot of emphasis on security. They offer up to 5GB of storage free, however their premium plans are quite expensive in comparison to other options, with their cheapest plan at $9.99 per month only offering 25GB of storage.

Dropbox

Dropbox

The pioneer of modern cloud storage services, Dropbox is one of the best cloud storage solutions available. Their “Packrat” feature ($39 per year) is a great option for bloggers as it saves copies of all deleted files and all older versions of your files. They offer 2GB of storage free with the ability of acquiring more free storage through referrals. 100GB of storage costs $9.99 per month.

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google’s storage service integrates perfectly with its Google Docs application. They offer 5GB of free storage. Their premium plans are very cheap. 25GB of storage costs $2.50 per month and 100GB of storage only costs $4.99 per month. Anyone who purchases a premium plan will also have 25GB of storage added to their Gmail account.

JustCloud

JustCloud

JustCloud is an automated cloud storage service that syncs files across multiple devices. It has dedicated apps for iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Kindle. It also supports Windows, OS X, and Linux.

Pricing starts from just $4.49 per month.

iCloud

iCloud

Apple’s iCloud storage service integrates with all of their systems and applications. They offer 5GB of storage free. Their plans for adding 10GB or 20GB are competitive, however their $100 per year plan only offers 50GB of storage, which is half what Dropbox offers at the same price. Therefore, iCloud is recommended for people who are invested in the Apple ecosystem.

MediaFire

MediaFire

A good cloud storage service that offers many collaboration and sharing tools. Their free plan is supported by ads, however they do offer a very generous 10GB of storage. 100GB of storage costs $4.99 per month.

SkyDrive

SkyDrive

Microsoft’s cloud storage service perfectly integrates with their Outlook (Hotmail) email service and Office range of applications. 7GB of storage is offered free, with 20GB, 50GB, and 100GB of storage, only costing $10, $25, and $50 per year respectively.

SpiderOak

SpiderOak

A popular service that prides itself on its “Zero-Knowledge” policy of not knowing anything about your data. This makes them a good service for people who are concerned about the fact that other services can view your data. They offer 2GB free, with 100GB of storage costing $9.99 per month.

SugarSync

SugarSync

An easy to use cloud storage service that offers many personal and business plans. 5GB of storage if provided free, with 100GB of storage costing $9.99 per month.