Available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Mac, Windows and Linux
Dropbox is probably the most recognised cloud storage service in this article.
Available for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Mac, Windows, Linux and any web browser, Dropbox is a true cross-platform service that gives you access to your files from any device you own.
Thanks to its sparse user interface the app is very clean with a list of files and folders on the left, a selection of actions and settings, and a main window to display your content on the right. It’s that simple. You can also view your content full screen which improves document legibility but this function really shines when swiping through your cloud stored photo galleries.
Sharing files with friends is very easy and they don’t even have to have their own Dropbox account. You can simply send them a link and they can view the files via a web browser.
While you can view documents and images with ease, one downside to the Dropbox mobile app is the lack of editing ability. There are no built-in productivity tools. There are, however, several apps available that enable you to move a file in order to make changes, and most of these will allow you to move the file back once you’re done. Dropbox has third-party app support baked in as well so adding files from other apps and services is very easy to do.
What you get:
The Dropbox app is free to download and offers 2GB off free storage when you sign up – the least amount of free space compared to the other services listed below – but this can be expanded to 18GB at no extra cost by getting your friends to sign up. If you need more space after that you’ll have to purchase it. Luckily for us, Dropbox has recently refreshed it’s pricing so for £7.99 per month you can now get an extra 1TB of storage.