Have you used a cloud to store your files, documents, or web items yet? Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive all offer fee could storage from your computer, tablet or phone. Cloud storage allows users to stash and share their files so they’ll be accessible from any device and can be shared with others.

Cloud storage can save space on your hard drive. By syncing among all of your devices, you can access information from anywhere. All cloud systems also feature cross-platform functionality for optimal usage and convenience. Worried about safety functions and privacy settings? All cloud storage solutions offer privacy settings that can be changed based on whom you’d like to share your files with.

Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive all have ‘Version History’ options. Version history refers to deleted files that have been saved for 30 days. After the allotted time period, files will be permanently deleted. Dropbox and Google Drive offer Selective Folder Syncing. All clouds have customization options for sharing files with others and allow for selective editing collaborations with others users, as well.

Which cloud is right for you?


  • 2 GB free and 500 mb free for every referral of up to 20 GB
  • Users can purchase more space if needed
  • ‘Teams’ feature: allows groups of 5 – 50 people to store and share data together

Google Drive

  • 5 GB free with any Gmail account


  • 7GB free for all who sign up

 Written by Ami Reist.