Storage issue was a problem of the past. Nowadays maximum phones has a good amount of inbuilt storage that varies from 32 Gb to around 256 Gb. But still data privacy is an issue. You need to keep your phone locked so that no one else gets your important data. So new technology called cloud storage has made endless possibilities for storage of data in cloud based environment which can be accessed from any part of the world. All you need to know is how to upload the data to cloud storage and how to access them. Cloud storage provides 99.9% uptime for data fetching. So you can access your data at any time of the day, you will surely be getting the access over your file. So its better to free up phone memory and keep those files in cloud for security and ease of access. So lets dig in to find which are the cloud server services and how much do they cost.
List of cloud services discussed in this post:
- Google Drive
- Amazon Drive
- Resilio Sync
Read below to find the most used cloud services on android platform:
1. Google Drive
Google drive the most liked and most popular android app for cloud storage. Reasons why G Drive is liked by users? There is an inbuilt office apps, its automatically makes the backup of your video and photo from google photo. This feature is available only when you change the default settings to backup via Google photos and drive. The apps provided by office are documents, notes making, excel and even presentation is available.
The upgrades plans include 100 GB for close to $2. The other plans and offer are you can upgrade to 1TB for $9.99. Comparing its plan with others you will get to know tht Google drive provides the best and economical plans. One more reason for polarity is its privacy feature.
2. Amazon Drive
Amazon drive is a cloud based storage. It is provided along with prime membership of Amazon. The Amazon prime customers gets a total of 5 GB storage. It also includes unlimited backup of your photos and videos directly from your media library. the upgrades available in the Amazon drive varies from $19.99 to $1799.70 per year.
It all depends on how much data you want to store. The basic plan of $19.99 gives you 100 GB storage size. There are many plans, but the most costliest plan is $1799.70 one which offers 30 TB of storage data. The app does create some problem to start as swiftly as other apps, but still it works well and you do have access to your files anytime.
Onedrive is a cloud storage app from Microsoft. It is available on all the windows based machines. If you don’t have it on your machine, then you can install it from Microsoft website. For beginners you get only 5 GB of free cloud storage. With small upgrade of $1.99 per month you can upgrade the storage upto 50 GB.
Onedrive is included in office 365 subscriptions too. It works really well with windows systems. This cloud based application is by far the quickest and easiest to use. The bundle pack of one drive and office 365 varies from $6.99 1 TB per single user till 5 TB per 5 devices. it is quite cheap from other cloud based servers.
Mega is the new modified version of Megaupload. Mega provide you a whooping 50 GB storage space for its free users. The amount of storage given to its free user is one of the largest sign-in bonus. There are many other storage upgrade available. The upgrade storage goes form 200 GB till 8 TB. So for heavy file transfer you cant use this app.
Its free to download and has some in-app purchases. There are some bugs in the software, sometimes you may face problem such as connection lost and files not loading correctly in the app. But apart from these issues it is well made app that encrypts the files which is uploaded to its server for better security and performance.
6. Resilio Sync
Resilio Sync is the upgraded version of BitTorrent sync. It works same as Nextcloud. In this a user can create it own server on a local machine and hence share it with the world through Resilio Sync. This works absolutely flawless and has no bugs soever. This is an excellent app for the person who are concerned about the security of the data if they get stored on other cloud servers.
The only flaw is that the machine has to be powered on all the time to sync with the mobile. The best aspect of this app is that it is absolutely free and you can get as much storage space as your machine can hold.
Tresorit is one of the latest and somewhat costlier cloud storage server available for the mobile. It is costly because it is encrypted and secure with minimal or no data loss. It provided end to end encryption for the files which are shared. The upgrades available in this app varies from 200 GB to 2 TB.
The 200 GB plan cost you around $12.50 and $30 will be the cost for 2 TB storage. Pro plans enhances the security aspect. If you are looking for most secured file transfer over cloud and you think that your data is more valuable than Tresorit’s plan then go for it.
Have you ever thought of making your own cloud server. If yes and you don’t have the resources or money to make one, then please try Nextcloud app. The Nextcloud app is quite different from other cloud based storage apps. it lets you create your own cloud environment on your local machine and let those files be shared through cloud interface.
This is more suited for person who think their data can’t be trusted with other cloud based server and want to make their own server. Another main feature of this app is that it is free to use for personal use. The storage size is unlimited and it all depends on your hard drive space. For business purposed customized plans are also available.