World’s Best Cloud Services
With a move towards more cloud based services now than ever before, it's understandable that some of them are better than others, and these are the ones we're more inclined to use. Cloud storage is an especially popular use of cloud based services, however it's not all the cloud is capable of doing, with updates and other services also being rolled out via the the cloud from larger companies. Here are some of the world's best cloud services for you to look into, if you fancy giving the cloud a go.
With a move towards more cloud based services now than ever before, it’s understandable that some of them are better than others, and these are the ones we’re more inclined to use. Cloud storage is an especially popular use of cloud based services, however it’s not all the cloud is capable of doing, with updates and other services also being rolled out via the the cloud from larger companies. Here are some of the world’s best cloud services for you to look into, if you fancy giving the cloud a go.
Dropbox is really the benchmark for many cloud service providers. There are both free and paid versions, and it’s a service that a great many people use, whether for their personal use, or on a professional basis. The web based storage coupled with the option to download a local storage folder (perfect for offline access), and the ability to install dedicated applications on to your mobile devices makes Dropbox a great tool for collaboration and taking your essential data on the go with you.
Native integration with Google docs and various other Google services make Google Drive a popular choice for those of us who are fans of the search engines parent company. Native integration is a big plus for Android phone and tablet users, with the Google Chrome devices offering further benefit; since everything on them is in the cloud.
Present but largely optional on all Apple devices is iCloud. iCloud is both used as cloud storage for all contents of Apple devices and the means of updating their devices that Apple makes use of. iCloud is signed into with the usual Apple ID, and should you give it the right permissions, will automatically upload your device’s content to a relatively secure cloud storage.
Additionally, iCloud allows you to sync data across all devices, and can be especially helpful if a device you own is stolen.
Amazon Cloud is more than just cloud storage, although there is an option for that. Alongside the cloud storage, Amazon also stores all the media services that it offers to customers in the cloud, including Kindle, Audible and Amazon Prime TV. If you have an Amazon device, or compatible apps, then your media can be stored in the cloud and just downloaded to your device when you’re ready for it.
One for the Linux users here, OpenStack is the Ubuntu cloud storage system. If you use a system with Ubuntu installed and are having problems with other cloud storage compatibility, then OpenStack is well worth taking a look at for your cloud storage needs.
Offcloud, your cloud-based download manager
Offcloud provides you with excellent, stable and private cloud storage, as well as the ability to download directly to your cloud storage from BitTorrent. Not only can you instantly fetch, download, store and then utilise content from the web with Offcloud, but you can keep everything secure and private with your very own cloud storage.
Offcloud is used directly from your browser, and is compatible with every device you’re likely to use so you can take all your media, files and other data with you wherever you go.