Free Cloud Storage Options
Cloud Computing is the new buzz of the Tech Industry. I am sure many of the readers will be confused as to which of the site offers the best cloud storage. So here is a quick list of the best ones.
It has shell integration even on Linux, a great little iPhone app and web interface, as well as convenient Firefox and Google Chrome extensions. You get 2GB of storage for free — up to 3GB if you get people to sign up (256MB per person). You can even use it to watch a movie file on your iPhone — but the upload may take a while.
Visit – Dropbox
Box.net offers some great features and compatibility options (the latest Microsoft Office files, image and mp3 files, flash video, Photoshop and Illustrator and more). Their free plan only gives you 1GB of storage (25mb filesize limit) and there’s no shell integration (great web interface though), but they integrate with Google and Zoho and have a decent mobile app for the iPhone.
Visit – Box.net
Memopal starts you off at 3GB for free and works natively on most platforms (Linux is in beta). Shell integration is decent and if you want more storage, you can get 200GB for $50 bucks per year. I only mention the paid plan here because, well – that’s pretty frickin’ good!
Visit – Memopal
If you Sign Up using the above link, you will get additional 500 MB credited to your account.
SkyDrive is a Microsoft’s cloud storage offering.This is a great option if you have lots of small files to share. By small, I mean 50MB filesize max. By lots… I mean 25GB.There is no built in shell extension, but you can (on Windows, anyway) install SkyDrive Explorer to handle that. It works pretty well, and can apparently bypass the filesize limit with the pro version. Not the easiest for general (non-windows) mobile access though.
Visit – Windows Skydrive
Google Docs recently added the ability to upload any type of file. Their upload filesize limit is 1GB and you get 1GB of storage for free. If you convert files to Google Docs formats the space they take up is significantly smaller — and the 1GB seems to be on top of regular Google Docs use thus far, and your Gmail and Picasa storage (7GB and 1GB, respectively) is separate as well. Google does have plans for purchase as well, if you need more, with a yearly pricing scheme (starting at just $0.25 per GB) that is comparable to Memopal’s.And if its google,its trustworthy for sure.
Visit – Google Docs