If you have spent any time online, you know the importance of keeping your files safe. Most of us have been in the position of losing work, documents, pictures, or music from your computer and know how tough that can be. Thankfully, there are quite a few options when it comes to storing your files online and we’ll walk you through some of the best.
1. Google Drive
Google Drive is a great option for anyone who needs their documents on the go. It’s connected to your Google account, so as long as you can log in to your account, you can access all of your files. Drive also supports multiple formats and types of files. The best part of Google Drive is that you can add people to documents so you can all work on a project/document/excel sheet/etc at the same time. This removes the need to keep downloading and attaching things to your emails. In my day-to-day life, I use Google Drive at least 20 times a day for projects.
Dropbox is another favorite for a lot of people. It made file transferring so much easier, especially for remote teams or people who just wanted a backup of their files. Generally, cloud providers have a secure virtual data room to make sure your content stays safe. Like Google Drive, Dropbox is also free to use with a limit of 2 GB. They also let you upgrade that storage space through various options, such as getting friends and family to sign up for their service. Through the years, Dropbox has been a great help when it comes to transferring a ton of files or sending them out to multiple people.
Across all Apple devices, users have the ability to back up their files to iCloud. The one drawback is that it’s easy to fill up their free limit of 5GB and have to switch to one of their paid plans. In the U.S., the options start at $0.99/month for 50GB and goes up to $9.99 for 2TB. Depending on what you need and how many files you have, that’s not too expensive. However, this option is good mainly for backing up your own files and not so good for collaboration or accessing your files from any computer.
4. Amazon Drive
Amazon Drive gives you 5GB of digital storage for free to back up your files, photos, videos, and more on your devices. It also comes with different apps so you can access your files on the go. If you fill that up, for $11.99/year, you can get an additional 100GB.
iDeals offers virtual data rooms and is SOC 2 certified for handling the most sensitive and secure data and transactions. This means they are secure enough for financial institutions to use and store data in their environment. They are also ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified and their info security management system is appropriate and effective. They are an enterprise grade cloud for storing your data and leverage multi-layered data encryption, anti-virus protection and include much more. If you need a highly secure enterprise offering, iDeals is something to consider.