Free cloud storage. It has a nice ring to it, kinda like free money. The good news for bargain hunters is that these days just about every respectable member of the best cloud storage club has a free plan of some kind. It probably surprises nobody, however, to point out that some of these freebies are free for a reason.

To help you find your way, we decided to assemble a list of the best free cloud storage plans now available. Ranging from versatile pCloud to popular Google Drive to secure and its bottomless referral program, these capable services will give you all the free space you’ll ever need.

For the more demanding among us, you might be a bit disappointed as many free options are stripped of some of the features that make their paid versions great. If you want a more feature-packed cloud storage solution, check out our best deals in cloud storage. While not free, these deals will still make you feel like you’re robbing a bank.

If there’s a free cloud storage plan you’re eyeing that isn’t mentioned in this article, you can check to see if we’ve included the service offering it in our cloud storage reviews library. Now, before we get to our rankings, let’s talk about some of the things we took into consideration when putting them together.

Best Free Cloud Storage 2019

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What Makes the Best Free Cloud Storage?

For some, the word “free” is all they need to hear. So, here is some free advice: not all free cloud storage plans are created equal. The most obvious difference, of course, is that some providers just don’t give you much storage to work with. Dropbox, one of the most well-known cloud storage services, is also one of the stingiest when it comes to free storage.

You only get 2GB with the Dropbox free plan, appropriately called Dropbox Basic. Our top overall pick, pCloud, give you five times that amount. Dropbox does have a program to earn up to 16GB free by getting friends to sign up, but there are more generous referral programs out there, too, like that of our second overall pick,

In addition to limiting gigabytes, many free cloud storage plans also limit the features you get. Picking on Dropbox, again, Dropbox Basic is stripped of key capabilities like passwords for shared links and mobile offline access. There’s a reason we put together an entire Dropbox alternatives article.

When evaluating services for this article, we listed total free storage space as our top concern, but gave features offered for free nearly as much weight. Along with features, we also considered user experience, which plays a huge role recommending pCloud as not only the best free service, but also one worthy of a lifetime subscription if you do decide to sign up.   

All of that is to say that this list isn’t a free-for-all. We considered several things in putting our rankings together, which we’ll elaborate on service-by-service as we work through them.

Best Free Cloud Storage: pCloud

pCloud gives you 2GB of free cloud storage for creating an account. That’s not bad by itself, and you can very easily add another 8GB by performing a few simple tasks, such as referring the service.

Any free pCloud account doesn’t include two key features, which are passwords and expiry dates for shared links. For more on those features, see our pCloud review. To get them, you’ll need to upgrade to a 500GB or 2TB account, although both are reasonably priced and included in our list of best deals in cloud storage.

Besides those missing features, the pCloud experience for free users is quite good. We’re especially impressed with the built-in video player and the fact that pCloud can handle HD streaming. It’s also got a nice music player that lets you create playlists using the mp3s kept in your free storage space.

While one of our favorite zero-knowledge services, you don’t get zero-knowledge included even with a pCloud Premium subscription. You have to pay extra for pCloud Crypto. However, as a free user you can sign up for Crypto without also having to pay for Premium.


  • Up to 10GB for free
  • Great user experience
  • Best free cloud storage for photos


  • Zero-knowledge costs extra
Starts from $ 399 per month for 500 GB
Free plan available Save 20 % – Best for Security

You only get 5GB for free with a account, ranking it second in this list. Our full review is full of praises, but what makes it stand out as a free service is that the referral program has no limits. Like pCloud, you get 1GB per signup, but you can extend that invitation as often as you like — sort of.

The provider does, in fact, have a 20GB cap on referrals, but once you hit it, we’ve been told by the company directly that you can email them to have the cap removed. Support staff at will take a look at the referrals you’ve made to make sure they look like actual people first, though, so don’t try and game the system.

Technically an unlimited referral program, in theory, you can get more free cloud storage with than you can with any other provider on this list (though you’d probably need a Kardashian-sized social media following to get there). also doesn’t trim many features available with paid plans from its free version. Most importantly, you get zero-knowledge encryption included for free, which extends to file shares. is the best zero-knowledge cloud service solution by far, and that’s as true for non-paying subscribers as it is for paying ones.

You can even password-protect file shares on a free account. However, if you want to add expiry dates or download limits to them, you will need to upgrade to a Pro account. At about for 2TB of storage, though, paying for storage with still feels free.

If you’re having some trouble picking between pCloud and, we don’t blame you. In fact, we based an article on particular head-to-head matchup to help out: vs pCloud.


  • 1GB per referral with no limits
  • Includes zero-knowledge encryption
  • 5GB of free storage


  • No file link expiry dates 
  • No Linux client
Starts from $ 408 per month for 500 GB
Free plan available

Google Drive – Best for Document Sharing

Google Drive starts you off with 15GB for free just for signing up for a Google account, which you have to do anyway if you’re an Android or Gmail user. While that space is shared with Google Photos and your email inbox, it’s enough that many will never have reason to upgrade to a paid account.

Google Drive removes nothing from the free experience that paying subscribers get, either. That means you can use Google Docs, one of the best cloud collaboration tools, for free. You’ll also have access to Google Drive’s large software integration library, which includes many excellent third-party tools which are also free.

The downside of storing files on Google Drive is that the company is dogged by revelations about the fact that it scans your files. One of the most recent was the discovery that Google uses algorithms to scan documents for viruses, spam and “inappropriate” content.

Google also notes in its terms and conditions that it analyzes content to recommend relevant products, which we discuss in our Google Drive review.

The company has to make money somehow, since free storage doesn’t keep the lights on. Still, if targeted marketing and Google collecting personal information about you bothers you, we’ll refer you back to our second overall pick. Zero-knowledge means employees couldn’t read your files if they wanted to.

In a similar vein, Google Drive doesn’t have a referral program. That means you’re stuck with 15GB if you don’t want to pay up. If you need more storage, in fact, the best approach is keeping Google Drive free and supplementing that 15GB with a better deal, as we recommend in our Google Drive and article.  


  • 15GB free storage
  • Google Docs for free
  • Third-party apps for free


  • Managed encryption
  • Possible privacy issues
  • No Linux client
Starts from $ 167 per month for 100 GB
Free plan available Save 16 %


Once upon a time, signing up for MEGA got you 50GB of free cloud storage. You didn’t have to make referrals or jump through any other hoops. Better yet, that 50GB was for life, unless the MEGA servers get seized by the FBI like those of its predecessor, MegaUpload.

In a move that would make a ninja proud, MEGA surreptitiously sliced up the 50GB program in 2017. You still get 50GB for signing up, but only 15 of those gigabytes are yours forever. The other 35GB expires after 30 days.

You can earn your way back up to 50GB by completing certain tasks, and the tasks themselves are quite simple. Download the MEGAsync client for your computer, and you get 20GB. Install the MEGA app for your smartphone, and you get another 15GB. That brings you back up to 50GB.

However, there’s another catch: the rewards for completing these two tasks also expire, and you can’t complete them again. The countdown for that expiration is just 180 days.

You can also now earn free space for each friend you invite. That friend needs to install MEGAsync client or mobile app, but after that you get  an impressive 10GB. There’s no limit on how many friends you can invite. Unfortunately, there is a final plot twist: your 10GB referral bonus also expires, this time after 365 days.

The problem with taking advantage of free cloud storage through MEGA’s achievement program is that peace of mind is hard to come by, and peace of mind is exactly what any cloud service should be helping to provide.

You can load tens of gigabytes of photos and other files to MEGA, but if you fail to keep up with your referrals, you can also lose it all. That means somewhere down the road, you might feel compelled to signup for a MEGA Pro account.

Don’t. The service just isn’t worth paying for when there are much better options out there, providing better value and more features. Check out our vs MEGA or pCloud vs MEGA articles for examples.

Shenanigans, aside, the options for really good free cloud storage are pretty meager, so MEGA still makes our list. It’s just not in the conversation for number one anymore, if indeed it ever really was. Read our full MEGA review to learn about some other issues we have with this service.


  • 15GB free storage
  • Zero knowledge


  • Free storage expires
  • Buggy sync
  • Poor design
Starts from $ 569 per month for 200 GB
Free plan available


MediaFire gives you 10GB of gratis storage to begin with. Not bad, but you can increase that all the way up to 50GB.

You get 1GB of space for each friend you refer, with a cap of 32GB. If suggesting MediaFire to others doesn’t float your boat, no worries. You can get 2GB of extra storage just for installing the MediaFire mobile app. There’s also an option to earn extra gigabytes for connecting your Facebook and Twitter accounts to MediaFire.

MediaFire has really cheap price plans, too, offering a whole terabyte for just $5 per month. See our MediaFire review for more pricing detail. However, beyond its free service, MediaFire is tough to recommend. We didn’t even include it in our best cloud storage for Linux guide, despite being one of the few services with a Linux client.

The main complaint is that MediaFire doesn’t do file synchronization between devices. You’re left having to upload and download files manually to and from the cloud. You can read about the company’s decision to ditch its desktop client and sync feature in 2016 in the blog post that made the announcement. Find alternatives, free and paid, in our best cloud storage with sync review.


  • 10GB free storage
  • Earn up to 50GB free storage
  • Cheap price plans


  • No file sync
  • Poor security
Starts from $ 375 per month for 1000 GB
Free plan available Save 25 %

Honorable Mentions

There are a few more free storage offers that, although unable to crack our top five, still deserve mention.

Amazon Drive is one. Signing up for the service only gets you 5GB of free storage, but if you’re also an Amazon Prime customer, you get unlimited photo storage. The downside is that Amazon Drive doesn’t encrypt files, which you can read about in our Amazon Drive review.

Degoo is another option, especially since we’ll get yelled at in the comments if we don’t mention it here. Signing up for Degoo gets you 100GB of free space. While that’s way more than any other service, Degoo is meant for online backup rather than cloud storage. Also, it isn’t a very good online backup service: our Degoo review will tell you what’s wrong. Our best online backup guide will point you to better backup tools.  

Finally, if you’re a student, you get the best free cloud storage offer of all: 1TB of OneDrive with a valid school email address. You also get Office 365, which includes desktop versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, for free. We have a complete OneDrive review if you want to learn more about the service.

Starts from $ 109 per month for 100 GB
Free plan available

Final Thoughts

Finding free cloud storage is easy. Finding good free cloud storage is less so. Ranking good free cloud storage is downright hard. We like pCloud for the top spot thanks to 10GB of storage and excellent media capabilities, but we can understand opting for Google Drive for its convenience or MEGA or even MediaFire for their generosity.

Those who like privacy as much as saving money, meanwhile, probably lean toward, which gets you 5GB of free storage plus an unlimited referral program and free zero-knowledge encryption.

The good news is that you can try them all out and decide for yourself, and it won’t cost you a thing. Let us know how that goes in the comments, below, and thanks for reading. 

Starts from $ 399 per month for 500 GB
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    1. weiyun storage is only available for Chinese or those with a Mainland Chinese number. So yea they wouldn’t be listed here.

      1. Nope, you can actually click on a tiny link under the mobile number field and change your country 😉

        1. I will not trust a Chinese company to have my files. They have no privacy culture.
          They put cameras on the street and shame people on billboards for acting not to their standards for god sake.

          1. - Chief Editor

            And soon they’ll have social credits as well, scary stuff…

          2. C’mon, I think chinese guvernment really steal as much data as Facebook, Google, WhatsApp (which I’m currently struggling with due to privacy concerns).

          3. “I will not trust a Chinese company to have my files.”
            But you trust the IS governmenthat uses your data to manufacture consent for their wars and aggressions.

          4. Right, but we can trust the US government with our privacy. It’s not like for over the past 50+ years they have been wiretapping phones, using facial rec. systems, ISP’s, Cell Service Providers, Social Networking, and many other large corporate data mines to spy on their own citizens without any warrants…….

            Give me a break. The US is by FAR the most corrupt when it comes to this. Not only do they do it on massive levels, they also blatantly lie to the public about it. So how could Chinese Gov be any worse than US? I think you may just be racist. lol

      2. Actually, you can sign up with phone number from anywhere. Example: for a number in the US do +1##########.
        If you need to you can sign up from their phone app which was super painless.

        And it’s not 11TB, it’s 1TB.

        If you need 4TB you can get a 360microcloud account at
        then all you do is log in from your phone and the desktop app and boom, 4tb.
        The only big hoop is that you need to go to your account info on and add your email so you can log in from the PC client.

        Just thought it’d be worth the mention.

      3. Not true, you can sign from any country, you just have to click in the link just below the edit box to select another country.

      4. I searched Google for them & there is an English version, site & app:-) 11tb for free gonna test it right away

    2. Now, as of 1/16/2017 weiyun cut its free storage to 10GB per user, and you have to translate from Mandarin to sign up

    3. I’m not going to trust any of my files to the Red Chinese. Ever. They are not our friends.

        1. I am reading this thread and just shaking my head. Why is there even a debate about rather a person trust the Chinese or US with their data? This article is not about choosing a cloud service because of “political reasons or distrust”. It’s irreverent. The point of the article is to choose the best cloud source for your business and personal use. Some level of trust must be in place for us to even want to pay someone to store our data. And reality check, we know our data is shared worldwide so it matters not where we store it or with whom. Someone in Belize has our data right now! Smh. Either way it is best to have onsite backup of data i.e. external hard drives (1 TB or more and/or setup a backup server onsite which any end user or organization can do or learn to do) just in case the servers of the cloud provider goes down and/or gets hacked.

        2. I’m betting that you never set your put on China. At least in US, you can free to criticize government and access youtube/etc and express your opinion. The very fact that you are comparing US to China as equal censorship just tells me you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

          1. LMAO.
            Seriously? You are responding to this? You don’t even know if the person you’re responding to is a concerned citizen, or a Chinese operative trying to sow doubt and dissent!
            Good Lord, do you really thing it matters? If you do, feel free to choose a domestic solution, not a Chinese one!
            I mean, really…

  1. How can we be sure that our files will never be lost, e.g., when the company goes out of business or decides to end its online storage service? I need to learn more about the history and future direction of each company before I entrust my precious files to them.

    1. This is the thing which happened to me . I was signed in a small cloud storage which after decided to end their service after 5 years. They sent me a email regarding that and i was sent a link for downloading all files or another was quite interesting. They were giving me WD disk with all my cloud files loaded in that at a discounted price. The service is big , so something solution may be figured out

    2. You can always use more than one as a backup, and have n copies of each file stored on n storage sites.

  2. “ADrive is a company that believes in free storage.”

    not anymore 🙁 they’re cutting off their free plan and turning adrive into premium only…

  3. Thanks for the heads up about Adrive. Never received an email saying it was closing the free account (nor did 2 friends I checked with). Signed on today and see I need to move 45GB of data – grrrr!

  4. What happens to my data if company fails and is extinct?
    I’d go for MEGA top of the list but who knows how secure files are in it.

  5. Hi,
    Thanks for the list, before I always stick with the 3 well known cloud service company and now I have others to use. I will create account on each service on your list.

    1. MEGA is well known, and it also offers even better encryption than GDrive or any of the others, and it doesn’t send your data to the NSA whenever they ask for it (I think they will delete stuff to comply with DMCA takedown requests, you know, so they don’t get sued and shut down again)

  6. Hi everyone,
    I’m using one-drive, google-drive, drop box, and also I started to use Mega.
    I don’t know which one is secure and I will not lose my files, and which of these cloud drives are safe and trust-able.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Sayed, that is a smart question, with lot’s of opinions, I’m sure. It also happens to be something I’ve been learning a lot about myself lately :). Personally, I like to use two options: I use Google Drive for work because I like the tools, while I use a Sync for personal files, because of it’s zero knowledge architecture, which is best for security. But I do like Mega, too, which is also zero knowledge. We have many articles on good cloud storage solutions that will help you learn more about this. Such as:

  7. Mega sounds attractive, but isn’t this started by Kim Dotcom of Megaupload fame? He is currently being hounded by the U.S. Department of Justice.

  8. I use a simple copies rule:
    “If you have a one copy (of your files), it’s like you don’t have any copy. If you have two copies, consider you have one. If you have three copies, consider you have two.”

    So I try to have at least two or three copies of my important files in different places – external HDD or cloud. I don’t trust in any cloud service 100%. You never know when the day X will come and they’ll quit their service.

  9. Unfortunatelly we are more and more forced into paid subscriptions. Some months ago, there was a myriad of free storage services like Copy, Surdoc, MEOCloud, LG Storage, and so on… Then, one by one, these services started to stop its activities (MEOCloud didn’t stop, but limited the use for Portuguese users). I Still use Mega, Dropbox, pCloud, Yandex, Degoo (to backup a folder of my PC), Hubic, BOX, MediaFire, Amazon Cloud Drive and Asus Webstorage for free. But as I can’t neither complain nor get surprised if the above mentioned companies shut down their free storage services, I had to sign up for a 100 GB Google Drive account for USD 1.99/mo and I got a 1-year-free 1 TB account at MS Onedrive because I bought an Office 360 subscription. P.S.: I felt particularly upset about LG Cloud Drive because it was the one cloud software available in my smart tv. But, life goes on. Now, I must focus on my Google Drive and OneDrive. I still use the other existing services, but only in rare cases.

  10. Awesome suggestion. I personally use Dropbox and Google drive to store my website backup and other personal files. But my storage size is almost exhausted and currently looking for best alternatives.

  11. It is said that Degoo doesn’t save other user’s data to your hard disk any more(p2p), they use the mainstream servers now but reading the terms and conditions you agree to just that. So do they or don’t they?

  12. Hi,everyone!
    A few thoughts on the storage business.
    1.I completely agree with Dave’s comment (Unfortunately,
    we are more and more forced into paid subscriptions. )
    2.DEGOO- it might be lovely but it’s a problem to switch
    (log in-log out) to another account—their help says you
    have to rename an account to log in to a different on) —
    cumbersome,time consuming and boring.What happens
    if I have to use up to 20 accounts per day?
    3.YUNPAN 360 CN (WANGPAN) — Although they claim 36
    TB the upload is extremely slow on my PC with 100
    mbps !!! Yakkk!!!
    4.WEIYUN (TENCENT) – Uploading is limited and a propos,
    do you you all have a good command at Chinese? Only
    the simplified version of it? LUCKY YOU !!!

    In a nutshell — back to square one?

  13. I’ve tried many, but Mega, Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive are the best…pCloud is greatoo…II use it to stream music

  14. I personally use the iCloud for my photos and documents and have a another backup on Mega. $1/month for 50GB is pretty decnt and Mega is free which is even better. But I need more storage and don’t wanna pay $10/ month for a TB storage so how bout open source services?
    Has anyone used any of them? I would love to get some feedback on some of these services such OwnCloud, NextCloud, SeaFile, Tonido, Pydio and many more!

    1. I can highly recommend nextcloud if you have a bit of the knowledge and/or patience required to get it up and running!

  15. Thanks for this list of cloud service providers. From what i can observe, it seems like you take your time to research the information. Good job and Kundos to you. I hope in the future when you revisit the list you may also want to include a service provider called They are running a sign-up promotion of 100GB. I just signed up with them so my take of their service is good thus far.

  16. I’m just curious, why did no one mention Box, which seems to have a favourable choice of applications and is strong on the sharing?
    Could some one express his/her experience with Box?

    1. - Chief Editor

      Hi Robert,

      We’re actually working on an in-depth Box review right now, which will be published within a week or two. However, as free storage space goes, Box would still not end up in our top five, here.

      Fergus (chief editor)

  17. Ha! All of them are pretty poor for my needs (at least 1 TB) and I have a very poor Internet connection, so it’s profitable to just buy external HDDs which are now very cheap. Or even a NAS.

    1. Same here dude. my 1TB External HD already been full, and none of these free cloud sites could provide 100GB free storage.

    2. An external HDD is *NOT* the same as a cloud backup for several reasons, if you are concerned with your data still being there tomorrow (or some time after that even).

      Cloud services are not located in your living room or basement (or wherever your PC is located). If your house burns down, floods, or gets blown up by a tornado, all of your data is gone… and that’s no matter HOW many copies of it you keep on various devices all over your… eh, neighborhood?

      Also, at least some cloud services probably backup data, or at least tend to their servers to ensure data integrity. A house burglar does not have such concerns.

  18. 5 gb, 10 gb 15 gb or even 50gb is just not enough for me. Why not use my own cloud server ? Every cloud storage sneaks on your files (encryption is more or less secure), google drive ? LOL !!! I am using a WD My Cloud with 3TB WD Red NAS drive (cost 150€) and 2 WD Green drives of 3TB each in RAID1 (250€) as backup of the NAS. For sharing files with friends just upload to Mega or Mediafire and send them the link by email, whatsapp, sms. As for file security, I don’t give a damn about the online encryption, as I always share my files encrypted by default (.7z, aes 256, strong pass). This is my case, everybody is free to spend their money as they wish, I just don’t feel that my files are safe in any cloud, other than MY OWN !

  19. Wow you guys really need to study up on the meaning of the word “free”


      Every cloud storage service listed in this article has a free plan and we discuss those free plans. Not sure what you’re missing.

  20. hey if I use google drive as I do now. When I delete the files on my computer, will they all so disappear from Google Drive?
    Just curious, I don’t really want any files on my computer if I can leave them in the cloud somewhere.
    ty for any answers.


      Normally, yes, they’ll disappear in Google Drive if you delete them on your computer. However, cloud storage wouldn’t be nearly as useful if it didn’t help you save hard drive space … You can do that by using Google Drive’s selective sync feature, which lets you turn file sync off for folders. Do that, and any files in that folder will be removed from our computer but still in the cloud. You’ll find instructions in your guide on using Google Drive:

    2. its called sync (connect in 2 way.. from gadget to server also server to gadget).. so everything changes in any gadgets will affect the server too.. best way to manage this by log it out.. or uninstall the sync client

  21. Just a quick observation to those commenting on using a Chinese cloud rather than a US one. To be honest with you I’d trust the Chinese with my data a whole lot more that the USA at the moment

  22. hubic is a product of a huge French webhosting company, OVH. So however valid your other concerns may be (have not checked), it’s not likely to disappear overnight.

  23. To all the people saying “why not build your own cloud server?”, sure that would be great if we all had the cash and know-how to do it, but this is an article on free cloud storage sites that require little to no technical knowledge or financial investment to store and access files remotely, so your not really being that helpful.

  24. You’re hating on hUBIC for not encrypting the files stored on the drive. But I promise not a single cloud storage provider encrypts your files. How the hell do you think they can display convenient previews for your files, like with pictures? Google even does that for RAW camera files, so no way the browser is doing it.

    If you want encryption on your cloud storage, you gotta use a archiver tool like 7-Zip, and compress your stuff with a password before uploading it.

    Even IF they use encryption. Who has the key? There’s no way of knowing wether the provider has the key or not. So even if they perform encryption on your files, they can decrypt whenever the hell they please.


      Most cloud storage services encrypt files at rest on their servers. You can verify that with the cloud service, itself. They might be lying, of course, but that would just put them in serious legal trouble (especially those that claim to be HIPAA compliant). Hubic, Amazon Drive and OneDrive Personal are among those that do not encrypt files at rest. Yes, most services that do encrypt also keep the encryption keys, which is what lets them allow file previews, streaming, etc. Metadata is often left in plain text, too, for indexing. However, the actual files on the server are usually scrambled, which helps to prevent unauthorized access. It isn’t perfect security, but its better than not encrypting them. There are a handful of cloud storage services that don’t keep encryption keys, such as (which is why doesn’t provide file previews, btw). That’s why we tend to recommend and other so-called zero-knowledge services above Dropbox, Google Drive and other big name services. We do suggest in other cases using Boxcryptor or another encryption service to protect files, whether they’re encrypted by the cloud storage service at rest or not. Thanks for your comment. Take a cold shower.

    2. Better to use software like Duplicati or Duplicacy than to just pack all files with an encrypted archive

      1. Google for Education is a free service that school administrators can sign up for and offer their staff and students.

  25. Thank you ( everyone) for such a great article and discussion. I am just beginning the shift from USB storage devices to cloud storage. I downloaded DropBox and 2GB was just not enough for me to get started. I need 10GB. I will definitely try some of the excellent suggestions mentioned.

    1. - Chief Editor

      No it doesn’t. It offers tons of mail storage and integrations with Dropbox and Flickr, but Yahoo offers no storage of its own.

    1. - Chief Editor

      Well, we kinda explain that: 35GB of your free storage just disappears and your files with it. We link to our full MEGA review in the article if you’d like to know more.

  26. You just nailed it. Every single cloud storage service/app I use is on the list. I love Mega and Mediafire so much because of the simplicity and speed the service offers. Box and a few others are missing but the list packs just the best. Thank you!

  27. I am more interested in which cloud service is particularly best for backing up entire apps/apks rather than only backing up the data of them or the even more basic; photo, contact, calendar backups

  28. Received an email that my Legacy gDrive “free” allowance will NOT be automatically restored when the Chromebook two-year 100 GB promo has run it’s clock out, for me in early December 2019. A Google One Support Rep wrote an email that Google expects to migrate Legacy users of Drive to a FEE basis on gOne.
    This has not been widely publicized, and therefore I will not accept such migration. I believe there will be an upswelling of user protest when it is known Google is backing off the modest 15 GB free storage allowance. SPEAK UP !

  29. Question: what do you think about 10 GB free storage. Known troubles? Thx

    1. Do not use these services in any way. Any services from Russia.
      Since your data is guaranteed to be analyzed spec. services and will be used against you.

      At Mail. RU and Yandex in Russia and in the post Soviet space have a very bad reputation (justified, and conclusive). Mail RU group is a monopolist who bought and / or forcibly seized ALL the most popular services in Russia, all social services. networks, and in general almost 9 out of 10 popular resources in the Russian Federation belong physically to one person, who is a thief, a rapist, and cooperates with the authorities in the Russian Federation.

      Be sure to find information about how in Russia for likes and repost messages in social. nets – imprisoned. Already more than 5 thousand people have been imprisoned, but you are not told about it on your television.

      How this happens: someone wrote something in the social. networks, and another person simply pressed a heart over this message – and for that (yes, yes, this is absurd, but true), a person is put in jail, a criminal case is initiated, tried, and so on.

      You may not believe me, but google the information, you will be unpleasantly surprised that such a thing exists. This is a direct analogy with North Korea.

      Now in terms of legal and reasonable: Mail. RU and its owner, as well as the owner of Yandex and their entire team, as well as Kaspersky and other companies from the Russian Federation – have been proven through court blocked in the territories of MANY countries as companies promoting and developing international terrorism, the occupation of other territories. As companies that collected data in their soc. networks and used and analyzed these data against other states, as well as disseminated propaganda. Cheated, manipulated, and so on.

      Mail. RU group is the de facto largest and largest company of which belongs to 9 out of 10 of the largest communities in the Russian segment of the Internet. And this company is directly connected with the government and cooperates with it directly transferring user data, all their information, visits, history of working with the application, and so on – to the appropriate authorities.


      1. Interesting! Who told you these things?
        And you say google this or google that…google?

      2. Well, I understand you have seen Russia only on the map, because this is absolute bullshit. Yandex is a multinational company with offices all over the world and their services a widely popular in Russia. Yes, it is analyzing social media, like Google and Facebook do. But the most bullshit part is about imprisoning people for writing to social networks. Believe it or not, in this matter Russia has more freedom than US and many EU countries. Try to visit this country sometimes and stop spamming discussions.

  30. The ill-advised 1TB, Yahoo owned, Flickr storage has gone now that it’s been sold off to SmugMug. People were using it for photo backup with their whole collections set to private and not actually photo sharing which was the point of the website. Genealogists, for instance, were using it to backup their research – all of their images of saved census records and birth, marriage and death forms.

  31. Take care with the free storage – on many you will lose your account and ALL YOUR FILES if you don’t login at least once every six months. You top pick pCloud started with no login requirement, then at least every 1yr and now (since mid 2018) every six months. You do get a warning email sent to the account holder’s email but only 5 days before deletion. Go on holiday and come back to find no account.

  32. Thanks I get free unlimited storage from Google Drive for life but looking for a free back up storage for my most important files.

  33. Well Icedrive is another free storage I use and, I read many articles related to free storage but couldn’t find Icedrive anywhere. I suggest Icedrive because it is similar to G-Drive and I have 20 Gb free storage for life. Thank You, Wish this helped someone.

  34. I have tried some of these services, and now I only use Google Driver, because with 15GB of free storage I can sync multiple devices. I usually use 2-3 google accounts for 2-3 important directories. The total amount of backup I need is 20GB and for many gmail accounts I have enough storage space without worrying about losing important data.

  35. I need to share data with two others. Has anybody had a good experiences with shared folders. I lot of the ones you are discussing doesn’t have the ability to share folders

  36. I work with more than 1 service as I run a small business and surviving a data loss is critical. If one service is shut down I will always have the other.

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