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Top Cloud Services That Can Be Availed For Free

Top Cloud Services That Can Be Availed For Free

As more and more companies are going digital, cloud services are gaining prominence. Cloud storage has become a buzzing term as companies and organizations get an opportunity to store and retrieve data on remote servers. Most of these companies would otherwise be unable to afford the Cloud storage hardware as their cost is too high. Most of the cloud service providers charge their users either based on their consumption or on a monthly rate. On the other hand there are some companies that offer cloud storage services for free where businesses can maintain documents, images, videos, spreadsheets, multimedia, etc. and by availing their services you get an opportunity to access them from anywhere and at any time you may require.

 Google Drive

Google Drive has gained huge salience since its launch owing to the fact it can be integrated with other services from Google- Youtube, Google Chrome, Android, Gmail, Analytics, etc. Users can store both personal and business files upto a memory of 15 GB, and they have the liberty to add, modify or delete them anytime. Sharing with friends is also easy, more so, is setting permissions - as to view, edit or comment on the information that you have shared. It can also be integrated with other external applications. Sometimes when the network is not great, users can view the files stored on Google Drive.


Microsoft launched its storage service called OneDrive in 2007 and it is free for users with a Microsoft account. Users can store files upto 5GB and comes installed with Windows. You can store, share and sync files of different formats, and can be accessed from anywhere at anytime. Users can access their files even when they are not online, and you can also preset an expiration date for pictures, files, etc.


Large videos, images and folders can be stored in Dropbox and can be shared with anyone. This is more useful for businesses as and when they work on collaborative projects or a work that involves more people. It’s ability to automatically transfer the edits that you make offline and sync is notable and helps when you have poor internet connectivity.

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The predominant feature of Apple devices is the storage service that it offers under the umbrella of iCloud. The information, text, and multimedia files stored on iCloud can be shared easily with colleagues, family members, etc. who are using the Apple devices. It offers free storage upto 5GB. It is highly useful for businesses and organizations as users can share work amongst each other created through other apps like keynotes, pages, notes, etc. on the smartphone.


Mega is a cloud storage service offered by Kim Dotcom and it is an efficient solution if you are looking to save large files at a reasonable cost. It offers a free plan as well as other premium plans. It provides free storage upto 50 GB. It’s security features are an added advantage as the files are encrypted from the client’s base before being uploaded and are available for Linux, Windows and Mac.

 Though there are leading cloud storage services like AWS from Amazon, Microsoft Azure, etc, the above-listed storage service options are useful if you are looking to share personal information and files or business information a small scale.

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