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View Poll Results: Which Cloud Storage Solution(s) Do You Use?
Dropbox 6 85.71%
Skydrive 2 28.57%
Google Drive 2 28.57%
iCloud 2 28.57%
Wuala 0 0%
SpiderOak 0 0%
SugarSync 0 0%
AeroFS 0 0%
Bitcasa 0 0%
Tresorit 1 14.29%
Cubby 0 0%
Other 2 28.57%
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Old April 15th, 2013, 11:09 AM
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More specifically, cloud storage solutions and their accompanying programs.

First off, what do you think of it? Do you, maybe through Dropbox like many others, like dragging and dropping a file into a designated folder, and seeing it on any other connected computers and on the web?

If you use the cloud, what storage solutions do you use? Are there any you like more than others?

(If you're on Windows and would like to give another solution a try, Tresorit on the list is offering 50GB free for life when you sign up through a link available on Lifehacker.)

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Old April 16th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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I find using cloud storage as a convenient way to store files for access across multiple locations. I'm using DropBox right now to store my school work so I can print them out at school in case i forget to do so at home.
The good thing with cloud storage is that I don't have to bring a memory stick to store and transfer my work because occasionally, my memory stick doesn't wish to work with the computers and refuses to recognise on the school commuters >.<
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Old April 19th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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My internet is mostly too slow to use cloud storage.

The only one I really use is LiveDrive. 512gb storage for £10 a year or so, and it automatically backs up as you create files.

I am buying a HP Proliant ML310 G3 tomorrow, so that sort of proves my point of "how I hate the cloud".
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Old April 20th, 2013, 02:32 PM
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Dropbox - it's easy and it's free yay!

iCloud - I has a mac and it's required.

Amazon S3 - it literally costs me nothing/3¢ a month :p
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Old April 21st, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Cloud storage has saved my life on multiple occasions, so far I've only really used DropBox, SkyDrive, GoogleDocs and that Ubuntu one.
They've all served different purposes to me, apart from ubuntu, that was more a test drive because I was given some free space. Dropbox is somewhere that I can keep photos and any files I feel like I'll need at some point in the future, like chat logs or signature coding from here. Skydrive is where I keep all my teacher training files, mostly because I'd rather send a school a file from "05jamesd" than "Hybrid Trainer".
Google Docs has to be the one that has been most useful though, I know it technically isn't a fully fledged cloud storage app but the amount of group projects it has gotten me through in the past six months alone is astounding. One little click and the draft that I've written can now be edited by my team members and within a week we can have a full report done without having to wait for people to send incomplete copies between each other.


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Old April 22nd, 2013, 07:14 PM
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It can be convenient, but you're basically trusting someone else with your files. Unless you've backed them up elsewhere or don't really care about them, that's not a good idea. And unless you don't care about who sees them, it's worth it to encrypt whatever you upload, as well.

Personally, I prefer offline solutions.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 02:07 AM
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I use Dropbox and iCloud.. Dropbox I use just for linking files I don't particularly want up on image-hosting sites (such as imgur and minus).. and iCloud is pretty straightforward: just to keep a backup of the stuff on my iPod Touch, although every now and then I do perform a computer backup should anyone attempt to hack my iCloud account and wipe my data.

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