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5 Dropbox Alternatives For Cloud Storage

Dropbox isn't the only remote storage game in town. Consider flexibility and security as you check out these alternatives.


Storage: 2 GB Free, Pay options for 50 GB and 100 GB

Desktop Support: Windows XP or later, Mac OSX 10.4 or later, Ubuntu 7.10 or later, Fedora Core 9 or later

Browser Support: IE 7 or later, Safari 3 or later, Firefox 3 or later, Opera 9 or later

Mobile Clients: iOS 3.1 or later, Android 1.5 (Cupcake) or later, Blackberry OS 4.5 or later
Many people consider Dropbox the baseline product/service to emulate and beat for syncing and storing data in the cloud, despite a recent security issue and the announcement of a related class action lawsuit. Giving you access options for nearly every popular desktop and mobile OS variant and version, Dropbox makes your data accessible from anywhere you can get Internet access. Your changed files are instantly backed up to the cloud and to all connected sync points.

Sharing data is as easy as identifying what you want to share and the recipients. You can access sharing capabilities via your desktop as well as a mobile device. The only downside is that shared data appears in the root of your Dropbox and not necessarily where you might want to organize it.

Starting you off at 2 GB of free storage, Dropbox gives you the opportunity to earn up to an additional 16 GB of free space. You get 250 MB of free space for every friend or family member who signs up for a free account, using you as a reference. Fee-based Dropbox options come with 50 GB or 100 GB of additional storage. Version control options are available for an additional charge.


re: 5 Dropbox Alternatives For Cloud Storage

I must say that I love SugarSync. Their user-interface is fantastic and they're quite generous with the 5 gb they offer free. I've definitely moved away from DropBox over the past year just because of their server's unreliability as you mentioned.

My favorite service is called JustCloud. Unlimited storage for a reasonable monthly price. I've actually written up a review on it for my site. http://www.top10cloudstorage.c...
Check it out if you've a minute.