Cloud Storage

Which cloud service should you use? CNet has an article on this topic. It was published on November 9, 2015. This cnet article was written by byand the table below is an excerpt from that article.


OneDrive Dropbox Google Drive Box Amazon Cloud Drive Copy
File size restrictions? 10GB 10GB with website, none with Dropbox apps 5TB 250MB for free plan, 5GB for paid personal plan 2GB* None
Free storage? 5GB** 2GB 15GB 10GB No*** 15GB
Can I earn extra free storage? No** Yes No No No Yes
Paid plans $2/month for 50GB** $10/month for 1TB $2/month 100GB, $10/month for 1TB $10/month for 100GB $12/year for unlimited photos, $60/year for unlimited files $5/month for 250GB, $10 for 1TB
OSes supported Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire Windows, Mac, Android, iOS Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS

*There is no file size limit with desktop apps.

**In early 2016, Microsoft will change its free storage from 15GB to 5GB and offer a $2 per month for 50GB paid plan instead of its earlier offerings. It will also no longer let you earn free storage.

***Amazon Cloud Drive offers limited free storage with an Amazon Prime subscription.