3 Top Cloud Storage Providers of 2022 (Free Plans Included)
With so many cloud storage providers popping up, it can be hard to find the best one that also offers free storage. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you! In this guide, we cover the top three best free cloud storage options of 2022, along with why each one is worth your consideration. Read on if you want the scoop on Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Also, don’t forget to check out our section on how much space you need!
Dropbox is a popular, reliable and secure way to store files online. The service syncs files between your computer and the cloud so you always have the latest version. Plus, it integrates with major operating systems, browsers and apps to give you easy access to your data. You can also access Dropbox on the go with their mobile app for iOS and Android. With 2GB free storage, Dropbox may not be as big as other providers but its simplicity makes it perfect for those just starting out.
– Box: With 10GB free storage, Box is one of the most generous options around. It provides an interface that’s ideal for small businesses who need to organize documents in complex ways without relying on IT departments. Box supports file types like Office documents, PDFs and images too.
– Google Drive: One of the world’s most recognizable brands offers 15GB free storage across Google Drive and Gmail through its G Suite business platform, which includes unlimited Gmail storage as well as Word, Excel and PowerPoint editing tools when connected to your work domain via Chrome extension or ChromeOS. That plan isn’t going anywhere, either; it’ll cost the same amount next year and for years to come. In 2020, they’ll introduce even more features at no additional charge. Google Drive also has its own smartphone app for Apple and Android devices.
– iCloud: Another hugely recognized brand with 20GB free storage, iCloud is built into Apple products like iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. If you don’t want to use iCloud for backups or synchronization of contacts, calendars and mail among other things then opt-out by turning off the iCloud services on your device settings page.
– MediaFire: A great choice if you’re looking for 50GB+ of free space! MediaFire supports formats such as Microsoft Office documents, Adobe Photoshop PSD files and RAR archives amongst others.
2) Google Drive
The following is a list of three top cloud storage providers for the year 2022.
- Google Drive – Free with 15GB usage limit and 100% unlimited space for Google alumni: 2. Dropbox – Free with 2GB usage limit and 25GB paid plan starting at $7.99/month: 3. iCloud – Free with 5GB storage and 50GB paid plan starting at $9.99/month SkyDrive – Free with 7GB storage and 100GB paid plan starting at $11.49/month OneDrive – Free with 7GB storage and 100GB paid plans starting at $10.99/month Box – Free with 10GB storage and 30GB paid plan starting at $5.00/month Mega – Free with 50GB storage and 500GB paid plan starting at $12.49/month Copy – Free with 20GB storage and 40GB paid plan starting at $6.99/month
Apple iCloud has one of the best free storage capacities available on this list with 5GB, but it’s also one of the priciest at $12.99/month for 50GB. On top of that, this service requires you to have an Apple device if you want to access it on the go. There is a web version available if you need a more traditional way to backup files, but there are limited features. If you have an iPhone or Mac, then iCloud is worth investing in for convenience and portability alone. But be prepared to spend some money if you don’t like paying monthly fees for your cloud storage.
The first competitor for iCloud is Dropbox. For just $9.99/month, Dropbox offers up to 1TB of data storage, which is enough space for any amount of photos or videos taken over the course of years – not just months! The only drawback here might be that it doesn’t work as well with other operating systems; if you’re using Windows 10 then it might not sync up quite as easily with Dropbox.
The last entry on our list comes from Microsoft: OneDrive offers 20GB of space per user and again will cost $9.99/month to upgrade to 100GB and beyond – though without all the bells and whistles you’ll find on Dropbox or Google Drive!