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Best Cloud Storage Services – Android

We tested the most popular cloud file apps on Android and found great options, each with its pros and cons, but some stood out a lot, while others disappointed. We take into consideration various points such as the ease of navigation and app design, the amount of space available and the resources available as well as the speed of each.

Dropbox

Indicated for:

Those looking for the widest range of features, applications available on all platforms and ease of use.

Dropbox was one of the first file synchronization cloud storage services to emerge and was very successful. With the Android app, besides being able to access and download your files, there is the possibility to edit directly and one of the biggest attractions: send photos automatically to your account. It is one of the most complete and most popular available today.

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Google Drive

Indicated for:

If you are looking for a good amount of space and full integration with Google services then this is a great option. Indispensable for those who use Google Docs.

Google Drive is one of the newest services for storing files in the clouds, but it is named by Google. The app a company response to competitors such as Dropbox and SkyDrive. It can be considered a natural evolution of Google Docs that was eventually integrated with Drive. One of the best alternatives for storing and syncing files in the cloud, the app has the advantage of integrating with other Google services such as Google+, d to use photos hosted on social network posts or to attach directly to Gmail, This can make quite a difference for those who are a regular user of these products.

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Box

Indicated for:

Who wants a good deal of space and integration with multiple applications, even better if you need to work with multiple people at the same time.

Box is one of the services that store files in the clouds so we can access them from wherever we are, its differential is in the focus given the application, much more focused on the sharing of files between various people and collaboration in real time. One of its advantages is having the API open and probably being the most integrated service with third party applications, there are hundreds of service-oriented applications within the site itself, they are extensive to integrate it with Gmail, do OCR image recognition (recognition). Characteristics), add Box-related features to Office, editors and viewers for AutoCAD files, and more, mostly free but there are also some paid ones.

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Sugarsync

Indicated for:

Who wants more space than Dropbox offers and similar competitor functions.

SugarSync is probably the most well-known cloud file storage service after Dropbox, that is, before the emergence of Google Drive, it is also very similar and has several features similar to its main competitor. The service comes preloaded on all new Lenovo computers and some smartphones, such as SoftBank handsets. One of its differentials is that it allows certain folders or items to be synchronized to only a few devices, it lets you manage each part the way you prefer. It also allows you to put passwords on files you share publicly, so few offer this feature for free.

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Skydrive

Indicated for:

If you are looking for as much space as possible and cheap plans to increase that space, then this is a good option.

Among so many cloud file storage services alternatives Microsoft also offers its solution. SkyDrive is great for those who use the giant's services, it has full integration with other products, including Windows Phone. SkyDrive stands out for its initial space that offers only 7GB more than its competitors. SkyDrive creates an experience similar to iCloud, but for Microsoft products – the difference is that you can also edit documents in groups, just as we do in Box or Dropbox. And just like Google Drive, you can edit documents (and create) for free from your browser, but don't expect to do it from your smartphone.

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With so many alternatives it may seem difficult to choose the best one, but among the five apps we tested, two stood out and were: Dropbox for its features, stability, ease and popularity and also Google Drive for its amazing integration with Google products. and the ability to edit and view Google Docs files directly from the app. SugarSync is a great choice for anyone who wants something like Dropbox but is looking for more space, while Box is focused on those who need to share files with others at all times. SkyDrive was the biggest disappointment, despite the extra space it offers, the Android app has no basic functions.