At times the Cloud can seem a bit confusing to understand but if you know which storage device works best for you, it’s easy to keep your files safe and organized. Dropbox, Google Drive and Box are just 3 of the more popular storage devices and we’ve broken the details down to help you navigate your saved work in an easier and more efficient way!



Dropbox tends to be a favorite because it is simple to use and easy to set up. This storage space has the ability to store any type of file by either uploading to the Web or simply adding it with an app!

  • No file size restrictions with apps
  • 2GB free storage + ability to earn extra free storage
  • $10/month for 1 Terabyte
  • Supported by Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Blackberry, Kindle Fire

See also: 5 Mobile tips to stay productive on the go

Google Drive

google-drive-masthead-620Google Drive is for you if you are a Google person! For Gmail users, it’s incredibly easy to save attachments from your e-mail and link them directly to Google Drive. While this device is quick and reliable, keep in mind that Google Drive links everything together with your Gmail account, any documents created in Google Drive as well as photos uploaded to Google+.

  • File size restriction: 10GB
  • 15GB free storage
  • Unable to earn extra free storage
  • $2/month 100GB, $10/month for 1 Terabyte
  • Supported by Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS

 See also: Easily import your Gmail account to with Microsoft’s import tool



Box is specifically handy for IT users or businesses because the service allows users to have complete control of privacy settings. This storage space has the ability to password-protect, set expiration dates as well as control who can specifically see certain files and folders. Because the privacy settings can be overwhelming and confusing for someone using the device for a personal account, box is recommended for someone in the technology field.

  • File size restriction: 250MB for free plan, 5GB for paid plan
  • 10GB free storage
  • Unable to earn extra free storage
  • $10/month for 100GB
  • Supported by Windows, Mac, Android, Blackberry, and iOS

From college students to entrepreneurs to large business owners, most of us need to utilize online storage spaces to save and back up work. Most of us know that gut wrenching feeling of accidentally deleting or misplacing an important document, so backing up your files with one of these storage spaces will help you alleviate any of these 21st century worries!

See also: Data backup and recovery

See also: How to protect your company’s data

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