Recently Google announced their new online storage/cloud, Google Drive, which also syncs with your home computer. Google Drive gives you 5 gigabytes of storage free and more at a reasonable price. It is a conversion of Google Docs so you can also edit your documents, spreadsheets and such.
There is a comparison chart of 13 of the online storage/cloud providers in an article by Ellis Hamburger:
Google Drive vs. Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, and others: a cloud sync storage face-off
Following are the points I made during the class.
- Dropbox is an online repository where you can store almost any type of data in the “cloud”
- That “Data Cloud” is accessible wherever you have an internet connection
- Dropbox has the ability to connect multiple devices to the cloud and sync new data and updates instantaneously to each of those devices.
- Dropbox has the ability to share folders with other users
- Dropbox gives you the first 2 gigabytes of data storage free with the ability to gain moreHere is a video by Dropbox telling about itself: