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Top 31 Best Free Cloud Storage Services for 2015 – Part 1

Cloud storage is great for accessing and sharing data and files with your friends, colleagues, and family members. They are great for syncing data between all your devices, and many other benefits. But free cloud storage is even better!

Yes, there are many free cloud storage services available for 2015, while they also have premium offerings that provide you extra space. But the free cloud storage offered as the starter’s package is often more than enough for many people and businesses.

The best thing about these free cloud storage services is that they offer even more free space if your refer their services to your friends or perform other promotion tasks.

With so many free cloud storage available out there, choosing the ‘right’ one for your personal as well as business use could be very difficult. However, after a thorough research, we finally came up with top 30+ free cloud storage services for 2015 to help you find the ‘right’ one easily.
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Top 11 Best Free Cloud Storage Options for 2015:

mega cloud storage
mega cloud storage

1) MEGA: 
As the name implies, here is your chance of getting 50GB of free cloud storage using MEGA. It uses a high encryption technology (2048-bit RSA public/private key) to help combat security and privacy breach.
You can easily view and update your files on MEGA server using your browser, the desktop sync client, or you Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry, or Windows Phone service.

 

hive cloud storage
hive cloud storage

2) Hive: 
Hive is a handy web app that gives you unlimited amount of storage functioning as a torrent client. But Hive is not only about storing files online. It is also about sharing and streaming files without actually having to download them.

One of the flaw about this free cloud storage service is that you cannot share your files, photos, videos, and other data with the public, or even other users, which is unusual if you compare this with other could hosting service providers.

In order to share files, you need to be ‘friends’ with others, and then, you can stream, copy, download, and comment on other person’s data.

 

pCloud Cloud Storage
pCloud Cloud Storage

3) pCloud:
First you sign up for free for a 10GB cloud storage on pCloud, and then, increase it to a possible 20GB space with friend referrals and other bonus steps.

To upload files, you need a desktop client, which is pretty much self-explanatory and easy to use. The desktop client can be install on your Windows PC, Mac device, or Linux operation system. Plus, there is also a app for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices.

pCloud allows you to add files through a remote URL as well as uploading a single or whole folders through your browsers. Similarly, the mobile app can upload pictures and videos directly to your pCloud account.

Unlike Hive where you cannot share your files with non-users, pCloud allows you to share your files with others who are not in your friend list. These shared folders can also be downloaded as a ‘.zip’ format files.

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Mediafire Cloud Storage
Mediafire Cloud Storage

4) MediaFire:
Need 10GB free online file hosting absolutely paying nothing? Sign up for MediaFire now and instantly get 10GB, and increase that size to 50GB (enough for your host almost anything online, secure, and safe) by making friend referrals and app downloads.

 

mankayia cloud storage
mankayia cloud storage

5) Mankayia:
Just like Hive, Mankayia allows you to create a FREE account and also gives you unlimited storage space. In fact, you can upload file size up to 200MB at a time, use its drag-and-drop feature on the website to upload files, or upload files from browsers, or a mobile app for iOS as well as Android.

Other features you will love about this free cloud storage service it that it lets you download multiple files simultaneously and stream media files using your own account either through the website or mobile app. Pretty handy eh?

With a single payment of $10, you get additional features such as larger file uploads, file/folder sharing, desktop uploads, and password protected shares.

 

Dropbox Cloud Storage
Dropbox Cloud Storage

6) Dropbox:
Dropbox users can get 2GB of free cloud storage when they sign up, and increase it up to 18 GB by following some simple steps of earning more. The best thing about Dropbox is that you can view and upload all your files through a desktop PC or a mobile device.

Likewise, you can share whole folders with anyone, even if they do not possess a Dropbox account.

Then, you can edit your Microsoft Office files that are stored in Dropbox. You can edit your files directly using your browser and free Microsoft Office Online.

 

DumpTruck Cloud Storage
DumpTruck Cloud Storage

7) Dump Truck:
First, you get 5 GB of free cloud storage with Dump Truck, and then refer to your friends to get a whopping 21 GB of free online storage.
They have apps for Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android to view and share files on almost any device.

Uploading files is made really easy and simple as Dump Truck can be installed as if it was just another folder on your computer.
Extreme custom file sharing options are available to let you share the same files with different people using different security options.

Box Cloud Storage
Box Cloud Storage

8) Box: Formerly Box.net, you get 10 GB of free cloud storage with Box.

There is a mobile-based app for almost all device types – iOS, Blackberry, Android, and Windows Phone – that allows you to quickly and easily upload, download, and share your files with others on the network.

Similarly, the desktop sync client for Windows and Mac OS makes it super simple and easy to upload files to Box. As a box user, you can either choose to share a  single file or a whole folders with the public.

Inbox Cloud Storage
Inbox Cloud Storage

9) Inbox.com:
When you sign up for Inbox.com, you mainly get their online email client – news users get 5 GB of free space. However, if you choose not to use their space for email, you can use that space for file storage.

Though the user interface of the Inbox.com is the world’s friendliest, nonetheless, you still are able to create folders and upload files into it. In addition, you can use their desktop client to do the same.

Sharing files on Inbox.com is not as easy as other free cloud storage services in this list as everything is revolving around their email services. You can only share files through a new email. But, you can easily grab that auto-generated public link and share it with others using your email address.

 

flipdrive cloud storage
flipdrive cloud storage

10) FlipDrive:
As a FlipDrive user, you get 5 GB free cloud storage space and then increase 500 MB every time you refer a friend. Unlike other cloud storage services in this list, FlipDrive does not have a desktop client for uploading files, so you will have to do the job using your browser (you can upload whole folders using your browsers, which is very helpful though).

File sharing is very convenient because you can share it with anyone, even those without a FlipDrive account. However, accessing those shared files require a FlipDrive account. You can give write, read, delete, edit, and share permissions to the recipients.
You can upload files as large as 25 MB and create up to 5 shared links at a time.

That is not all. We have listed a whole bunch of free cloud storage for you. If you might be interested to check the rest of the sites that have managed to make it to our grand list, please visit the following links.
Top 31 Best Free Cloud Storage Services for 2015: Part Two
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