Top 31 Best Free Cloud Storage Services for 2015 – Part 3
Sign up and get 15 GB of free cloud/online storage with OneDrive. OneDrive was formerly SkyDrive – a cloud storage service from Microsoft. Receive extra space if you follow their instructions, such as making friend referrals and synchronizing mobile photo.
A desktop client is available for Windows and Mac users to upload files and folders of any type to their OneDrive account, making it accessible from all types of devices, including iOS and Android Smartphone. Likewise, the mobile app can also upload files – images and videos.
You can share your files and folders to anyone on OneDrive, including non-users. Furthermore, you can set file or folder permission for viewing or full editing purposes.
Sign up and receive up to 5 GB of free cloud/online storage space with HiDrive. Then, increase that quota up to 10 GB by referring your friends to join. Both Windows and Mac users can connect to HiDrive using WebDav – a simple drag-n-drop interface that allows users to drag and drop their files into their account.
A mobile app is also available for iOS, Windows Phone, and Android users to allow mobile photo and video uploads. Before sharing the files, you have to set the URL to expire after certain number of days, or set a maximum number of authorized downloads before the link expires.
You can also share your folders.
All recipients, including non-users, can download the entire file at once from the archive section.
Cubby is the same company that launched remote access software called LogMeIn few years back. Now they also offer 5 GB of free online/cloud storage for people. Of course, you can grab more space, up to 25 GB, if you follow certain instructions – i.e. make friend referrals.
A desktop sync client is available for both Windows and Mac users, while iOS and Android users can use the mobile app for uploading images and videos. In addition to uploads, you can also share and remove your Cubby files using these apps.
You can also share your files and folders with anyone, even with non-users.
Anything you add on Cubby is synchronized to all other apps, including your online account.
You get 20 GB free cloud/online storage immediately after you sign up at StreamNation. By performing other tasks, you can get even more space.
As the name implies, the service is built around the concept of streaming media. For example, you can use their mobile app to transfer videos to Google’s Chromecast.
Likewise, you can upload more than one file to your account using the website or adding files through it URL. You can upload as many as 50 files at once but the total size should not exceed 800 MB limit.
Desktop client is available for both Mac and Window users to upload files in their account. Mobile app is also available for Android and iOS users to upload their pictures and videos.
In addition to uploading files and folders, StreamNation also lets you import your pictures, videos, and everything from your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Flickr, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox.
However, sharing files and folders can only be done with registered users.
Yandex.Disk is the same company that developed the popular search engine – Yandex Search.
In addition to search engines, the Russian Internet giant offers other services to its users, such as 10 GB free cloud/online storage for anyone with an account.
There are many cool features with Yandex.Disk such as file and folder sharing with both public and private users, the ability to download files/folders in bulk as well as import images from social media profiles. They also offer automatic mobile uploads and drag and drop support to quick and easy uploads.
A desktop program is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users to upload files to Yandex.Disk. Plus, a mobile app is also available for iOS, Windows Phone, and Android users.
Get up to 3 GB of free online/cloud storage with CloudMe, and increase that quota up to 19 GB by referring their services to your friends.
CloudMe supports multiple file uploads using a web browser (you can upload files size up to 150 MB each), or the desktop client that is available for Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu.
Mobile devices like iPhone, Android, and iPad are also supported.
File sharing is allowed with anyone on CloudMe. You can also password protect your folders and share with your friends. By creating a WebShare+ folder, anyone can upload files directly to your account.
Sign up and get 100 GB of free space at SurDoc. Complete other smaller tasks to receive free space up to 1 TB.
A client desktop program creates a dedicated SurDoc folder on your Windows powered computer, letting you easily drag and drop your files and folders into your account. Mobile devices are also supported.
File and folders sharing is allowed on SurDoc.
However, after one year, the 100 GB free storage expires. To claim the free space back, you need to complete their free tasks such as referring your friends to join SurDoc and sharing your files with others.
28. 360 Cloud Drive:
360 Cloud Drive is a Chinese service that offers a whopping 360 GB of free cloud/online storage immediately once you sign up. Further, downloading their desktop client lets you instantly increase that storage space to over 1 TB!
You can use your website browser, of the desktop client, to add files and folders to your account. Both Mac and Window users are supported. You can share your files and folders with non-users via a public link. Mobile apps are supported for Android and iOS mobile devices to access 360 Cloud Drive, share files and folders, and view and upload images and videos.
You can receive extra storage space by clicking on the “daily link” link from the website. The storage amount changes every day and you can only click one link per day.
Note: – The website, app, and desktop client are only available in Chinese. If you find it difficult to understand what you are doing (if you do not know how to read Chinese), use Google Translate service to translate the page to English, hopefully making uploading and sharing your files a little bit easier.
Get 1 GB of free online/cloud storage with SeaCloud.
The desktop client allows you to add files to your account, which is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux users. Similarly, Android and iOS users can also view their pictures and videos using their mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, tablets, etc.
File sharing is allowed with other SeaCloud users. Moreover, you can create a public link to share files and folders with non-users.
Mobile app also supports file sharing.
SeaCloud supports directory descriptions, password-protect folders, groups, and share links with other that expire after a fixed number of days.
30. Amazon Cloud Drive:
Amazon has a free online/cloud storage service known as Amazon Cloud Drive, which gives Amazon Prime users access to 5 GB of free space for files and videos storage, and unlimited storage for photo uploads and sharing.
Files sharing are supported with any non-users through a public link.
Folder sharing is not supported for users.
The desktop client program supports both files and folder uploads, while the web version only allows file uploads. Mobile app is available for both Android and iPhone users for easy photos and videos upload to their Amazon Cloud Drive account.
Sign up and get 2 GB free online/cloud storage with Mozy. Of course, you can increase this size by referring their services to your friends.
Mozy offers high level of security for your files/folders by offering two types of encryption technology (265-bit AES or a 448-bit Blowfist key) that encrypts your files while they are still on your computer, rather than transfer them to the server and do that task there. This makes anyone a very difficult to hijack your data/information on route to the servers.
You can upload files through either a web browser, desktop client, or a mobile app.
This software has drag and drop feature that quickly lets you add files into your Mozy account.
A desktop client allows both Windows and Mac users to sync and share files/folders. Mobile app is also available for Android and iOS users.
You will love many of its features such as a ‘one click’ download to all of your stored files, which could be very useful if you are moving to a new computer.
Top 31 Best Free Cloud Storage Services for 2015 – Part One
Top 31 Best Free Cloud Storage Services for 2015 – Part Two