6 – Dropbox – Best for compatibility
Works with many other apps & services
Good for businesses
Only 2GB free
Free (more storage from $9.99 a month)
Dropbox is one of the biggest names in cloud storage, helping popularise the concept during its early years. Today it has grown into a business-orientated service with powerful tools such being able to collaborate on PowerPoint and Photoshop files in real-time, create mood boards and team-based plans on its own Paper platform, plus the usual online file storage options.
Massive third-party app support, plus integration with Windows and macOS, means that if you’re looking for a service you can rely on and know that works with pretty much everything, then Dropbox is a solid choice.
Individual users face more of a dilemma, with the free tier being a lowly 2GB of space, restricted to three devices, and hampered by a lack of even the most basic features such as setting the permissions someone can have to a shared file.
Moving up to the paid tiers improves matters and compared to a couple of years ago, it’s better value now at £7.99 / $9.99 per month for 2TB.
Businesses will need a Business plan, which starts from £16.58 per user per month (that’s £199 per year per person).
Bottom Line: For small teams and businesses Dropbox has a lot to offer, and it’s not bad value for individuals who need 2-3TB of storage.