Back in 1981, Vernor Vinge created a picture of the future where people can live in a virtual reality world through technology. In his sci-fi novella True Names, Vinge was able to satisfyingly depict the concept of the World Wide Web, the science of hacking and cloud computing. Have I mentioned this was written in 1981? After almost three decades, we are now living in the world where the lines that separate virtual reality from the real world are as blurred as can be (although unlike the characters in the book, we don’t need to wire our brains to computers). A particular proof of this is the snowballing usage of cloud storages. From big, old floppy disks and diskettes to small USB drives, we are now down to nothing but the clouds where all our necessary files are kept on millions of computational servers somewhere in the world. '
Cloud computing technology has not only changed the way we keep and access our digital files, it has also paved the way for better mobile computing. It cuts computing into little portions, allows us to access files anywhere without having to carry any physical storage, maximizes our mobile device’s storage capacity and also gives us security over our files. Probably the biggest benefactor of all these are iPhone users, being that the iPhone is known for its strict file sharing capabilities. There are actually many other cloud storage apps that iPhone users can try like:
One of the early adapters of cloud computing for mobile devices is Dropbox, a universal app for the iPhone and the iPad that offers 2GB of free storage space. However, if you need a bigger storage space you can get a $9.99 monthly subscription for 50GB or $20 monthly subscription for 100GB. Aside from the usual file sharing and storing, it also has built-in media streaming.
A proprietary of Microsoft, Skydrive is probably one of the best cloud storage services for iPhones primarily because of its interface, 7GB of free storage and seamless syncing. You can also add 20GB of storage for $10 a year and 50GB for $25 a year. The great thing about this app is that it allows web-based editing, and also offers music and video streaming on the app.
3. Box for iPhone and iPad
Another simple and easy-to-use cloud storage service you can try is Box. It offers free 5GB of storage but you can add up to 1000GB of online storage to that at $15 per month. Aside from easy syncing between different devices, it’s very reliable in sending files to other people where you can add up to 500 account users.
4. Sugar Sync
Although not as popular as the other cloud services, Sugar Sync is one of the most preferred cloud storage services for iPhone users because it allows offline file access, unlike most cloud storage apps.. Apart from the free 5GB storage you can also add 30GB for $4.99 per month or 60GB for $9.99 per month.
5. Google Drive
Probably one of the most extensive cloud services on the Internet, Google Drive is a must-have on your iPhone especially if you’re a heavy Gmail user. All Google Drive users are given 5GB of free storage which can be expanded to 25GB for $2.49 a month or 100GB for $4.99 a month. Aside from the cheap subscription rates, Google Drive also has a really good desktop client version.