What cloud services do you use?

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  1. DON2003

    DON2003 Well-Known Member

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    google photos for back up of even not important shots,
    still Dropbox for everything important, and fast sync with desktop app.

    anyone still don’t have dropbox, try grab your own dropbox now, try use my link for additional space for us both
     
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    I use iCloud Drive for all work-related files and documents. I signed-up for a 50GB subscription and use just about 10GB. I like its integration with macOS and iOS. Thru iCloud Drive, I keep my work files synchronized between two Macs, and can conveniently access those files on my iPhone when I'm mobile.

    I've also got OneDrive, which comes bundled with my Office 365 subscription; but I only use it to synchronize my OneNote notebooks between my Mac and iPhone. It's my wife that uses OneDrive more.

    Some may ask "Why not use Dropbox when it can do the same thing?" Simple: Dropbox is blocked in China. There are local cloud storage services here that provide even faster upload/download than iCloud Drive, such as Baidu Cloud, 360, etc.--but I simply don't trust them as much as I trust Apple and Microsoft when it comes to security and privacy.
     
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    I'm using Amazon services especially Prime Photos. It is like $60 per year with unlimited space.
     
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    I use OneDrive for my school work and personal stuff, and DropBox for my work.
     
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    I only use Crashplan from Code42 for my Backup - even they changed policy and you now can only use their Small Business that costs 10$/month.
    But its still the best online cloud backup service as it offers true unlimited backup space (I use 4TB now) AND is the only one allowing to backup also a NAS attached.
     
  7. lamski

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    BackBlaze also offers unlimited backup plus any external storage attached to the machine.

    If you have to pick a single cloud storage service (icloud drive, dropbox, google drive, box, MS OneDrive, etc) that you would be willing to pay for, which would you pick and why?
     
  8. pels_17

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    I am subscribed to the 200gb iCloud storage for the whole family, because everyone in the household uses an iPhone, iPad, and a Mac. So far, 73gb available storage is left. I also have the onedrive 1tb that comes with my office 365 subscription, mainly used by my wife for her doctorate school staff. I use Google drive for my Notability app backup storage.
     
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    I have a 2TB iCloud Drive subscription which I share with the wife and son via Family Sharing. Perfect integration with all our devices since we all use iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, and iPods. Heck, I also get to sync my Windoze laptop for work.

    That way I have all my files, photos, music with me at any given time.
     
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    I’m planning to upgrade my iCloud storage to 200GB, and share it with my family. I have a US account (primarily for iTunes AppStore) and use ITunes GC to add credits. When I tried activating Family Sharing, it asks me to put in a credit card as payment method. I don’t have a US credit card.

    My questions are:
    1. For those who upgraded to a bigger iCloud storage, are you using US or PH account?
    2. Is it possible to use different accounts for iCloud and iTunes AppStore (e.g., PH in iCloud and US in iTunes AppStore)?
    3. Are there PH credit cards that can be used as a US credit card?
    Thanks.
     
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    You could try setting up a virtual credit card with a US address e.g. https://www.usunlocked.com/

     
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    This is interesting. I may use this in the future. Thank you.
     
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    1. Google Drive - mainly for work
    2. 200 GB iCloud - for my 256GB iPhone and son's 128gb iPad. Wife has separate 200GB for her.
    3. Amazon Drive - unlimited for photos, 5GB for videos
     
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    Smugmug - unlimited storage for photos and videos. Been a user for years and already crossed 1TB used up
    Evernote
    iCloud
    Dropbox -though might kill it to just focus on iCloud
    Spotify
     

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