Best Free Online File Storage Services

Storing files online gives you the ability to access from anywhere, secure data and share easily with friends and family.
There are lot of things you need to consider when storing data online, some are:
– Security of data
– Reliability of the service provider
– Storage limitations
– Restrictions on file size

There are number of providers that offer you a free online storage services. Here is my list:

SugarSync

  • 5 GB free online backup.
  • Files are stored in the cloud in an encrypted format.
  • Automatic file sync for work files or personal files like photos, videos, and music.
  • Free mobile apps to sync iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian devices.
  • Share photos and videos online, publish photos to Facebook.
  • Free users can share files up to 25 MB.
  • Allows you to restore the last 5 versions of files.

SkyDrive

It is a Microsoft online storage service.

  • 25 GB of storage for free.
  • Use your windows live id to login and start using the service.
  • Upload, share photos and videos online.
  • Edit photos with Windows Live Gallery.
  • File limit of 50mb per file.

Dropbox

  • 2 GB of free storage.
  • Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry.
  • Files secured with AES-256 bit encryption.
  • Dropbox works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

iDrive

  • 5 GB of free online backup space.
  • Access your IDrive account on iPhone / Android mobile.
  • Files are stored in an encrypted format.
  • Allows you to restore the last 30 versions of all files backed up to your account.

ADrive

  • Maximum 50 GB of file storage without any cost for individual users.
  • Edit documents online.
  • FTP and Adrive desktop application for paid users.
  • No Data Encryption for Free Accounts.

Box.net

  • 5 GB free storage.
  • Access to the mobile applications.
  • No Data Encryption for Free Accounts.
  • File size limit 25 MB.

You can use your favorite mailing service(Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail) to store files online, attach your files as emails and send it to your own mail address. This is also a best way to store your data in a secured place and easily accessible location.

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