What is the best free cloud service?

Jon Smith August 4, 2012

What I’m looking for is free and a bunch of space.

I checked out Dropbox, Skydrive, Ubuntu One, and Google Drive, but they don’t have a lot for what I want to store. I also looked at Symform’s peer-to-peer that comes with 10 GB off the start, but I’m not sure if that one is safe.

I want the community’s opinion on the best free and large cloud service.

  1. Abba Jee
    November 28, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Here are 20 of our Favorite Cloud Computing Storage and Sharing Services Online

    Ubuntu One

    Is your personal cloud. But it’s not just about syncing files — whether you need to access your contacts, notes or bookmarks from any computer or the web, enjoy your favorite music from a cloud integrated store or stream your entire collection to iPhone and Android mobile phones.

    Amazon S3

    Is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web.

    Google Docs

    Create and share your work online with Google Docs Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, form, and data storage service offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.


    Is a cloud-based file synchronization and storage service. The service enables users to store and sync files online and between computers using their HybridCloud storage solution.ZumoDrive has a cross- platform client between (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and Palm webOS)


    is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. which uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.


    Delivers an all-in-one file server solution that combines unlimited, on-demand file storage and workgroup collaboration capabilities with an automated, online backup. Egnyte has versions for both Windows and Mac, and is aimed at the small business/home office market.


    Zoho.com offers a comprehensive suite of award-winning on-line business, productivity & collaboration applications. Customers use Zoho Applications to run their business processes, manage their information and be more productive while at the office or on the go, without having to worry about expensive or outdated hardware or software.


    online backup service works quietly and continually in the background protecting your files. If something goes wrong or you delete a file by accident, we’ve still got a copy. Carbonite Online Backup now includes remote file access! Retrieve files you have backed up with Carbonite from any computer with an internet connection.


    Is a free secure online storage which allows its users to securely store, backup, and access files from anywhere and to share files easily with friends, groups, and the world. Tens of thousands of users and thousands of communities around the world are already actively sharing millions of files, growing quickly.

    CloudBerry Backup

    Provides a powerful Backup and Restore program designed to leverage Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure storage to make your disaster recovery plan simple, reliable, and affordable. The product is one time fee and you pay storage charges to Amazon directly.

    Windows Live

    Allows cloud storage of files which enables computers to synchronize with other computers even if one or more of those computers are switched off or disconnected from the internet. Windows Live or Live mesh is a data synchronization system from Microsoft that allows files, folders and other data to be shared and synchronized across multiple personal devices and up to 5GB on the web.

    Jungle Disk

    is an online backup tool that stores its data in Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files. It was highlighted by Amazon as one of the earliest S3 clients The basic Jungle Disk software is sold as a monthly subscription model, and the customer is billed directly by Amazon for data storage and transfer.


    Once the files are backed up online, you no longer have to carry your laptop everywhere. When you need your files, you can download them remotely from any Internet-connected PC, not just the original one on which they were stored. Excellent choices for small/medium and enterprise businesses!

  2. Somaiya Ebrahim
    November 23, 2012 at 7:22 am


  3. kumar raja
    November 23, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Mediafire and Rapidshare are both nice

  4. Leyon Chung
    November 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Mediafire is one of the options which i think best fits to your requirements. There are several others available in the market though with different storage spaces and features. Now it is up-to you which one to choose from the bulk. I have used MyPC Backup, it is free for a limited time period but on the same time, a handy one too.


  5. mohit kumar
    October 29, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Box.com offers 25 GB now.

  6. salim benhouhou
    September 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    the best free are : dropbox.com , box.com , google drive

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  7. HLJonnalagadda
    September 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

    SkyDrive. Had an antiquated interface when I actually signed on a few years ago, but MS got it's act together over the last few months. Now it's one of the best cloud solutions out there. And it gives me 25 GB for free!
    Also, check out box.net offers. They give out 25 GB for free for new Android users from time to time.

  8. Vishal Mishra
    September 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    ubuntuone is also a good option !!

  9. 573d1210d64cc82ed1979188e3b9622a
    September 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Google Drive, Dropbox and Skydrive are all excellent. Skydrive is my personal favorite.

  10. Krishna Vallabhaneni
    September 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    More people use dropbox, but Box has more space but with the downside of not having a desktop sync folder

  11. Alex Downs
    August 31, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Box is good,current it's offering 25Gb with Fetchnote, so that's a good one, I personally use Dropbox for pictures, music, syncing notes, and small programs. While I use Drive to work on documents. (Word, Spreadsheets, etc.)

  12. venkatp16
    August 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    cloud service can be free to some extent... but not that meet your requirements

    you can increase the dropbox size upto 25gb i think

  13. Mykle McKee
    August 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm
  14. sigits Sigit
    August 25, 2012 at 6:27 am

    10gb @ cx.com

  15. doug
    August 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    MediaFire is now offering 50GB of free cloud storage when you sign up for a new account.

  16. April Eum
    August 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    icloud, dropbox, googledrive, 4shared and mediafire(although most are apprised from dmca D: )

  17. jrasulev
    August 21, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Try Google drive and Skydrive, or Box.com and 4sync.com

  18. Mel Reynolds
    August 16, 2012 at 2:03 am

    I bought an Hitachi 320 GB drive on sale, I know its not a free service but sometimes free isn't always the best,

    • GrrGrrr
      August 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      time to resolve the question

  19. App Crush
    August 12, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Rapidshare or Google Drive are great free and upgradeably ones.

  20. Eli
    August 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I usually use SugarSync. 5 GB free, 0.5 GB for anyone that joins (I have now 15 GB). Synchronizes ANY folder, very convenient.
    I also use SkyDrive, Dropbox and Box in addition

  21. Âdil Farôôq
    August 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

    go for adrive.

  22. Reý Aetar
    August 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

    try sugarsync gives 5gb account and more if you reffer it to others
    but if you want some thing with more for free upload your videos in youtube :p and photos in picassa web album and doccuments in skydrive ..

  23. Usman Mubashir
    August 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    For largest free space, click http://www.adrive.com

  24. Luke Brannon
    August 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I think every cloud service will only offer you a few Gb of storage, that's the point of them! if they offered you 50Gb of storage for free they'd be losing out on a lot of money, I personally prefer google drive because of the whole eco system and I can upgrade to 25 Gb of storage for a measly £2.50 a month! Skydrive is also meant to work well if you use office a lot or hotmail, I've used both services and they are both good, google has simplicity yet efficiency and the whole eco system whereas skydrive has hotmail which I tend to use regularly and the office web apps which are just amazing tbh especially for free word processing etc.

  25. Lambvolution
    August 6, 2012 at 8:12 am

    try CX Cloud Storage https://www.cx.com/
    they deliver 10GB storage for free and provide desktop and mobile application

  26. Jonas Nordgren
    August 5, 2012 at 7:57 pm


  27. Ashwin Divakaran
    August 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Do Check Out Mediafire ..this is my fav or go for MINUS

  28. EL
    August 5, 2012 at 4:47 am

    I like Cubby.

  29. sampath widushan
    August 5, 2012 at 4:43 am

    4Shared.com i think..

  30. Mike
    August 5, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Are you looking for maximum cloud space or certain features?

    You could easily get more storage on Dropbox via referrals (up to 16GB additional storage).

    Box.net often has promotions where you get 50GB of free storage simply by signing up using a certain method (previously iOS, Android)

    ADrive offers 50GB with a few limitations for personal use but I have no experience with them. http://www.adrive.com/plans

    Personally, I would stay away from those peer-to-peer things. Usually they require to provide amount of your hard drive space for other users and you never really know where your files end up and how secure they are on this person(s) compters

  31. Osama Javaid
    August 5, 2012 at 1:06 am

    http://www.adrive.com may be the largest free cloud storage.

  32. Mila Kun
    August 5, 2012 at 12:58 am

    What I do is to use multiple cloud sites, like Dropbox, SugarSync and Cubby and then save diferent files in each. With those you have more than 12 GB together. It's kind of complicated, but works for me.

    • achyut reddy
      August 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      i do the same. i use different services for different needs.

  33. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    August 4, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    You should check out these too


    Free Cloud Storage

    • Jon Smith
      August 4, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      I checked it out, WOT gave it a several reviews that said it has some hidden fees and could be potentially unsafe
      If you can tell me otherwise, please share

  34. Vipul Jain
    August 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I wouldnt recommend Rapidshare. Because once you upload something on it, you will be able t download it back only at a rate of 30kbps as a free user. You willhave to buy a premium A/C for speeds above it.
    And all usual file hosts give only 5GB as free (Dropbox, GDrive, Box etc.)
    If you want more than this for free with good service, go for Mediafire. Just keep all your files as private so that no one else can access them.

    • Rishabh Sharma
      August 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Mediafire is facing many lawsuits and it suspended my 2 accountr for no reason

      • Vipul Jain
        August 5, 2012 at 11:10 am

        unless you uploaded something that was copyrighted and shared its links, MF will never ban your account.
        In case you didn't do that, you should contact the MF customer care.

  35. Rishabh Sharma
    August 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm


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