If, you have not heard of the term “the cloud” you must live in pre-historic times.
PC Magazine says this. Cloud computing is storing and accessing data and programs over the internet.
Okay so let me break it down for you.
I am going to give 3 examples of cloud storage and how I use them, and how you can too.
This is one form of cloud storage I had not used until recently.
It is useful for storing my writing documents and images I use with blog posts or client posts. I rely on Word to write most of my work as a freelance writer. Especially, since I recently had a big issue with Google Docs screwing up a document I put much time and effort into. It got completely hosed. I was extremely miffed, to say the least.
By saving documents and images in One Drive, you can get to them from any of your internet connected devices. As long as you have One Drive installed. I think it is a prerequisite in Windows and already comes installed. After all, One Drive is a Microsoft product. And, no they did not pay me to write this excerpt.
I have One Drive on my Mac, Pc, iPhone, Kindle HDX, you get the idea it is accessible and easy to use. So, I can take it wherever I go
So, I am pretty sure you’ve heard of Apple, I hope.
Their cloud storage is where I keep all my iPhone photos, contact information, notes, videos and so on. You can customize what you do and don’t want synced with iCloud.
iCloud automatically syncs photos and other specified items from my iPhone to the cloud. It is convenient, and if I need more room on my iPhone, I can offload stuff to my laptop.
For me iCloud is convenient and essential. It helps me keep things synced between my iPhone and MacBook Air. I do not think I could get by without it nowadays.
Google Docs is a painful writing tool for me, but I do use Google Drive cloud storage for some things. Clients you may have if, you are a freelancer may use Google Drive for working on things together. They give you up to 15gb free to start. You can store anything.
I find Google Drive is useful for sharing things publicly with others. This way you do not have to attach a million files to an email.
You can control what is private and public, but this is not one of my preferred cloud storage platforms. Google Drive is well known and used by the masses.
It is not my personal preference for cloud storage, but that does not mean you should not try it. Use what works best for you and your needs.
Wrapping it up
There you have it 3 cloud storage platforms, a breakdown of each and how I use them. You can use these platforms for cloud storage as well. Whether you just need a place to back up your documents aside from your hard drive, just in case. Or maybe you want the ability to share and collaborate with others. Whatever your needs may be cloud storage is extremely useful in today’s world.