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Thursday Poll: Your Cloud Storage Service of Choice is?

The cloud storage space is on the verge of becoming a cluttered one. With each of the major players doing their best to grab your attention by tossing out free space, you may have trouble deciding. Or do you even have to? Box, Dropbox and Minus are the three that most Android enthusiasts use as they have the best apps and also hand out the most storage space. Is there one in particular that you use more often than the next? If so, why?

Your Cloud Storage Service of Choice is?

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  • udnaan

    You might not be familiar with it since its a tiny company which makes some niche products but I prefer them anyway. I think they spelled as something like gogole or was it google?

  • its hard for me to pick dropbox over box when i have a whole 48gb extra space. Just started using both so we will see if that changes but as of now Box has my vote.

  • It’s getting harder to choose just one. Dropbox still wins in my book, just because it offers the best interface and functionality in my opinion. With the recent addition of auto uploading photos and videos it’s even better now. 

  • TheMan876


  • + for Tonido (http://www.tonido.com). Unlimited storage. No need to worry about privacy and security.

    • thats not cloud that is remote desktop, not the same thing.

  • Chidoro

    I store what I need locally. Dislike the idea of someone besides myself owning my stuff because you will always be at their mercy if they change the rules on you. And that is something which is practically guaranteed to happen.

  • Quiem

    SugarSync the best for syncing multiple folders from my hard drive without need to move them in “special” folder.

  • 2442mike

    Spideroak for superb security.  You are the only one who has your encryption key.  Dropbox has access to the key (not that they’ll use it).  Box only encrypt for transfer, but files are open after that.
    At least that is my understanding of how they work.

  • Jerry Kay

    Get out of all the hyped version of services and opt yourself for a simple and easy to use solution. SyncBlaze is one of latest solution that offers variety of features which are really helpful. They have been in the beta version and now exclusively available through channels. Great news… They are also available in Cloud and Self Hosted version. So MSPs/VARs time to get your businesses grow.

  • xiaobao22
  • jdrch

    Dropbox because they offer free hotlinking.

  • James Friedman

    I use Minus because I got 11GB for free which has bumped up to 15 for referrals and the upload limit is 2GB. I just checked out box because of the free 50GB, but what is the point if you can’t even upload a avi file to watch a movie? 100MB is crap! So I’m supposed to just use it for documents? 50GB of documents? It doesn’t seem useful for music either so what the hell?

  • Bearguru

    I use Egnyte as my company uses Egnyte Enterprise App for cloud file storage.

  • LZMarine

    SugarSync, just wish they would officially support Linux

  • dancedroid

    Box because they just gave me 50GB of storage lol

  • Alex

    dropbox for me by far.  i dont want to go online to a website to upload my files.  dropbox does it easily + i have 8gb or so on it.  the 50gb of box is nice but the ease of use for dropbox is too great to give up.

  • skeezicks

    Another SugarSync user. The Windows and Mac implementations are more versatile than Dropbox, from what I’ve seen, and I love their Android app.

  • Kevin

    Trend SafeSync for me, as file security is important.

  • MrWicket

    I actually use all 3 but Dropbox with the desktop sync gets used the most. Minus and Box are just big thumbdrives.

  • llwang

    I’m using Wuala.  It’s not great, but at least it uses client-side encryption.

  • Hogasswild

    Tapp’n (formerly homepipe). I provide my own 1TB cloud.

  • Andrew Stargardt

    I’m a heavy user of Docs/Gmail/Google Music (not quite Picasa yet) but for my Nexus I use Titanium Backup to batch backup all apps/data every night and then combo that with Titanium Media Sync to auto sync (almost) every folder on my phone to Dropbox, including app backups!  Won’t lose a thing if I lose/break my phone.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Well I started out with Dropbox, but after today I may be switching to Box!

  • Derek

    Kellex, I must know.  What are you using to create a folder?  I tried simple text but can’t figure a way to make a folder like the one all of your photos are showing.  To say that it is driving me crazy is a bit of an understatement.

  • tomgillotti

    Cloud… What cloud? It’s sunny outside. I thought we were talking about those intellIgent telephones here…

  • Urugami

    PogoPlug (local, not cloud)

  • steve fairbourne

    Dropbox is great if you don’t need real security.  SpiderOak is the only one I’ve found that has a zero-knowledge policy.  Not as user-friendly, but I feel my files are safe…

  • I was all set to signup for Box, until I saw the 100MB filesize limit. What is the point of all that storage if I can only use it for 500 little files? I’ve rather have my 10GB on Dropbox where I can store a single 10GB file.

    Also, Dropbox’s new mobile sync is pretty great. 

  • fvqu

    I don’t use any, but if I did, I would probably try Dropbox.

  • Daniel Simpson

    I use SkyDrive for important stuff, Google for music

  • Hi

    Dropbox.Simple enough to use started at 2GB and I am now up to 8GB by using their beta apks in their forums.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I sign up for al Cloud storage that is free, but hands down, my daily driver is DB.

  • Google Docs.

  • It seems Minus has cloned Pinterest?
    http://minus.com/explore I'm not a pinterest user and I hadn’t heard of minus until this post, so I’m not sure.

  • riteshk

    Mine is Dropbox, mainly due to the OS integration they provide. Anything you put in the PC folder is auto synced in real time, anything you put on your Android Dropbox is available in the PC Dropbox folder almost instantaneously. But we don’t realize how big a part, in the cloud services that we use daily, Google plays. Google Music, Contacts (GMail), Docs etc. Also, one of the most underrated and underused services is SkyDrive. Amazon has a good offering too but I personally do not have any use for it, yet.

  • Dropbox over Box

    Dropbox by far, love it. I don’t care for Box even if they try and “buy” there way to more people by giving 50GB for free, I don’t even know how they can afford it thats a lot of space and bandwidth for free even if they have a file size limit.

  • Chadwick17

    Dropbox since syncing with your computer is free. Need to have access offline if I need it. Plus I don’t want to have to remember to upload every time I update a file

  • Between Dropbox and Box, its because of the Windows client for Dropbox. If Box would put out something like that, I would probably switch.

    • Smooth918

      Box does have a windows client, just go to the website

    • riteshk


  • Greg

    I am new to this whole cloud storage stuff but I have recently decided to begin backing up everything in the cloud. When looking at which app to get the choice was easy:

    Box = 50gb FREE

    Dropbox = 50gb / $120 a year

    • Derp

      with dropbox you get free pc and mac syncing instantly. box tries to charge you for the same functionality. i can do work on my desktop and pick up my laptop and have all my code there in real time

    • Gr8Ray

       As long as you don’t have any files over 25mb in size.  Otherwise, you get what you paid for.

  • Smooth918

    Box.com has been working very well for me, than there is my personal FTP which is basically limitless…

  • M1ghtysauc3

    I prefer to use sorcery. Incantations, potions, Latin stuff.

  • Pogoplug for now.

  • Antinorm

    Dropbox, because their PC software is free and very simple to use. You can pretty much just set it up and forget about it, since it automatically synchronizes. No browser needed, either, which is a huge plus for convenience.

  • gDrive! 🙂

  • brando56894

    My choice is my personal FTP server with over 4TiB worth of storage via ES File Explorer 😀 

    Besides that I think I’m going to start using Box since I just got 50GB for free.

  • burntcookie90

    My entire life pretty much runs off of dropbox. After the new promo, at 17gb. That’s enough for me

  • kylosma

    Where’s the option for all? I just switch between all three of them to completely satisfy my cloud needs. But Minus is my favourite, when it’s not failing at uploading and downloading files. But right now I’m mainly using Box for quick upload and downloads and Dropbox for backups and saving important files for later.

  • Seanwest

    Sugar Sync

  • I made my own cloud computer so I don’t have to deal with limits 🙂

    • Kgbrown247


      •  for simple way http://www.tonido.com

        • Kgbrown247

          Lol. I was just checking it out! Thanks!

        • Is Tonido basically an FTP server that handles all the setup itself?  Any advantages over setting up an FTP server via Filezilla?

      • Pogoplug, Tonido, etc

  • itsgonnalast

    GOOGLE 🙂

  • Mine was dropbox until the Box update. 50GB is unbeatable.

    • Greg

      Same here. maybe dropbox will up there limits to atract customers back.

  • I have all of them in Asus Web storage. Heheh. Cloudception

  • Firelight

    Dropbox due to the photo caching, great interface and easy public linking when needed.  But when GDrive arrives that’s probably going to be my storage of choice.

  • mustbepbs

    I used to just use Dropbox. But since the 50GB promo for Box? You bet I’m a Box user now. 50GB for free for life is nothing to scoff at.

  • Christopher Bement

    I have minus because of a shitload of GB for free. Don’t really use it because it’s clunky as hell. Waiting for Google storage before I start that, and I’ll pay for it too.

  • Jeff Badger

    I have accounts with most of the major players including others MS Skydrive (my old hotmail account gave me 25 GB free). I combine all of them with SMEStorage (http://smestorage.com/?p=static&page=personal), which acts as an aggregate service. For those with multiple Box accounts, I highly recommend them as I have one service for my 3 Box accounts (all 50 GB) along with my Dropbox and SkyDrive accounts. It’s the easiest $60 I’ve ever spent and comes with a desktop solution, android app, and web browser access.

  • T Hall

    Google for everything especially for photos with Picasa 🙂

  • I use Dropbox for almost everything, but any data I need to backup as securely as trusting someone else with my data can be, I use Spideroak.


  • Dropbox has always been my main way of file sharing between devices. Just signed up for Box because of the 50GB promo. Really like the desktop app for Dropbox though. Much more convenient to view/move/delete files than through the browser. Might not be able to give that up for another service.

  • hldc1

    Apparently I’m the only one using Minus.

    • Raven

       I had not heard of it before this.  Will have to give it a look.

  • Been using Dropbox for a while now, and I love the instant camera upload feature.  But in general I use it as a way to share files between my phone, home pc, and work pc.

    Now, I just downloaded Box for the free 50GB, which I will likely use for backing up my documents and digital photos at home.  And that is mainly because they only seem to offer the WinPC syncing feature to Enterprise users, where Dropbox offers that to everyone.

  • Omar Ibrahim

    i use my sftp server 

  • NotRickSantorum

    Google for Music, SugarSync for everything else. I dont have tons of things I need to share between my 4 devices so the 5 GB limit is plenty.

  • Tony

    uh sugarsync? folder syncing?? completely hands free downloading of music to phone and automated syncing to google music???

    • Areayetee

      I do that with dropbox

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  • r0lct

    I use Google’s pay storage. Not sure how you get a Android Blog poll without the Google option… 😛

    • T Hall

      +1 I was curious why they were not listed.  

  • While I still have a dropbox account, I got a Pogoplug for Christmas and it is much better of a service than dropbox, specifically since I can use it as a NAS and it has an Android app and no limit to storage size, you plug in whichever hard drive you want!

    • I’m a pogoplug user also. I’m a fan the auto-upload feature in the app.

  • Curtis

    Dropbox for sure. I will test Box thanks to the recent article, but, from the comments, I doubt I’ll like it.

  • DrHotmann

    Dropbox is my choice for most things due to its simplicity.  I also use minus for sharing large files with others that I don’t want clogging up my dropbox.  I don’t use box due to its small file size restrictions.

  • NemaCystX

    Dropbox for me because of the file size limit no longer capped. Especially after that beta test that earned me an additional 4GB of space.

    Tried BOX and was excited until I found out the hard way about the 100MB file size limit, UNINSTALL

  • Michael_NM

    Google for Music, Dropbox for syncing documents, Box for everything else.

  • I use Dropbox when I need it but I’ve found SugarSync to be comparable.  Why no love for SugarSync?

  • Kaizen_2012

    Dropbox with the automatic camera uploads, fantastic

    I take a picture with my Galaxy Nexus, and my wife can see it on her iPod

    Signed up for Box, not sure what I am going to use it for

  • Bonzix

    Been using Dropbox for a long time.  Just downloaded the Box app since they are doling out 50GB of free storage now.  Will give it a test drive.  Have no complaints really with dropbox, works great.

  • ChristopherLeMeilleur

    Box isn’t as easy to sync or sufficient to access via APIs. Dropbox isn’t the largest space or the most secure, but it’s simple to use and more than enough for someone who just syncs non-market apps and themes/roms.

  • richardsonadm

    I chose Dropbox because of the simplicity and file size limit. Box is tempting use with 50gb storage, but with only 100mb file size limit is a turn off. 

    • Gr8Ray

       You mean 25mb, right?

      • When you get the 50gb upgrade your file size limit is also increase to 100mb

        • Gr8Ray

          That’s not quite as bad, but still would probably give me problems.  The first things that come to mind are my Lightroom catalogs, and some of the HD vids i’ve shot. 

  • I switched from Dropbox to SpiderOak a long time ago.  I rather have secure data.

  • It was Dropbox, but I guess it’s Box now after that free 50 GB post you had earlier!

    • richardsonadm

      But it will only allow you to have 100mb file size upload unless you want to pay.

      • Curtis

        Let’s hope that they change that sometime in the future. Best to take advantage of an offer like that and hope they make improvements later.

      • ignore my comment

    • NemaCystX

      Its almost like bait and switch, they lure you in with that sweet 50GB deal then they don’t tell you in that promo that the files are capped at 100MB.

      It could very well be a response to keep them out of trouble thanks to the recent file sharing controversy going on, after MegaUpload all the file sharing services are being overly cautious