Cloud storage is everywhere these days and its more than just basic file storage and a photo repository. The options available to cloud users are vast: automate uploads, organize data, and downloads. You can run a basic web site from cloud storage, fax, and even manage your media.
But most of all, cloud services are inexpensive and some are even free. Read on to learn how to get the most out of your cloud storage.
Consolidate Your Cloud Services
With nearly every service provider and web host providing cloud storage, most people end up with data stored across the net. When the time comes to access a specific piece of data, finding it can become a hassle. Now you can organize many of your cloud services into an easy to search service.
For only $4.99 per month, or $47.90 annually, Otixo will give you searchable access to your account on Amazon, S3, Box, Dropbox, and other services. Otixo allows users to search, preview and share files, and includes the ability to move and copy files from one cloud service to another.
Sync Browser Settings
If you browse the web for any amount of time, you have accumulated many important bookmarks. Your bookmarks make gathering news and information quick and easy and for most these bookmarks are indispensable. Why not makes these bookmarks available to all the PCs you use?
If you use Chrome or Firefox, the ability to sync bookmarks between versions of your browser is a standard option. Just activate it in browser settings. If you use IE or Safari, you will need a 3rd party program. Try Xmarks. It is a free tool that allows for bookmark and password syncing between browsers with the added benefit of being usable on any device.
Sync Folders Between PCs
Cubby is a cloud storage provider that has one specific service that sets itself apart from competitors like Dropbox; Cubby allows your Pcs to sync an unlimited number of folders. This feature will allow you to share photo albums, work projects, and data backup automatically to remote PCs designated as "cubbies" with no cap on folders used.
Move Files Between Cloud Service Providers
Free cloud storage allotments can fill up quick. If you need to move files from Amazon to Google Drive where you have more space, you will need a program to expedite the process. Get the free app, Mover. Mover will help transfer files from one cloud service provider to the next without the headache of manually transferring files.
Mover supports most major cloud storage providers like Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, SugarSync, and even company FTP servers. Mover is not an easy program to configure the first time, so if you are a novice user be sure to contact an IT proficient friend.
Set The Cloud As Your Default Download Location
Most web browsers are configured to store any and all downloaded files in the local machine's Downloads folder before transferring the files to your cloud storage provider. Speed up the process by skipping the downloads folder all together.
To make the change, access your browser's settings and change the downloads destination folder to point to any folder that is already set to sync with your cloud storage.