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Is your head in the cloud?


We've listed some of our favourite cloud-based websites and apps

Sometimes a memory stick just won’t cut it and you have to look elsewhere for a place to store all of your important documents and photos. That’s where the cloud comes in.

With the cloud, you can keep all of your important content in one easily accessible place, and you rarely have to worry about running out of storage. Here are some of our favourite cloud-based websites and apps that are free to use.



A cloud classic, Dropbox is a creative collaboration space designed to bring your files together in one central location, and safely sync them across all of your devices. This means that you can access them anytime, anywhere.

Sending large files is also easier than ever, even to people who don’t have a Dropbox account. Meanwhile, features like the doc scanner, shared folders and offline access make collaborating with others easy-peasy.

Get Dropbox from the App Store and the Play Store.



This popular cloud storage choice from Microsoft lets you share your documents, photos and other files from your smartphone, computer, laptop and any other devices you use. The Office mobile app is a great way to stay productive and work together with friends and colleagues, no matter where you are.

OneDrive is available from both the App Store and the Play Store.



Sounding similar to Dropbox yet uniquely designed, Box allows you to securely store, manage and share all of your files, photos and documents with 10GB of free cloud storage.

With Box, you have every file you need at your fingertips at all times. You can access them online, from your desktop, and on your smartphone and iPad, allowing you to share important photos, videos, notes and other documents with anyone you choose.

A popular choice for sharing photo albums with friends and family, you could also use Box in your workplace or for creative projects – it’s highly versatile.

Download Box from the App Store and the Play Store.



Perfect for uploading photos, videos, music, documents and any other type of media, the MediaFire app is a great alternative for accessing and sharing files whether you’re at home, work or on the move.

With 12GB of free space, you can securely store, organise and share media through your smartphone, computer or iPad. MediaFire keeps all of your photos, videos, reading material, work documents, spreadsheets, presentations and even the kids’ homework in your pocket, ready for you to view, edit and share anytime.

MediaFire can be downloaded from the App Store and the Play Store.



Perhaps a lesser-known option than the ones listed above, SugarSync touts itself as the best way to back-up, access, sync and share your files and folders, including documents, photos, videos and music, from any computer or mobile device.

SugarSync lets you access your media from any device via its app or website, and you can even stream videos and music without actually downloading them to your device, freeing up your storage space.

Get SugarSync from the App Store and the Play Store.

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