Tips To Get The Most From Your Cloud Storage

cloud storageIn the past people would use their hard drives to store almost all of their pictures, documents or whatever other items they needed to store. However this has changed in the recent years. People now depend on their cloud storage drives to store all of the important documents and other items that need to be stored and kept safe. There are many ways that you can get the most from your cloud storage. Please keep reading to find out how.

What Is A Cloud Storage System

When we are speaking of the cloud storage system what we are referring to is a network of servers that serve the purpose of letting people save and store any data that they might want to save from their devices. This can be from the mobile phones, tablets or even their laptops. These cloud servers are known by many different names depending on the device you are working off of. Examples are iCloud, Dropbox, SkyDrive, and the Google Drive. As you can see there are several different types. Of course it is also easy to over fill your cloud storage to the point that you do not have the option to store any other items. Therefore it is important that you know how to maximize the space that you do have on the cloud.

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Find Our The Music Loopholes

Each cloud system will operate a little different from one another. However no matter which system you are using you can often find some freebies. If you are an Apple user there is a system known as iTunes March. This is the best way to store your music library. In fact it will allow for you to upload your entire music library to your iCloud account. It will cost you a small fee in the beginning but will let you have access to your library over all of your devices.

Saving Your Photos

If you take a large amount of pictures you might be interested in the Dropbox Carousel. You will need to have a dropbox account but once you do you will have 2 GB of storage to use and once you download the actual Carousel your will get an extra 3 GB of storage. This will give you a large amount of space to store many different photos and even videos.

Be Selective As To What Gets Saved

If you are a cloud user that lets all of your files automatically get saved to the cloud you might be finding that you are running out of space quickly. For the users of this type there are apps that will help you to decide which files should get saved and which should not.

Bring All Of Your Files Together

Often times users find that they have files located all over the place. You might have some things in your Google Drive, music located in your iCloud and photos in your dropbox. What needs to happen here is to mainstreams your services. There are also services that can help you to mainstream your services. It might cost you a fee in the beginning but it will help you to keep your files stored in one place.

The idea of the cloud and other systems similar to it are a great idea in theory but it you do not use them properly you can find that you will be very unorganized and often times forget where your files are stored. By following the tips above you will see how easy it is to get the most organized usage from your cloud system possible.

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