Are you looking for the best iOS apps for your iPhone and iPad to help you store the media contents and access those files from anywhere? Here cloud storage services got you cover, as it allows you to keep your files in sync as well as access it from wherever you want, whenever you need. And they can be the best way to share, collaborate and back up your files immediately. There are lots of good cloud storage services out there in the App Store to choose from, and most of them you may have heard a lot of times or maybe recommended by your friend or colleague. But more importantly, we’re going to ease your task of choosing best suitable cloud storage apps according to your needs.
( Will be called iCloud Drive Soon) This fall Apple is going to launch the much awaited iCloud Drive that will sport a drag-and-drop interface. The upgrade will improve the existing iCloud platform that already has amazing features to back-up your apps, calendar, contacts, photos, and music to the cloud. The new system will arrive with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite release later this fall. It works with Macs, windows PCs and all the iOS devices as its automatic data back-up for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a great way to ensure safety of your data. And it also has excellent music backup abilities via iTunes service. The app has very simple and clean design as well as the functionalities, although, you cannot do folder syncing on it.
- 5 GB: Free
- 20 GB: $1/month, $12/year
- 200 GB: $4/month, $48/year
- 500 GB: $49.99/month
Verdict : Every Apple user should use this app, which dutifully backs up and can synchronizes a lot of data between Mac and iOS devices. However, you will not get a true-file syncing experience out of it.
Dropbox is the most reliable cloud service you will use on your iOS device. The major benefit with this service is that you get to access to easily collaborate and share files over multiple platforms. And the iOS app for Dropbox is not much different than other platform apps of Dropbox. It’s been in the arena for a long time now and it is a great tool to sync your files over all iOS devices as well as other. The app keeps its user experience a simple and straightforward, which makes it one of the best free apps available for iOS devices as it is on our list of top ten must-have apps for iOS platform.
- 2 GB: Free
- 1 TB: $9.99/month
Verdict : If you are an existing Dropbox user, there’s no doubt that you should have in mind about installing free Dropbox mobile apps for- iPad and iPhone.
Google Drive cloud services come with solid editing tools on its iOS apps – iPhone and iPad. The iOS version of Google Drive gives a seamless experience of editing and creating drawings and presentations only with its new standalone app called Google Slides app, which adds full-fledged mobile editing experience that presents on the web-based version of Google Drive. The app itself has no editing and creating functionalities for drawing and presentations, though. Google drive for iOS has elegant blend of Dropbox- like storage and a cards based interface like its sibling on Android.
- 15 GB: Free
- 100 GB: $1.99/month
- 1 TB: $9.99/month
- 10 TB (and up): $99.99 monthly
Verdict : Quite frankly, this sleek looking and powerful cloud storage app should be installed on every Google user’s iOS device.
Microsoft’s OneDrive app for iOS devices offers a tight integration for Microsoft subscribers, letting you browse through all of your files with ease on any iOS device. OneDrive offers 7GB of space when you sign up for a free account, and the app is really useful and ties-in with other Microsoft apps available on iOS platform like MS Offcie and Office 365 apps. Buttons across the bottom lets you access all of your files, backed up on your OneDrive account as well as you can peek at the recently shared files and the settings. All in all, the app is easy to use with its sleek interface like there are touch menu buttons (three small circles) that will open options to add new items or you can just select files your want to share with your friends or family.
- 7 GB: Free
- 100 GB: $50/year
- 200 GB: $100/year
- 1 TB: $2.50 per user/month
Verdict : It is a solid cloud storage app that’s a must-have for Office users, although, you will get stuck with only few set of features to use as it doesn’t offer much against its competition.
Box is also one of the oldest contenders in the cloud storage market as it allows you to store just any type of document since its first version of iOS came. The app lets you view files in an excellent modes as well as share over social networks. But the alarming thing to note is that you cannot create groups for sharing (collaborative or other purpose) on its iOS app whereas the feature is available on its web version. Where it lacks on collaboration it makes up for its multiple levels of security, which makes it one of the most secured cloud services available for iOS devices. It is easy to manage files on Box as the interface is simple and clean, you can see all of your files on the main page.
- 10 GB: Free
- 100 GB: $5/month
- Unlimited: $15/month (per user, requires three users)
Verdict : The app doesn’t have every feature that should be present on an ideal cloud app, but it is an excellent choice if your task is to only view, edit and share your files securely over the cloud.