Whether you’re a student, business person, retiree, or stay-at-home parent, you want data to be portable. A number of applications for tablets and smartphones make it easy to store data online. In most cases, you’ll also be able to access it, manage it, and manipulate it remotely.
At first glance, it may sound like these apps have similar functionalities. While that’s true on a superficial level, delve deeper into the features of each app and you’ll find plenty to set each one apart from its competitors.
- Google Docs: Android tablet users and many other portable devices are able to store data online using the app for Google docs. This cloud concept is all about letting users change and store documents, PDFs, and images from almost anywhere they can access the web.
- Filesanywhere: This app for the iPhone lets you store online more than just documents. You can also save videos. It’s convenient because it allows you to upload files to the online storage site directly from your iPhone. This app also has easy sharing features.
- Mozy: Offering apps for both Android and iPhone, this company caters to its existing customers who want a mobile solution to data storage and management. Mozy places a lot of emphasis on data security.
- Wuala: Android and iPhone users can send files into the Wuala-managed cloud using their smartphones. They’ll also have access to files already safely stored with Wuala. This Swiss company keeps your data safe with encryption that’s done on the customer side, meaning your smartphone will encrypt the data for you.
There are many uses for online data storage. Find the right company for your needs.