Cloud storage has made our lives so much easier, doing away with many of the issues related to backing up important files and sharing data. The need for physical storage devices, which highlight issues such as space, cost, and portability, is practically a non-issue for the average user, thanks to the wide availability of cloud storage services.

As a matter of fact, the main question that we face is not whether to utilize cloud storage, but which cloud storage apps or services to use. To help you in making this decision, here are 5 of the best cloud storage apps out there.

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Dropbox

Notable features: Can be used on your browser, via the app for practically all computer systems, and via the app for mobile systems; Does all the work in the background without you having to worry about anything; unlimited file size from the desktop.
Free storage: 2 GB, with the possibility of earning up to 18GB from referrals
Premium fee: Starts at $9.99 a month for 100 GB

Google Drive

Notable features: Available for PC, Mac, Chrome OS, iOS, and Android; 10 GB maximum file size; Google Search, Google+, and Google Docs integration.
Free storage: 5 GB
Premium fee: Starts at $2.49 a month for 25 GB

Microsoft SkyDrive

Notable features: Available for PC and Mac; Accessible via Windows Explorer, which makes it very easy to use; Bing Search integration; 2 GB maximum file size
Free storage: 7 GB
Premium fee: Starts at $10 per year for 20 GB

SugarSync

Notable features: Available for Mac and PC, as well as iOS, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, and Win Mobile; Facebook integration; music streaming to mobile phone.
Free storage: 5 GB
Premium fee: Starts at $4.99 a month for 30 GB

Insync

Notable features: Touted as “Google Drive for power and business users”; allows multiple Google accounts, offline Google Docs editing, and external hard drive support; available for Mac, PC, and Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and iOS. (Note: This service is rather new, so many apps are still in the testing stage. It does have a huge potential for the target audience, however.)
Free storage: 1 GB
Premium fee: Still in beta stage, so free for now

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