Showing posts with label Google Drive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Drive. Show all posts

Monday, December 28, 2015

Amazon Cloud Drive

Unlimited storage for 1 year for $10 using Amazon's Cloud Drive. I've not used the Amazon cloud. Does anyone have any experience with it? OneDrive/Office365 and Dropbox are $70 and $80 respectively for 1 year and 1 TB. (With Office 365, you do get to use Office during that same time frame, so not exactly apples to apples.)

Saturday, June 28, 2014


I know there are pros and cons to various storage options, but the Microsoft Office 365 subscription is really attractive. You can get 1 TB of OneDrive space plus Office for $6.99/month. I may have to buy a laptop to support my consulting work and would like to get the new version of Office. Instead of shelling out for the full version all at once, I can pay $7/month or $70 for the year. (If you want to install Office on up to five devices, you can $9.99/month or $99.99/year.)

On-line storage comparison at the Technologizer

I can't wait to see how Google, Dropbox, etc. respond!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Chromebook Deal

Lifehacker says this $149.99 (free ship) re-furb Acer C720 is a steal of a deal if you are in the market for a Chromebook. Obviously being a Chromebook, it would push me toward Google Drive.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SkyDrive is now OneDrive

So Microsoft lost a fight over the name and their cloud file service is now OneDrive. I'm still using Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive in addition to OneDrive. I'm too cheap to pay for a service and I don't have a favorite at the moment, so I'll just keep using all them to meet my collective needs.

Monday, January 20, 2014

50 GB of Box Cloud Storage Free

So I've used Dropbox, SkyDrive, and Google Drive. I'm adding Box to the list since they are offering 50 GB of free storage. I don't put anything sensitive out in the cloud, but 50 GB handles several years worth of pictures.

Via Lifehacker

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Try Google Reader

Apparently Google hasn't heard about the impending demise of Google Reader. The screen shot from my Gmail suggests using Google Reader as a replacement for Web Clips. (I've never used Web Clips.)

And by the way, I'm not happy with my alternatives yet.

Feedly is popular. I'm not sold. It is too pretty. I want bare bones/utilitarian/fast.

Digg is going to make an alternative, but I'm afraid it will be too bloated. I want a single purpose tool.

I am not building my own RSS platform.

And I'm not using Outlook as a replacement since I want my feed on any device, anywhere.

I don't think I care about losing my starred articles, but if you do care, you can sort and save them.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Google Keep

So Google has an alternative to Evernote and they are calling it Google Keep. I'd be kinda excited about that, but given the coming demise of Google Reader, I'm afraid of making a commitment.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Two posts today about Google Chromebooks... more momentum for the cloud.

Mike really likes his and Martin is trying one, too.

Friday, June 8, 2012

DropBox and World Domination

Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky... try to take over the world!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cloud Storage

Lifehacker has a good comparison of the various cloud storage options. Also via Lifehacker, Otixo provides a tool for unified management of all your cloud storage. I'm still developing my own strategy for where I put my files. Since I have 25 GB with SkyDrive, it is in the lead, but I use lots of Google services. Clients might be the tipping point since I would like to have Windows, Android, and iOS.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cloud Storage

Between Dropbox (3 GB), Microsoft's SkyDrive (25 GB), and Google Drive (5 GB), I've got more cloud storage than I can use at the moment. Whatever you use, be sure to encrypt any sensitive files before you upload them - or don't upload them at all.

BTW - if you've been using SkyDrive, make sure to claim your 25 GB before it drops to 7 GB.