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iPhone7ate9

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I have a 16gb (Err 11gb after ios8) ipad mini. There is no reason I can't use all 5 storage apps but just wondering what is the best use for each?

I was thinking dropbox for just swapping small stuff or once in a while videos since I only have 4gb there. Onedrive I have 28gb and am going to use as an auto photo backup. Box, 10gb there, maybe my PDF/book station, google drive ?? icloud drive ??

Which ones have most compatibility with transferring files like pdfs or movies to your device?
 
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Night Spring

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Personally I'd advise going all in with iCloud. It's the best solution for an integrated experience across all your Apple devices.

iCloud drive isn't all there yet. The Mac component hasn't been turned on yet, and it isn't a straight file management system like Dropbox, Box, etc. It's more of a file syncing service for individual apps. I'd stay away from iCloud Drive for now, until we know more of exactly how it works. We should have a better idea once Yosemite is released.
 

Apple_Robert

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In the middle of several books.
DropBox or Onedrive will work well for what you have described. Both are free. OneDrive offers 1TB with Office 365 subscriptions.

When Apple gets everything uo and running, you can try their storage program for 20 GB @ $12.00 a year if you like. That would make your usage more integrated. Whether or not you would like it or want to pay for 20 GB a year is another matter.
 

Razeus

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iCloud Drive can't be trusted right now.

Dropbox employs war criminals and can't be trusted.

Google reads all your data to sell you ads so trusting them is questionable.

Microsoft gives you 1TB and Office for free for the same price.

Microsoft is the way to go.
 

Badrottie

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iCloud Drive can't be trusted right now.

Dropbox employs war criminals and can't be trusted.

Google reads all your data to sell you ads so trusting them is questionable.

Microsoft gives you 1TB and Office for free for the same price.

Microsoft is the way to go.

You forgot something? They all can't be trusted...WHY? NSA is paying them million dollars for snooping personal data! :apple:

Anyway, I have nothing to hide from NSA I used Box for storing photos and DropBox for documents. So I can have 32GB more space. :apple:
 

Primejimbo

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Google drive gives you 15GB which is pretty reasonable.

One drive will give you 30GB if you have iOS 8. This offer is until sometime next month, but you get 18 for free (15 plus 3 for when you turn on the camera upload).

I use both Dropbox (10GB) and OneDrive (30GB) for different reasons.
 

macmacguy

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One drive will give you 30GB if you have iOS 8. This offer is until sometime next month, but you get 18 for free (15 plus 3 for when you turn on the camera upload).

I use both Dropbox (10GB) and OneDrive (30GB) for different reasons.

Thanks for info.
 

JTravers

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I would have loved to go exclusively with OneDrive except for one big issue -- the file naming restrictions placed on you since it requires compatibility with Windows. I'd like my online storage to be 100% compatible with OS X and iOS. Google Drive has some strange issues, too (it allows files with identical names in the same folder/directory). I haven't played with Box enough to comment intelligently.

So far I'd have to recommend Dropbox and/or iCloud Drive (once Yosemite ships).
 

pdxrealtor1

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Feb 22, 2009
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I just came here to post the exact same question, and found this thread.

I was very disappointed to find no iCloud drive app available for my iOS devices. To add insult to injury there is no way to attach files from iCloud drive to emails using the mail app.

However, Cloud Magic email app (you can grab it form the app store) has already integrated the iCloud drive and the ability to attach files directly from your new email.

Then, on top of that odd situation I have read articles of people losing all of their data on iCloud drive from doing a reset all settings on their iDevice. And from what I understand, the files are gone for good.

Anyways...... a side from iCloud drive, what cloud storage has the best integration with iOS? Mostly interested in the ability to attach files from in the email app, and have a suite of apps on my device that let me open and edit, save, and send etc.....
 
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