I'm a longtime iphone user and looking to buy a MacBook Pro soon. I basically have never used OSx except in the store for a couple minutes here and there. I have a 256gb iphone and i'm slowly headed towards running out of storage on it, as I have about every pic I've ever taken stored on my phone as well as 35gb of podcasts etc. So I was already kind of thinking about paying 10 bucks a month to get 1tb of icloud storage, so I was wondering how effective it would be to pay for iCloud and buy a lesser storage amount on the phone.....but I got to thinking. How effective would it be to use the cloud for a lot of stuff on a Macbook? SSD upgrades cost a LOT of money. I have a 500gb on my current laptop and its kind of iffy with space. Thats often because my iphone backup folders can grow to 150gb or so, which is insane. I have had to delete and replace them a lot. Now I use an external drive for my iphone backups. It's taking up 121gb of space on my external now, which I'm ok with. I store almost all of my movies on my server, but I download straight to my laptop so files sit there a while sometime. Some music, not a lot, a decent amount of pics I guess. Going with iCloud I'd get rid of my huge backup taking space, not have to use an external, could save 100 bucks or more a year on my iphone purchase due to not needing as much storage, and maybe a few hundred on my macbook purchase.... So I'm just wondering does anyone do this? When you download something, can you download straight to your icloud drive? I'm assuming its super easy to transfer stuff back and forth, and I'm guessing it's really easy to use/access/play files that are in your icloud? Obviously you want all your programs etc on your hard drive, but I'm wondering if I can get away with a 256 or 512, rather than a 1tb like I was probably going to go with. Didn't ever want to run out of storage on my super expensive computer. Is this a good idea?