The Best Cloud Storage of 2018 for Mac UsersMay 24, 2018
While there are still those out there in cyberspace who are leery of storing anything in the Cloud, most users are now feeling more secure with the added layers of security now in play. Having said that, it is important to understand that the best storage for Microsoft machines may not be the best for Macs, if they even are compatible. Even though iOS is said to be the safer of the two operating systems, less prone to hacks as it were, you don’t want to leave yourself vulnerable so it’s important to understand how Cloud storage works before choosing the right storage for you.
Advice for Mac Newbies
If this is your first Mac computer, you might not know that there are some very significant differences between the Windows and iOS platforms. For those who aren’t familiar with the Apple operating system, check out sites like Mach Machines which offer comprehensive articles on Apple computers and devices. Once you familiarize yourself with Mac, it’s time to look for Cloud storage which gives you the amount of space you need and the levels of security you are most comfortable with.
Apple’s Own iCloud
One of the most interesting aspects of owning an Apple device is the fact that you then look for anything and everything Apple. From Macs to iPads, iWatches and iPhones, every bit of IT technology you own might very well use the same OS. And, why not? Once you get the hang of it, why flit back and forth between Microsoft and Apple or the Chrome OS and Apple OS? Keep it all in the family as they say. Therefore, you may be most comfortable with iCloud simply because it was made by Apple for Apple users. It is a proprietary Cloud storage platform.
Inexpensive Cloud Storage to Consider
While Apple gives a certain amount of free storage to iOS users, you might want to consider upgrading to a paid platform in the Cloud. The most popular Cloud storage in 2018 compatible with Apple machines are:
- pCloud – Starting at around $4/month for 500 GB.
- Sync.com – Comparable to the pricing structure of pCloud but for 200 GB of storage.
- SugarSync – At $6.25 a month, this Cloud platform only allows 100 GB of storage.
- tresorit – This is the most expensive at $10.42 a month and only offers 200 GB.
So these are four of the biggest iCloud competitors but when you look at what you get for the money, you may choose the less expensive offerings. They seem to give the largest amount of space for storage in the Cloud and each also offers the same services such as:
- File folder sharing
- Sync folder
- File link sharing
When taken as a whole, price seems to work in reverse! Just remember to look at security options for each Cloud storage site before agreeing to any contracts. Do you get a free month for a sign up incentive and are you required to pay a certain amount in advance? These are all questions you should be asking and once you find the storage provider you are most comfortable with, you will get that taste of what it’s like to live in Apple’s Cloud.