It started with Dropbox, then Google Drive, and now Box.com. A quick scan showed I was using a fraction of 1% of the storage I had available. Not one for gluttony, I used IFTTT to create rules that sync my photo albums, blogs, and “artistic” Instagram material. Dropbox is now my destination for long-term storage and files that I rarely access. I use Drive for regular use and storing business material. After one week I am using over 1% of my available space with room to spare and there are no concerns about “losing” files.
Although Box.com is out of the mix, I’m certain the free space will be a constant temptation. In fact, I just received an email that Dropbox awarded me 48GB of free storage as part of a promotion. You win cloud storage, YOU WIN! I’m back to a fraction of 1%.
With the abundance of storage options and limitless available space we can only fault people who don’t take advantage. “My computer crashed and I lost everything” is no longer an excuse. I guess “my dog ate my cloud storage” doesn’t carry too much weight either!