IDrive is miles ahead of its competition, in terms of download and upload speeds. The client is very Mac-friendly and installs in just a few minutes while offering great user-friendliness.
However, problems start when you get deeper into the folder structure, as novices will find the interface a little confusing, and the multitude of options offered can make life a lot easier– but come with a slightly steep learning curve.
There is yet another drawback specific to OS X users, the handy drag-and-drop email functionality that most cloud services offer, is only available for Chrome and Mozilla aficionados.
So die-hard Safari fans will have to find another way to send large files.
The big daddy of cloud storage providers, Dropbox has managed to stay competitive and relevant despite being one of the oldest services on the market.
Of course, there are some downsides to this service, with one of the main gripes being that it’s a little too NSA-friendly.
The contents of folders sometimes get re-arranged the way Dropbox likes, rather than the way you put them there.
The main objection against this otherwise excellent service is that it has suffered from some serious security breaches in the past, and is often the target of crackers and other unpleasant characters.
For those less worried about security and only want to focus more on the sharing aspect of cloud computing, Dropbox, and its features are hard to beat.
Jottacloud is one of the very few sites that offer unlimited storage, but before your inner hoarder comes out, note that it costs $9.90 a month (which is by no means expensive, but it could strain some wallets).
For those less attracted by a sleek design and more interested in security, Jottacloud is a trade-off.
On the other hand, the site’s actual encryption is quite basic, and download speeds can sometimes be slower than the company’s American competitors.
Jottacloud is perfect for people who cannot bring themselves to throw anything away, or want to make sure their files get protected by European legislation.