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Iff you're using Google's office suite (Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, etc), you can invite both Google account holders and non-holders to access and/or collaborate on files created by those applications allowing multiple people to work on the same document at the same time. See More
TLDR: Google makes it hard to either edit open formats or bulk download open formats, choose one and you lose the other. Google Drive by default converts your files when they are uploaded into their proprietary google document format. If you bulk download google formatted files, they are in the MS DocX for documents and MS XLSX for spreadsheets. You can stop files from uploading from being formatted into google's proprietary format, but then you lose the ability to edit the files (even if it's a plaintext) or download the files in different formats. If you want to download google formatted files in open formats such as plain text .TXT or .ODT, or PDF, each file needs to be downloaded individually by opening the file in Google Docs first, and then going to File > Download as. See More
Multiple people have expressed dissatisfaction with Crashplan's upload speed and the companies unwillingness to acknowledge the issue. It's become such a common complaint that there's a Twitter account that compiles tweets with people being frustrated with Crashplan's upload speeds. See More
If you have a full 2GB Dropbox on your computer, and install the app on your phone, it will let you see your entire structure of folders and files, but it only downloads them as and when requested, saving your phone's storage space. See More
Whether using desktop client or web interface, simply right click on the file you want to share and select Dropbox > Share link, then send the link to the people you want to share the file with. The recipient does not require a Dropbox account. See More
Arq is client-side software that runs on your computer and talks directly to generic cloud data storage providers. No third-party service in the middle means lower costs, better reliability, lower risk of a service ceasing to operate, ease of migration to other storage targets. Amazon Glacier and/or S3 GreenQloud DreamObjects Google Cloud Storage S3-Compatible Server SFTP Server See More
Mozy end-users are not susceptible to social engineering. At Mozy, there is no one person who can authorize the deletion of a given individual’s data. Our process of cleaning and deleting a customer’s data is a very structured and automated process, and you can’t call us up and short circuit that process. See More
I've been looking for a simple solution, safe backup for my files. A friend of mine told me he is really happy with pcloud, i've signed up and was more than impressed with the many functionalities they provide. Besides the backup, you get to recover your trash, rewind your files and check previous versions of your files in case you've backed up unwanted edits See More
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This may be intentional by Microsoft to force OneDrive users to use Windows. When OneDrive picks up a "Linux" user-agent it becomes slow whereas when from the same computer and browser it picks up a "Windows" user-agent it becomes considerably faster. See More
The user can access the stored files or upload new files using the browser. Additionally they can use their phones or tablets (Android and iOS devices). On windows MegaSync is provided for automatic backup and safer file access. To further improve access security, there is also an extension available for Google Chrome. See More
Both for free and paid accounts, there are monthly transfer limits. That is, the user can only upload/download a certain amount in one month. For instance, it is 10 GB/month for free users. The transfer limits, maximum and current can be viewed in the user's account page. See More
Encryption allows the use to access their files with only their own keys and the deduplication saves on costs of storage as any duplicate file will be removed automatically. So not only is the platform safety minded but cost is taken into account for the user as well. See More
Not being able to easily back up office works through an integrated office suite can be a set back when comparing to backup apps like Drive. While you can set certain apps to save their files to the Box folder, it is not as easy as using something like Google Docs, which not only saves while you are working but as soon as you are done, with no extra steps. See More
This is very helpful to remotely update one or more devices or ensure all settings are the same on devices when managing multiple device backups on the same account. See More
Web UI admin console has a feature to individually update IDrive program *settings* on each device or make all the same
I was a many-year CrashPlan user. My small company IT group also converted to CrashPlan business many years ago after I shared it and its pricing. So when CP discontinued the home backup product, I tried many and was disappointed by all. However, after researching many, the main contenders were Spider Oak, Backblaze, Carbonite, and IDrive. While I had initial issues with IDrive (CrashPlan was a smoother product than all of these), it was the most flexible and useful to me than the others. While I added pros and cons for it here, the summary for me is IDrive's decent pricing for unlimited devices but a backup cap fit my usage best. See More
While not having an automated version upgrade doesn't enable unattended backup (particularly desired for remote devices or for non-techy users), these options exist: The web UI admin console has an option to update the version. When a new version exists, an "Upgrade" button appears on the client UI. See More
When including OS-specific directories in the backup, it regularly freezes on a file, and never the same file. It's possible to cancel the backup, run it again, and it almost always works. Support said not to backup OS directories, and this is true for other backup products too; CrashPlan did not have this issue. See More
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