9 Cloud Storages to Consider

1. Dropbox

  • Cost : Up to 2GB free, 3TB $16.58 per month.
  • Applications : Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android.
  • Russian language support : yes.

Paper is built into this cloud, which allows you to work with documents right inside Dropbox. In addition, many other third-party services can be connected to the drive for project management, as well as for teamwork. The free storage provided by Dropbox is expandable: for every friend you invite who installs the app on their computer , you’ll receive a bonus 500MB.

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2. Google Drive (Google One)

  • Cost : 15 GB free, 2 TB $10.8 per month.
  • Applications : Windows, macOS, iOS, Android.
  • Russian language support : yes.

One of the most obvious options for owners of Android devices, since the Google Drive application is natively installed on smartphones and tablets based on this OS. However, due to the considerable amount of free storage, the service may be attractive to owners of other devices. An important plus is deep integration with many Google services: from Gmail to Google Photos.

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3.Mega

  • Cost : 15 GB free, 400 GB – 314, 47 rubles per month, 2 TB – 629.56 rubles per month, 8 TB – 1,259.75 rubles per month, 16 TB – 1,889.94 rubles per month.
  • Applications : Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone.
  • Russian language support : yes.

Another service with a good amount of available volume in the free version. According to the company, all data is stored on servers in encrypted form, and therefore Mega employees cannot read it. The source code of the service clients is available on GitHub, it can be checked by any expert.

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4. Yandex.Disk

  • Cost : 10 GB free, 200 GB – 199 rubles per month, 1 TB – 399 rubles per month, 3 TB – 799 rubles per month.
  • Applications : Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android.
  • Russian language support : yes.

This is a cloud of domestic development. Of course, the service is well integrated into the Yandex ecosystem. Moreover, users get unlimited storage for photos taken on a smartphone with the Yandex.Disk application installed. Of the minuses: the free version displays ads.

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5. OneDrive

  • Cost : 5 GB free.
  • Apps : Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Xbox.
  • Russian language support : yes.

Cloud drive integrated with Windows 10 and many Microsoft services. For example, OneDrive automatically syncs all files between Word, PowerPoint, and other office programs across devices. Very handy for Microsoft Office users.

If you subscribe to Office 365 Personal, you will receive 1 TB of OneDrive space in addition to office programs. An Office 365 Home subscription gives 1 TB to each of the 6 users.

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6. Cloud Mail.Ru

  • Cost : 8 GB free, 128 GB – 149 rubles per month, 256 GB – 229 rubles per month, 512 GB – 379 rubles per month, 1 TB – 699 rubles per month, 2 TB – 1,390 rubles per month, 4 TB – 2 690 rubles per month.
  • Applications : Windows, macOS, iOS, Android.
  • Russian language support : yes.

Another cloud drive developed by a Russian company. Compared to Yandex.Disk, Mail.Ru Cloud offers less free space and does not provide unlimited storage for pictures from mobile devices. But he has a more flexible tariff scale. The user can choose from six plans ranging from 128 GB to 4 TB.

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7.iCloud

  • Cost : 5 GB free, 50 GB – 59 rubles per month, 200 GB – 149 rubles per month, 2 TB – 599 rubles per month.
  • Applications : Windows.
  • Russian language support : yes.

5 GB of free space might not be enough, but iCloud is the most convenient way to back up photos and other files from iPhone and iPad.

The service is integrated into the Finder program on macOS – the desktop of all Mac computers. Documents created through the iWork office suite are also saved in iCloud, so they can be synchronized between devices. The platform also has an official client for Windows, with which you can keep files on your PC up to date.

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8. Box

  • Cost : 10 GB is free, 100 GB is $15 per month.
  • Applications : Windows, macOS, iOS, Android.
  • Russian language support : yes.

Although the service does not have its own developed ecosystem, it connects to hundreds of third-party tools like programs from G Suite and Office 365. Box desktop clients allow you to not only synchronize, but also edit files.

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9.pCloud

  • Cost : 10 GB free, 500 GB for 50 euros per year or 175 euros forever, 2 TB for 99 euros per year or 350 euros forever.
  • Applications : Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android.
  • Russian language support : yes.

The company is registered in Switzerland, a country known for strict privacy laws. For an additional $48 per year, you can use the pCloud Crypto service to encrypt files right on your devices.

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This article was first published in August 2017. In September 2022, we updated the text.

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