Free cloud storage is available by signing up with services such as OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive. OneDrive and Google Drive offer 15GB of free cloud storage, while Dropbox offers 2GB, as of August 2015. OneDrive and Dropbox offer opportunities for extra free storage if certain conditions are met, such as inviting friends, completing activities, using apps or linking social media accounts. Additionally, Google Drive allows users to upload an unlimited number of images that are below a specific resolution.
OneDrive is a Microsoft product that is available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Starting with Windows 8, OneDrive is automatically installed with the operating system. As a built-in service, OneDrive is designed to work seamlessly with Windows and integrate with several other Microsoft programs, such as Word and Excel.
Dropbox is a streamlined cloud storage service that is simple to use. The desktop application integrates with a computer's file system. While other services have restrictions on file sizes, Dropbox allows any file size to be uploaded using the service's apps.
Google Drive is a cloud storage service that integrates with many other Google services. Gmail users can directly save file attachments into Google Drive. The service also allows users to automatically back up their photos. Additionally, Google Drive offers built-in tools, such as a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation creator.