With Amazon announcing plans to close its Amazon Drive service, which offered Prime subscribers access to unlimited storage for their computer files, we thought it was time to review other options. Below, we’ve rounded up three of the very best Amazon Drive alternatives that you should consider switching to.
The iCloud Drive file-syncing and storage service is a must-have for anyone with an iPhone and a Mac. It allows you to integrate your cloud computing software into your ecosystems deeply, and though it’s perhaps not as accessible as Microsoft and Google’s alternatives, it’s worth considering. It offers a well-designed app and web interface and is compatible with Windows as well as macOS and iOS; plus it offers 5G of free cloud storage. There are some caveats, though: it’s not quite as user-friendly as some other services, and it doesn’t offer a search feature on its web interface. Moreover, there’s no dedicated Android app, and its collaborative tools are poor compared with Google Drive.
Google Drive is one of the biggest players in the cloud computing space – it’s packed full of features and is super affordable, making it the preferred option for many consumers and professionals. It offers generous free storage space and has excellent productivity-suite collaboration with Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Google Slides. What’s more, it offers desktop-to-desktop file-syncing, and there are many third-party integrations. However, there are privacy concerns, and it’s not possible to password-protect shared folders.
Another popular option to consider if you’re looking for an Amazon Drive alternative is Dropbox. One of the biggest benefits is that Dropbox occupies one location on your desktop – and everything can be synced with other devices. Most agree that the software is slick and smooth throughout and it’s packed with file-sharing features that make life that little bit easier, plus it offers advanced selective sync options that seamlessly allow you to collaborate and work from any device. However, it doesn’t offer full device backups, and it’s certainly not the cheapest option on the market, with limited free storage.
Which of these are you going to try? Let us know and check back soon for the latest!