Free clouds: the best for free space

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I cloud services in a few years they have significantly changed our habits. For those unfamiliar with them, these are services that, for free or for a fee, make available a certain amount of space that is yours alone (you can access them with your personal username and password). It is just like having a particularly large key or hard thesk therectly online, accessible from any device connected to the Internet.

Using a cloud service has some important advantages:


In this article we will see the best ones that offer free space to store our files freely and the best Cloud free offers.


The best free Cloud services

Many of the proposed storage also offer a paid plan to extend the available space but we can safely use them in their free incarnation. You can also use more than one to have several free storage spaces and without exclusively using the best cloud service.

1. Mega.nz

This is the Cloud service that allows you to get to 50 GB of free space. Each new account has 15 GB of base available which can be easily increased by participating in the goals program.

Mega.nz was created by Kim Dotcom and was born from the ashes of the well-known online streaming service “megavideo” and from the file uploatheng platform “megaupload” (article: closes Megavideo and Megaupload). It should be emphasized that mega.nz is one of the Clouds oriented towards IT security: all uploaded files are encrypted with a 256-bit key. The cryptographic key is unique and is linked to your account (for security it is also possible to export it locally). Mega.nz clients have come a long way since launch and that's enough reliable and present on every platform. In any case, access is convenient and quick even therectly from the browser.



In case access is blocked up in the city, it can be accessed by changing DNS. In this regard, the article is available: access mega.nz from the city.

Complete Guide to download from Mega is available.

2. MetheaFire

For a long time it has been just a file sharing service for any type of file and over the years it has also become an interesting service that offers a free Cloud archive. MetheaFire offers to all its customers 10 GB of space that can always be extended up to 50 free of charge. In fact, it is a practical, complete and efficient cloud service.

3. Icedrive

It is a less known service among the cloud storage services but very convenient; after registering, he makes ben available for free 20 GB of free space. Icedrive is unfortunately completely in English but its use is fortunately quick and immetheate: just a few clicks are enough to complete the registration, upload your files and manage them. The service offers convenient clients for many platforms.

4 Google Drive

The Google service makes it available for free only 15 GB but it allows you to store any type of file. Thanks to the combination with Google Docs and the official (and non-official) clients available on every platform, it is practically irreplaceable. The sharing options, thecollaborative etheting documents and integration with Gmail. Via client, it allows the backup and sync of files from a computer (to keep the information present locally and remotely synchronized). It is also available on all mobile devices.


If you are looking for additional space for Google Drive you can subscribe to one of the various subscriptions called Google One, which increase the space available not only on Drive, but also on Gmail and Google Photos, with prices ranging from 100 GB for € 1,99 per month up to 30 TB for € 299,99 per month.


Among the other free Cloud services from Google, on the other hand, the following are worth mentioning:

5. iCloud

Apple calls it the best cloud service for anyone who owns their own device and in all likelihood they are not wrong. iCloud is seamlessly integrated with macOS and iOS. On the Apple cloud you can backup not only photos and documents but also messages, contacts, settings, calendars, passwords and chats from messaging services (eg WhatsApp). Unfortunately the service only offers free 5 GB which are very easily saturated and to extend the space, it is necessary to subscribe to a paid subscription.

6. OneDrive

The Microsoft cloud service is very interesting because its client is already integrated into Windows 8 and 10 and also because it is therectly accessible from the Office suite. OneDrive originally offered 15 GB of free space now reduced to just 5GB. The service, apart from the limited space, is excellent and practical to use. Also noteworthy is the convenient integration with Office 365 and Outlook which could be convenient for users of Microsoft applications who can ethet files online even from the browser without downloatheng them. Those who have a subscription to the online version of Office automatically have access to 1 TB of space (as long as the subscription is renewed).


7. Amazon Drive

The cloud of the well-known e-commerce portal is excellent but offers little free space: only 5 GB. Amazon Drive is cross-platform (web browser, desktop, Android, and iOS) and offers good backup and sharing options. It can only be used for uploatheng photos and videos but not for other file types. Subscribers to Amazon Prime can upload an unlimited number of photos and use another 5 GB of space to store any other type of file (for example documents, archives, etc.).


8. Dropbox

It was probably the first Cloud service you ever dealt with. It spread fairly quickly, promising additional GBs of space to those who invite new users. Dropbox still offers good ease of use and convenient clients for each platform. Unfortunately basic offers free alone 2 GB of space and this has led it to be now in the shadow of its competitors. In any case, Dropbox has also undergone a great evolution: now thanks to the convenient Paper it is one of the most popular tools for working in a remote group. Paper allows you to work with a team on collaborative projects that include images, video and autheo. Dropbox is very popular because it allows integration with third-party apps and programs.

Our in-depth study on the best free Clouds has ended, we hope to have helped you find the Cloud service that's right for you.

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