Cloud-based storage for Mac OS X

  This article on CNet is actually titled “Cloud-based storage options for Mac OS X.” But I don’t like long titles.
Of course, the article starts out with iCloud, since that is on everyone’s mind at this point.  First of all because Apple has pushed it so hard, secondly since we must move our .me (a.k.a. Dot Mat) accounts to iCloud by the end of June.

Next they talk about Amazon’s Cloud Drive. then Microsoft’s SkyDrive and Google Drive.  Each of those have their limitations as well but each offer 5 GB of storage except for the SkyDrive with offers 7 GB.

As alternatives, the article then mentions Dropbox with a 2 GB free storage and SugarSyc which also offers 5 GB free.

If you are interested in any of these options, you should check the links in this article and come to know about the strengths and weaknesses of each.  For example, while iDisk as part of the MobileMe service is no longer available, the ability to store files that other people can access may still be important to you.  Dropbox can store those kinds of files and provide a “public” folder that easily accessed by others with or without a password.

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(I hope to do a more in depth article in the near future.  (Once I have completed my iCloud presentation for the local MUG.)

You should also read the comments where Dolly Drive, MacDropAny, Media Fire Express, Droplr, Cloud App, Box.Net,, and Syncplicity are mentioned. Perhaps more comments by the the you read this.

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