In This Chapter
Surveying the top five cloud storage services
Exploring the many ways apps work with Apple’s iCloud Drive
Using Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive to access and share documents
You don’t have to bring your documents with you to have access to them. You can store them in the cloud (meaning on servers on the Internet) and have them available anywhere you have an Internet connection — and from any device, not just your iPad. It’s like having an external hard drive that you can use anywhere you have an Internet connection — and that you don’t have to carry with you. Apple’s iOS 8 expands its support for cloud storage, but other options often play better outside of Apple’s world.
This chapter tells you what the most popular cloud storage services offer and how to use them with your iPad and other iPad apps.
There are lots of those cloud storage options — more than anyone needs. But five services have the greatest popularity, and these are the most likely to be supported by the apps you use on your iPad: Apple’s iCloud Drive, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. All but iCloud ...