Storing files in the cloud


Cloud-based file syncing allows users convenient access to their files across devices, as opposed to locally saved files, which are only available on the machine on which they are saved. There are many services designed to facilitate cloud-based file syncing. Some keep files in sync across devices, while others serve as a centralized, cloud-based hard drive. Users trying to select a service should consider the type of functionality they need, as well as factors such as privacy, price, and the operating systems of their computers and their mobile devices, as all of these variables will impact the service they select. This chapter will discuss tools such as Dropbox, SpiderOak, Box, UbuntuOne, SugarSync, ...

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