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Running Out of Room in Dropbox? Here are 11 Dropbox Alternatives That Offer WAY More Free Cloud Storage

Running Out of Room in Dropbox? Here are 11 Dropbox Alternatives That Offer WAY More Free Cloud Storage

Technology advances faster and faster by the day. Not that long ago American society was introduced to “the cloud” and now we’ve quickly become a cloud-based world. Remember when Gmail launched and introduced a free GB of email storage space, roughly 500 times more than Hotmail, their nearest competitor? At the time, it was revolutionary.

One of the most popular cloud-based storage sites is Dropbox. The biggest problem with Dropbox is its limited storage space (2 GB on a free account, with opportunity to earn more by sharing the service with friends).

Thankfully today there are many more options out there that can offer the same service but with much greater storage capacity.Here are a few to choose from if you’re running up against the limit of your Dropbox account.

1. OneDrive

OneDrive is a one-stop-shop for your storage needs. A free account provides you with 15 GB of space to use for storing documents, photos, or anything else you can think of.

OneDrive allows you to create, edit, and share your documents regardless of the device that is being worked on. The downside of OneDrive is that it does not share files as easily as some of the other cloud storage options.

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    2. Google Drive

    Google Drive also offers 15 GB of storage space at no cost, however it needs to be split between Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos. Additional storage space may be added for a nominal price.

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    However, I’ve been a Gmail user for nearly 10 years and am still just over 50% of my capacity.

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      3. Box.com

      Box.com gives 10 GB of free storage space. With its easy sync feature, you can access any stored file on your tablet or phone. A potential downfall of Box.com is that you can only share files up to 250 MB.

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        4. Team Drive

        Team Drive provides its users with 10 GB of storage space for no cost. Team Drive allows users to sync data between computers with ease. Users can also share music, documents, images, or folders with others.

        Team Drive offers a high level of security by encrypting users’ data and each user decides who may and may not have access to files.

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        TeamDrive

          5. Amazon Cloud Drive

          Amazon Cloud offers up to 5 GB of free storage. It also allows users to add photos from a phone or tablet. As with the other cloud storage sites, all your files can be saved in the same place and be easily accessed.

          One nice feature of Amazon cloud is that pictures that are taken with a phone can be saved there and can still be accessed once the picture is deleted from the phone. Amazon Cloud also has an automatic back-up feature that saves pictures in the cloud so they are safe even if the phone is lost or damaged.

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            6. Wuala

            Wuala provides users with 5 GB of free storage space in the cloud with which to store and share files. Wuala encrypts users’ data before it is uploaded. An added security benefit is that users’ passwords are never transmitted, not even to Wuala employees.

            Wuala also has superior backup and file versioning, which is really valuable if you ever inadvertently delete a file without saving or if an older version needs to be accessed.

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              7. Cloudme.com

              Cloudme.com allows users up to 19 GB to store files, however, there is a maximum file size of 150 MB. A unique feature of Cloudme.com is that it allows users to have their own Desktop within the cloud.

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              Users can sync specific folders to specific devices so work and personal files are never confused. Cloudme.com allows users to have their music library with them at all times,

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                8. Cx.com

                Cx.com offers 10 GB of free space. Users can access their files from any device. They can also sync and share their data quite easily. Cx.com also allows for group collaboration. Anyone who needs to share data with multiple people can easily do so through the Cx.com platform.

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                  9. Sugar Sync

                  Sugar Sync allows users 5 GB of free storage and allows users to choose which files to sync to which devices. Sugar Sync also allows for secure file sharing and makes it easy to manage files when using a phone or tablet.

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                    10. SpiderOak

                    SpiderOak provides 2 GB of space for free and 100 GB for a cost of $10.00 per month. SpiderOak promises a secure back-up system. Users will never need to worry about losing a file again.

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                    It’s easy to sync and share files with SpiderOak and you can choose which files can be accessed through specific devices. Just drop a file into a folder for someone else to see.

                    Everything is password protected, so there is no need to worry that a file will be seen by the wrong eyes.

                    SpiderOak

                      11. Copy.com

                      Copy.com gives users 15 GB of storage for free. With Copy.com files are available to users on their computers, mobile devices, or tablets. Copy.com is convenient, as there are no file size restrictions nor viewing restrictions. Plus, users are still promised a high level of privacy.

                      One nice extra perk of Copy.com is that it allows for file size sharing. So, if two people are sharing a 10 GB file, it only counts as 5 GB apiece.

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                        Now it’s your turn. Do you have a favorite cloud storage service that I missed? Please be sure to share it in the comments below.

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                        18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2020 Updated)

                        18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2020 Updated)

                        No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. Undoubtedly, it has allowed us to connect, perform, improve, and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable.

                        If you’re not taking advantage of some of the hundreds of time management apps and tools out there, you’re definitely missing a trick.

                        But with so many apps to choose from, how do you know which ones to use?

                        Well, this will depend on your needs. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 18 of the best time management apps that can help you with the most common challenges of managing time.

                        Let’s dive straight into the list.

                        1. Rescue Time – Use Your Time Wisely

                          If you have doubts if you are using your time sensibly, this app will send you weekly reports to indicate what things are stealing your time. Aside from its automatic time-tracking feature, this app also has distraction blocking and efficient report tools.

                          RescueTime helps you avoid being overwhelmed by too many tasks. This app also has a team software that’s dedicated to time management among team members. With this app, you may be shocked to discover how much time you’re actually wasting.

                          Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                          2. Remember The Milk – Keep on Top of All Your Tasks

                            If you’re struggling to manage everything you have to do, and you work with many different devices, then this is the app for you. It’s a great free tool that is compatible with your mobile, computer, Gmail, Outlook, etc., and it allows you to sync all your devices for easier time management.

                            This app will help you to manage your tasks easily and reminds you of them – wherever you are. You can share tasks and lists with others, making it a great tool for teams as well.

                            Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                            3. Focus Keeper – Boost Motivation to Complete Tasks

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                              This app is based on the principles of the Pomodoro Technique, and it is aimed at individuals who procrastinate and feel overwhelmed by tasks. It has a simple, efficient user interface that is easily customizable based on your needs.

                              Focus Keeper is designed to enhance your focus and remove any anxiety you might have with time pressures. This is a great app to use if you want to prevent yourself and your team from being burned out.

                              Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                              4. Toggl – Keep Track of Time Spent on Projects and Tasks

                                Effective time management starts with being clear on exactly how much time you actually spend on your projects and tasks and through analysis – working out how you can manage them more effectively. Toggl allows you to do all this even with its simple design.

                                Toggl includes great time-saving features integrated with its intuitive interface. This is a great alternative to time-sheets if you need to track how much time you spend on different projects.

                                Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                5. Dropbox – Store and Send Large Files Easily

                                  There are many apps that allow you to transfer content from your computer to other devices, but Dropbox is free and it is easier to use than the others. With the Dropbox app, you can even access and share important files on the go. It is an easy way to share your files and documents with others for improved productivity.

                                  Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                  6. Evernote – Keep All Your Notes in One Place

                                    Evernote is a free productivity tool that allows you to capture all your ideas, thoughts, and images in many different ways (e.g., with voice, notes, or images). You can even record your meetings, interviews, speeches, and ideas, create lists, add voice or text attachments, and share your files with friends. You can also sync Remember The Milk with Evernote to better optimize your time.

                                    Available iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                    7. MindNode — Focus on Tasks at Hand With Mind Mapping

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                                      Mind mapping is a great productivity technique, and Mindnode is one of the best free mind mapping apps available. It helps you to become more organized by focusing your thoughts – thereby gaining clarity on what needs to be done.

                                      This app allows you to customize various visual tags and templates to suit your needs. You can also easily share your documents with others.

                                      Available on iOS and Desktop

                                      8. GoodSync – Back Up and Sync Your Files Effortlessly

                                        This software allows you to back up, restore, and synchronize your files easily. It supports folders from a variety of locations, and it has filtering options that let you exclude subfolders from synchronizing.

                                        This app also allows you to sync files to and from your phone. If you have never backed up your files before, you should definitely take a look at this tool.

                                        Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                        9. MyLifeOrganized (MLO) – Manage Your To-Do Lists Effectively

                                          Check this out if you find it difficult to manage all your tasks, work with your to-do lists, and organize your goals. This task management software helps you target what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives.

                                          MyLifeOrganized is one of the best task management apps for focused work. It automatically generates to-do lists with priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress methodically.

                                          Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                          10. 1Password – Have All Your Passwords Remembered

                                            1Password allows you to keep all your passwords in one encrypted database – protected by one password. This saves you time when you forget your passwords and need to retrieve them. This also allows you to use various passwords for different accounts so you don’t compromise on security.

                                            Available iOS, Android, and Desktop

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                                            11. Pocket – Keep Your Eye on the Ball

                                              When you’re surfing the web, it’s easy to get distracted by enticing and fascinating websites. That’s why you need effective time management apps like Pocket. You can use this tool to save your ‘finds’ to access and read later on at a convenient time. This prevents you from getting distracted and negatively impacting your immediate work.

                                              Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                              12. Focus@Will – Boost Your Attention Span

                                                This amazing app combines neuroscience and music to boost your productivity. According to the developers, it’s possible to increase your attention span by up to 400% using Focus@Will, making this one of the best time management apps available.

                                                Focus@will is ideal for those who find it difficult to focus while studying, working, or reading. It also helps you control your ADD.

                                                Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                                13. Alfred – Interact With Your Computer in a Smart Way

                                                  This small and simple tool allows you to launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. This makes life so much easier as you don’t need to go through the start menu to access what you want. The only downside is that it’s only available for macOS.

                                                  Available on desktop (macOS)

                                                  14. Forest – Boost Your Focus by Growing a Forest

                                                    Forest is a unique reinvention of time management apps. This unique and fun app helps you stay focused and on-track by making you focus on another thing.

                                                    The concept is simple: whenever you want to focus, plant a virtual tree. If you stay focused, the tree will grow. If you lose focus, the tree will die. As the app’s name implies, you can grow multiple trees to create a virtual forest!

                                                    Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop (Firefox Add-on)

                                                    15. Trello – Track Your projects in a highly visual way

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                                                      Trello is a hugely popular app that you may already be familiar with. It works by allowing you to create cards for tasks that you need to complete. Each card moves across the Trello board, which is typically broken into columns such as To Do, In Progress, and Completed. This serves as your cue to start working on and completing the associated tasks.

                                                      Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                                      16. Quire – Unfold Your Ideas

                                                        Quire is an innovative time management app that helps boost your team’s productivity. The strength of this app lies in its features for collaboration and ease of sharing. You can streamline and adjust your workflow based on your team’s needs and preferences.

                                                        Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                                        17. TimeTree – Have a Shared Calendar With Your Family

                                                          This TimeTree app allows families or teams to share multiple calendars and appointments with each other. So, whether you’re planning a party or running a local sports team, Time Tree can keep everyone up-to-date with all current and upcoming activities and events.

                                                          Available on iOS and Android

                                                          18. Todoist – Capture and Order All Your Tasks and Activities Easily

                                                            Todoist is close to being the ultimate digital to-do list and one of the best time management apps out there. It’s available via browser and app, and it lets you schedule all your tasks and activities. Each item can be flagged for priority as well as a given due date. There is also a neat option to add notes to any of your tasks.

                                                            Available on iOS, Android, and Desktop

                                                            Final Thoughts

                                                            The above list covers what we consider to be the very best time management apps and tools available. And the good news is that many of them are completely free of charge!

                                                            So, what are you waiting for? Select the ones that will be the most valuable to you, and begin boosting your productivity now!

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