06-01-2012 06:32 AM #1
Best Cloud App for Android Tablet?
As the topic states what is the best, in your opinion, cloud app on the market today? Ratings for ease of setup, user friendliness, overall performance, etc. would be greatly appreciated!
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06-01-2012 07:51 AM #2
Cloud is a very generic term, basically it mean the ability to store your data in one central location and be able to access it from anywhere over the net.
Really what you need to do is break it down into what you really require.
iCloud (apple) give you photo stream, mail, notes, calendar, contacts, find my phone, bookmarks, documents and data, back to my mac (not so popular).
Now all these are available under google apart from find my phone, gmail supports mail, contacts, calendars build into the the android gmail account.
you can access them directly from web
some that dont seem to be in the android yet
and of course we now have google drive, which requires a stand alone app on the pc and android, but can be accessed via the web as well.
It really depends what your looking for in a cloud service....
Google are catching up with the all in one, built into the OS solution, but still many components are still not built in (yet).
What are you actually looking for in your cloud solution.....if you find any post helpful, remember to hit thanks to that poster.......
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06-01-2012 08:59 AM #3
Great reply, thank you. I admit I should have done a little more research before I started the thread because, as you stated, the term "cloud" is a widely used term and can encompass many things.
At the moment I am using Dropbox, Google Play Music, and just recently started using Google Drive. I use each one for different tasks/files and would like an "all-in-one" super app!
The other apps I have come upon in my search for the latest and greatest are: Amazon Cloud Player, Box, PocketCloud.
I am mainly looking for personal preferences/opinions on what app they currently use.
06-01-2012 10:14 AM #4
there are lots of little apps that do the job, but it would be nice if android started building more of these features directly into the OS.
Maybe these will be added into gapps in due time, but at the momment its either via a web portal or a standalone apk that needs to be downloaded from the market place.
As to comparing, the iCloud documents is very very limited to documents that are supported by the apple applications only, Google drive is open for near enough anything, the google music is the one I want to take on itunes in the cloud, unfortunately googles service is US only.if you find any post helpful, remember to hit thanks to that poster.......
06-01-2012 11:39 AM #5Beta
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Dropbox for sure, because it's worldwide and fast. I live in Indonesia, and free 2GB cloud was sufficient for most of my people in my country, with internet speed around 384kbps.
and if you living with good internet speed, and paying some space cloud doesn't hard. I recommend you dropbox pro.
Just like yellowperil says, "break it down into what you really require"
06-06-2012 05:53 AM #6Beta *
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The best cloud app could be the 'box'. From the box android app when you signup you get 50 GB free space for life time. It a free app and easy to use.
06-06-2012 05:57 AM #7
my guess will be google drive, considering google just bought out open office, I can see wonderful things happening with the google cloud now I can forsee big things happening now that google have a direct competitor to ms office and iwork.if you find any post helpful, remember to hit thanks to that poster.......
06-15-2012 06:00 AM #8
I find that there are 2 cloud services that are good. One is Dropbox while the other is Box.
Both are cloud services that lets you sync multiple devices together, but I feel that Box has better storage space as it gives you 50GB of storage while Dropbox only gives you 3GB plus 250MB for every referal you make up to 18GB. However, the 50GB storage for Box is only on promotion until the 31st of December 2012.If you find what I have posted useful, please hit the Thanks button!
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01-24-2013 02:07 PM #9
I use dropbox when I want my Dad to have access to files in a different country, but for my personal use between devices I find Google drive to be a lot faster. Plus I like using everything I can through the Google ecosystem as it were. I have even used the Google cloud to print documents from Google driveCurrently using Ramos W30 and Ainol Novo 9 Spark (Retina screen)
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