Today on SocialPositives.com, we are bringing some of the best free cloud storage apps for your Mac. I think you know cloud storage services are great option to save our important photos, files and it helps us to share them across the web easily.
There are a lot of cloud storage options available there to use. Which are the best? Which gives you more storage for free? Which are easy to use?
Here we go with some of the best free cloud storage apps for your Mac absolutely free to use.
Apple’s own cloud storage comes first into our list. You will get a 5 GB of free space and that could be enough for you to save photo and video you take if you are not a heavy user. iCloud Photo Library automatically uploads all photos and video you take with your device. You can store can store any types of files to the drive and browse them from any of your devices such iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, etc.
One of the best highlights of iCloud is all the Email messages in your iCloud Mail account are kept in iCloud as a secure backup.
- 5 GB Free Space
- Paid plan starts from just $0.99 per month
- Email backup
The best cloud storage option for most of the people, no doubt about Dropbox is the king of cloud storage. When you install Dropbox on your Mac the files, photos, videos you stored there will be available for all computers, iPhone, iPad etc.
Most of the people and companies use Dropbox because it’s easy to use and completely error free. All the files will be sync perfectly everywhere if Dropbox is with you. You will get 2 GB for free storage and can earn up to 500 MB for each referral up to a limit of 16GB.
- 2 GB Free Space
- Dropbox Smart Sync to save more space on your Harddisk
- Awesome plans for Teams
- 1 TB personal plan for $8.25 / month
3. Google Drive
Google Drive is my personal favorite option I use to save and share files online. Compare to Dropbox, you will get a good 15 GB of free Google online storage that helps you to photos, videos, files, recordings, etc.
Google’s top productivity services like Google Sheets, Google Docs has been integrated with Google Drive so all those documents you created will be sync and available to use from your Mac offline. Note that messages and attachments including items in your Spam and Trash folders count towards against your 15 GB storage space.
- 15 GB Free Space
- Search files by name
- Good sharing permission options
- Google Sheets and Docs Integration
- $1.99 for 100 GB
Normally Box is not used as a personal cloud storage service because it mainly used as an enterprise collaboration tool. I use Box to save my important backups as it gives a clean 10 GB of space for me but with a 250 MB file upload limit per file. I don’t think this is not a huge thing.
You can install Box on your Mac and use their 10 GB space for free. The storage space is for the lifetime so you won’t need to worry about the expiration.
- 10 GB Free space
- Box Notes
- Personal plan starts from 100 GB storage
- Unlimited Storage Space for Business Plan users
I use pCloud’s Premium Plan that comes with a 500 GB of storage space and 500 GB of download link traffic per month. I got this as a gift from pCloud, thanks, team.
pCloud comes with a 10GB of cloud storage space when you sign up and you can earn up to 20 GB by referring others to the network. pCloud’s crypto option protect your most powerful private space to store your private documents, on any device. Things you saved to Crypto is not accessible for anyone including pCloud administrator. Crypto is an additional feature you need to buy and note that pCloud Crypto Password is different from the pCloud password. There is no password recovery option for Crypto.
- 10 GB Free Lifetime Space
- 50GB Download link traffic for free users
- 500 GB space for just $3.99/month
- Backups from Dropbox, Google Drive, Facebook, Instagram, and more
- pCloud Crypto to store sensitive information
I completely stop using OneDrive because it is one of the rare cloud storage services that cut their free space from 20 GB to 5 GB per user.
If you are okay with a 5 GB space and you think it gives more free space than Dropbox, you can try OneDrive. The catch is there is a 50 GB space available for $1.99 per month. Note that Google Drive gives a 100 GB space for the same price.
- 5 GB Free Space
- 50 GB for $1.99/month
- Microsoft Office Integration for Premium Plans
Tresorit comes next into our list. Tresorit doesn’t have a plan to use for free but if you can try their 100 GB encrypted storage to store your confidential work files and sensitive private documents. Tresorit provides an end-to-end encrypted file sync & sharing for teams that stores data in Europe, and protects your personal information under strict Swiss Privacy Law.
- Servers located in Europe
- Free trial for all paid plans
- Powerful end-to-end encryption
- Zero-knowledge service
- Unlimited version recovery
- 8.33€ per month for 100 GB
Sync.com is another free cloud storage service provider for Mac that gives importance to privacy much better than any similar services. Sync provides end-to-end encryption and zero-knowledge storage platform guarantees a supreme privacy for its users.
You can get a 5 GB of lifetime storage for its users and you can upgrade to Sync Pro at any time. You can earn some free space by referring your friends to the service.
- 5 GB Free Space for lifetime
- Zero-knowledge encryption
- 500 GB Space for $49 per year
- Password protection for shared links even for free account users
Mega is one of popular cloud storage service that offers a huge 50 GB space for all users for free for lifetime. The New Zealand-based website was launched by Kim.com on 2013. On Mega, your data is encrypted and decrypted by your client device.
- 50 GB Lifetime space for all users
- Pro plan starts from €4.99 Per month for 200 GB
These are the best free cloud storage apps for Mac to save and share files securely. Did we miss your favorite one? Let us know through comments.