Rares are the services that do not offer desktop or mobile app applications. One example is e-nautia, whose users must be content with a web interface to manage their files. For the rest, most services come with an application for management.
The Mega service offers a mobile app for Android and iOS. This application allows you to efficiently manage cloud storage, load files, rename, delete or share them.Dropbox on its side offers many mobile applications to manage, delete, rename, share files, or create files. records. Third-party developers are also allowed to create unofficial Dropbox applications. French Hubic does not have to blush at its competitors. The Android application allows you to see the available storage space, manage the cache, and protect the storage space with a 4-digit code. A nice feature that enhances cloud storage security.
5 – Content editing
In addition to offering storage space, some services also offer editing content online through the cloud storage. The very useful feature is only offered by Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox. Each of these services has its own advantages and its unique functioning. On Dropbox, it is possible to consult PDF documents, and even to modify them by installing certain plugins. Tools such as WriteBox or TextDropApp will be very useful to those who need to regularly modifyontenu in PDF format. There are dozens of plugins compatible with Dropbox, allowing for example to synchronize files on different platforms (inSync) or to encrypt the data (SafeBox, BoxCryptor). With Microsoft OneDrive it is possible to modify all types of documents from a browser web. You will be able to edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents without even needing to own the Microsoft Office suite. Subscribing to OneDrive can save the cost of a subscription to Office. On Google Drive, you can open any document format. A Word text with Docs, an Excel spreadsheet with Sheets, or a PowerPoint presentation can be opened without difficulty by the various services of Google. It is also possible to make changes or edit these documents from a browser without going through software, and even to create PDF documents. Again, this cloud service can save the price of a subscription to Microsoft Office.
Some free cloud services allow streaming audio / video files over the internet, without downloading them to hard disk. Encoding is directly supported by the cloud server, making it easy to open any video or audio file format from any device. The Dropbox service allows you to view any audio file. or real-time video on any browser without downloading. The main AVI, MP4 and MKV formats are all supported. This feature is unfortunately only available on desktop. On mobile, it is necessary to download the video and audio files in advance. The Google Drive service also allows streaming audio or video files. AVI, MP4, MOV formats are supported. It is possible to view the videos saved on the cloud storage space, or to preview them thanks to a system of transcode very economical in terms of bandwidth. On mobile, however, it happens that Google Drive has trouble opening a video document too heavy. For its part, Microsoft OneDrive also offers streaming audio and video from the cloud storage. Users can listen to music or watch videos without having to download them first. However, only some standard formats are supported. MP3 or MP4 formats are supported, but not high-quality formats like FLAC or MKV. If you want to enjoy a streaming feature, it is better to avoid Hubic. This service does not allow you to play a video or audio file directly from the mobile or desktop application.