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#1 Beel

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:38 AM

I have a W7 laptop, an iPad & a MacBook Air and I am thinking of storing photos on one on the above mentioned as a safe guard. I have absolutely no idea at all how this iCloud etc stuff works as it is beyond me in my old age. So what I am looking for is advice on which one I should use and how to go about it. From what I have read One Drive gets the best write up but I would rather take opinions here from members who have had experience & know what they are talking about. Thanks for any help here.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:44 AM

I use and like DropBox.  They have a free version with no limitations except amount of storage.  I pay $9.99 per month for the basic since I have a lot of photos and some videos.  I back up almost all files I create. And you can share files with others. Without them having access to your folders by a simple right click to create a link like this one:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/ev6a7mgbohlh2o1/2015-07-11%2018.54.52.mp4?dl=0 


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 06:53 AM

If you want to prioritize the sharing between your iPad and MacBook Air, I would go with iCloud since it's "built-in" these devices, you have more control over it. However, I think iCloud free offers you only 5GB of storage. OneDrive (and Google Drive for that matters) on the other hand offers you 15GB of storage for free, which is quite a lot for pictures so storage wise, it would be a good idea to consider it (and it's also available under OS X and iOS).

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:17 AM

Many thanks for that info & it does give me something to think about and as you said both can run on Mac & Windows machines. I do use the W7 laptop far more than Apple. I only use Apple when travelling as both machines I have in that line are much smaller and lighter.



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 07:20 AM

iCloud can also be installed easily on Windows, and/or used via the web interface, yes.

And no problem Beel, you're welcome :)

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