Best Deals in Cloud Storage

Edit, store and share documents for free with low-cost cloud storage.

Izmir, Turkey - November 15, 2011: Apple web page iCloud displayed on a computer screen. iCloud is a cloud storage service from Apple. iCloud users access personal music, apps, photos and mor
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Guide to Scoring the Best Deals in 2018

Free and cheap cloud storage is widely available, but Google Drive stands out for its 15GB of free storage for users who have a Google account. Drive can serve as a storage shed for your files or for backing up your device—but it’s also a workbench, allowing you to edit documents, spreadsheets and other files on the go and share them with others.

If you want more space—say, to store large files or back up your computer’s hard drive—Google Drive is still a deal. For example, 1TB of space costs $10 a month. Apple users should consider iCloud Drive. You’ll get 5GB of free storage, and a 2TB storage plan costs $10 a month and can be shared with your family.

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.