Free online cloud storage websites

What are the best free online storage websites?

There are a lot of free storage websites on the internet today. Some offer free cloud storage while others offer traditional storage. Most are pretty decent, however each one offers different features. One thing that is common to all of them is that they limit the size of storage offered for free, as you would expect, since it is free. If you need much more space, you’ll have to pay. This post looks at some of the differences and pros and cons of some of the most popular free online storage accounts. Read on to learn more:

Mega.co.nz

In my opinion the best of all of them is Mega. However, they are somewhat controversial and some may not feel safe or confident enough to backup their files to this website/cloud. I have to say I myself am a little skeptical as well, since I lost files on the previous mega.com after it was seized by US govt. However, their new service seems to be way better then before, for one they use AES encryption to securely transfer files, also mega does not store passwords or master keys (so they have no way of knowing your passwords or accessing your files),
Mega seems to be one of the most secure cloud storages available. They offer pretty good transfer speed, 50GB of space free, but there is the downside of bad publicity and feelings that site could be taken down by US for ‘illegal sharing of copyrighted files’?

dropbox.com

dropbox.com is pretty popular and not controversial like Mega. However your free account will be limited to 2GB and they do not have the advanced security features like mega, but pretty good speed and they offer 2 GB for free. This one is just about perfect for most people to back up important files on their computers, such as word documents, tax returns, photos, and the like.

4shared.com

4shared.com offers 15GB free space per user, but they do not have advanced security features like mega and they will close your account if someone complains about a copyrighted file on your account. Other than that it is pretty similar to dropbox, just that they offer a little more free space.

hubic.com

I have to admit I don’t know much about hubic.com, but I do know that they offer 25GB of cloud storage for free. I don’t know much more about them than that, but you can try it out for free, so what do you have to loose?

Other free online storage sites

There are of course, others such as google drive and microsofts onedrive, as well as others. So if you know of other free online storage websites feel free to add them in the comments section…….

photoshop alternatives

The Best Free Alternatives to Photoshop

The Best Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Photoshop is great but if you don’t have the bread to be able to buy it then you’re still not out of luck

Read on to learn about all of the alternatives to photoshop, and they are all free!

There are many alternatives to Photoshop, and some are even free. Some even come pretty close to having all the features that photoshop has. But in my opinion, there is only one Photoshop and Photoshop is the best everyday graphics software on the market. But if money is a concern or problem, don’t worry, there are plenty of free alternatives to Photoshop. Read about the best Photoshop alternatives here.

Gimp!

Gimp stands for Graphic image manipulation program and it is free and open source. Overall it is similar to Photoshop in many ways, it has layers, filters, and many of the same tools as photoshop, and like Photoshop it also has the ability to add plugins for additional functionality. However for those used to working in photoshop you will find that it may be difficult to work in, and they keyboard shortcuts are completely different in Gimp than in photoshop (although you can remap the shortcuts to mimic photoshop, but that is a difficult and advanced task). Also working with text in Gimp is nowhere near as easy or professional looking as it is in photoshop. Working with text in Gimp is it’s bigest flaw in my opinion. But having said that, it is free to use as you please for anything (even commercial work), and it is also available for windows, linux, and mac. You can find more information and the download links at: Gimp.org

Photopea

Photopea is an online copy of photoshop. It is kind of a bare-bones version of photoshop, that is online and free to use. It will read most any photoshop files, and will recognize layers and even text fonts, although I have found that it will tell you what font was used much of the time that font will be missing from the built in font library. Anyway it is pretty smooth for what it is, and it’s main selling point is to be able to read, open, and edit photoshop native files. And that it does very well. If you would like to try it out you can find it at: photopea.com

Canva

canva

Canva is a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use. Canva is pretty nice for photo editing and also for adding effects to your photos. Its also very easy to use the online version, and it’s free. Canva has been around for about two years and has over 10 million users. If you would like to try it out you can find it at: Canva.com

Others

I am sure that there are other Photoshop alternatives out there, but the above two are the only two that I have found that even come close to Photoshops features and uses. If you know of any other photoshop alternatives then please post them in the comments section.

Thanks for reading this article!

Shane Zentz