11 Best Free Cloud Media Storage Services

Here is a list of best free cloud media storage services. All of these are cloud based services in which you can upload all your media files and documents. You can easily access these services from anywhere to store or download media form them. Some of these services also offer desktop clients that let you synchronize your system with their cloud services. In these services, you also get a good set of management features through which you can categorize and filter data based on their type. To find desired data from cloud storage, these services offer advanced search tools that let you locate data based on their type, date of upload, etc.

Through most of these services, you can also share your data with other users. Although some services only let you share data with users of the same service. A few of these services also let you edit text-based data of DOC, TXT, RTF, etc., formats. Plus, useful version history feature also present in some through which you can view the previous versions of a file. The only drawback of these services is their limited cloud storage in their free version. Although, you get an option to upgrade cloud storage by subscribing to their premium versions. Go through the list to know more about these services.

My Favorite Cloud Media Storage Services:

Google Drive is my favorite service because it lets you store and manage all types of media files and data. It also offers added Googe Services like Google Docs through which you can view and edit your documents.

OneDrive is another good service that you can try as it offers a secure Personal vault feature to store sensitive information under an extra layer of security.

You can also check out lists of best free Cloud StorageCloud Backup, and Cloud Picture Storage services.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a free cloud media storage service. In this service, you can store all your videos, photos, documents, and data. In it, you cannot only store files and data but also manage them using features like Folders, Sorting, Starred, etc. Plus, you can also preview photos and documents in it. Now, check out the main features of this cloud media storage service.

Main Features:

  •  My Drive: Using it, you can upload all your media and data files to Google Drive. All the uploaded data can be viewed in this section. You can also create new documents in this section using Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc., Google services. Plus, all the essential data management features like sort data, preview media, categorize data, etc., are also present in it.
  • Recent: In it, you can view all the recently viewed media files and documents.
  • Trash: All the deleted media files and documents automatically move to this section where it remains for a few days so that you can recover accidentally deleted data.

Additional Features:

  • Share: Through this feature, you can share media files and documents with other users. At the time of sharing data with others, you can add some permissions namely can edit, can view, and can comment.
  • Activity: Using it, you can track your media files and data access activities.

Limitation:

  • In this personal version of Google Drive, you only get 15 GB of cloud storage.

Final Thoughts:

It is a simple and effective cloud media storage service that also lets you manage and preview media content.

OneDrive

OneDrive is another free cloud media storage service. Through this service, you can store and manage all your media, documents, and data files. Plus, you can take advantage of added Microsoft Ofice services to view and edit documents. You can also find the OneDrive app on Android and iOS platforms that help you access your media on the go. Now, check out the main features of this service>

Main Features:

  • My Files: In this section, you can view all the stored media and document files. In this section, you can also categorize data and files by putting them in separate folders. Other useful features like download data, sort data, rename data, etc., are also present in it.
  • Upload: Using it, you can quickly upload media files and data from your local storage to OneDrive cloud.
  • Photos: In this section, you can view all your images. At any time, you can also preview your images using its internal image viewer.
  • Personal Vault: In it, you can securely store all your important media files and documents. This vault offers an added layer of authentication to provide more security to your data.

Additional Features:

  • Open: Use it to create new or edit existing documents of various formats like PPT, DOCX, DOC, etc.
  • Share: It lets you shared your media files and documents with added permissions (can edit and cannot edit).
  • Version History: It helps you track how many times a document has been edited along with the editing time and date.
  • Embed: Using it, you can generate HTML codes of loaded media files so that you can embed them into a website.

Limitations:

  • In this free version of OneDrive, you can only store media files and data of up to 5 GB.

Final Thoughts:

It is another good cloud media storage service in which you can store all types of media and data files.

Dropbox

Dropbox is another free cloud media storage service. Similar to other media storage services, it also lets you store and manage documents, files, folders, videos, etc. In the case of documents like TXT, DOC, DOCX, etc., it also lets you edit them. This service also lets you transfer large data files with other Dropbox users. Let’s take a brief look at the main features of this service.

Main Features:

  • Upload Files: As its name suggests it is used to quickly upload pictures, videos, and other data files to Dropbox.
  • Home: This section shows all the uploaded documents and images that you can also preview. It also offers navigation features to move from one media file to another.
  • Search: Use it to quickly find uploaded documents by their names.
  • Comment: It is another useful feature that lets you add a custom description with media files.

Additional Features:

  • Share: Through this feature, you can easily share uploaded data with other users.
  • Version History: Using it, you can find out how many times a file has been updated after the upload to the Dropbox cloud.
  • Apps Store: It allows you to add more services with Dropbox such as Trello, Slack, etc.

Limitations:

  • In this free version of Dropbox, you only get the cloud storage of 5 GB.
  • Some features such as Hello Sign and Showcase are also locked.

Final Thoughts:

It is a cleanly designed and simple to use cloud media storage service that anyone can use with ease.

flickr

flickr is yet another free cloud media storage service. This service is mainly designed to store and share pictures. Plus, features to preview pictures and video files are also present in it. Although, you can store files of many other formats in it. By default all your data is public thus other Flickr users can also use your data. If you don’t want other users to view your data then you can make it private at any time. Let’s take a brief look at the main features of this cloud media storage.

Main Features:

  • Upload: Use this feature to upload images, videos, documents, and other types of data from your system to flicker cloud storage. In the case of images and videos, it lets you add tags and categorize them in separate folders. Plus, options to make your data public and private are also provided by it.
  • Photostream: This section is specially designed to view images, photo albums, galleries, etc.
  • Camera Roll: This section helps you sort images according to upload date or image capture date.

Additional Features:

  • Stats: Through this feature, you can find out the number of views you get on your public images and data by other Flickr users.

Limitation:

  • In this free version of Flickr, you can only upload up to 1000 photos, videos, and files. To remove this limit, you need to purchase its premium version.

Final Thoughts:

It is a beautifully designed cloud media storage service in which you can store data and showcase your images and work to other users.

box

box is the next free cloud media storage service. In this service, you can upload and store almost all types of data and files like video files, audio files, documents, etc. A desktop client of this service is also available that lets you sync your system with the box cloud. Plus, it also offers an inbuilt editor to edit documents of TXT, DOC, PPT, etc., formats. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • Upload: Use it to upload files and folders to the box cloud storage.
  • All Files: It shows all the uploaded files and folders that you can easily sort based on Name and Size.
  • Recent: It shows all you recently access data and files.
  • Synced: If you have synchronized your system with this service, then you can view all the automatically synchronized data in it.
  • Search: This service offers an advanced search tool that lets you search for data according to their names, upload date, file type, file owner, etc.

Additional Features:

  • Share: Through this feature, you can share data and files with other users. In the case of text-based documents, you can add access permissions like can edit, only view, etc.
  • Notes: Using it, you can create and maintain all your short notes.

Limitation:

  • In this free version of the box, you get limited cloud storage of 10 GB.
  • Some features are also locked in this free version of this service like Admin Console, Apps, etc.

Final Thoughts:

It is another simple to use cloud media storage service in which you can store all types of data and files.

pCloud

pCloud is another free cloud media storage service. Through this service, you can store and manage all your data and media files. It also lets you share your data with others and download back data when needed. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • Upload: Use it to upload files and folders to pCloud storage.
  • Browse: Using it, you can access and manage all your data and folders. I also offer a handy archive features to archive unnecessary data in the ZIP archive format.
  • Inbuilt Player: This service offers its own media player in which you can play video, audio, and image files.
  • Audio: It is a dedicated section to manage a collection of audio files. Plus, options to view metadata of audio files are also present in it.
  • Revisions: It helps you found out how many times a file has been modified.

Limitation:

  • In this free version of pCloud, you get limited cloud storage of 10 GB. Plus, various features of this service are also locked such as Crypto Folder, Backups, Rewind, etc.

Final Thoughts:

It is a simple yet capable service to store and manage all types of data.

MediaFire

MediaFire is a free cloud media storage service. It is a simple use to cloud data storage service in which you can securely store and manage all types of data such as documents, video files, audio files, presentations, and more. Plus, it also lets you follow other users to share data with them. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • Upload: Using it, you can upload multiple files and folders to the MediaFire cloud.
  • Files: In this section, you can view all the uploaded data, files, and folders. To manage different types of data, it offers various sub-sections such as Camera, Documents, Music, Photos, and more.
  • Advanced Search: Using it, you can quickly search data based on data types such as Folders Only, Files Only, Images, Video, Audio, etc.
  • Recent: In it, you can view all your recently accessed files and documents.

Additional Feature:

  • Following: Using it, you can follow other MediaFire users that enables you to share data with them.

Limitation:

  • This service only provides limited cloud storage of 10 GB. To increase this limit, you need to purchase its premium version.

Final Thoughts:

It is another capable cloud media storage service that anyone can use with ease.

Sync

Sync is the next free cloud media storage service. According to its name, you can use this service to synchronize data between your PC, SmartPhones, Tablets, and other devices. In this service, you can also add multiple users to help you store and manage data and files. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • Files: In this section, you can view all the data and files synchronized across multiple devices. It also lets you upload and download data when needed.
  • Vault: In it, you can store that data that you don’t want to synchronize with other devices.

Additional Features:

  • Sharing: It offers two types of data sharing namely Team Sharing and Links. Team Sharing lets you share data with added users. On the other hand, Links let you share your data with users who are outside of Sync environment.
  • Users: Using it, you can add new users to your Sync account.

Limitation:

  • In this service, you can only store data up to 5 GB. To increase this limit, you need to purchase its premium subscriptions.

Final Thoughts:

Sync is another simple to use cloud media storage service that also enables you to manage data with the help of additional users.

MEGA

MEGA is a free cloud media storage service. In this service, you cannot only store data but also share data with MEGA and non MEGA users. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • File and Folder Upload: Using it, you can upload data, files, folders, video, etc., to the MEGA cloud.
  • Cloud Drive: In it, you can view all the media files and data stored in the MEGA cloud. In this section, you can also create new folders and sort data to manage and categorize data of different types.
  • Recent: In it, you can view all the recently accessed or viewed data.
  • Contacts: Using it, you can add contacts of new users with which you want to share your data.

Additional Feature:

  • Chat: With this feature, you can conduct text conversations with your contacts.

Limitation:

  • This service only offers limited cloud storage of 50 GB.

Final Thoughts:

It is another capable cloud storage service in which you can store media and share data with other users.

KOOFR

KOOFR is yet another free cloud media storage service. Through this service, you can store and manage your media files and data with ease. It also lets you integrate other cloud storage platforms like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., to create a centralized data storage system. It also comes with a desktop client that lets you synchronize your Windows system with this cloud media storage. Let’s take a brief look at the main features of this service.

Main Features:

  • Add: Using it, you can create new text files and upload files and folders to this service.
  • Media Player: It offers its own media player in which you can play stored video, audio, and image files.
  • koofr: In it, you can view all the stored data and media files.
  • Previous Version: It helps you view the previous versions of an edited document or file.
  • Link this computer: Using it, you can connect this service with your system to synchronize data between them

Additional Feature:

  • Share: Using it, you can easily share data with other KOOFR users.

Limitation:

  • This service only offers 10 GB of storage space. To increase the storage space, you need to purchase its premium version.

Final Thoughts:

It is another easy to use cloud media storage service that anyone can use without much hassle.

Amazon Photo Storage

Amazon Photo Storage is another free cloud media storage service. This service is mainly designed to store photo and video files. Now, check out its main features.

Main Features:

  • Add: Using it, you can quickly upload one or more photos and video files to this service.
  • Your Photos: In it, you can view all your stored photos. An inbuilt photo viewer is also provided by it.
  • Albums: Through this feature, you can create photo and video albums and manage them.
  • Sharing: This feature lets you create a group of users with which you can easily share photo and video content.
  • Your Storage: It helps you keep track of cloud storage space.

Limitation:

  • This free version of Amazon Photo Storage service only offers a limited cloud storage space of 5 GB.

Final Thoughts:

It is another good cloud media storage service through which you can store and manage video and images.

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