What are the best resources for keeping documents safe?

asked by Dipak Tamuli
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    #1Microsoft OneDrive

    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service where you easily store, share and backup your files such as documents, photos, and other files from anywhere, on any device or computer. 
    Software

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Amy Riley
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "One Drive is a great option for cloud storage and can easily serve as back up for documents so you don't lose everything when your puppy knocks your coffee onto your laptop. The biggest selling point is probably that it has apps available for a lot of different platforms, so it's easy to get to your stuff from different devices."
  2. 20

    #2Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.

    Apps

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Mark Martin
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I found Dropbox years ago after I started to work for myself and I needed a secure online platform that I could also use to share my files from. Dropbox work';s perfectly for that and runs quietly in the background on my computer. It does everything that I need it to do and it is free. "
  3. 18

    #3Solid Explorer File Manager

    Solid Explorer File Manager

    Solid Explorer is a file explorer and cloud manager, with two independent navigation panels which provides you a new experience in file exploration, being able to manage your Dropbox

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joe Burke
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Great app for keeping track of my files"
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    #4Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Raymond Hunt
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Google Drive is great if you already use Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Calendar and Contacts. It keeps all of your stuff under one roof. Plus, you get a lot of gigs of space for free. You can't beat that!"
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    #5ES File Explorer

    ES File Explorer

    ES File Explorer (File Manager) is an all-in-one free app for Android devices. It is capable of managing all files both online and offline and transferring to other devices via WiFi. The app also has a built-in app manager and note editor.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Lawrence West
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This is basically a great app. I love how it can deal with all sorts of file types and allows me to get a preview, which is useful for oddly titled files. Unfortunately, it is prone to bugs. They get fixed but then another bug with pop up. "
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    #6SpiderOak One

    SpiderOak One

    SpiderOak is a software for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers capable of protecting a user's group messaging, file sharing, and file backups. It also has end-to-end encryption to keep you safe from privacy intrusions, ransomware, and data loss.

    Software

    Android, Mac, Windows, iOS, Linux

    Free

    Samantha Oliver
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I've really been enjoying using SpiderOak for storing and sharing files. Far more secure than other platforms, it gives me great peace of mind in a time when data breaches are common. The interface is snappy and intuitive, and I appreciate the increased privacy of encryption as well. Plus the messaging feature is far superior to networks already known to leak, share, and sell your info."
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    #7Mega

    Mega
    Mega is a free cloud storage service, created by Kim Dotcom at 2013, in which basic users can have 50 GB for free. It also offers file hosting services and has mobile apps for the principal mobile operating systems.  
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Frank Barnett
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I was looking for a place to keep documents safe and this doesn't really fit the bill. Mega is a great place to upload stuff but I would want something with a better reputation for security in this situation. "
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    #8Owncloud

    Owncloud
    A safe home for all your dataAccess & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms
    Websites

    Free

    Jeremy Hansen
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I've been using Owncloud for over a month now and find it a great way to organize all my documents in one place. On top of that, it's cloud-based, so no need to do regular backups."
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    #9Amaze File Manager

    Amaze File Manager

    This free and easy to use app will allow you to manage, share and organize all your files on your Android phone. It also features useful tools, like multiple tabs to do many things at the same time. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jane Kelly
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Keeping files save is key to being secure in this day and age. Amaze file manager goes far with its efforts to help you manage your files."
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    #10hubiC

    hubiC

    Synchronise your data across multiple devices. Get a HubiC folder on all your computers and synchronize content across them all. Anything you drag and drop into this folder is then stored in hubiC so that you can access it from your tablet, smartphone or via the web application

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Carolyn Dunn
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "HubiC has helped me keep precious documents off my laptop, where they could have been taken if it was stolen. It has helped me feel way more secure about my information."
  8. 4

    #11Nextcloud

    Nextcloud
    Nextcloud is an open source app that allows you to upload, save and share files. It features a large range of formats and has multi-account support. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Price upon request

    Tammy Carter
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Keep documents safe in the cloud. Good idea, but what about hacking? Is this safe?"
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    #12SugarSync

    SugarSync

    SugarSync is a cloud storage app developed specifically for Android systems. Work indistinctly from your computer or your phone with its file sync system. It features an automatic uploader for the mobile photos.

    Other

    Free- Varies by plan

    Bryan Stone
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "SugarSync is a great cloud storage app if you are on the Android system. However, I don't know that it is any better at keeping documents safe than any other cloud, or other means of, storage."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for keeping documents safe
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Microsoft OneDrive Software 26 Free
2DropboxApps 20 Free
3Solid Explorer File ManagerApps 18 Free
4Google DriveApps 18 Free
5ES File ExplorerApps 14 Free
6SpiderOak OneSoftware 12 Free
7MegaApps 10 Free
8OwncloudWebsites 9 Free
9Amaze File ManagerApps 6 Free
10hubiCWebsites 5 Free
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