Lifehacker Awards 2013: Nominate Your Favourite Cloud Storage Service

We're still after your suggestions Lifehacker Awards nominations. This morning, we want to hear about your favourite cloud storage service.

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There are some obvious big players here (Dropbox, SkyDrive, iCloud) as well as plenty of niche offerings. What options do you favour when it comes to keeping documents in the cloud? Tell us your favourites and we'll add all the best suggestions into the list for voting next week.

Throughout this week, we'll be asking for your nominations in additional categories relating to technology, organisation and productivity. Keep visiting the site every day to see when you can nominate your favourites, and make sure you're back when voting starts next Monday.


    Copy ( More people should know about it. The #1 killer feature for me is the Linux support. The client app (GUI and console daemon) is much better than what Dropbox or any of the others offer. The Android client is nice too. You get a 15GB of storage when you sign up, plus a bonus 5GB if you sign up with a referral, or if you refer someone.

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    Copy looks good, 46mb for the windows client is a bit hefty.

    Evernote for me, I hold all my documents in there, right there with my work, my notes, my task list, all secured with two factor authentication, 1gb upload per need for another service!

    TeamDrive also deserves more attention - automatic, cross-platform (incl. Linux) file sync with end-to-end encryption and version control. Data can be stored in any given WebDAV space or a dedicated TeamDrive server instance.

    I like Cubby as it has a really useful folder sync tool so I can sync a folder between machines without having to host it in the cloud.

    TeamDrive is supporting all major platforms and it is secure -End-2-End encryption. All American services are only doing encryption at rest. With TeamDrive you can host, control, sync and share your personal and/or sensitive data while retaining full control and protecting the data against snooping from any 3rd party. With TeamDrive you can make your hard disc to your secure personal cloud or use a WebDAV cloud service or the TeamDrive cloud.

    BOX.COM is great when you do not want to have folders on your PC linked to the cloud.
    I use it to send encrypted back ups of my data - using Winrar to create an archived file with password to upload monthly.

    Teamdrive. cloud based or server based, allows mixed infastructure as well. is a secure sync & share service from Germany. Unique to it is the full end to end encryption AES-256. The keys remain solely at the customer. And customers can chose to sync via their own severs and mixed server environment (Cloud, WebDAV or Own Server). Any choice is similar secure and protects the users privacy.

    I use for backup, 5TBs for a reasonable price

    Unlimited storage on Zoolz for $27, cold storage bit good client and it's cheap

    Sugar sync works best. It maintains your directory structure over multiple computers and keeps 5 previous versions of your files.

    To be honest, I am a bit shocked that most comments are just about low price and/or big storage while hardly anyone seems to pay much attention to safe encryption. To me this is vital, and a cloud service that does not encrypt my data in a way that prevents ANY others to read them.
    My choice was Teamdrive BTW. There are a few other services that support my requirements, but, sad to say, none of the big players.

    Hightail (formerly YouSendIt). Simple, secure and get's the job done.

    LogMeIn Cubby has its unique and useful peer-to-peer sync feature, but I tend to use Dropbox the most.

    I like Cubby as it has a pretty cool folder sync tool so I can sync a folder between machines without having to host it in the cloud

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