Top 5 Ideas For Your Cloud Space

cloud space

 

There seems to be no end to cloud services popping out everywhere. Google Drive, Microsoft’s SkyDrive, Dropbox, just Box and probably many others. I now have exactly 70GB of pure cloud goodness:  8GB of Dropbox space, 10GB on Google Drive, 50GB on Box, and 7GB on Microsoft’s SkyDrive. But for what? For all people who are wondering what to do with all those space here are the top five ideas you can do.

 

1. Your personal media storage

 

It’s obvious really, what’s your songs doing in your own hardisk now? It’s time to move them all to your cloud space. For this you can either:

 

  • Register with Google Play Music for a huge space of 20,000 songs.
  • Specialize one of your cloud services ONLY for those family photos, that way, you won’t be confused searching them out. I recommend Dropbox for this, since they offer a quick gallery view in case your family asks for them.

2. File Backups

Got some documents you don’t want to lose? Or secret photos from a trip to Vegas? Store them in a cloud service. I recommend Dropbox, again, due to its encryption feature. Some neat ideas to do is storing those hard, important passwords you often forget. Be sure to encrypt them and change its name though, nothing cracks hackers more than a text file named “passwords.txt”

3. File Sharing

Got some files you want to share with your friends or colleagues? Box is the way to go since, it has the easiest controls and file sharing features. That way when your friend/colleague first register for it, they won’t get confused navigating the cloud jungle. For business or enterprise level file sharing, you can make a file or entire folders private, allowing only people you trust to be able to gain access to them.

4. Game Saves

People rarely bring thumb drives for game saves anyways. I know I don’t. How many times has it occurred to you? When you wish you can play that 10MB game in your school’s computer or in the office computer without needing to start a new game? Reserve another cloud space just for this, or at least put them in its own folder. They deserve it. Go with sync-able services so that when you use another computer, you can just open your cloud drive, sync and play away!

5. Portable Apps

Forget to bring that important USB containing all your oh so important apps? You’ll be glad if you store another batch of them in your cloud drive. That way, when you want to use them, you can just download the whole folder to the computer and use them right away!
So, that’s about it for my Ideas, what about yours? What do you do with all those cloud space? Comment down below! For the previous high five, visit Chrome and Top 5 Features Hidden From You

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Chrome and Top 5 Features Hidden From You

chromeSo, this marks my first High Fives series. I am quite satisfied with this category name, kinda like a pun? I don’t know what it’s called exactly, probably the reason why I fail in English class. Going to write more posts like this so please follow if you are interested. The High Five category will contain top 5 tech tips and computer tips such as what I’m going to post now. Onward then!

Google Chrome, with its darn simple, minimalistic design we all love have probably just managed to hide its best features from most of its users and boy, are they good at it.

 

1. Pin – Tabbing

Noname

To pin a tab, all you need to do is right clicking the tab you want to ‘pin’. The tab will then shrink to only its icon and remains, for a lack of a better word, ‘unclosable’.

This is useful for tabs you don’t want to accidentally close like Gmail or any other mail providers. (which I seem to do often enough)

 

 

To remove the pin just repeat the process and click on ‘unpin tab’.

 

2. Drag and Drop Downloads

drop and drag

You might have other better download managers ready in your pocket but the chrome default download engine is actually good enough for quick small file downloads. (usually images)

For those people who use them it’s good if they know that they can actually drag and drop the file they just downloaded anywhere in Windows.

 

3. Task Manager

 

Task Manager Chrome

 

Yes, the tool we use to close annoying slow browsers or force closing a game is also build in google chrome. You can see the chrome’s version of task manager by the Tools menu or the lazy and best way, Shift + Esc, on your keyboard.

The Task Manager shows memory eaten by Chrome and its plugins. Kinda handy to monitor your browser diet I guess.

 

4. Calculator

Calculator Search Bar

The Google Search Bar always bring surprises, this time in the form of a working calculator. It can do simple, basic calculations like multiplication and addition but not X’s and Y’s problems. So no, it can’t do your homework. For multiplication use (*) and for division use (/).

 

 

5. Standalone Site Search

Searchsite

 

If you have ever done a search within a website with its installed search bar, you can do that site’s search by typing, for example : http://www.techexperience.net ; then press tab.

This is quite a rare feat to be done since it is quite useless in my opinion.

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