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Best Free Services

The BEST Hand Picked Free Software

The free services we’ve listed here have been hand picked by The IT Folk. We use all these services and don’t get any commission on anything we recommend.

File Sharing and Backup

 

dropbox

Even though there’s a bundle of competing services out there, dropbox is still our favorite file sharing service.

Simply install their desktop software, create a new account and whatever you drop into the dropbox folder on your PC automatically gets copied to your dropbox account over the internet. Simple! Installed on multiple computers and you can access the same files from any of them.  Not only that, you can access them from your smartphones and tablets.

The free version gives you 2 GB of space, ideal for documents and photos, but not so good if you have large videos etc.

We don’t recommend you use this as a backup. Whilst it does mean you have multiple copies of your files, if you accidentally delete them from your drop box folder on one computer, it will delete them on the others.

Pros :-

  • It’s Free
  • Simple to use
  • Works in the background
  • Good for documents and pictures
  • Access files, photos from smartphones and tablets

Cons :-

  • 2GB is not great for large files live home movies etc.
  • Not good as a backup solution.

 

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google drive

Google Drive has similar functionality to dropbox but offers something different. Not only can you syncronise files you drop into your google drive like dropbox, you can also create documents, spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations similar to Microsoft Office and access them from any computer or device connected to the internet. Not only that their free account gives you 5gb of storage.

Pros :

  • It’s Free
  • Works in the background
  • Good for documents and pictures
  • Access files, photos from smartphones and tablets

Cons :-

  • 5GB is not great for large files live home movies etc.
  • A little clunkier to use than dropbox

 

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google music

Google Music –  Upload your ENTIRE music collection to your google music account, then listen to your tunes from any internet enabled computer or device for FREE! Not only can you stream your music, this service also acts as a backup for those precious mp3 files.

In addition, you can stream your music to your tablet or smartphone, and even download albums you want to keep on your device.

Pros :

  • Upload a whopping 20,000 songs
  • Steam via browser or to your smartphone or tablet
  • Acts as a backup for your mp3’s
  • Download albums to your tablet or smartphone

Cons :-

  • Wifi required. Streaming doesn’t work well on 3G (not tried 4G)

 

Sign up for a free account

 

 

 

Disclaimer: The views and opinions contained on this page are exactly that! Our views and opinions and we make no official claim that these services are better than commercial versions. Nor do we take any responsibility for their use. Use them at your own risk

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