In relation to free online backup services we will review the following features.
- Ad Free
During use of free online backup services you can see some advertising. Or not. We find out which services show advertisements of are ad-free.
Some free online backup services will limit the speed of upload and/or download. Some services don’t. We find out.
- Automatic Backup
Sometimes it possible to arrange an automatic backup of your (new) files, think of photos or other stuff.
- Backup Multiple Devices
Some online backup services offer possibilities to backup more devices, think of laptops, desktop pc’s, smartphones and tablets.
Some services offer possibilities to work together on files.
In which country is your data stored? Very important with regards to privacy protection!
- Desktop Application
Most online backup services can used through a internet browser. But a lot the (free) online backup services also software that you can install on your pc or Mac. With regards to automatic uploads it can be useful to use such software.
Encryption is very important. A lot of encryption types exist. In the section Encryption on this site we will discuss the encryption types the online backup services offered.
- File Sharing
Most (free) online backup services offer file sharing options. It means that you can share your online stored files with other people.
- File Versioning
File version means that go back to an earlier version of a file. Think of a Word document. If you backup a Word document all the time online, you can have to possibility with certain services to retrieve the Word document version of last week or yesterday, for example.
- Folder Sharing
Folder sharing is also a great option some free online backup services offer. It means that you can shared all the files in a particular folder.
Most (free) online backup services are in the English language. But most of them offer their free online backup service in several languages, so it might be possible to use the service in your mother language.
- Maximum File Size
Some free online backup services have a limit with regards to the maximum file size you can upload.
- Mobile Sites
A mobile version of a site can be useful in case you work from a tablet or smatphone. The sites of most (free) online backup services are responsive, which means that the website automatically fits to the small screen of a smartphone and tablet.
- Operating System
Are your working with Linux or Mac and you want to use the desktop of a (free) online backup provider? Some of the services offer software for Linux, Mac and Windows. Take a look at our overview to find out if your operation system is supported.
Synchronization can be a great option. Some of the services offer this. We distinguish some different types of synchronization. In the section Synchronization we find out.
- Storage Space
Storage space is important. How much space do they offer? Stack offers for example 1000 GB and is only offering 500 MB.
- Scheduled Backup
A scheduled backup can be great. That means that a certain time a backup automatically will be made.
- Restore Deleted Files
Deleted a backupped file by accident? Most services keep an hidden copy of the deleted file for a certain time, say 30 days in most cases. So a deleted file can be retrieved with a lot of online baciku p services.
Some services have a monthly traffic limit. It means that you can transfer a certain amount of data to or from the free online backup service. Do you exceed the traffic limit, then it is no longer possible to upload or download files from the service. Keep in mind that just a few free online backup services have a limit.
- Upload Folder(s)
Uploading folders is a great feature. It means that you can select the whole folder including the files for uploading. Not all the free online backup services offer these feature.
- Web Access
Most free online backup services offer web access. It means that you can visit a web page and then can login with your username and password to access your files.
Some free online backup services offer WebDaV. This means that the service appears an extra folder on your desktop. You can drag and drop files from an to the online backup services. On this site you find an overview of free online backup services that support WebDAV.