[Promotional*] There are clearly a few cases where you may have started to come into contact with home user cloud sprawl; you might have a bunch of photos on iCloud, a few documents in One Note, a rarely used (but still important) spreadsheet sat in Box and a handful of apps connected to your Dropbox account. This really does mirror storage issues that industry has had since the first spinning disk in a desktop computer.

What I’ve also found is that at different times some providers, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive etc… have all had different free storage allocations or different integrations with whatever app is flavour of the month on my phone. The problem with this is, of course, consistency and making sure that when I need to grab a file or whatever it’s in a cloud I can use and is up to date.

There are a handful of different providers out there but one that is certainly worth looking at is CloudHQ; and in particular the ability for it to sync with Amazon Cloud Drive for photos and videos. A recent benefit for Amazon Prime members is the unlimited storage of pictures, and given that it costs £79 a year it’s worth exploiting! I’ve found that over the last few years’ my photo storage has incrementally crept up to around the 15GB mark, which is great for my memories but pretty bad for my Dropbox budget. CloudHQ will let you synchronize either bi-directionally or one-way, it also does this in the background out in the ether** not consuming bandwidth or storage on your devices.

I would recommend checking it out at CloudHQ, they have some free trials and a handful of compatible providers.

* This post is not sponsored per se, but I will receive a credit towards a CloudHQ.net account and for transparency I thought it best to explain that here.

** The internet