If you have multiple devices in your home – and we all probably do – then you definitely want an easy way to share photos from one device to another. Cloud Syncing, Cloud Sharing, and Cloud Storage services allow for your photo library to “live” online, so that you can access your photos from multiple devices, or easily share files with friends and family.
For instance, you might want to store a photo in a place where everyone can access it, even if they switch devices. You might take photos on your phone, but want to edit them on your computer. You might be truing to gather a bunch of pictures together for a slideshow, or share photos from an even with many people. All of these situations call for some time of cloud syncing/sharing/storage service. Which one depends on what you want to do!
What is Cloud Storage, Anyway?
Storing files on “the cloud” is like an online version of a hard drive, but that drive isn’t on your computer. Your files are living on a virtual server that belongs to someone else. Companies are renting you space and convenience, since their server is accessible from anywhere you have internet access.
So cloud storage has no actual “cloud” holding data, it’s just a term that helps people understand that you’re accessing files over the internet.
I recommend cloud syncing/storage services for simple file sharing among family members and for ease of use between devices….