Google just announced the launch of Google Drive, an online storage service that offers 5GB for free. It's got some neat features, including Google Docs integration, a search engine that recognizes objects in pictures and can read the text in scanned documents and the option to look back through up to 30 days of revisions. Google Drive isn't the only free storage option in town, of course, and since most of us have more than 5GB to back up, here's a look at where else you can store your stuff:
- Amazon Cloud Drive - 5 GB of free storage.
- iCloud from Apple - 5 GB of free storage. You need an Apple ID (which is free) to set it up, and although it works best with Apple products it does also work on PCs and other non-Apple devices.
- Box.com - 5 GB of free storage.
- Mozy.com - 2 GB of free storage.
- Dropbox.com - 2 GB of free storage to start, but for each new user you refer, you'll get another 500 MB of storage, up to a maximum of 18 GB.
- SkyDrive from Microsoft - 7 GB of free storage, but the service isn't as nimble as many of the others and most of the integration support has been put into Windows phones, which just aren't that popular.