Cloud Search Magic

March 26, 2020

Storing files on the cloud is a marvelous way to back up files and also free up valuable memory on devices. There is one big problem if you offload files on the cloud: finding them. There are various platforms to store files in the cloud, but Popular Science explains in the article “Find Any File In The Cloud” if you are unfamiliar with the platform it will be harder to find files.

The article explores popular cloud hosting platforms and walks readers through how to locate and search for files. The platforms examined are Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, and OneDrive. Each specific platform has its intricacies, but are important to master:

“But if you haven’t taken the time to explore a platform in depth, or if you use several and often get confused, you might find it harder to track down particular files compared to having them on a local hard drive. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. All the big cloud storage providers have useful tools for searching through your files and folders, whether you’re using a web browser, a desktop computer, or your phone.”

Be aware that these platforms can change based on the device accessing them. Many devices have mobile and desktop interfaces, so things are changed around if you move from one machine to another. None of these platforms are superior to the other, but users will prefer one to the other based on the type of machine they are using.

Another thing to consider when selecting a platform to use are the security parameters each one uses. The platform could be easy to use, but it also might be easy to hack.

Whitney Grace, March 26, 2020

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