Cloud Storage for the iPhone
Take a look at these cloud based storage solutions for the iPhone. There may not be any hardware based expandable memory for the iPhone, but these services will offer you plenty of extra space for photos, video and just about anything else. The best thing about cloud based storage is the ability to access the files from multiple locations and devices at the same time. This means you can upload a file from your iPhone, and instantly access it on your PC and vice-versa.
iDisk is a service which comes included with MobileMe. This integrates directly into the iPhone and offers access to cloud based storage. Any file type can be uploaded and shared with anyone you desire. The storage limit for iDisk is currently 20GB with a monthly transfer of 200 GBs. The service is not free and costs $99 a year for an individual account. Family accounts can also be purchased for $149 a year. MobileMe does include other services in addition to the iDisk service. Upgrade plans can be purchased to add even more storage, up to 40GB more storage.
Read this full review of iDisk for the iPhone.
Dropbox is a very handy cloud based storage solution, which is now compatible with the iPhone. Simply create an account on the website, choose a plan and install the iPhone app. Once the iPhone app is installed, files can be uploaded and downloaded to and from the iPhone. Files are instantly synced to all connected devices, which may include other mobile devices or a computer as well. This works great for transferring files and keeping data synced. It may also be used as expandable memory for the iPhone and can greatly augment the storage capacity of the iPhone. Dropbox offers a free plan which includes 2GB of storage, they also offer the following paid plans: Pro 50GB: $9.99/month and Pro 100GB: $19.99/month.
Read the full review of the Dropbox iPhone app.
This cloud based storage service is designed for heavier users. They do offer some smaller storage capacity plans, however, they also offer some of the largest plans available. ZumoDrive works on the iPhone via a simple application which can be downloaded for the iPhone. The pricing plans include the following: 1GB: Free, 10GB: $2.99/month, 25GB: $6.99/month, 50GB: $9.99/month, 100GB: $19.99/month, 200GB: $37.99/month, 500GB: $79.99/month.
Read our review of ZumoDrive for the iPhone.
This is yet another cloud based storage service, which has also added iPhone support. Box.net is one of the original cloud based storage devices for computers and it works very similarly to other cloud based storage services. Box.net does differ in the area of pricing, and users should be warned that they do limit individual file sizes on all account types. Plans include: Up to 15GB: Free, 15GB Business Plan: $15/month, Unlimited Storage: Varies, call or email for prices.
Read more about cloud based storage services such as Box.net.