Storing files online is finally approaching critical mass with all the big players in the tech world offering some sort of solution or another. The dedicated services, Dropbox and SugarSync, served to hook everybody on the idea of storing and sharing files online, but since then Microsoft and then Google have rolled out their own offerings. All the services offer free storage, with paid options for increased quotas. An obvious benefit of storing files online is being able to view and edit files on a mobile device while you're out and about. This list looks at the relative merits of the options available for Symbian users. ...
There are three factors to consider with each of these services:
Accessing files via a native Symbian client.Financial restrictions and value for money.Being able to edit files on the web.
Clearly, if the last point is important to you, then Google or SkyDrive will be the best options. However, these two are the least well catered for on Symbian. SkyDrive offers the best value for money, and will provide benefits down the road if you're planning to move to Windows Phone 7. However, if you are (or are planning to be) an Android user, then it makes much more sense to go with Google Drive. Then again, many third party services prefer Dropbox usage, and if this affects you, you'll need to use Dropbox.
Fortunately though, you can use all of these services in concert via your home computer. All the services, except SugarSync, work by synchronising a special folder for that service. However, there are various ways in which you can reconfigure either the sync client, or your operatingsystem, so that you can have your mission critical folders within these sync folders, and even have one sync folder within another. These are all tricks for another day, and probably left for another site to tell you about though.
My best recommendation is to sign up for everything and to use all of the services in concert as best you can. For example, I use SkyDrive to sync my desktop folder with the cloud, but my SkyDrive folder is a sub-folder of my Dropbox folder. Then for an added layer of protection, I also have SugarSync keeping a copy of everything too.