pCloud: Free Online File Storage

These days, there are countless online file storage providers all vying for your attention. If you’re in the market for more cloud space, the lesser-known but feature-rich “pCloud” is certainly worth considering. They provide 10GB free storage and expand up to 20GB free if you refer a friend.

pCloud has a simple interface that performs well on many devices, including desktop computers (Windows, Linux and Mac), Android and iOS mobiles or tablets. Currently, no software is available for Windows phones, but this may change in the near future. Having said that, you can access files via your Web browser which means all devices with an Internet connection are supported.

The interface is clean and easy to navigate with simple options that bring an intuitive experience. Uploading, organising and editing files and folders is straight-forward and all your stored documents, photographs or videos can be clearly viewed in a familiar interface. If you have shared files with friends or colleagues, these are kept separately, away from your personal uploads. You can even connect the service to other cloud or social accounts and backup files from Dropbox, OneDrive, Facebook, etc. This is ideal if you want to save bandwidth and data transfer limits.

Other features include: an offline mode, instant backups for your photos and videos, encryption (for your most sensitive files), multiple file updates, and unlimited file size limits.

A number of commercial versions are available for power users.