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A flurry of cloud storage apps have hit the Play Store in recent days, with COMODO Security Solutions, Bitdefender, and Genie9 all releasing official cloud solutions. Each of the new apps puts its own twist on cloud storage, offering slightly different features, so it's worth looking at each individually.

COMODO Cloud

Comodo Security Solutions, a respected purveyor of desktop (and Android) security solutions, released COMODO Cloud to the Play Store just a couple of days ago, bringing a practical, thoughtful solution to those seeking an easy cloud syncing option.

Comodo's cloud storage service for Android tips the scales among new cloud app entries, offering users 5GB of free storage, allowing for the upload of "any file," from photos to videos, apks, and more, adding special support for contact backup (just in case your contacts aren't synced with Google).

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The interface, in keeping with Comodo's antivirus app, is simple and intuitive, making cloud upload, backup, and sync a breeze. With 5GB of free storage, Comodo may be the most economical choice of the three new cloud apps, and maintains a tiny footprint, coming in at a minimal 1.1MB download.

Bitdefender Safebox

Bitdefender, provider of one of the most popular security solutions available for Android, has also entered the cloud backup game this week, releasing Bitdefender Safebox to the Play Store. Safebox starts users out with 2GB of storage space for free, offering paid upgrades "to meet the demands of your ever-changing digital life."

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Like Comodo's app, Safebox offers a cohesive, simple interface and intuitive functionality. Adding a refreshing twist, however, Bitdefender's solution can be set to automatically back up synced files the moment they are changed.

Safebox also adds easy sharing capabilities, allowing users to share large files with friends, family, and colleagues in no time flat. Stepping things up even further, Bitdefender supports multiple devices for each account, meaning all your devices' data can be backed up to a central location, requiring just one log-in from any PC or Android device.

Zoolz

Genie9, the creator of Timeline Cloud, released another cloud solution this week – Zoolz. The new cloud service gives users up to 4GB of free space and, like Bitdefender, allows for easy sharing of large files. Like the other apps, Zoolz can sync with any PC, external/network drive, iOS device, or Android device, making it a very versatile solution for cloud access.

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Zoolz also offers some unique functionality in terms of organization, putting all your photos into a single timeline, allowing for chronological browsing.

Users can store virtually any type of file, and mark certain files (like music) for offline play. The app also features Facebook integration, meaning you can share your synced photos with all your friends at any time.

In short, those seeking a new cloud storage solution got several new options this week. All three apps are totally free, and offer their own advantages, so they're all worth checking out. Just click through any of the Play Store widgets above to start syncing and sharing your files.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Eduardo

    I still preferred Box... It's simple, quick and it has a very good UI

    Dont forget 50Gb free :It's Freeeee:

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      Box is a great solution for mobile, especially given Titanium Backup's recent integration, but without a PC interface or higher file size limit, I might be willing to sacrifice some storage space with another solution.

      • Val

        which would you recommend? I need one that has at least 1gb max uploading file limit

    • Zaatour36

      Box is da best!

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        IMO, SugarSync is far superior to all other services, including Box.

  • sriracha

    why do two companies in the security business suddenly want to store my data on their servers? to make a buck from increased-storage-limit subscribers? or are they doing something else with my data?

    • Jose

      Likely to make their security packages more comprehensive.

    • rick

      Some security companies have been doing it for a while. I believe Norton 360 started it with their first release. With the onset of needing security programs for smart phones, the online storage makes sense. Security companies probably figure they can have one release that covers a PC, smart phone, online storage and whatever else.

      The internet security customers can be a pretty loyal following. And many want an all-in-one solution. Those suites that do not offer the online storage and smart phone security to go along with a PC security suite may be left behind.

      • sriracha

        i would never have thought security and online storage would go hand-in-hand. sounds kinda like a peanut butter and tomato sandwich to me. i guess looking at it that way though, it makes sense for some users. thanks for the reply.

  • Tony

    Obviously you guys dont know dropbox is giving 23GB away. Your welcome.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4135968/Dropbox_23GB_S4_v2_theos0o.apk

    • Val

      must be a hoax. i just googled it and there's nothing legit about it. proof??

      • Tony

        I dont care if you try it or not. Not really my problem.

    • Xamindar

      since when can an apk file give you more dropbox space?

    • Nasapunk88

      I did this and after a few minutes received my free 23gigs on to my account for next 2 years...Now im at 45gigs!!

      This just makes dropbox believe you are running an HTC sense 4.0 phone; which has this promotion of free space.

    • Al

      Thanks :) worked for me..

    • Lav

      when i clicked on it to save, they said server is not found. so i right clicked and saved it.

      does anyone else have the same error as me when trying to install it? "Application not installed."

  • rick

    Dropbox was giving out an extra 4.5 GB for people who took part in a recent beta. The details are in the dropbox forum. The way a person can get to the 23 GB is adding the basic amount + the beta amount + the extra space a person gets by having a .edu address and from referring people

    • Tony

      Yea you know absolutely nothing. They are giving 23 gb for htc devices due to a partnership.

      • rick

        Maybe you know absolutely nothing? There was a legit way to get that amount of GB space permanently, not 24 months or until DB figures out the ones who are not really running HTC. Like I said, the DB forum was offering more space for beta testing. But apparently you are more concerned with stealing which will ruin it for lots of people. Maybe you think you are a genius but really just a dumb jerk.

  • Tony

    Hi Tony,

    Congrats on becoming a Dropbox Guru! We've awarded you 23 GB of bonus space for the next 24 months! You now have 34.25 GB on Dropbox. To get even more space, check out our upgrade options.

    Thanks again for supercharging your HTC device with Dropbox!

    Enjoy,
    - The Dropbox Team

  • ATKayyali

    Zoolz Seems very interesting, it provides strong encryption for strong files

    • Tony

      If you want to keep your files private you really shouldn't be putting them on the internet in the first place.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/SaraEz1 SaraH

    Tony, it all depends where you put them, if they're on the extremely secure Amazon S3 Cloud, it's a whole lot different than storing them with other cloud software with whom we do not know where exactly we store our data ;)