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Top 10 Best Cloud Storage Android Apps – 2021

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At this point in time, pretty much everyone knows what cloud storage is. Back in the day, very few people used it, but today, that’s not the case. There are a ton of different companies that offer cloud storage, but not all of them have Android apps. Luckily for us, quite a few of them do, and chances are you’ve heard about most of them. In this article, we’ve selected our favorite cloud storage apps for Android, the ones that we think are the best ones.

In the list below, you’ll see 10 applications, which are not listed in any specific order. Each of these apps has its pluses and minuses, of course, and it’s up to you to decide which is the best for you. Some of them offer more free storage, others less. Some have better UI design than others, and so on. In the list below, you’ll find a description of every app, some screenshots, and other relevant information.

Top 10 Best Cloud Storage Android Apps 2021

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best cloud storage Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
Google Drive$0.99-$1,024
Microsoft OneDrive$1.99-$99.99
Dropbox$0.99-$11.99
Box
MEGA$5.30-$318.10
Amazon Drive
FolderSync$3.49-$4.99
Degoo$2.99-$154.99
G Cloud Backup$0.99-$79.95
pCloud$3.99-$349.99

Top 10 Best Cloud Storage Android Apps 2021 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Best Cloud Storage Android App For Most Users

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Google Drive

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Google Drive is one of the best-known cloud storage app services out there. This is Google’s very own cloud storage which is integrated with the company’s services. If you’re an avid Android user, and use a lot of Google services, this is probably the best option for you. Google Drive comes with 15 GB of free storage, and that storage is shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos.

You can upgrade to a premium subscription if you need additional storage, as you can get an extra 100 GB for only $1.99 a month, in the US. It is available in other regions as well, but the pricing may vary. If you need more storage, that’s not a problem. The app has a ton of useful features, not to mention that its UI is streamlined, and it looks really clean. The app has a built-in document scanner, and much more.

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Best Cloud Storage Android App For Microsoft Users

Microsoft OneDrive app grid

Microsoft OneDrive

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Android 6.0+

If you’re deep in Microsoft’s ecosystem, chances are OneDrive should be your go-to cloud storage service. Formerly known as SkyDrive, OneDrive evolved into one of the best cloud storage services out there, and the app is also great. Microsoft will start you off with 5 GB of free storage, but if you upgrade to a Microsoft 365 subscription, or already have it, you’ll have access to 1 TB of storage.

This app can automatically back up photos from your camera roll, while you can also find them easily thanks to automatic tagging. Sharing files, photos, videos, and albums with friends and family is a breeze. You can set password-protected or expiring sharing links here, and also get notifications when one of your documents is edited. Scanning, signing, and sending documents is also extremely easy in OneDrive. These are only some of its features, there are many more included in the package.

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Best Cloud Storage Android App For Families

Dropbox app grid

Dropbox

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 6.0+

Dropbox is yet another really well-known cloud storage application. This app is great for families, as it comes with a $16.99 per month for a family plan that includes 2 TB of storage, and supports up to 6 people. This app also supports auto photo uploads, and it offers easy sharing options. The design of the app is also extremely nice, it’s clean, and the app is a joy to use because of it.

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The app offers Microsoft Office support, while it offers 2 GB of storage with a free account. Truth be said, that’s not a lot, but there you go. You can scan documents from this app, while you can send links to your contacts for those large files you want them to access. There are various other subscription models that this app offers and you may be interested in. Dropbox is a full-featured cloud storage app worth checking out.

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Best Cloud Storage Android App For Businesses

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Box

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Android 8.0+

Box is an extremely well-known cloud storage application in business circles. Many businesses use this app, though it’s available to regular consumers as well. The app offers a really simple and streamlined design that is always appreciated. Box offers 10 GB of free storage space for new users, while this is one of the most feature-rich cloud storage applications on the list.

You can easily share your documents, images, videos, or whatever else you’ve backed up. You can preview 200+ file types with full screen quality, while the same goes for printing. File-level security controls are in place, while you can set up offline access to some files and folders. Real-time search is supported, while Box allows you to annotate, e-sign, and edit tons of different files via partner app support.

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Best Cloud Storage Android App For Free Storage

MEGA

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

MEGA is a great choice if you’re looking to get a ton of free storage. This app delivers 50 GB of free cloud storage your way, with bonus achievements. If you don’t find that to be enough, you can get 400 GB of extra storage space for €4.99/month. There are various different tiers for storage amount, and the highest one delivers 16 TB of storage space for €29.99, in case you really need all that extra storage.

The app has all the basics you’d want from a cloud storage app. It puts a great emphasis on security, while it has a search function built-in. You can download, stream, view, share, rename, or delete your files as you please. The design of ‘MEGA’ is quite nice as well. It comes with that modern UI that most other apps on this list offer, though it differentiates a bit as well, of course.

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Best Cloud Storage Android App For Amazon Prime Users

Amazon Drive app grid

Amazon Drive

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Android 4.2+

If you’re an Amazon Prime user, this is the cloud storage you should go for. Why? Well, you’ll get 5 GB of free storage, and unlimited backup for photos and videos. That alone is worth using it, as most people will use cloud storage for photo and video backups. Now that Google Photos’ free storage is going away, this is an ideal solution for those of you who have an Amazon Prime subscription.

If you don’t have a Prime account, however, you can get unlimited photo backup for $12 per year, which is also a good deal. Amazon Drive kind of resembles Box in terms of the design. It looks quite nice, and it’s modern. This app allows you to preview photos, videos, PDF, text, and Word documents. You can search, rename, and delete files and folders without a problem. All the essentials are here, and then some.

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Best Cloud Storage Android App For Effortless Syncing

FolderSync app grid

FolderSync

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Android 6.0+

FolderSync is an app that has been on the Play Store for quite some time. This is not exactly a cloud storage service app, but it is an app that will enrich your cloud storage usage. What does it do? Well, it allows you to organize automatic backups from your smartphone. You can backup files from specific folders of your choosing. You can set a backup schedule to fit your needs.

The app supports a wide range of cloud providers and also file protocols. Root file access is also supported on rooted devices, if that’s something you need. The app also comes with a full file manager, which allows you to access both your local and cloud files. You can essentially use this app to control your file management both offline and online, which makes it immensely useful.

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Best Cloud Storage Android App For UI Design

Degoo app grid

Degoo

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

Degoo is a cloud storage service that comes with a really neat app. This app also allows you to earn up to 100 GB of free storage, but do note you won’t get that from the get-go. You can earn extra storage by watching optional sponsored videos. You can alternatively pay to get extra storage, as with any other cloud storage provider. This app offers military-grade encryption (Zero Knowledge Encryption).

This app can automatically backup your photos and videos, if you want, while it also comes with streaming support. It comes with a simple file explorer, while the app works really well. It offers unlimited data transfer, unlike some other cloud storage applications. The app’s UI looks really nice, though different from any other app on the list. That may actually be a good thing.

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Best Android App For Data Cloud Backups

G Cloud Backup app grid

G Cloud Backup

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

The G Cloud Backup is essentially a backup app, not a cloud storage service per se. It goes towards backing up your data to the cloud, though, and is definitely worth mentioning here. It can backup your contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, documents, call logs, files, and more. It will make sure you never forget a file on your old device when you decide to migrate, which makes it quite valuable.

G Cloud Backup offers you 1 GB of free storage, to begin with, though you can earn up to 10 GB with ease. You can set it to backup specific file types only when WiFi is enabled, to save your data. The app supports passcode protection, while it ensures secure data transfer (Secure Socket Layer) and storing (256-AES) on Amazon AWS. The app allows you to backup SD cards, and much more.

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Best Cloud Storage Android App For Simplicity

pCloud

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Android 5.0+

pCloud is another solid option when it comes to cloud storage. This app is really simple, which is a good thing. It does look really good, though, the UI. It offers 10 GB of free cloud storage, though you can pay to expand it up to 2 TB per account. The app can automatically backup your photos and videos, the same as many other apps on this list. That is a much have feature for many people.

You can make some of your files available offline, if you want. Sharing files and tracking who accessed them is really easy, while the app does offer strong encryption. It comes with a built-in audio player, and much more. pCloud is a cross-platform service, as are many other apps from the list. It is available on iOS, Windows, MacOS, Linux, and any popular web browser… in addition to Android, of course.

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