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A List of Useful Cloud-based Apps and Services for Mobile

Now the mobile phone is not about just calling someone or exchanging SMS. Owing to the Internet’s massive expansion, this…

By Editorial Staff , in Android Apps Google iPhone Tips and Tricks , at June 22, 2016

Now the mobile phone is not about just calling someone or exchanging SMS. Owing to the Internet’s massive expansion, this is really the era of smartphones. With the use of smartphone increased, integrating the same service in multiple devices attains momentum. The idea is to work on a thing on your mobile phone while on the bus, and advance it in the office’s computer and move the same work a little further while at home. In order to maintain such an environment, coordination is needed among the devices. And here come several popular free services based on Cloud technology for mobile phone.

Android’s Google Account and iOS’ Apple
Whenever you buy a new Android device – no matter if it’s a smartphone or a tab – you need to integrate your Google account with the device. If you are a Gmail account holder, it’s better you use it as your Google account because it makes storing and exchanging data easier. If you’re an iPhone user, you have no choice but have an Apple account. However, it’s you, not the iPhone, who have to integrate the Apple account with all the services.

Phone Number – Google Contact, iCloud Contact
Perhaps, phone numbers are the most important assets for a mobile phone user. So when you buy a new device or lose the old one, you’re sure to face new problems in collecting or recollecting the contacts. Therefore, you can back up the contacts in your Google Account. And then these contacts will be available not only to your new device (with the same Google account), but also to all sorts of devices connected with the Google account. Even, you can see or edit the data on the computer.

Picture – Google Photo, iCloud Photo
These days, people who don’t capture photo using a mobile phone are of the rarest kind. If you’re an Android user, Google offers you free space to keep or preserve your photo online. In general, against each Google account, you’re entitled to have 15 GB free space. But backed-up pictures don’t occupy the 15 GB space.

Note – Google Keep, Evernote
If you’re workaholic or suffer from short-time-memory-loss, you need to take notes before it’s too late. Almost every smartphone offers an app to keep notes. But Google Keep is a bit different. It looks like an ordinary note-app, yet it’s connected with Google Cloud service. So whenever you write a note from any device that is actively connected with a Google account, the piece will be preserved and available to all devices you use. It has another feature: if you include the date in the note, it also will automatically be synced with Google Calendar. On the other hand, Evernote is an excellent, good-looking, fresh note-app. It also has an online version where notes are preserved.

Storing Files – Google Drive, Dropbox
Nowadays storing files online becomes a necessary task. There are a number of apps that offer online back-up services, but Dropbox is, in my opinion, ahead of all. You can use the app from all sorts of operating systems including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iOS, etc. Thus, you don’t necessarily need to have devices with the same OS. Google Drive and iCloud also offer similar service, but it is available only in their own operating systems.

Office Software – Google Doc, Microsoft Office
There was a time when office suit application meant a sizeable number of jumbo applications. But now the idea changes day by day. Popular service Microsoft Office now provides online edition, while users based on Google Drive tend to like Google Doc, another office suite. Both Microsoft and Google offer a free mobile app for their office services. If installed, you can continue working on a Word, Excel, Powerpoint document while on the way.