Cloud Storage Review, founded in 2011 and claiming over 750,000 registered users (source), is a significant player in the cloud storage industry. In this review I’ll test their service and compare it to its competition, and finally advise whether I recommend actually using (you can skip to my verdict here if interested).

Signing up to

Getting started with is very easy. Use the form on the homepage to create an account:

Then, you have the option of using the desktop app or using the web panel:

Personally, I don’t like installing any software on my machine unless it’s necessary, so stuck mainly to the web panel. advises to use the desktop software if you’re uploading a lot of data, though, so if you’re storing many GB of data you’ll probably want to download the software.

Here’s what the web panel looks like (super simple):

For testing purposes I’ve just uploaded a 150MB file, which took a few minutes on my internet connection. Then these are the options you have with each file:

Again, super simple. That’s practically all there is to the web panel (the “Vault” menu item is the same as the “Files” screen as above, except files in the Vault don’t get synced to your other devices). alternatives & competitors

Cloud storage is a competitive space, and there’s no shortage of great cloud storage services offered by major tech companies. The main competitors to that I’ve identified are these:

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • SpiderOak
  • pCloud
  • Tresorit vs Dropbox: The main advantage of over Dropbox is security and privacy, as Dropbox is known to have numerous security and privacy issues (e.g. see this Wikipedia article) and is able to access, scan and share your files if they wanted to. If this is important to you, you should go with over Dropbox. vs Google Drive: Google Drive is way better than when it comes to third-party integrations, and is perfect for collaboration when working with another person since it comes with the Google Docs suite. But like with Dropbox, beats Google Drive when it comes to data protection, since it doesn’t retain your encryption key and will never be able to decrypt your content. Google Drive, on the other hand, would be able to decrypt your content if they were forced to. So again — go for if your data privacy is important to you. vs SpiderOak: SpiderOak is primarily marketed as an online backup service, whereas is marketed as cloud storage. The difference between these — while they’re basically the same thing — is that with online backup you’re replicating what’s already on your harddrive, whereas with cloud storage you’re storing files in the cloud to save harddrive space. is priced marginally better and gets your more space than SpiderOak, so I see it as slightly better value. SpiderOak also requires an annual commitment, whereas with you can pay month-to-month. vs pCloud: Very similar services. pCloud is priced similarly to and has very similar features, and you can definitely count on it to work reliably. However, does not make you pay extra for zero-knowledge encryption and it encrypts all your files automatically, so again may be somewhat preferred over pCloud when it comes to data privacy. vs Tresorit: Tresorit is also a good service that provides most of the features of, but at a significantly higher price.

Are there any discount, coupon or promo codes for

I do not believe there are any discount, coupon or promo codes for, since when going to the checkout page on, there was no field to enter anything like that.

Does work on Linux?

There is no Linux software for at the time of writing, so if you’re using Linux, you’ll have to use the web panel.

How does pricing work? pricing is separated into teams and individuals, with pricing for individuals ranging from a very reasonable $8 to $15 per month (for between 2 to 4TB of storage), and $5 to $15 per month per user for teams. This is similar or slightly better than pricing for its competitors.

Do I recommend

I definitely recommend if you care about your data privacy and don’t want to ever have to worry about your files being accessed by your cloud service provider or anyone else. In this respect, it is definitely the best cloud storage service today. However, if you aren’t bothered too much about the remote possibility of your data potentially being leaked, there are other cloud storage services that may be better fit for your needs, such as Google Drive which offers some advantages over as listed above (better for collaborations and third-party integrations).

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