Let’s say you are working on a business presentation before you head to the office, you store the presentation in a cloud computing application and take the bus to the office. While on the bus, you access the saved presentation on your smartphone as you look for any changes you need to make. Once you arrive at the office, you go to the meeting as you read your presentation to the gathered board members on your tablet device.
There are many different cloud computing applications for personal and business use. Some are free, like Gmail and Google Docs, while others you have to pay for the service (music-based Spotify charges a monthly subscription for premium services). Here are 5 cloud computing applications you may want to consider using.
Evernote tops a lot of people’s lists as a must-have cloud computing application. It is simple. Whenever you visit a website or use an application, Evernote collects data of that website, categorizes it, and syncs it as clips in the cloud which you can access on any device. The reason I chose it for the top spot is that, for heavy Internet users, it saves time where I don’t have to find that data again when switching devices.
Sounds like a puzzle game, but Joukuu is making the list of cloud apps because it is a main storage maintenance service for all your Internet application files. No matter what application you or your colleagues are using (Google Docs, Box.net), you can access the files in a single list. It’s great for business collaboration.
Dropbox is another Internet storage application where you can share and store data, photos, video and audio files as it synchronizes all information for easy access. What’s appealing is that you can use one service, like Joukuu, for business and Dropbox for personal use.
As Apple continues to strive for world domination of all computing and mobile devices, it is introducing a cloud computing application that allows users to use all their Apple devices to upload, access and share files. Movies, media player, photos, calendar, and word processor applications are accessible on any computing device or phone wherever you are.
For pure musical entertainment, people will flock to Audiobox.fm if they love Pandora. With Audiobox.fm, you can store all your music and play it on any device. Finally, a streaming music service that plays the music I own outright.