This cloud storage post is presented by pCloud.
If you’re looking for reliable cloud storage for the whole crew, pCloud’s new family plan delivers 10TB of shared storage. Plus, a great back-to-school deal can save you some serious money (up to 80% off).
The Switzerland-based company, subject to strong privacy laws, offers affordable, super-secure cloud-based storage and backup for individuals, families and businesses.
Benefits of pCloud storage and backup
The well-regarded pCloud service prides itself on providing highly secure, encrypted cloud storage, where you can safely keep and share personal files, business documents and precious family memories alike.
And just by signing up for pCloud’s free plan, you get up to 10GB of cloud storage at no cost. But that’s just one benefit among many.
In 2021, pCloud introduced pCloud Backup, a service that makes it easy to save files of any sort, like precious family photos. It automatically backs up any folder or file from your computer to your pCloud account.
To use it, you don’t even have to log in. Just choose the folders you want to back up, and let pCloud do the rest. There are no limits on file size or upload speed.
You can edit files on your computer while it’s offline, and pCloud automatically backs up all changes when you get back online. It works in the background, ensuring that your most important data is always backed up and available – regardless of your location or the computer you’re using.
You can easily view and restore previous versions of your files. pCloud keeps the previous versions of all your documents in the cloud in case you need them. Only the most recent version of each file counts toward your storage limit.
pCloud keeps old file versions and deleted files for up to 30 days. But you can extend that time up to one year for an additional fee with Extended File History.
Easy file sharing and collaboration
Using pCloud, it’s also simple to share and collaborate. You can send and receive files from family members, friends or colleagues. Then, you can work on them together using pCloud’s file-sharing apps and/or its web interface.
Backing up third-party apps
Another great feature of pCloud is its integration with third-party apps. Using the Backups section on my.pCloud.com, you can back up your digital content directly from Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Facebook and Instagram.
You can perform backups of different services at the same time, and also stop and resume the backup process any time you like. You can unlink an account from the backup settings menu at the bottom of the Backups section.
Upload files from smartphone or tablet
You can access pCloud storage from all your devices via either pCloud Drive or the web. But you also can easily upload files you want to store from your smartphone or tablet, like an iPhone or iPad.
You can do that by turning on the Automatic Upload function in the app’s settings. Once you do, photos and videos from your device will automatically back up to your pCloud account. Or, you can use a manual method in the app that lets you upload your choice of files and folders.
Get 80% off: pCloud Family Lifetime plan and Back-to-School 2022 promotion
pCloud offers an array of pricing plans for individuals, businesses and families. And starting August 15, there’s a new one: a Family Lifetime plan for up to five users with a total of 10TB of storage. (That’s a lot!)
Even better, pCloud’s Back-to-School 2022 promotion applies to that plan at the 10TB or the 2TB level. Running from August 15 through August 31, 2022, it lets you score up to 80% off the regular pricing of those Family Plans.
Price: $350 for 2TB (75% off) or $1,390 for 10TB (80% off)
Where to sign up: pCloud