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The 3 Best Online Storage Backup and Organization Tools

By TicoandTina

October 11, 2013

fresh picks, tools

This entry is part 11 of 31 in the series Embracing Life in Beta

No matter what lifestyle you lead, you should be saving your memories to see where you’ve come from. We are always on the lookout for the best and most efficient way to store and organize our many pictures and videos.

Best Online Backup Services

We have 4 external hard drives, but for the most part we vastly prefer doing anything we can online. Here are the Best Online Backup Services, and organization tools we’ve found thus far.

thislife - Best Online Backup ServicesA few years ago we started using This Life and were hopeful of finally conquering our disorganized memories stored in picture and video files. While the interface was clean and beautiful, I found that I struggled with it because it was somehow so different from how I’m used to organizing. Also, 25,000 photos might seem like a lot, but we found ourselves approaching capacity much faster than expected. We’ve since found two less expensive solutions, but I still mention ThisLife because I was very impressed with its facial recognition capabilities which sorted our pictures with ease. It was also recently acquired by Shutterfly, and it looks like the organization is a lot more intuitive now. I’m sure the efficiency is probably worth the money if you have it to spend.

 

flickr - Best Online Backup ServicesAnd finally, this year Flickr unveiled a super sweet option for its users – 1 whole TERABITE of free space for photos and videos – that’s 1,000gb. I’ve always been wary of using Flickr because I know people share and use the pictures on there about as badly as they do with Google Image Search, no regard or understanding of copyright. But the amazing space ploy made me investigate more and I immediately signed up and made everything private, which I think should do the trick.

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We believe that you were made for greatness and that you don't need to wait for "someday" to start living it. We want to help you revitalize your "now" while also planning for a better "later". What needs to be streamlined in your life to make room for greatness? We keep it real here because let’s face it, we’re not all models and life is not a movie where everything wraps up into neat little packages in 90 minutes. Plus, laughing is one of our favorite activities.

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