100GB Koofr Cloud Storage with Lifetime subscription - $29.99 at StackCommerce (opens in new tab)
While most other cloud storage providers charge monthly subscription fees, Koofr offers a lifetime subscription regardless of whether you choose its 100GB, 250GB or 1TB plan. You can access your files stored on its servers from the web, mobile and even using WebDav.
There has been a surge in the numbers of cloud storage (opens in new tab) services that offer a lifetime subscription to a fixed amount of storage and a standard subscription to “unlimited amount of storage” and at least one of them, Zoolz, has abandoned lifetime cloud storage altogether because it is not sustainable.
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And therein lies the issue with anything that’s unlimited, unless you have some sort of restriction, the numbers simply don’t have up. While anything that depends on network resources can sort of get away with it, anything that relies on finite hardware (like hard disk drives) have to essentially conjure up some sort of magic.
Koofr (opens in new tab) for example pits itself as the only cloud storage that doesn’t track you, a statement that we’re sure, the likes of pCloud (opens in new tab), iDrive (opens in new tab), Microsoft (OneDrive (opens in new tab)) and many others will thoroughly disagree with. Files, the provider says, are encrypted at rest or during transfer.
With capacities ranging from 100GB all the way to 1TB, it scores points for having no size limits for file uploads, thumbnail preview (great for storing photos in the cloud (opens in new tab)) and for offering easy connection to your other cloud storage accounts (Amazon S3 (opens in new tab), Dropbox (opens in new tab) and others).
It can remove duplicate files and there’s even a mobile app for Huawei AppGallery and Windows Phone. Lifetime app updates are obviously included (the latest Android update dates from October 2020) and there’s a pretty active Reddit channel.
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