What could be better than knowing that all of your files and folders are automatically synchronized and backed up to an online storage account through an encrypted connection, without any effort on your behalf? Well, knowing that you’re able to access this data from anywhere in the world and on virtually any device is a pretty notable benefit, too.
With the popularity of smart phones and tablet PCs increasing, many online storage providers have begun offering mobile apps that allow you to view your backup account and all of the data within it through devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android phones, Blackberries, iPod Touch, and any device that has the Windows mobile operating system or Symbian operating system installed.
In addition to being able to access and view data via a mobile device, you can also transfer files remotely from your smart phone or tablet to your backup account via a secure connection. This is a particularly useful feature because it allows you to instantly backup photos or videos that you capture using your smartphone’s built-in camera.
You can also view and edit files that are already stored within your online backup account, depending on whether you have the necessary applications installed on your smart phone.