The best cloud storage for creatives

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The best cloud storage services are the ideal way for any creative to keep their files safe and organised. No matter whether you're an illustrator, animator, photographer, video editor or anything else, you're going to be working with reams of data. As resolutions get bigger, so do files, and you need somewhere to keep it all. That's where the best cloud storage services come in. 

Cloud storage services are dedicated servers for storing data – you'll usually pay a subscription fee, and then be able to access your data anytime, from anywhere (as long as you have an internet connection). For a more detailed explanation, read our jargon-busting guide: what is cloud storage? We also have specific cloud-storage guides for specific use case, so check out our guides to the best cloud storage for business and the best cloud backup for Mac if those sound useful. Otherwise, read on to discover the best cloud storage services available today.

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01. EXCLUSIVE: One-year 10TB plan: $79.50 $3.98
Get 95% off:
Cloud storage doesn't have to be expensive with this amazing deal. Creative Bloq readers can get an exclusive offer of 10TB (previously 5TB) for only $3.98, for a whole year. That's cheaper than a drink at Starbucks!

02. pCloud:Lifetime subscription for $175
Low cost storage:

02. pCloud: Lifetime subscription for $175
Low cost storage:
If you want to save money over the long term, pCloud's lifetime subscription is very reasonably priced indeed, costing just $175. No monthly fees, just a lump sum up front to never worry again.

03. Backblaze: Storage for free with ExpressVPN

03. Backblaze: Storage for free with ExpressVPN
Looking to save on both storage and a VPN? Then check out this brilliant deal. You can get a year of unlimited cloud storage with Backblaze B2 when you sign up with ExpressVPN, with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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