10 great cloud-based apps for your design business

While cloud-based solutions offer many pros and cons, in my opinion, the pros far outweigh the cons. I've been running my freelance/agency in the cloud for a couple of years now, and I've never been happier. Here are some of the reasons I prefer cloud-based services:

  • You can access all your data - client files, research, accounts, design portfolio - anywhere in the world, from any device. This is especially vital if you have a team working remotely, or you like to travel while still checking in.
  • You have a built-in data recovery system in case of a disaster.
  • You may decrease your overhead. Many cloud-solutions are free, and those that aren't offer a low-cost monthly subscription fee that allows you access to the latest software without paying for constant upgrades.
  • Many cloud apps and services provide solutions, such as mind mapping tools, to streamline workflow and increase productivity, thus enabling you to work smarter.

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