Think of Dropbox as a virtual filing cabinet for documents, photos, and video stored in the cloud. This app is especially handy for organizing lesson plans and accompanying worksheets or visual media. It is also best for high volume documents as there is no file size limit. Uploads will automatically sync across multiple devices and includes a sharing feature.
Storage capacity: 2GB
File size limit: Unlimited
Pinterest is a great visual app when seeking ideas, inspiration, or accompanying images for lessons, and is especially useful for finding ideas for art lessons. You simply type in a search item such as travel or art projects, search through images and pin your favorites for later retrieval. You can create boards for different topics to organize your pins and follow people whose pins you are interested in.
Flickr offers users the greatest amount of free storage and is best used for high density photo storage. Professional photographers use this app for this purpose. Photo sharing option also available and offers a more private place to share photos with family or friends.
Storage: 2 Terabytes
Drive by Google has the most in common with Dropbox as it stores documents and images in the cloud. However, this app has the added advantage of being able to create documents such as spreadsheets, directly within the application using Google's chrome operating system. Documents can be shared with others, edited online, saved and stored which is great for collaborative projects. Drive offers more free storage over Dropbox, with 5GB as opposed to 2GB. Drive also supports up to 30 different filetypes including AutoDesk, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop files and allows editing without requiring programs to be installed on your computer or needing to download them to your computer.
File size limit: 10GB
My favorite uses for each app
I use Google Drive to store and edit professional documents such as resumes, references, and projects I'm working on with colleagues. Flickr is what I use to upload photos from my smartphone and rest assured they are stored safely in the cloud lessening the blow of losing a device. Evernote is my favorite app simply because I find so many resources online that I wish to get back to and might otherwise lose track of. I cannot imagine doing serious research without it. Dropbox I use for academic, higher volume documents and Pinterest I use to save ideas for future projects, such as art, cooking or travel.