Copy.com is like Dropbox for Photographers
There is a new online storage provider in town, and I think it has potential to be a pretty big deal for professional and amateur photographers alike.
The undisputed king of cloud storage has long since been Dropbox. Their free 2GB offering is widely adopted and great for documents, however it hardly provides enough storage to be viable for backing up pictures while on vacation for example. Of course they offer paid plans, however (sticking with our vacation example) the reality is that most users aren’t going to upgrade just because they are going on vacation and therefore don’t have enough space to backup their memory cards and ultimately risk losing their work if their memory card were to suddenly fail (or be stolen, etc)
Copy.com up’s the ante (big time) by giving everyone 15GB for free (and, actually 20GB if you sign up right now) - This is a big deal. This is perfect for backing up your pictures while away from home. Its like a 20GB memory card expansion that is safely stored in the cloud.
While everyone knows that they SHOULD backup their work when away from home, most people I’ve talked to explain that spending $100 per year for 100GB of storage at Dropbox just isn’t worth it considering the odds of their memory card or phone etc suddenly dying before being backed up at home is low. I get it. Cloud storage is expensive, the 2GB offering from Dropbox isn’t great for pictures and you probably won’t end up needing it.
However with Copy.com, that excuse is gone. 20GB should be plenty for anyone to backup pictures while traveling and its completely free. Take advantage while you can and create an account to backup your work. You never know when you might need it.