Top Cloud Apps for Your Business

There are cloud apps for just about everything these days, all designed to keep you one lost flash drive away from disaster. Check out this list of top performers, courtesy of the Elance blog.

Office Suites

Google Docs. No surprise here, what doesn’t Google do? Draft documents and collaborate online in multiple file formats. Also supports a mobile-compatible version for the deadline that truly sneaks up on you.

Zoho: offers similar features to Google Docs and additional applications for database management, reporting, project management, customer relationship management, wiki, chat, and more in its suite.

Office Web Apps: Features web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, and allows for document sharing.

Storage Storage from 1 GB to unlimited web-storage for yourself, mobile app access to your files to share and view, third party widgets and applications, and more – depending on paid or free version.

Windows Live SkyDrive
: Allows anyone with a Windows Live ID access to 25 GB of personal storage with public share options. Active-X is an option forĀ  drag-and-drop file management similar to your home PC usage.


PicNik: Basic image editing tools: rotating, cropping, and resizing, sharpening and red-eye removal. Also supports import from Flickr, Facebook, and MySpace. The free version doesn’t even require registration.

Adobe Photoshop Express: Similar in nature to PicNik, also offers robust features such as saturation, white balance, sharpen, and black and white filters.

Vimeo: stores content and can stream to anyone in high-def. Embedding and preview thumbnail editing are included, with more features for paid users.

Hustletown readers: What Cloud apps do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section!

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