Top 10 best backup and data storage apps for Android in 2013

If you are looking for the best backup and data storage apps for your Android smartphone, then this article is just for you. The smartphones held in our hands today carry loads of data in the form of docs, SMS, MMS, contact lists, photos and videos etc. All of the above constitute very important and sensitive information and this can be lost in case of theft, damage to the device or due to some virus attack. Keep reading.

One of the worst nightmares for any person today can be loss of data. It is very essential that we take complete measures to safeguard our data as well as create a backup of it. Now that can be done in two different ways. The first one is to make use of apps that provide free cloud storage service, or go for the apps that create and store the backup on your device only.

In case of cloud storage service, your data is stored online in the data centers of cloud storage hosting companies. Through it you can access and share the data from anywhere, at any moment. In the latter case the backup of your phone is taken on a micro SD card inserted in the device. Here we present before you the top 10 best Android apps for backup and data storage in 2013 from both the categories.

1. Dropbox app for Android

Dropbox app
This is a very popular free cloud service app for Android with more than 45 million users across the globe. It helps you to share your photographs, documents, videos and other important files in a very easy manner. Now you need not take the pain of emailing the stuff to your own id. The new user gets 2 GB basic free space, but one can get 250 MB free space every person by making others join Dropbox through referral. Dropbox can be used in the Windows, Linux, Mac and mobile phones.

2. Skydrive app for Android

Skydrive app
Skydrive is another famous Android app for free could service. Through it you can store documents, PowerPoint presentations, photographs etc. online. This can be done through your PC, laptop or mobile phone. Skydrive allows you to sore data up to 25 GB and the individual files shouldn't be more than 100 MB, and it is absolutely free.

3. Box app for Android

Box app
Box is pretty simple, and yet very secure Android app for cloud storage service. You can store all your important stuff online very easily and can also access the files from your laptop, tab, personal computer or you Android based cell phone. You can also transfer bulky files through it very quickly. Box offers 50 GB of free cloud space to every new user.

4. Idrive app for Android

Idrive app
This is another app which helps you to store your important files online. Documents, videos, photographs – you can share and access any type of file. The best thing is that it does so at a very fast speed and in a secure environment. Idrive has got 5 GB of free cloud space for its each user.

5. OpenDrive app for Android

OpenDrive app
The best thing about this app is that it automatically syncs data between your Android phone, computer and the OpenDrive website. You can very easily and efficiently store and share videos, documents, excel files etc. from any place, anytime without any hassle. OpenDrive provides to you 5 GB of cloud storage for your data.

6. Titanium Backup app for Android

Titanium Backup app
It is hugely popular app for free cloud service with an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5. This app has been developed by Titanium Track. The app is very powerful and has got a host of features which allow you to not only backup your data, but also restore and freeze it. You can backup anything – photos, sms, mms, bookmarks, backup multiple apps, etc. for free.

7. SMS Backup & Restore app for Android

SMS Backup & Restore app
This app has been developed by an Indian, Ritesh Sahu, and is one of the popular apps used for taking the backup of the messages. These messages are stored in the user's device's SD card in XML format. The app gives you an option of taking the backup of selected messages and also to email the backup file. It also allows for automatic scheduling of backups.

8. App Backup and Restore

App Backup and Restore
App Backup and Restore is a cool, free of cost app, developed as well as maintained by INFOLIFE LLC. This app allows you to make the backup of the data as well as application installed on your Android smartphone. It does so automatically and also arranges the data according to size, name and date. The app has got a pretty good rating of 4.6 out of 5. Among its various features are backup apps to SD card, batch restore, restore apps from SD card, multi-version backup and auto backup on install etc.

9. Ultimate Backup app for Android

Ultimate Backup app for Android
Ultimate Backup is another very decent app for the Android users and has got an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5. The user can create backup of his/her Android phone data like photos, songs, sms, mms, call logs and docs etc. The backup can also be mailed to any address. Among its many features are advanced task manager, which can be used to check memory usage, APK manager, share my apps and app 2 SD. The app allows you to sort your data according to date, name and size.

10. AppMonster Free Backup Restore app for Android

AppMonster Free Backup Restore app
AppMonster Free Backup Restore is a free app with an average user rating of 4.4. out of 5 and is developed and maintained by Think Android. There is no loss of data while using this app as it allows backup as well as restoration of complete application. Other prominent features of this app are batch restore, batch backup, install through SD card, uninstall, store, share, etc.

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Guest Author: Gordon16 Apr 2013

G Cloud backup should also be added to this list.

Guest Author: 09 May 2013

trubackup too, it's a great dropbox based storage app that lets you customise the data you want to save plus it has a feature that detects and more frequently backsup apps that you use or modify often.

Guest Author: android OpenDrive22 Feb 2014

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