G Cloud Backup is a storage app which allows users to keep in a cloud all their messages, photos, videos, songs, documents, and call records. The app was developed having in mind the common user, and it offers a rich experience through an intuitive and simple interface. In order to sign up all one needs to do is to install the app via Play Store, and then log in with an email account. And that’s it, it is ready to go.
The app first displays the available space, i. e. the personal data plan. New users always begin with the 1GB plan, but they may reach up to a 10 GB if other users register thanks to their invitation, a practice which is very common in many Cloud services offered in the market. Sliding the menu to the left two important tabs will appear: the data tab, in which we select which files to be saved in the cloud, and the store tab, which is the place where we can buy more space in the Cloud, and now not having to invite anybody. On the data tab the description is organized accordingly to the type of file, and it always informs the amount of space necessary for the file storage, e.g. “Photos, Files: 376 and Size: 900 MB (Check the images for a better understanding). Access to the data stored in the Cloud can be easily done through an Android device, or even through a PC.
It’s a very useful app for the storage all kinds of files, thereby giving the user the option not to use much memory from his Android device. The app displays a very good performance, and takes a little more than 40 MB from phone memory.
The only cons are the reduced space storage made available in the Cloud, which is ideal to record a contact list and a few songs, but it’s too short to store videos or a collection of pictures, and the other con is the constant publicity that is shown on the interface’s bottom bar. Even so it’s an app with a lot of potential, especially because it’s very easy to navigate on, and this makes it a useful tool for experienced users as well as for those who are new to the Android world.
Note: Review made by Miguel Barroso in android-emotions.pt and translate by Anderson Antunes