Cloud storage has been a big help for regular office workers, students as well as for whole families even. It allows a person to store any file on the cloud, and this can be immediately shared online and made available for use or download by someone else.
Programmers see this as a big help for them. Nowadays, almost nobody works on a big programming project alone. There are teams of programmers who tackle software development on a massive scale. Programmers can even work from home or wherever they want to and they would still be able to share their code. They can work online, save the file on a cloud storage repository, and it can be immediately used by other members of the team.
This method of working is not limited to programmers or to online workers. In general, a person can work on their computer or on the cloud, and the file would be accessible to others. They can work together on the same file, whether they are in the same office or from different parts of the world. Simultaneous access and editing are easily done with the use of software on the cloud.
For families, the cloud is the best way to store pictures online. Social media have made it possible to people to store their pictures online and then share it with others. Cloud storage makes it even more accessible and more secure to share pictures. In addition, with cloud services, the files remain intact. There is no resizing involved when you upload your images to the cloud. In contrast, social media sites typically limit a picture to either a given dimension or a smaller file size. If the image is larger, it is resized to allowable dimensions. Almost all social media have this feature in order for people to view images faster.
Regular online storage is different from cloud storage. With cloud storage, there is software that makes it easier to upload and download files. You can have automatic uploads and downloads for whole directories. In contrast, the older regular online storage uses FTP as a way to upload and download files. For some people, this is a bother, and not worth the effort to use.
Programmers have been making use of online storage for a long time, however, with the use of cloud storage, they can be sure that their repositories are updated regularly, even without user intervention.