I’m an Android *and* iPhone smartphone user. I am NOT an iTunes desktop user (for the exception of when I was forced to use it to get my iPhone OS to its current version - which ironically may free me from having to use it once and for all).
Probably spoiled by my large SD card in my HTC Incredible 2 and the fact that outside of caching 500mb of “cached stations” on Slacker Radio; I was never using more than 30-50mb of space per app on my iPhone. Alas, my increased preference for taking photos with my iPhone + increasing obsession with Instagram resulted in my iPhone’s first “out of memory” message over the weekend.
My picture hoarding (and to a lesser degree, some mobile application hoarding) has resulted in using 13.8 GB of my total available storage.
Even though my Google+ app/account backs up all my photos to its cloud in the background, I have 8GB of free Dropbox storage, and 5GB of iCloud storage — I needed to make a move and choose a primary cloud-based backup/storage solution so I could purge myself from being imprisoned by sync cables and/or physical storage limitations — garnering complete freedom to delete files as necessary while remaining confident that my files were available to download from any location, at any time.
Ultimately, I opted to give a big middle finger to Google and Apple (for numerous personal reasons) and purchase a 100GB/year from Dropbox. This brings my cloud full circle:
1. Backupify - my social media cloud
2. Backblaze - my “incremental” cliud for my laptops, physical computers, etc.
3. Xobni/Smatr - my contacts (CRM) cloud
4. Dropbox - my misc. cloud (primarily photographs) — Nothing against it, but I was never sold on “Box.com”
5. Scattered data across my personal website/FTP, Google, iCloud, Yahoo, Flickr, and so on…
So, of the 4,444 total images on my iPhone, only… er… 3,957 to go. :-/