March 5, 2015

Hive – Unlimited Cloud Service

Hive bills itself as the first unlimited cloud service in the world. The ad-supported personal storage solution handles all different types of digital files, including music collections, video libraries, text documents, and high-resolution images.

With Hive, you can free up space on your hard drive and start saving your files in the cloud. Add a profile photo to your account to make it easier for your friends to identify you when sharing content. From there, you can immediately begin adding files to your personal “hive.” You can upload files to Hive from any device, or you can paste a URL and Hive will grab the file and save it in your account. Group similar files into folders and then setup access levels on a folder-by-folder basis. Multiple privacy options allow you to share certain folders with your entire friends list, while still keeping certain documents completely private and away from public view.

Although free Hive accounts are supported by ads, users do have the option of making their accounts ad-free by signing up for the Premium service. Along with the ad-free interface, Premium accounts come with HD streaming. As an added benefit, the cost of a Premium account decreases as more of a user’s friends sign up for their own accounts.

Practical Uses:

  • Share photos online with friends
  • Access work files from any web-connected device
  • Store family videos privately in the cloud
  • Stream high quality audio files

Insider Tips:

  • Users with Premium accounts can download HD video
  • Similar files can be grouped into folders
  • Upload a profile photo to make it easier for friends to identify you on Hive
  • Share files with all of your friends at once

What we liked:

  • Hive offers an unlimited amount of storage space for free
  • Files are searchable by keyword
  • Premium accounts get cheaper as more of a user’s friends sign up for accounts
  • Users can watch videos from inside the Hive platform

What we didn’t like:

  • Users can’t upload entire folders at once


Company Info:

  • Launched: October 2014
  • Privately Held
  • Founded by: Thierry Lehartel and Liam McCallum
  • Web site:


  • Free
  • Premium plan starts at $9 per month


  1. unlimited amount of storage space for free!!!!! that sounds good.
    will try it for sure.


  2. The article is really good helped me a lot.Thanks for the knowledge.


  4. Reptevye

    Not sure if you know, but Give shut down on October 15, 2015. It’s no longer a usable service. You might want to remove this or at least update the page.

  5. Yes, Unlimited Cloud Service now i can save my bulk amount of data.
    It’s Very Helpful to me, Thanks for Providing this!


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