5. Google Drive
Google Drive is the Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant's version of file storage and synchronization in the cloud that allows users to edit, create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations and photos as well as "pin" files for offline use later. It also creates a place to virtually backup important documents so users can access them if anything gets lost or broken. While Google has a strong reputation in regards to security, Drive is still a cloud application that's vulnerable to leaks or hacking, according to Dale.
"IT admins might feel more secure dealing with OS manufacturers compared to some of the independent ones, but it's not a general statement of 'one is more secure than the other,'" Dale said.