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Adobe Acrobat DC

623 Ratings

Apple iCloud

356 Ratings

Adobe Acrobat DC

623 Ratings
Score 8.4 out of 101

Apple iCloud

356 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Adobe Acrobat DC

What I liked the most was how nice the PDFs look and all the options Adobe gives you. Capturing parts of the PDF is very useful for making reports. The conception of the image as a vector object is a right choice, since you can zoom without losing quality.Adobe Acrobat products need a simplification, Acrobat comes with Acrobat Reader, but you have to pay monthly. DC comes without Scan, but the MAX comes with the Scan, but without the cloud, and the cloud comes without the MAX but with the Adobe Acrobat DC, it is a tremendous mess to know what tools you need apart from the Adobe Acrobat DC to have everything centralized in the same suite. That and the price you have per month if you only select Acrobat DC
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Apple iCloud

Best for Apple devices in backing up and syncing data across multiple devices. Absolutely excels at restoring devices or setting up new devices to be exactly how your old device was. Not as great if you want to use Google or Microsoft products or services. In these cases iCloud will do nothing other than a primitive document and photo storage solution if you are willing to manually use it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
8.4
Versioning
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
7.7
Video files
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
9.0
Audio files
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
8.6
Document collaboration
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
7.4
Access control
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
8.3
File search
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
8.9
Device sync
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
8.3
User and role management
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
7.9
File organization
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
8.1
Device management
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
9.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
8.2
Performance
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
8.8
Reliability
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
8.8
Storage Reports
Adobe Acrobat DC
Apple iCloud
6.9

Pros

  • Can take ANY PDF and edit it in just a few clicks.
  • Can embed live links, easily.
  • Can scan ANY image, and edit it easily and quickly.
  • We run digital marketing campaigns where we take our eBook, Drawing On Brilliance and customize it to each brand we are working with. The eBook we use is one-of-a-kind, with a well-proven 100% customer engagement rate so being able to include each brand sponsors logo means a viral, lifetime of end customer exposure is invaluable - ROI for life.
  • Apple's decision to not allow live links in their pdf docs anymore, drove many of us to Adobe. Live links are critically important in marketing docs as they give the end-user the opportunity to read what they value, and deeper-dive as they feel the need to. We also can use these live links in our data analytics when we measure depth of engagement. That's ROI for our customers, ROI for us as we then adapt quickly to that digital feedback (more of what works, less of what does not etc...)
  • This capability opens all kinds of new opportunities for us. Our creative team is always scouting new sources of inspirational ideas. They were always scanning with their mobile devices. We just started to exploit this capability now that we have Adobe Acrobat DC and it's super easy to use. We scan as we always have, upload it to Adobe and edit away - as if we had created the original image ourselves. We're able to take the original scan and create an endless stream of new ways to turn it into what will engage our customers and their end-users too.
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  • Backup and restore features work very well
  • Ability to access documents and files across multiple devices
  • Ability to sync contacts and user preferences, makes it easy to replace devices
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Cons

  • The support for questions is a little outdated online. When you have a question about functionality the community FAQ's are for older versions.
  • Adobe is a huge company so customer service support with registration issues is not very quick.
  • It is not the cheapest product. But for a business use, it is invaluable.
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  • When a user is new to iCloud it is a bit difficult for them to get the hang of how it works. Could be less confusing.
  • The web access needs to be more robust.
  • Better support for other environments. Needs to "play better" with Windows.
  • Storage is pricey.
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Apple iCloud9.4
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It is a very necessary product if you are using Apple devices. If you are then you should utilize it.
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Usability

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Apple iCloud6.9
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Because there are no features that work well, for the Apple company level. For a third world software company, it could be acceptable.
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Alternatives Considered

Using a product like Dropbox for Business, while totally functional, may not look and feel as familiar to some of the people on our team. Everyone we do business with is familiar with Acrobat, and it's simply more comfortable all around. Not to mention the features for PDFs make Acrobat a much better choice as well.
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Apple iCloud has a better sync with iOS, it is easier to set up a meeting and share it with your colleagues. It's also faster and more reliable if you want to share or save some photos in the cloud. If you ever lose your iPhone you will be really pleased by having iCloud.
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Return on Investment

  • We have saved money due to no longer needing to buy multiple licenses and programs to complete what Adobe Acrobat DC can do all inclusively.
  • The amount of stress and headaches we have avoided is invaluable because the software is already familiar and nobody on our team struggles with it.
  • We have also saved money by being able to customize add-ons rather than paying for features we don't use.
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  • It helps us to be more organized
  • It makes us preserve all our contacts even when we lose our phone
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Pricing Details

Adobe Acrobat DC

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details