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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

We use PDF forms for our submissions to the USPTO as well as for obtaining signature documents. With LiveCycle, I can update forms, save them, load them into my docketing database, and have them pre-populated with data. This process ensures continuity, less chance for error, and the ability to save the paralegals time when it comes to preparing filings.
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Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud is well-suited for people with many passwords who need an easy way to store them. Apple iCloud could improve its security, or at least how it informs its customers of security. If my Apple iCloud is hacked, then my passwords are available for anyone.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.0
Versioning
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
7.9
Video files
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.2
Audio files
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.1
Document collaboration
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
6.8
Access control
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
7.3
File search
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.4
Device sync
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.0
User and role management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.0
File organization
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
7.7
Device management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.2

Cloud Storage Platform

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.2
Performance
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.3
Reliability
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.9
Storage Reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
7.5

Pros

  • It enables me to quickly update and distribute forms that have been changed.
  • The layout features help ensure that the forms look professional.
  • The ability to preview what the final form will look like and how it will work, while still editing, is extremely helpful.
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  • Username and password storage
  • Secure password suggestions
  • Safari browser memory
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Cons

  • Biggest issue is the user friendliness for the designer. It is hard to get elements to do what you want if you are adding any sort of design to your form. In my case I make flyers which require not only the form fills, but also other elements like pictures and background design elements.
  • The import from PSD or AI function does not work properly most of the time. If you create a document with lots of visual elements, your best bet is to convert as much of that as possible to a rasterized image and then popping that in as the background rather than trying to import elements. They come out very wonky, colors are lost in conversion, and the layout doesn't come over.
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  • Expensive, lowering costs is important
  • Free version has very limited space
  • Manual synchronization is cumbersome and problematic
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Apple iCloud9.4
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It's so seamless that I can't imagine another product doing a better job synchronizing all of my devices. I simply do not think about it at all. Everything happens behind the scenes and I'm confident that Apple keeps my data safe and secure. I'm a happy customer as far as this is concerned. I have not had a bad experience with this service.
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Usability

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Apple iCloud6.9
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These are the reasons why I really enjoy Apple iCloud:
  • Cross device ease of use
  • The ability to easily monitor the amount of space used
  • Extremely easy to upload documents and pictures
  • It is able to be accessed from a browser, which means that it can be accessed from any device with an internet connection
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Alternatives Considered

I have only ever used LiveCycle for our PDF form creation. I am not sure what other options there are, but we have never needed to look into anything else as LiveCycle works for us.
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Selected iCloud just because it is necessary for owners of Apple/iOS devices.
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Return on Investment

  • Having LiveCycle enables me to offer more products in my lineup, so that is always a good thing. Most clients like the idea of being able to purchase a template and then making changes themselves, so I've had quite a few sales here. However it's not really something that will make me rich overnight or anything. It's just a tool that enables me to have different products.
  • If they could figure out a way to improve the limitations in terms of design capability in the form creation process, I could probably leverage this software a lot better since I would use it more.
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  • It's actually just another box that I use so it doesn't have any ROI
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Pricing Details

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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