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Apple iCloud

355 Ratings

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

20 Ratings
Score 7 out of 101

Apple iCloud

355 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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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 users that want to store music, photos, applications, documents, bookmarks, reminders, backups, notes, iBooks, and contacts all under one roof.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.4
Versioning
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
7.7
Video files
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
9.0
Audio files
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.6
Document collaboration
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
7.4
Access control
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.3
File search
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.9
Device sync
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.3
User and role management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
7.9
File organization
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.1
Device management
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
9.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.2
Performance
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.8
Reliability
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
8.8
Storage Reports
Adobe LiveCycle ES4
Apple iCloud
6.9

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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  • Sync across multiple devices
  • Update contacts in address book
  • Share documents for easy access
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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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  • The look and feel is not particularly good looking
  • I feel like I am saving a lot in the root directory because of the layout
  • Annual billing at a discount instead of a monthly fee
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Likelihood to Renew

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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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It does what it does behind the scenes. Whenever you do use the interface online, its functions are very simple to use
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Alternatives Considered

Because LiveCycle comes with the Adobe Suite, I've never really looked outside of it because it was something I already had access to.
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This really just depends on the device you are using. If you use a lot of Apple devices then this of course is the way to go. But, if you use multi-platform devices, issues do occur. As always, Apple needs to learn to "play better with others", because in corporate environments it is very unlikely that they are an Apple only shop.
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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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  • Negative benefits. There was a significant expectation, followed by frustration.
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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
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Apple iCloud

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