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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Amazon Drive ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Cloud Storage Security & Administration, Cloud Storage Platform
  • Apple iCloud ranks higher in 1 feature set: File Sharing & Management

File Sharing & Management

8.4

Amazon Drive

84%
8.6

Apple iCloud

86%
Amazon Drive ranks higher in 4/7 features

Versioning

9.0
90%
14 Ratings
8.2
82%
50 Ratings

Video files

7.1
71%
21 Ratings
9.1
91%
70 Ratings

Audio files

7.9
79%
19 Ratings
8.9
89%
67 Ratings

Document collaboration

9.0
90%
16 Ratings
8.5
85%
63 Ratings

Access control

9.1
91%
18 Ratings
7.9
79%
61 Ratings

File search

8.9
89%
19 Ratings
8.6
86%
66 Ratings

Device sync

8.1
81%
22 Ratings
9.0
90%
73 Ratings

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

8.3

Amazon Drive

83%
8.2

Apple iCloud

82%
Amazon Drive ranks higher in 2/3 features

User and role management

8.1
81%
18 Ratings
7.9
79%
54 Ratings

File organization

8.9
89%
20 Ratings
8.1
81%
66 Ratings

Device management

7.8
78%
17 Ratings
8.5
85%
67 Ratings

Cloud Storage Platform

8.7

Amazon Drive

87%
8.6

Apple iCloud

86%
Amazon Drive ranks higher in 2/3 features

Performance

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
8.8
88%
74 Ratings

Reliability

8.2
82%
23 Ratings
9.1
91%
74 Ratings

Storage Reports

9.1
91%
16 Ratings
7.9
79%
58 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Drive is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Apple iCloud is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Performance

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Amazon Drive

80%
24 Ratings
8.6

Apple iCloud

86%
74 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Apple iCloud

100%
4 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Amazon Drive

60%
3 Ratings
9.9

Apple iCloud

99%
21 Ratings

Performance

6.0

Amazon Drive

60%
2 Ratings
8.2

Apple iCloud

82%
24 Ratings

Support Rating

9.7

Amazon Drive

97%
6 Ratings
7.5

Apple iCloud

75%
40 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iCloud

iCloud is also great to keep access to photos synced across devices. Ex: I can snap a photo at a job site and have access to that photo on my desktop when I return to my office. I can then drop the photo into a document that is stored in iCloud and have instant access to that document on my iPad at a client's office later in the day. Seamless transitions make life much easier.
Doug Fish | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Drive

  • Amazon Drive automatically detects photos and videos in specific folders (that you choose). It will add them to Drive without any action from me.
  • There is a desktop app where you can access all of your files (in addition to web-based access).
Kristin Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iCloud

  • Syncing files, appointments, Notes and contacts. If I'm away from home, and set an appointment using my phone, that appointment automatically updates real time to my home laptop and vice-versa.
  • It stores files (e.g photos) nicely
  • Once it's set up, it's fairly easy to use.
Michelle Braun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Drive

  • Less storage than Google Drive, Google offers 15GB of free space - vs. Amazon's 5GB.
  • Also, unlike with Google Drive, you can't back up your work with Amazon Drive ( I also use Google Drive, since I have a Gmail account).
  • A lot more expensive than Google Drive, which is 1.99/month...but they are more in line with Dropbox pricing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iCloud

  • Customization - iCloud is great at the stuff it does well. But it lacks features that some competitors (in Google Drive or Dropbox) do really well. API support for third-party apps is really great for some other people.
  • Remote use - Managing or accessing information from iCloud while not on one of your logged-in apple devices can sometimes be an issue. From a work computer for example. It doable, but the experience is much less user-friendly.
  • Ability to edit documents on the cloud similar to google docs or some other competitors
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Drive

General

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

Starting Price

$199 per month

Amazon Drive Editions & Modules

Edition
100 GB1.991
1 TB6.991
2 TB11.991
3 TB179.972
4 TB239.962
5 TB299.952
6 TB359.942
7 TB419.932
8 TB479.922
9 TB539.912
10 TB599.902
20 TB1,199.802
30 TB1,799.702
  1. per month
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

General

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

Starting Price

$0.99 per month

Apple iCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
50GB$0.991
200GB$2.991
2TB$9.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 10.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 6.0
Based on 3 answers
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
James Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 9.9
Based on 21 answers
While it may be great to use with other Apple products, I find it's an absolutist-style workflow to be debilitating and to lead to many problems. When you sign into the cloud, it completely takes over your device in many ways that you don't notice at first until there is a problem.
Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is safe but has little added value.
Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.2
Based on 24 answers
Occasionally, large files that haven't yet been synced require a few minutes to pull down but I've rarely noticed delays. It does a good job of keeping data cached on my local machines while updating them with changes from other machines transparently.
Jeff Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 9.7
Based on 6 answers
Overall great software to use for file share, storage, and collaboration. Its security is great and the user management is spot on. The only thing that makes me dock it a point is that the device management as a subset of user management is kind of clunky. It hasn't been an issue yet, but it could compromise security in the future. Overall, would recommend
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 7.5
Based on 40 answers
Apple customer service is fantastic. iCloud is built with Apple in mind and its design is extremely intuitive and user-friendly. Additionally, whenever our team has encountered issues, the speed of Apple support has been more than timely in addressing our issues and solving our request. We have encountered relatively few issues in my time with the platform and this only improves our overall score for those who keep the platform stable.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive Cloud has the advantage of being backed by one of the companies that has had the highest growth in recent years: Amazon. That gives us security and has been the main reason for us to trust this product. We believe that the security systems of this company are good enough to be quiet while our files are stored on their servers
Miguel Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iCloud

Apple does offer an alternative to Office & the Google Docs family but trusting to use it with both internal and external parties is tough. Google is more universal and easier for 3rd parties to collaborate with. Apple works well for a closed internal group that is native to Apple's ecosystem.Google offers more storage space than Apple
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Drive

  • It slowed us down at first since we went from purely agile to document based then agile.
  • It is easy to use so even non-developers can access code snippets which they wouldn't know how to access on github.
  • It has a lot of features we don't have a use for in our business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Apple iCloud

  • If I lose track of my credentials or my continuing education documentation, I could end up not being able to renew my certification. This would lead to a major loss in revenue.
  • Time is money and having all of my required documents easily accessible in iCloud saves me time and allows me to work more efficiently.
  • My Apple devices were certainly not cheap purchases. iCloud has allowed me to maximize my productivity through synchronizing my work no matter which device I'm working on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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