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Apple iCloud

346 Ratings

Apple iCloud

346 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

It seems to work very well for small group collaboration much better than it does for larger groups or more complex projects. The other (minor) thing, is that while working across locations, there isn't a chat function, which would be huge when working on documents that work off info that others have. While at the same location, working on a small project iCloud works great for us. The other issue is that some of our Android users can't do some of the same things their colleagues using iOS can while on the go.

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.4
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.7
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.9
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.3
Access control
Apple iCloud
8.2
File search
Apple iCloud
8.8
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.3
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.8
File organization
Apple iCloud
8.0
Device management
Apple iCloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.8
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
6.9

Pros

  • Backup of login credentials with KeyChain works particularly well. No other competitor can match the fully integrated nature of iCloud because Apple owns the operating system.
  • Seamless syncing with iCloud Backup works to a decent degree. Competitors like Dropbox are catching up, but iCloud comes out of the box and ready to go on new Apple devices, so it saves time for IT.
  • iCloud contacts helps with organization-wide syncing of contacts.

Cons

  • Locked into the Apple Ecosystem. Does not port very well to Windows, Linux, or Chrome
  • Storage tiers are expensive
  • Sharing is possible, but not completely flushed out for things such as reminders, notes, calendars, documents, and photos

Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud9.4
Based on 3 answers
It is a very necessary product if you are using Apple devices. If you are then you should utilize it.

Usability

Apple iCloud6.9
Based on 6 answers
Because there are no features that work well, for the Apple company level. For a third world software company, it could be acceptable.

Alternatives Considered

It's a lot more versatile when it comes to user experience. The interface is easy to follow and the flexibility of needing it to do multiple things at once is bar none. Other cloud services don't offer this type of complexity.

Return on Investment

  • Saves time by syncing devices automatically
  • Extra storage is very cheap
  • Easier to access files anywhere, anytime

Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

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