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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

It is great if you are a die-hard Apple user. It integrates virtually every aspect of Apple products among different devices, making it super easy to share things. It fails pretty hard when tasked with other product types (such as Microsoft), and I have found it rather difficult to manage since it seems to take over so forcefully.
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Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

It's a great application to backup your data automatically to the cloud and then access later. The automatic restore of certain folders is handy and one less thing to worry about when you're setting up a new PC again. I haven't really encountered any issues with Syncplicity to have any thoughts where it could be improved or where it wouldn't work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
7.5
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
8.3
Versioning
Apple iCloud
6.9
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0
Video files
Apple iCloud
7.9
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0
Audio files
Apple iCloud
7.8
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.6
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.0
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
File search
Apple iCloud
7.3
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
1.0
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.1
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.4
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.7
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.3
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
Device management
Apple iCloud
7.3
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.1
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
8.5
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.3
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
7.0
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.6
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
10.0
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.3
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

Pros

Apple iCloud

  • Apple iCloud integrates beautifully with the entire Apple ecosystem. Whether you are using a MacBook, iPhone, and/or iPad they will all sync at a moments notice through iCloud.
  • As a company, Apple has a strong reputation for security. Many cloud storage providers share huge amounts of user data, however, Apple prides themselves on avoiding that.
  • Even though Apple iCloud is optimized for Apple devices, data stored on the cloud can be accessed through a web browser on a computer running essentially any operating system.
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Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

  • By default, it is setup to backup my Desktop Shortcuts, My Documents, and my Internet Explorer Favorites folders. When I sign into a new PC, it automatically syncs these items, making it easy for my data to travel with me.
  • I'm able to easily share my items/folders with coworkers, granting them read or read/write access as required.
  • I like that items that are shared with me allow me to choose to sync them to my PC or not. This allows me to sync smaller items like documents and spreadsheets, but keep things like webex recordings stored in the cloud and not using up gigabtyes of space on my PC. :)
  • I like that, during times when I want to free up resources, I can pause the syncing of files.
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Cons

Apple iCloud

  • You will constantly run into issues where iCloud is optimized or available only for Apple's own product line. That's frustrating.
  • Apple's Mail app and service are just beleaguered by the likes of Gmail. Perhaps even Zoho does better than them on the web.
  • iCloud seems optimized more for a mobile user, so desktop apps & services feel a bit force-fitted.
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Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

  • I would appreciate it if it backed up more than just Desktop, Favorites and Documents by default. I'm not sure if this was something chosen by my employer, but it would be nice if the whole profile folder was backed up by default, so my pictures, music, and videos folders were included.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 9.4
Based on 3 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.
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Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.4
Based on 20 answers
Apple iCloud overall performs well for me. Obviously, it is more suited for the pure Apple/Mac environment (as I believe OneDrive is for the pure Windows environment). However, it has worked well for me as I added Windows-based systems to my business. Since I initially had only Apple/Mac devices and computers I give Apple a high-five for making the service available to Windows-based and multi-based environments so that I didn't have to migrate my files.
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Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.2
Based on 12 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.
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Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 6.6
Based on 3 answers
Apple gives pretty miserable support unless you pay a lot to have the support packages. Usually, it is more helpful to do a Google search of the issue, but at that point, it isn't product support, it's just me doing the job myself. Other programs seem to have much better, and free, support.
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Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud

NCommand was awful. It didn't work well for us, things went missing and tended to be clunky. iCloud has been great with a cleaner interface, more options to collaborate on a document within a single URL, and just being all around simpler. iCloud also hasn't gone down and been inaccessible as often as NCommand would.
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Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

I use CrashPlan for my personal PC at home. I think both products have their pluses and minuses. Both products allow you to backup your selected data to the cloud. CrashPlan doesn't easily allow for file sharing (CrashPlan isn't really a collaboration tool as much as it is a backup tool). Both products have easy restore options. However Syncplicity automatically restoring certain data when syncing with a new PC is very handy and a feature that CrashPlan doesn't offer
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Return on Investment

Apple iCloud

  • Awesome for when I get a new device and just want to set it up like I had it before
  • Great for keeping data synced between all devices
  • Forces me to stay in the Apple ecosystem and use their apps even if there are better alternatives
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Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

  • The ease of use saves me a lot of time.
  • Being able to easily share files with my coworkers also saves me time.
  • This allowed my company to reduce the size of our file server and in doing so, reduced our storage budget.
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Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

General

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

Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud
7.8
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud
9.4
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

Usability

Apple iCloud
8.4
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

Performance

Apple iCloud
8.2
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

Support

Apple iCloud
6.6
Axway AMPLIFY Syncplicity

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