Apple iCloud vs. Blackberry Workspaces

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apple iCloud
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Apple iCloud is a document management software offering from Apple. It includes features such as access to music, photos, calendars, contacts, and documents, and it is built into every new iOS device.
$0.99
per month
Blackberry Workspaces
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Blackberry Workspaces (formerly Watchdox, a product acquired by Blackberry in May 2015) is an enterprise grade cloud storage, file sync and share option.N/A
Pricing
Apple iCloudBlackberry Workspaces
Editions & Modules
50GB
$0.99
per month
200GB
$2.99
per month
2TB
$9.99
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apple iCloudBlackberry Workspaces
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Apple iCloudBlackberry Workspaces
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Apple iCloud
9.1
74 Ratings
8% above category average
Blackberry Workspaces
8.9
1 Ratings
6% above category average
Versioning8.750 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Video files9.270 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Audio files9.267 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Document collaboration8.963 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Access control8.461 Ratings10.01 Ratings
File search9.766 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Device sync9.373 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Apple iCloud
8.7
70 Ratings
1% above category average
Blackberry Workspaces
10.0
1 Ratings
15% above category average
User and role management8.654 Ratings10.01 Ratings
File organization8.266 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Device management9.367 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Apple iCloud
9.4
74 Ratings
11% above category average
Blackberry Workspaces
7.3
1 Ratings
15% below category average
Performance9.674 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Reliability9.674 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Storage Reports9.158 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apple iCloudBlackberry Workspaces
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(74 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(20 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apple iCloudBlackberry Workspaces
Likelihood to Recommend
Apple
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.
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BlackBerry
It's so easy to have running lists that constantly need updating to basically live in a folder on your desktop. Open and save it like a regular document and then it's synced company-wide! However, syncing issues and almost non-existent customer support means that you're basically on your own to figure things out by trial and error.
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Pros
Apple
  • 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.
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BlackBerry
  • Simple to download.
  • Easy to navigate.
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Cons
Apple
  • 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
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BlackBerry
  • Signs out unnecessarily.
  • Slow syncing (sometimes).
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Likelihood to Renew
Apple
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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BlackBerry
No answers on this topic
Usability
Apple
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.
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BlackBerry
No answers on this topic
Performance
Apple
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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BlackBerry
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Apple
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.
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BlackBerry
I've personally never talked to anyone from customer support, but my boss has. It took him almost 2 weeks just to get a response back and it wasn't very helpful. We basically had to figure everything out on our own.
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Alternatives Considered
Apple
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
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BlackBerry
I have never used anything besides Blackberry Workspaces (formerly Watchdox) so I am not sure how it stacks up against them.
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Return on Investment
Apple
  • 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.
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BlackBerry
  • Instead of sending large documents through email, we use this.
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