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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud works extremely well for individuals that are subscribed to the Apple ecosystem of products. The ability to seamlessly sync across devices with one account has helped me prepare, access, and share important documents quickly and effectively across platforms. Additionally, Apple's cloud infrastructure is quite robust and I have rarely encountered issues with reliability over the five years+ of using the service.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box is well suited for projects on which a smaller handful of individuals are working on the same project at the same time. I can imagine that for files that require the input of many individuals, Box file editing and sharing may run slower than desirable. Box will help seamlessly integrate desktop applications like Microsoft Office with online editing and collaboration capability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.0
Box
8.7
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.5
Box
8.6
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
Box
8.7
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.3
Box
8.8
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.3
Box
8.6
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.6
Box
9.2
File search
Apple iCloud
7.8
Box
8.4
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.2
Box
8.8

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.4
Box
9.0
User and role management
Apple iCloud
6.7
Box
8.9
File organization
Apple iCloud
8.0
Box
9.2
Device management
Apple iCloud
7.6
Box
8.9

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Box
8.9
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.4
Box
9.0
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.9
Box
8.9
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.3
Box
8.7

Pros

Apple iCloud

  • Speed - As soon as the transfer is complete you immediately have all the information backed up to access on any computer that you desire to log into. Transferring information from your phone to this service is seamless and easy to understand.
  • Reliability - I have used iCloud ever since I've had an iPhone (over 5 years) and I never once have lost a file or document due to Apple's failure.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

  • Ease of sharing - extremely important when multiple people/departments are working on the same project.
  • Ease of access - Box can be accessed via the web or by the cloud (Box Sync, Box Drive) so you can access your files even on computers you don't regularly use.
Heather Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

  • The local application sometimes times out on you unknowingly, so you have to check periodically that it is still running and syncing your data.
  • I wish Box had a way of accessing your online portal without first going to the website and clicking through a few pages in order to get to where you need to go to access your files online.
  • It would be nice if there were a few more of the Box features included in the free version, or at least be able to get a free trial of them. Box makes so many cool softwares that would be nice to have for productivity.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box 8.0
Based on 12 answers
I like the security features and I like the website. It's easy to use and create and move things around as needed. The main reason for a lower rating is because the Box Sync app is just not a good program. It's a memory hog, it's slow, transfer speeds are slow, and it's not the most efficient route. If you have a large Box account and you need to get a computer up to speed on a large amount of data within Box, you are in for the long haul. Last time I had to do this, it took 3 days to sync all of the files and we are talking around 100 GB worth of data
Sam Montoya, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 7.8
Based on 20 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

Box

Box 9.2
Based on 17 answers
I think I can only describe it as excellent. All aspects of Box work without problem, quickly and efficiently. The file upload and download systems are quite fast, the process of access from different platforms is carried out without problems, so far no document has been generated in conflicts or unexpected copies, or any type of error.
burt smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 10 answers
Yeah, it's always worked, I've never had any kind of connection issues, the only issues I've had it I've been on our end when the Internet hasn't worked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.2
Based on 13 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

Box

Box 9.0
Based on 24 answers
Box is fast, but it's not as fast as it could be. There are times when I wish it didn't have so many features and just let me get to the file I want quickly, and click once to generate a link to share the file and paste it to my clipboard. Instead, it takes maybe 20 or 30 seconds for something that I wish took only 5 or 10 seconds. Overall, it is a snappy interface, though, so I can't complain too much.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 7.5
Based on 36 answers
I never used Apple iCloud support, but have never needed to do so. It has become more of a personal issue with computers in my organization, where the business solution has been with Dropbox. I do have to admit when my Mac went down, having things on Apple iCloud did help to get things restored. However, since I had more than one photo file for my Business and Personal data, I was not able to recover my Business Photos. Apple iCloud should have been able to do this.
Thomas Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box 8.1
Based on 61 answers
I found their support community lacking in clarity when I experienced a login issue. The error messaging was poor on my Box Sync application. I did not reach out to support staff for help, instead, I reasoned that I should try downloading the Box Sync application again and reinstall it. That fixed my issue, thankfully. I think a less computer-savvy user would've been much more frustrated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The in person training was done in house and I helped with the training, people seem to respond well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The documentation is good. Since Box is a popular service, there were also a number of YouTube videos and other sources that were helpful as we were considering the product and planning for deployment. Also, the ability to try the free version helped to prepare us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 12 answers
Be careful with settings. It is easy to get overwhelmed with updates. For example, you don’t want to be updated when doing historical data uploads. I recommend taking off notifications initially and then turn on post you have done your historical data upload.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud

Google Drive is great and it offers way more free storage than Apple iCloud, however, Google is known for sharing their user's data much more freely than Apple. To some people, this might not be a big deal. I prefer to pay a few dollars for added security. Dropbox is a different situation in that it offers less free storage space than Apple. Dropbox also integrates very well with many different services, but Apple has been rapidly improving in this area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box allows for larger amounts of data to be moved between our call centers and us without the restrictions we ran into before. When we need to transfer call recordings between us and our call centers or carriers, they need to be done quickly and securely. Some of those call recordings are very large and we had troubles before we started using Box
Eric Thorsteinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great, as we put more files on there it's done very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apple iCloud

  • Mobility. Apple iCloud along with other online storage options has given me the ability to access files and data while away from my office.
  • Security. I don't worry about security with my files in Apple iCloud. Of course, I don't generally store highly sensitive files in the cloud.
  • Simplicity. I can set up my file folders so that when I know I will need access to certain types of files away from my office, I save time with decision making or moving the files later when I may need to take a trip or visit a client.
Jeff Henkel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

  • Well - I am using the free version - so I am way into the positive ROI! However - for the paid versions, the ROI is good as they start with a $5 (100GB) per month plan with quite a lot of features, so finding a version in your price range should be easy.
  • I think one negative impact thing will be fact that a solution like OneDrive - which is part of Office 365 - or Google Drive (part of Google Apps) - would virtually eliminate the need to go with an outside service.
  • Compliance factors might sway a company back. Couple that with an attention paid to the location of data in the Box network (think GDPR) - and you can sway some back to Box.
  • Couple a $5 Box account with a free Gmail account and someone can go into business quite easily!
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Apple iCloud

Box

Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

General

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

Apple iCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
50GB$0.991
200GB$2.991
2TB$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Box

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Box Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$7.001
Business Plus$35.001
Business$20.001
Enterprise$47.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Box is available as an annual subscription. Many customers opt for either our Digital Workplace or Digital Business suite, which includes the baseline software plat (Box Enterprise) plus multiple additional features including Box Shield for data loss prevention and threat detection, Box Governance for retention management and legal holds, Box Relay for no-code workflow, and Premier Services. Customers are eligible for discounting beyond volume list prices, depending on a number of conditions.

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