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Apple iCloud

362 Ratings

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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

Remote teams will find that Apple iCloud is very useful because it enables real-time viewing of shared documents. If most or all of your team uses primarily Apple devices, this can be a great option. In addition, if you use a lot of image files, it's a great choice. If most of your team is PC-based, you might not find it as useful.
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Dropbox

Dropbox is great for those looking for a highly useful cloud storage, especially if those in your organization are dealing with large files that need to be shared. It’s even better if your team has fast computers with plenty of storage so you can utilize sync features. It is not great for anyone looking for cloud storage where you can collaborate since there is no real time editing of documents. In that case, it would require the sync feature have great discipline to ensure everyone has the most recent version of a file.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
Dropbox
8.8
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.8
Dropbox
8.6
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
Dropbox
9.0
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
Dropbox
8.9
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.9
Dropbox
9.1
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.3
Dropbox
9.2
File search
Apple iCloud
8.5
Dropbox
8.1
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.0
Dropbox
8.9

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.9
Dropbox
9.0
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.7
Dropbox
9.0
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
Dropbox
9.0
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.4
Dropbox
8.9

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Dropbox
9.3
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.2
Dropbox
9.5
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
Dropbox
9.5
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.4
Dropbox
8.9

Pros

  • There is almost no downtime.
  • It is truly seamless.
  • There is no performance hit, even on mediocre networks.
  • It is an attractive interface.
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  • Dropbox retains the ability to roll back a couple generations for a file, this is important if you have an error saving over old files. (This has saved me several times.)
  • Syncing up to Dropbox on a variety of computers makes the workflow clear and simple across laptops and desktops, when I am switching from Mac to PC to test compatibility, I know that the files I need are updated in real time between both synced computers. This also makes working with dropbox easy as your computer sees it more like a hard drive.
  • Dropbox allows for users to be easily turned on and off, so as participants come and go, you can easily manage the accessibility so there is no gaps in protecting your files.
  • Sharing files with our printers, partners, and delivery team is easy as sending a link.
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Cons

  • Basic iCloud gives 5GB free per account - but that really needs to be per device. It is way too small when you have multiple devices.
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  • A more generous free tier
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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.
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Dropbox9.5
Based on 19 answers
Even though it has its shortcomings, Dropbox is an exceptionally useful product for simple file sharing. It’s intelligent design and user-friendly interface have continued to facilitate project completion. However, as we expand, we will probably look to other solutions for storage and sharing as we undertake larger and more intensely collaborative projects
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Usability

Apple iCloud6.9
Based on 6 answers
These are the reasons why I really enjoy Apple iCloud:
  • Cross device ease of use
  • The ability to easily monitor the amount of space used
  • Extremely easy to upload documents and pictures
  • It is able to be accessed from a browser, which means that it can be accessed from any device with an internet connection
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Dropbox9.0
Based on 7 answers
Easy to use on multiple platforms. I can upload all types of files and share them whenever, with whoever. If I need to maintain the integrity of the file, I can compress it.
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Performance

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Dropbox9.0
Based on 2 answers
Always works as it should!
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Dropbox5.0
Based on 2 answers
Never used customer support with Dropbox before.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Dropbox10.0
Based on 2 answers
I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox
was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.
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Alternatives Considered

We actually use all three, apple iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox. We use them for storing different kinds of files. With word documents and excel documents, we use Google Drive. For large saved files (designer files) we use Dropbox, and for Apple we use all of our photos, and random daily storage.
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iCloud lacks the ability to share the files with other non-Apple users. Google Drive and OneDrive do have the ability of collaboration with multiple users but their user interfaces and user experience are not as good as Dropbox
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
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Dropbox8.0
Based on 1 answer
I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!
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Return on Investment

  • Negative benefits. There was a significant expectation, followed by frustration.
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  • I believe Dropbox is relatively affordable, and for its ease of use, it performs strongly in the ways we need it to, and makes it easy for sharing with clients or internally.
  • I wouldn't say it has saved us any money, but it's effective for the price.
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Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

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

Dropbox

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