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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.8 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

Dropbox Business

It is well-suited when security is a priority, as it is highly secure. It is also well-suited when you have a higher budget and need a more robust featureset than some of its more affordable competitors. Given its market share, it is also appropriate to use Dropbox where you have a wide array of clients, because chances are, many of them will already be using it
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.0
Dropbox Business
8.9
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.5
Dropbox Business
8.8
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
Dropbox Business
8.8
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.3
Dropbox Business
8.9
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.3
Dropbox Business
8.4
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.6
Dropbox Business
9.1
File search
Apple iCloud
7.8
Dropbox Business
8.9
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.2
Dropbox Business
9.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.4
Dropbox Business
9.0
User and role management
Apple iCloud
6.7
Dropbox Business
8.9
File organization
Apple iCloud
8.0
Dropbox Business
9.1
Device management
Apple iCloud
7.6
Dropbox Business
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Dropbox Business
9.2
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.4
Dropbox Business
9.2
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.9
Dropbox Business
9.5
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.3
Dropbox Business
8.8

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

Dropbox Business

  • Cloud storage of large files. Makes for easy sharing and downloading.
  • Activity tracking allows us to see when files were downloaded and by which users.
  • Able to sync files across devices, so when updates are made they can be pushed to desktop, laptop, etc.
Justin Roodman | 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

Dropbox Business

  • File previews. Dropbox is not the best at allowing you to preview the file. A lot of times people will have to download the file to view it. We've done video work and the client will review it with the Dropbox preview and the quality is very low. This causes the client to thing the video file is low quality.
  • Pricing is a bit on the high side compared to other cloud storage solutions.
Andy Ryan | 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

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 5.0
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very expensive and its price is not as competitive as it was. We are looking for an alternative that will enable as to subscribe more users at a more affordable cost.Also, we did not like Dropbox customer service, and felt that they should have found a way to compensate us for some of the damage they were responsible for when restoring our data.
Oran Bar-Tal | 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

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 9.3
Based on 18 answers
From the IT department perspective, I give an 8 because there are certain areas where management can get a little tricky. Some areas are not the easiest to understand, and I've found myself chatting with their tech support on a few occasions to find answers to things that should have been evident. From the end user perspective, I give it a 10 - I'll keep pushing this - industry standard - if they don't do it right - no one can. For the end user - it works well. Receiving shared folders and files, sharing folders and files - super simple and easy to teach.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 7.0
Based on 2 answers
At least once a week the app crashes on my computer and causes files to stop syncing. It is an easy fix to re-open the app, however I have to notice the app stopped working to realize it needs to be reopened.
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

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.9
Based on 28 answers
Dropbox generally performs quite well. Syncing b/w computer and cloud is generally quick, even for large files - and Dropbox does a good job at managing bandwidth to not use all available bandwidth. In addition, Dropbox includes a LAN based syncing mechanism, so two computers on the same network can sync files via LAN vs. over the internet. Dropbox's webpages always to seem to load quickly and display files, even in a folder with large amount of files, quickly. Dropbox's web-based search though is often times slow and inaccurate.
Aaron Pinsker | 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

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.5
Based on 57 answers
Generally we use the help topics and forums mostly. However, as Pro Business account holders we get priority email support and when they say priority, they mean it. The few times we have actually used it, mostly in the beginning, they replied to our questions immediately. The speed at which they responded was awesome. To be honest though, everything in the Dropbox system is so simple, and the help functionality and forums are so helpful, we very rarely ever even think of asking for priority level support.
Brian Muench | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 10.0
Based on 4 answers
The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
Brian Muench | 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

Dropbox Business

I think the desktop element of Dropbox was really appealing. I haven't explored enough about Google Drive to know if they have some similar functionalities, but have used it only for some personal storage. For our team, Dropbox was a leader in the industry, so we felt most comfortable migrating to them.
Kelsie Hamilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Apple iCloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The only limit to scaling Dropbox is pricing. After a certain point, using traditional data storage would be more cost effective than per user pricing.
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

Dropbox Business

  • Positive: having all organizational files backed up to the cloud is an invaluable and necessary investment.
  • Positive: being able to easily share documents increases work efficiency for the whole organization.
  • Positive: Dropbox costs less than many of its competitors and offers discounts for non-profits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dropbox Business

General

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

Dropbox Business Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$151
Advanced$251
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud
8.5
Dropbox Business
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud
9.4
Dropbox Business
5.0

Usability

Apple iCloud
7.8
Dropbox Business
9.3

Reliability and Availability

Apple iCloud
Dropbox Business
7.0

Performance

Apple iCloud
8.2
Dropbox Business
8.9

Support Rating

Apple iCloud
7.5
Dropbox Business
8.5

Implementation Rating

Apple iCloud
Dropbox Business
10.0

Scalability

Apple iCloud
Dropbox Business
7.0

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