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Apple iCloud

361 Ratings

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

It seems to work very well for small group collaboration much better than it does for larger groups or more complex projects. The other (minor) thing, is that while working across locations, there isn't a chat function, which would be huge when working on documents that work off info that others have. While at the same location, working on a small project iCloud works great for us. The other issue is that some of our Android users can't do some of the same things their colleagues using iOS can while on the go.
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Dropbox Business

Most useful for accessing documents on the go, or to back up files when switching to a new computer or other devices. The business subscription is great for sharing documents with co-workers, storing commonly used files (such as logos and templates), and for collaboration. Doesn't have all the features of other project management software, but for document sharing, it has everything I need. The recent updates to the platform are helpful in providing quick access to files. Also, I really like that you can link your personal and business accounts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.7
Dropbox Business
7.7
Versioning
Apple iCloud
8.2
Dropbox Business
7.5
Video files
Apple iCloud
9.2
Dropbox Business
8.0
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.8
Dropbox Business
8.0
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
8.0
Dropbox Business
7.4
Access control
Apple iCloud
8.6
Dropbox Business
8.3
File search
Apple iCloud
9.1
Dropbox Business
7.3
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.2
Dropbox Business
7.8

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.7
Dropbox Business
8.5
User and role management
Apple iCloud
8.4
Dropbox Business
8.4
File organization
Apple iCloud
8.5
Dropbox Business
8.7
Device management
Apple iCloud
9.2
Dropbox Business
8.4

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.5
Dropbox Business
8.7
Performance
Apple iCloud
9.0
Dropbox Business
8.7
Reliability
Apple iCloud
9.0
Dropbox Business
9.0
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.6
Dropbox Business
8.5

Pros

  • Store documents and photos- I think this is pretty self-explanatory.
  • Allow for simpler collaboration- a few of us have started using Pages and Notes on iCloud.com to work on a few projects together. This isn't always as simple in Microsoft Office, I've found.
  • Set reminders- iCloud.com has the Reminders app that we've used as a quick, dirty system to remember to make calls or follow up with one another. It's cut down on the number of sticky notes on my desk and in my notebook.
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  • Document backup
  • Collaboration
  • Project management
  • Saves space
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Cons

  • There's lack of configuration options for most iCloud services. You cannot tune things to your IT department's requirements often.
  • It would be nice to have unlimited iCloud Backup by default across all devices.
  • iCloud Mail needs improvement of UI/UX.
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  • Once we had a major problem where one of the employee accidentally deleted lots of data and had to restore. It appears that this mechanism work much less effective than restoring a group of files. Eventually it took Dropbox about 2 months with resolving the issue, and us additional 2 weeks of cleanup afterwards.
  • Dropbox is getting very expensive and there are today some alternatives that have better price to value ratio.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud9.4
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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Dropbox Business5.4
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.
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Usability

Apple iCloud6.9
Based on 6 answers
Because there are no features that work well, for the Apple company level. For a third world software company, it could be acceptable.
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Dropbox Business8.8
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very easy and fun to use. It is very self evident and from a graphical user interface it is very intuitive. There is really nothing else to say about it.
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Reliability and Availability

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Dropbox Business7.0
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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.
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Performance

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Dropbox Business10.0
Based on 1 answer
Syncing to the cloud is almost instantaneous. Users on the same network can see my changes within seconds on their computer.
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Support

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Dropbox Business4.2
Based on 4 answers
Support for Dropbox is adequate.
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Implementation

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Dropbox Business10.0
Based on 2 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.
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft is incomplete and does not offer the all the features that iCloud does.Google offers a multiple alternatives where some are better and some are not, but they do not interact well together and you never know when Google is just going to kill off one of their services.Ultimately I love Apple hardware and its software works best with it. They do enough and have cool features and work together that accepting any shortcoming is palatable.
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On a purely cost per TB of storage comparison for large amounts of data, Dropbox for Business is cheaper. Its user interface is also friendlier for non-technical users. I found that Google Drive was on the expensive side and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) required a higher level of technical knowledge to use well
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Scalability

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Dropbox Business7.0
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.
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Return on Investment

  • It's actually just another box that I use so it doesn't have any ROI
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  • Dropbox has had a very positive impact on our ability to keep the team mobile and able to work from practically anywhere they have access to an Internet connection.
  • We no longer have to worry about accidental breach of privacy or security when using dropbox, where we have full control over which users can see which files – and when they can see and/or interact with them.
  • As a backup solution, it gives us peace of mind when accidents happen or a technical issue arrises. With Dropbox, our files are safe and easily accessible to those who should have access to them.
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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 Business

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