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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.6

    Apple iCloud

    86%

    Google Cloud Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Apple iCloud ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    8.2
    82%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    9.1
    91%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.9
    89%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    63 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    7.9
    79%
    61 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File search

    8.6
    86%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    9.0
    90%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    8.2

    Apple iCloud

    82%

    Google Cloud Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Apple iCloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    7.9
    79%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File organization

    8.1
    81%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device management

    8.6
    86%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    8.7

    Apple iCloud

    87%

    Google Cloud Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Apple iCloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    8.8
    88%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reliability

    9.1
    91%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    8.0
    80%
    58 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Apple iCloud is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • Google Cloud Storage is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Performance, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Apple iCloud

    86%
    74 Ratings
    9.2

    Google Cloud Storage

    92%
    35 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Apple iCloud

    100%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Cloud Storage

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Apple iCloud

    100%
    21 Ratings
    8.0

    Google Cloud Storage

    80%
    13 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    Apple iCloud

    82%
    24 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Cloud Storage

    90%
    20 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Apple iCloud

    75%
    40 Ratings
    7.8

    Google Cloud Storage

    78%
    25 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Apple iCloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Google Cloud Storage

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Apple iCloud

    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.
    Doug Fish | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Cloud Storage

    [Google Cloud Storage is] great for storing and playing large video files, and even sharing them securely with others, whether or not they are part of your organization. No need to download video files before watching, and can also be used to store any other kinds of files.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Apple iCloud

    • 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.
    Michelle Braun | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Cloud Storage

    • Perhaps the strongest advantage of Google Cloud Storage is that they seem to update files quicker than competing cloud storage providers. The software rarely runs into sharing violations or access issues.
    • Google Cloud Storage has a unified API, which is nice when authorizing others to access data.
    • The software rarely fails and handles large volumes of data well.
    Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Apple iCloud

    • 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
    Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Cloud Storage

    • Currently can't delete folders which means there are cluttered folders on my cloud.
    • Easier upload options would be nice. The ability to upload and store other file types with an easier interface.
    • Managing files and storage could be improved a little for easier access and editing.
    Spencer Baselice | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Apple iCloud

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.99 per month

    Apple iCloud Editions & Modules

    Edition
    50GB$0.991
    200GB$2.991
    2TB$9.991
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Google Cloud Storage

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Google Cloud Storage Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Apple iCloud

    Apple iCloud 10.0
    Based on 4 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

    Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    after all of the investment made in the tool and considering how many teams use it I think we would not be likely to move away from this tool. A lot of our information including historical is already here and we are happy with the capabilities of the tool currently
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Apple iCloud

    Apple iCloud 10.0
    Based on 21 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

    Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage 8.0
    Based on 13 answers
    Very easy to use. I love having my data backed up. I love that Google Cloud Storage provides me with the peace of mind that I no longer need to worry about my data being lost. I can now sleep better at night. Google Cloud Storage is very easy to use. Overall, you save time and have less stress by using Google Cloud Storage.
    JaCoby Marston, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Apple iCloud

    Apple iCloud 8.2
    Based on 24 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

    Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage 9.0
    Based on 20 answers
    Excellent upload and download performance, excellent UI and a robust set of tools make GCS a must-have tool in our overall technical stack. Since we use so many data processes, GCS is a clutch player to help us orchestrate both input, intermediate storage, and output of all of these data processes. Because it's one tool for all of these processes, our applications get the benefit of having to need only one SDK to work against.
    Anatoly Geyfman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Apple iCloud

    Apple iCloud 7.5
    Based on 40 answers
    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.
    Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage 7.8
    Based on 25 answers
    We have never used official support from Google for our Google Cloud Storage, but there is plenty of documentation in place already. With a small amount of work, anybody should be able to get started. Once needs get more complicated, there is still documentation from Google, but also plenty of community support for common use cases around the internet.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Apple iCloud

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    overall I was not directly involved but hears the teams were satisfied with the implementation. the teams that used the tool did not encounter major issues, it was as expected with minor issues and bugs that were resolved later. The more significant learning curve was actually starting to use the tool
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Apple iCloud

    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
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Cloud Storage

    We prefer Google Cloud Storage over Amazon Web Services because of the tools and code integration offered by Google Cloud Storage. We found the Google Cloud Storage toolset to be highly usable and give us the fine-grained control we need for managing digital assets. Ultimately, we chose Google Cloud Storage because we found the API and suitability for code integration with our Java codebase to be impeccable and because we had excellent direct support from the Google Cloud Storage team
    Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Apple iCloud

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Cloud Storage

    • It has assisted greatly with our ability to share documents/information cross functionally. Especially within our advertising team, we store a large amount of information to assist new hires and refresh current employees.
    • Something that could improve is employees' understanding of how to best utilize Google Cloud Storage. This could improve by implementing a potential training video or tutorial.
    • Overall, Google Storage has been great. I have not used a similar storage product that had the same enterprise level capabilities.
    Mary Chandler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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