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448 Ratings
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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

Google Cloud Storage

If you are already using Google for other things like Gmail or Google Drive, then I highly recommend that you invest in Google Cloud Storage. It is the best to have all of your tools under one account. Plus Google makes very good products so you know you are getting the best by choosing to get the Google Cloud Storage. Also, if you want a peace of mind that your data is safely stored and you do not have to worry about the risk of losing your data, then Google Cloud Storage is a great option for you.
JaCoby Marston, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.0
Google Cloud Storage
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.5
Google Cloud Storage
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
Google Cloud Storage
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.3
Google Cloud Storage
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.3
Google Cloud Storage
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.6
Google Cloud Storage
File search
Apple iCloud
7.8
Google Cloud Storage
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.2
Google Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.4
Google Cloud Storage
User and role management
Apple iCloud
6.7
Google Cloud Storage
File organization
Apple iCloud
8.0
Google Cloud Storage
Device management
Apple iCloud
7.6
Google Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Google Cloud Storage
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.4
Google Cloud Storage
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.9
Google Cloud Storage
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.3
Google Cloud Storage

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

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

  • 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

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

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

Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We'll not change the cloud storage solution, because Google Cloud Storage is the best for now. (GCS doesn't have the best price, but considering the local currency, it does).
Anonymous | 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

Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage 8.9
Based on 12 answers
super usable UI for interactive storage workflows (setting ACLs, adding/removing files ad-hoc). Also an excellent set of CLI tools (command-line interfaces) for interacting with GCS via shell scripts, as well as a robust SDK for interacting with GCS via our applications. We leverage all of these to make sure that all of our services that need storage can use GCS.
Anatoly Geyfman | 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

Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage 9.1
Based on 12 answers
For performance i give Google Cloud Storage 10 of 10 on performance because even though there are other softwares that do exactly the same thing as Google Drive, it still works exceptionally well. It is very fast, and and far as integration, the only software I have used with it that integrated was Google Docs, and of course it integrates perfectly.
Michael Timms | 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

Google Cloud Storage

Google Cloud Storage 7.9
Based on 20 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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

Google Cloud Storage

General

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

Google Cloud Storage Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud
8.5
Google Cloud Storage
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud
9.4
Google Cloud Storage
9.0

Usability

Apple iCloud
7.8
Google Cloud Storage
8.9

Performance

Apple iCloud
8.2
Google Cloud Storage
9.1

Support Rating

Apple iCloud
7.5
Google Cloud Storage
7.9

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