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Apple iCloud

361 Ratings

Google Drive

Top Rated
2724 Ratings

Apple iCloud

361 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 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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Google Drive

Google Drive it is a great tool for sharing any kind of file between workgroup or family, the apps solve many problems like the interchange of big files, and without any limitation of file types, you can share text, music file, video files in any formats and so many others, you can also share file create in Google apps like docs, where everyone can interact with you and make change of the files to keep in constant touch with your partners. One of the biggest limitations of Drive is the storage because it is vinculated to your Gmail account and that means that if you have a full email you have a limited space for storing your file, if you want more space, you have to pay for it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.7
Google Drive
8.8
Versioning
Apple iCloud
8.2
Google Drive
8.3
Video files
Apple iCloud
9.2
Google Drive
8.2
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.8
Google Drive
8.6
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
8.0
Google Drive
9.5
Access control
Apple iCloud
8.6
Google Drive
8.7
File search
Apple iCloud
9.1
Google Drive
8.7
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.2
Google Drive
9.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.7
Google Drive
8.4
User and role management
Apple iCloud
8.4
Google Drive
8.6
File organization
Apple iCloud
8.5
Google Drive
8.1
Device management
Apple iCloud
9.2
Google Drive
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.5
Google Drive
8.9
Performance
Apple iCloud
9.0
Google Drive
9.3
Reliability
Apple iCloud
9.0
Google Drive
9.1
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.6
Google Drive
8.4

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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  • The possibility of sharing any kind of file is one of the best features of this tool. You can share image, text, docs, music, and videos without restrictions. This is a great option for people who work with files that are being constantly modified.
  • Another great feature it is that you do not have any restriction in the file size, you can send and share a file with as many megas as you want, no matter whether it is a video, a music file o a big set of data, you can share a file no matter the size in a secure way.
  • The option of selecting who can edit files and who cannot it is one of my favorite features, because it allows me to show my partners only what I want them to see and what I want them to modify, facilitating our daily tasks and making sure that everyone gets their opinions heard on any specific issue.
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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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  • I used to have trouble with pasting from other sources and the format getting messed up until I learned Ctrl + Shift + V to paste without formatting. This has made a big difference knowing this.
  • Google Drive desktop app seems to lose connectivity or even close itself frequently without notifying me. I find myself often closing and reopening it to continue sync.
  • Sometimes files fail to sync but do not provide a reason why. Sometimes they seem to never sync but other times sync when trying again so the reason remain unknown.
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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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Google Drive9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's the cheapest, most effective platform we've found to store files in the cloud.
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Usability

Apple iCloud6.9
Based on 6 answers
It does what it does behind the scenes. Whenever you do use the interface online, its functions are very simple to use
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Google Drive9.5
Based on 6 answers
While I might feel like the phone is too small to use to create content, they have done a great job in creating a UI / UX that doesn't prohibit you from creating that content on your phone. On a full blown desktop they have done a great job in creating a suite of office tools that can compete with Microsofts' Office suite. While saying that I do think it's fair to point out that Excel will still knock the socks off of a Google Sheet, due to the fact that it's running in a browser.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Google Drive9.0
Based on 4 answers
I am very happy with the product and its features because it fulfills all my needs.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Google Drive9.0
Based on 2 answers
After implementing this product in our organization we are now 100% satisfied.
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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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Dropbox is a great alternative to Google Drive for collaboration and tracking real-time document changes. However, Dropbox only provides 2 GB of free storage space before it starts charging a fee while Google Drive offers 15 GB of free space. Overall Google Drive has all of the storage and collaboration tools I need while allowing me to save on the price.
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Return on Investment

  • Awesome for when I get a new device and just want to set it up like I had it before
  • Great for keeping data synced between all devices
  • Forces me to stay in the Apple ecosystem and use their apps even if there are better alternatives
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  • The use of Google Drive in my organization significantly increased the organization levels in the company.
  • It improved the time employees use in managing files they use in their daily work.
  • The software increases the possibility of exchanging all the required information with the company's customers
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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

Google Drive

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