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362 Ratings

IDrive

4 Ratings

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Score 7.8 out of 101

IDrive

4 Ratings
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Score 8.7 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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IDrive

A good one stop shop for syncing and backup needs. (Can replace Dropbox sync plus cloud storage backup from another service.) Not good in a high-security work environment (e.g. banking). Not the fastest sync service available, but one of the cheapest.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
IDrive
7.0
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.8
IDrive
5.0
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
IDrive
7.0
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
IDrive
8.0
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.9
IDrive
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.3
IDrive
6.0
File search
Apple iCloud
8.5
IDrive
8.0
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.0
IDrive
8.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.9
IDrive
7.3
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.7
IDrive
5.0
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
IDrive
8.0
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.4
IDrive
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
IDrive
8.3
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.2
IDrive
8.0
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
IDrive
8.0
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.4
IDrive
9.0

Pros

  • Synchronized Calendar
  • Synchronized Contacts
  • Synchronized Photos
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  • Syncing across multiple devices (a-la-Dropbox)
  • Backing up information (cloud backup)
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Cons

  • One of the functionalities that I criticize are "bugs". These "bugs" make some features unusable under earlier versions of iOS and Mac OS X.
  • Privacy is always a rising issue and something that one would always need to keep up with.
  • Moving a set of files from an iCloud Drive if they have not been synchronized yet will result in them being lost.
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  • Could be faster on sync time
  • Occasionally needs deleting and re-installing
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud9.4
Based on 3 answers
It is a very necessary product if you are using Apple devices. If you are then you should utilize it.
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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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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft OneDrive storage is preferred when using Microsoft applications (Word, Excel) even on Apple devices. All in all I believe Microsoft solutions fare better than Apple one due to their greater flexibility
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IDrive is less expensive and offers a wider array of services.
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Return on Investment

  • Saves time by syncing devices automatically
  • Extra storage is very cheap
  • Easier to access files anywhere, anytime
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  • Increased productivity on remote work
  • Reduced downtime when experiencing computer issues
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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

IDrive

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