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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

It is great if you are a die-hard Apple user. It integrates virtually every aspect of Apple products among different devices, making it super easy to share things. It fails pretty hard when tasked with other product types (such as Microsoft), and I have found it rather difficult to manage since it seems to take over so forcefully.
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MediaFire

Usually MediaFire is quite adequate in all contexts that can be used, because if you want to share a file it is a good idea to be able to do it from there, anyway, if you want to make a backup it is a good idea (due to its speed and ease of use), and even if you want to download something from the web usually MediaFire links work very well even when they are old. Now, if you need it for a more formal use, maybe for companies or serious jobs, its use may not be as adequate because it is not a well known platform and is more related to shared files in forums or web pages.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
7.6
MediaFire
9.0
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.0
MediaFire
7.0
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.0
MediaFire
9.4
Audio files
Apple iCloud
7.9
MediaFire
9.4
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.7
MediaFire
8.8
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.1
MediaFire
9.5
File search
Apple iCloud
7.4
MediaFire
9.4
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.1
MediaFire
9.8

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.5
MediaFire
9.1
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.4
MediaFire
9.0
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
MediaFire
9.5
Device management
Apple iCloud
7.4
MediaFire
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.1
MediaFire
9.3
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.3
MediaFire
9.4
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.6
MediaFire
9.4
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.3
MediaFire
9.0

Pros

Apple iCloud

  • Zero set up integration with Apple and many third-party apps.
  • MacOS and iOS document sharing is smooth to the point of being effortlessness.
  • Enough storage on the "free" tier that many team members can get by without an upgrade.
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MediaFire

  • Fast Uploads. Uploading is quite fast and it doesn't take extremely long.
  • 10GB Overall File Storage Limit. With a Free Account, you can upload up to 10GB of files.
  • Account Never Expires. We let a full year pass where we never logged into Mediafire at one point. And our files were still there!
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Cons

Apple iCloud

  • Weak to non-existent shared multi-user storage. i.e. "Here's a shared collection of presentations we all use".
  • Built-in iCloud support on an app-by-app basis is necessary to achieve "super seamless" workflow. Without that, it's just Apple's brand of a cloud-synced folder.
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MediaFire

  • The 10GB Overall File Storage Limit. I really don't like this and I wish it were a 10GB limit per file. But I understand Mediafire wants to have some sort of limit with the Free accounts.
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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.
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MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.4
Based on 20 answers
For the single-user scenarios, it's best at, iCloud's usability is great. For multi-user collaboration scenarios, though, it's still much more complicated than the competition.
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MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.3
Based on 12 answers
With all Apple devices, its performance is very good. I can quickly sign in to my account and access my data very easily. In rare cases, It took time to switch from one folder to other, but in general, it is quite quick. Outside of the Apple ecosystem, this software does not work with any other software.
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MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 6.7
Based on 3 answers
Apple gives pretty miserable support unless you pay a lot to have the support packages. Usually, it is more helpful to do a Google search of the issue, but at that point, it isn't product support, it's just me doing the job myself. Other programs seem to have much better, and free, support.
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MediaFire

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud works as well or almost as well as OneDrive. I also use OneDrive fairly extensively because I have free storage and it came along with my other Microsoft software. I only pay for additional storage on iCloud. I suppose it's because I operate in both Windows and Apple computer environments it just makes it easier and more versatile for me. I used to work only on Mac devices but when it became necessary for me to use a Windows-based system, that's when I started using One Drive. My mobile devices have access to both online storage options. I don't use or need Google Drive.
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MediaFire

The listed alternative is very good but we prefer Mediafire as we feel it's much more of a simple website to use.
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Return on Investment

Apple iCloud

  • 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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MediaFire

  • Reliability is key and MediaFire has delivered for us
  • Extremely easy to use which is a big PLUS
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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

MediaFire

General

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

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