What users are saying about

Apple iCloud<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>

362 Ratings

MediaFire

19 Ratings

Apple iCloud<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>

362 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.8 out of 101

MediaFire

19 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8 out of 101

Add comparison

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.
No photo available

MediaFire

MediaFire is suitable for individual users that want to store and maybe share files. It has a good initial space in the free version that can be enough for most users. The same applies for small teams that want to store documents (text, presentations) and share it between members (FileDrop features can help increase collaboration and productivity). If you have a big team or want to store big files you have to upgrade to the business or pro version (the price is interesting).
Vinicius Lima profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
MediaFire
8.8
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.8
MediaFire
7.0
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
MediaFire
9.1
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
MediaFire
9.3
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.9
MediaFire
8.7
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.3
MediaFire
9.5
File search
Apple iCloud
8.5
MediaFire
8.9
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.0
MediaFire
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.9
MediaFire
9.1
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.7
MediaFire
8.7
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
MediaFire
9.5
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.4
MediaFire
8.9

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
MediaFire
9.1
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.2
MediaFire
9.3
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
MediaFire
9.3
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.4
MediaFire
8.7

Pros

  • Very user friendly and easy to use
  • Automatic synchronization
  • Quick and efficient
Jevgenijs Steinbuks profile photo
  • FileDrop feature. This is an amazing functionality that increases collaboration among our team. People can drop files in a specific folder related to a project and we can keep it organized.
  • Mobile Apps for Android and iOS. The apps works pretty well and you can carry your files everywhere.
  • Regular and Instant Uploads - MediaFire checks for the exact same file in the cloud. If it finds it, the upload will be instant. Otherwise, it proceeds with regular upload.
  • Multiple Upload Types - Basic, Flash and HTML5
Vinicius Lima profile photo

Cons

  • Expensive, lowering costs is important
  • Free version has very limited space
  • Manual synchronization is cumbersome and problematic
Jevgenijs Steinbuks profile photo
  • Download Page - When you generate a link to download some files it redirects users to a specific page where they can download the file. The page is sometimes confusing and with a lot of ads which can be a little bit annoying.
  • Customization Option - you can find a customization section in "Settings", but there are just a few things that you can really customize. Maybe improving this would be nice to allow you personalize your environment (for companies, for instance).
  • Blocked options for the free version - There are a lot of interesting options that are available just for business and pro versions. If you could at least test it before upgrading your version it would help users decide.
  • Lack of PC sync client - Would be great if you could install a PC client that would synchronize your files.
  • Problems when refreshing your files list in the browser. Sometimes it gets slow and you have to refresh the entire page to continue.
Vinicius Lima profile photo

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.
No photo available
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
No photo available
No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud is more user-friendly and universal than either Box or Dropbox because most people already have an Apple product and an Apple account. Other products are fine to use, but they require that all users create a unique account and login, and that isn't always ideal, depending on the circumstances.
No photo available
MediaFire is similar to software like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Mega and ownCloud. All of them share similar features. I particularly like MediaFire's usability because it has a smooth, simple and responsive interface. The pricing by MediaFire is also good and the company frequently offers upgrades with discounts (I got 50% to upgrade to Pro Version)
Vinicius Lima profile photo

Return on Investment

  • It has enabled us to work more efficiently.
  • It has increased accountability.
  • It has saved us money (in terms of time we would have paid out for employees to share files in less-efficient ways).
No photo available
  • Increase in collaboration between team members and productivity
  • Documents organization that can be quickly accessed from anywhere at anytime
Vinicius Lima profile photo

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