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Apple iCloud

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Score 8 out of 101
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Score 9.9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

iCloud is at its best when a single user has multiple devices and uses the same apps on all or most of those devices. Keynote, Pages, IA Writer, MindNode, and other "fully integrated with iCloud" apps are great examples of how easy it can be.It's less compelling when multiple users need a shared file repository — we just use Dropbox in that situation, and it's a good compliment.It's also less valuable when the apps being used don't directly integrate with iCloud. The valuable cross-OS integration when switching from Mac to iOS and back is much clunkier in those situations. Kick the tires using the free iCloud features before depending too heavily on it.
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PaperPort Professional

I honestly do not know of scenarios where it is not suited. For instance I use it to organize all my home receipts, manuals, documents, personal history documents, genealogy, recipes, craft instructions, etc. But also use it for complex business uses as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
7.8
PaperPort Professional
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.4
PaperPort Professional
Video files
Apple iCloud
7.9
PaperPort Professional
Audio files
Apple iCloud
7.9
PaperPort Professional
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.2
PaperPort Professional
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.5
PaperPort Professional
File search
Apple iCloud
7.9
PaperPort Professional
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.0
PaperPort Professional

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.9
PaperPort Professional
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.7
PaperPort Professional
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.9
PaperPort Professional
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.1
PaperPort Professional

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.3
PaperPort Professional
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.4
PaperPort Professional
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
PaperPort Professional
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.7
PaperPort Professional

Pros

Apple iCloud

  • 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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PaperPort Professional

  • Document and directory organization
  • Editing documents
  • OCR documents
  • Scanning documents with many features to adjust the scan results
  • View thumbnails of most document types for easier identification
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Cons

Apple iCloud

  • It nags for upgrading the storage if you have free limited 5 GB storage.
  • It is not available on the Android platform, which is a bummer if you want to access your files on an Android device.
  • It is not truly cross-platform and is more suitable for the Apple ecosystem.
  • Collaborative editing on iCloud is not good.
  • Sharing files on iCloud with friends and co-workers is only possible through email attachments. This is a limitation as compared to some other popular vendors who provide sharing through links and having an expiration time on the shared permissions.
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PaperPort Professional

  • Better options to edit and rearrange the toolbar menus
  • Nothing else, it's really a great product!
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 9.4
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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PaperPort Professional

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.7
Based on 18 answers
Apple iCloud is very usable, and anyone can use it without much knowledge. Simple backups are automatic, and anyone can set this up. More advanced document transfers may require some additional knowledge as to the restrictions and limitations.
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PaperPort Professional

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.3
Based on 12 answers
I have never experienced downtime or system unavailability, and the experience of using it always feels instantaneous
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PaperPort Professional

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Apple support is quick to respond and know their product well. They will follow up with you to make sure your issue has been resolved and case can be closed.
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PaperPort Professional

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud

Selected iCloud just because it is necessary for owners of Apple/iOS devices.
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PaperPort Professional

I don't know of any other software that manages as much as PaperPort and have never looked as I have been using the software for over 20 years! I started using the Pro version likely about 10-15 years ago.
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Return on Investment

Apple iCloud

  • It helps us to be more organized
  • It makes us preserve all our contacts even when we lose our phone
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PaperPort Professional

  • The cost is truly minimal for the amount of daily use of the software
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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

PaperPort Professional

General

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

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