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362 Ratings

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Score 7.8 out of 101

PaperPort Professional

2 Ratings
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Score 9.5 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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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
8.1
PaperPort Professional
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.8
PaperPort Professional
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
PaperPort Professional
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
PaperPort Professional
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.9
PaperPort Professional
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.3
PaperPort Professional
File search
Apple iCloud
8.5
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
7.7
PaperPort Professional
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.4
PaperPort Professional

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
PaperPort Professional
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.2
PaperPort Professional
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
PaperPort Professional
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.4
PaperPort Professional

Pros

  • Synchronized Calendar
  • Synchronized Contacts
  • Synchronized Photos
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  • 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

  • Would like the ability to have a folder on the desktop to auto upload to iCloud Drive
  • Would be nice to be able to share links with people like Dropbox for file sharing within iCloud Drive
  • Unclear how to not synch select photos
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  • 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 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
These are the reasons why I really enjoy Apple iCloud:
  • Cross device ease of use
  • The ability to easily monitor the amount of space used
  • Extremely easy to upload documents and pictures
  • It is able to be accessed from a browser, which means that it can be accessed from any device with an internet connection
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Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud is great for keeping me on the same page with all of my devices as far as photos, contacts, calendars, etc., are concerned. However, Box or Dropbox are easier to use for collaboration. I like the ability in Dropbox or Box to have a folder on my desktop that auto-shares files with my colleagues and clients. I use both services.
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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

  • Built into Apple devices. It's one less expense to worry about.
  • Apple devices are more expensive, but ease of use and features such as iCloud are huge value adds.
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  • 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