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Apple iCloud

361 Ratings

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Apple iCloud

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Score 9.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

Best for Apple devices in backing up and syncing data across multiple devices. Absolutely excels at restoring devices or setting up new devices to be exactly how your old device was. Not as great if you want to use Google or Microsoft products or services. In these cases iCloud will do nothing other than a primitive document and photo storage solution if you are willing to manually use it.
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PDFelement

It's a wonderful asset to have when you lose your original Word doc, etc. so you can still edit a document (and not have to start from ground zero). That feature alone is why I bought this product and why I will continue to recommend.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.5
PDFelement
Versioning
Apple iCloud
8.2
PDFelement
Video files
Apple iCloud
9.0
PDFelement
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.7
PDFelement
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.6
PDFelement
Access control
Apple iCloud
8.0
PDFelement
File search
Apple iCloud
8.6
PDFelement
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.1
PDFelement

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.4
PDFelement
User and role management
Apple iCloud
8.4
PDFelement
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.8
PDFelement
Device management
Apple iCloud
9.1
PDFelement

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.4
PDFelement
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.8
PDFelement
Reliability
Apple iCloud
9.0
PDFelement
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.6
PDFelement

Pros

  • Basic documentation needs for spreadsheets and text editing
  • A great notes and calender app
  • Back up and syncing of photos and documents
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  • I am new to PDFelement - having left Adobe - and am experimenting and trying out the various features. Using their PDF Creator for Mac, I got a good copy of a book I publish online.
  • Next, I added a jpg image to the PDF (the cover of the book), and it worked well.
  • This shows me the options I have when publishing more books - greatly expanding the use of various images for book covers.
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Cons

  • I’m having a problem with duplicate contacts when I sync with other email accounts
  • Sometimes the software updates cause it to be a bit buggy
  • Upload settings can be different on different devices
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  • So far, the biggest problem I have discovered is related to printing a pdf file. I have a need to print pdf contents on multi-part carbonless paper (3 part) and I did not see an option to specify "collate" when printing 3 copies of multiple pages.
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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.
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PDFelement10.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent, easy to use product
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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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PDFelement10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's just so easy. Familiar Microsoft Word type of format and layout, makes it super easy to use
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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PDFelement10.0
Based on 1 answer
No issues. Works perfect
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Performance

No score
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PDFelement10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super clean, quick and easy to use
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
PDFelement10.0
Based on 1 answer
Format, layout, user friendly and best for the price
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
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PDFelement10.0
Based on 1 answer
Just pay, download, activate and start using it
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Alternatives Considered

We actually use all three, apple iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox. We use them for storing different kinds of files. With word documents and excel documents, we use Google Drive. For large saved files (designer files) we use Dropbox, and for Apple we use all of our photos, and random daily storage.
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Easy to use and much cheaper than the Adobe products that do the same functions.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
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PDFelement10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy Word style layout and format.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive impact when we had a couple user devices go down unexpectedly and lost no data thanks to the iCloud backup.
  • Negative impact is managing multiple Apple IDs and passwords can be time consuming.
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  • improvement in time use.
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Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

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

PDFelement

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
PDFelement Editions & Modules
PDFelement
Edition
PDFelement Standard
59.95
PDFelement Professional
99.95
Additional Pricing Details