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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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Smallpdf

I can't find any scenario where Smallpdf is not suited compared to other types of pdf software. It is hands down the best pdf software I have ever used. As I have mentioned this software shines for pdf reading since it works smoothly and it doesn't feel clunky as its competitors. It also works great for pdf conversion and mixing and splitting documents.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
7.6
Smallpdf
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.0
Smallpdf
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.0
Smallpdf
Audio files
Apple iCloud
7.9
Smallpdf
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.6
Smallpdf
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.1
Smallpdf
File search
Apple iCloud
7.4
Smallpdf
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.1
Smallpdf

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.5
Smallpdf
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.4
Smallpdf
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
Smallpdf
Device management
Apple iCloud
7.4
Smallpdf

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.1
Smallpdf
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.3
Smallpdf
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.6
Smallpdf
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.3
Smallpdf

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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Smallpdf

  • One of the best things that Smallpdf does is pdf conversion both to and from pdf. It is especially great to transform pdf tables into Excel documents.
  • PDF splitting is really great since allows for cropping large files and just keep the information necessary; something that comes really handy when presenting information to your supervisors.
  • PDF merging also works wonders, it allows for mixing several different pdf documents into just one of them. It is extremely easy to set up.
  • This a really fast pdf reader, it feels really fast compared to other options that tend to feel clunky. Its workspace is super comfortable and well organized so finding a tool you need is always a simple task.
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Cons

Apple iCloud

  • The user interface of the web version of iCloud is in need of a facelift.
  • Sometimes it seems like sharing large files from iCloud to other users who are not using iCloud can be problematic. I've had people report to me that they were unable to view the information that I shared with them.
  • iMessages on Mac needs to have more efficient keyboard shortcuts.
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Smallpdf

  • I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this software, I think it works amazingly as it is, and has proven to be a great asset for our team.
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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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Smallpdf

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.4
Based on 20 answers
Apple iCloud is very easy to use. Even without prior exposure a new user can quickly learn the ins and outs of Apple iCloud. Like many of Apple's products, Apple iCloud is very intuitive. I do think that the folder organization through the online user interface could be improved, but I'm normally on my Mac so it doesn't really impact me
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Smallpdf

Smallpdf 9.3
Based on 7 answers
My most of the work is based on office files so I always require this software. Sometimes I need to print my survey documents so I need to convert them into PDF for actual formatting of the original document. There this software helps me a lot. And its PDF compression is the most required feature for me to help me in my office work.
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Performance

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.3
Based on 12 answers
I am giving iCloud this rating because even though I do not like it, it is still an excellent platform. It is very secure, relatively fast and it does work. For a tech-savvy user, iCloud would be an ideal choice. I do not like the fact that iCloud locks your device to your personal iCloud, and I would prefer if this was optional.
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Smallpdf

Smallpdf 9.1
Based on 7 answers
The output quality of the results produced by this software is very good. In some of the situations where the size of the files are big, this software takes time to upload the files but the download speed is quite good and the quality of the documents are satisfactory. PDF compression results are amazing in this software. It reduces the size without compromising on quality.
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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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Smallpdf

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud

NCommand was awful. It didn't work well for us, things went missing and tended to be clunky. iCloud has been great with a cleaner interface, more options to collaborate on a document within a single URL, and just being all around simpler. iCloud also hasn't gone down and been inaccessible as often as NCommand would.
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Smallpdf

As it is a web-based software, it helps me avoid installing any software program for managing PDF related work. It has many more functions than my previous PDF program. It helps me in all kind of Office file conversions. I also found it very reasonable in terms of subscription cost.
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Return on Investment

Apple iCloud

  • It's sped up the time spent searching for documents that are stored in the cloud.
  • It works really well for staff already in the Apple camp.
  • The staff in the Android camp aren't as happy about it and have needed a little more training and adjustment time.
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Smallpdf

  • Being able to efficiently manage the files and decrease the final weight of these is always a good thing, especially when you must attach these files to different emails and many times when you create a new file you realize that your weight is very high.
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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

Additional Pricing Details

Smallpdf

General

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

Smallpdf Editions & Modules

Edition
Smallpdf Basic$0
Smallpdf Pro$62
Smallpdf Pro$483
  1. per month
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts available for bulk purchases.

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