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Apple iCloud

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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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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
8.1
Smallpdf
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.9
Smallpdf
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.2
Smallpdf
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.3
Smallpdf
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.0
Smallpdf
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.7
Smallpdf
File search
Apple iCloud
8.3
Smallpdf
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.2
Smallpdf

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.9
Smallpdf
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.9
Smallpdf
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.8
Smallpdf
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.1
Smallpdf

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.4
Smallpdf
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.5
Smallpdf
Reliability
Apple iCloud
9.1
Smallpdf
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.6
Smallpdf

Pros

  • Backup of login credentials with KeyChain works particularly well. No other competitor can match the fully integrated nature of iCloud because Apple owns the operating system.
  • Seamless syncing with iCloud Backup works to a decent degree. Competitors like Dropbox are catching up, but iCloud comes out of the box and ready to go on new Apple devices, so it saves time for IT.
  • iCloud contacts helps with organization-wide syncing of contacts.
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  • Merge documents into a single PDF
  • Edit PDFs
  • Compress PDFs into a smaller file
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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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  • Fewer functions in PDF editor.
  • I am not sure about the privacy of uploaded files. There is no encryption related information on the website.
  • Conversion process gets slowed down when there are bigger files, even though the internet speed is high.
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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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Usability

Apple iCloud8.7
Based on 10 answers
Apple iCloud is very easy to use when you signup, however, there are some features and settings you have to turn on in order to maximize the service. As a result, you do have to do some research to make sure you are getting the most out of your Apple iCloud service
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Smallpdf9.7
Based on 3 answers
I give this rating to Smallpdf because it comes with a large array of tools and gadgets. It allows not only pdf reading but also mixing, splitting, conversion to and from pdf, pdf compression or protecting. It is really complete and it works excellent compared to other much more expensive alternatives in the market.
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Performance

Apple iCloud8.8
Based on 4 answers
Apple iCloud is definitely a reliable storage and data management system. We haven't experienced many lags in loading or sharing, and they very quickly sync once you upload them into your personal iCloud. I haven't noticed any slowing down of other software or systems while using Apple iCloud - and they have great customer service.
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Smallpdf9.3
Based on 3 answers
Smallpdf has never slowed down my computer, even when I'm running it combined with demanding software such as AutoCAD or Petrel (a common issue I had with Adobe). The pages load incredibly fast so it truly feels like you are reading on paper and the tools the software provides are top notch. I have never used a better pdf software.
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft OneDrive storage is preferred when using Microsoft applications (Word, Excel) even on Apple devices. All in all I believe Microsoft solutions fare better than Apple one due to their greater flexibility
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I prefer Smallpdf, due to the ease of use and good results I have had during the time, both when creating pdf files and also to reduce the weight of the files I created and all this in just a few seconds.
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Return on Investment

  • Improved efficiency of Apple device usage
  • Streamlined the process of data collection, sharing and dissemination using Apple devices
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  • It helps us in creating beautiful and informative content for email campaigns, and those campaigns give us good results in revenue generation.
  • It helps us ensuring error-free documentation when documents go for printing. Those error-free documents create good impressions on our clients.
  • Document compression helps us to send important documents via email only. And it helps us close a deal in less time.
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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

Smallpdf

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Smallpdf Editions & Modules
Smallpdf
Edition
Smallpdf Basic
$0
Smallpdf Pro
$62
Smallpdf Pro
$483
2. per month
3. per year
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts available for bulk purchases.