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362 Ratings

Syncplicity

6 Ratings

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Score 7.8 out of 101

Syncplicity

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Score 8.1 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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Syncplicity

It's a great application to backup your data automatically to the cloud and then access later. The automatic restore of certain folders is handy and one less thing to worry about when you're setting up a new PC again. I haven't really encountered any issues with Syncplicity to have any thoughts where it could be improved or where it wouldn't work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
Syncplicity
8.3
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.8
Syncplicity
9.0
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
Syncplicity
9.0
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
Syncplicity
9.0
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
6.9
Syncplicity
10.0
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.3
Syncplicity
10.0
File search
Apple iCloud
8.5
Syncplicity
1.0
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.0
Syncplicity
10.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.9
Syncplicity
9.7
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.7
Syncplicity
10.0
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.7
Syncplicity
10.0
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.4
Syncplicity
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Syncplicity
8.5
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.2
Syncplicity
7.0
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
Syncplicity
10.0
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.4
Syncplicity

Pros

  • 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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  • By default, it is setup to backup my Desktop Shortcuts, My Documents, and my Internet Explorer Favorites folders. When I sign into a new PC, it automatically syncs these items, making it easy for my data to travel with me.
  • I'm able to easily share my items/folders with coworkers, granting them read or read/write access as required.
  • I like that items that are shared with me allow me to choose to sync them to my PC or not. This allows me to sync smaller items like documents and spreadsheets, but keep things like webex recordings stored in the cloud and not using up gigabtyes of space on my PC. :)
  • I like that, during times when I want to free up resources, I can pause the syncing of files.
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Cons

  • There's lack of configuration options for most iCloud services. You cannot tune things to your IT department's requirements often.
  • It would be nice to have unlimited iCloud Backup by default across all devices.
  • iCloud Mail needs improvement of UI/UX.
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  • I would appreciate it if it backed up more than just Desktop, Favorites and Documents by default. I'm not sure if this was something chosen by my employer, but it would be nice if the whole profile folder was backed up by default, so my pictures, music, and videos folders were included.
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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 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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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 use CrashPlan for my personal PC at home. I think both products have their pluses and minuses. Both products allow you to backup your selected data to the cloud. CrashPlan doesn't easily allow for file sharing (CrashPlan isn't really a collaboration tool as much as it is a backup tool). Both products have easy restore options. However Syncplicity automatically restoring certain data when syncing with a new PC is very handy and a feature that CrashPlan doesn't offer
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Return on Investment

  • It has enabled us to work more efficiently.
  • It has increased accountability.
  • It has saved us money (in terms of time we would have paid out for employees to share files in less-efficient ways).
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  • The ease of use saves me a lot of time.
  • Being able to easily share files with my coworkers also saves me time.
  • This allowed my company to reduce the size of our file server and in doing so, reduced our storage budget.
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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

Syncplicity

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