An iCloud review not written by a techie!
February 17, 2016

An iCloud review not written by a techie!

Mindy Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Apple iCloud

I personally use iCloud because I am the benefits administrator and a number of my vendors have apps that can be accessed via a smart phone. I also check my work email and have documents on my phone. A number of office positions in our company are in the same situation. I feel like it provides an extra layer of security.
  • iCloud is an excellent service that provides automatic backups of iOS devices and also syncing for photos, music, calendar, contacts, and documents.
  • iCloud syncs images across your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Windows PC.
  • iCloud works with Macs, Windows PCs, and iOS devices and it automatically backups data for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • With iCloud there is no web interface for photos or music.
  • iCloud features for different functions such as photos can be confusing to set up.
  • You can't just upload any and all files. You need other storage solutions to work in conjunction with the iCloud.
  • I really can't cite any true ROI numbers in terms of this product from a company standpoint, but personally it provides a true sense of security and can be a major time saver.
  • None
After hearing from current iCloud users and reading some reviews, I felt confident that I did not need to look further than iCloud for my needs.
I think it is a great product for people who mainly use Apple devices and for personal use. In a work setting, it needs to work along with other storage solutions.

Apple iCloud Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports

Using Apple iCloud

I believe IT, Marketing and HR all use it.
I think iCloud supports itself.
  • Security
  • Personal peace of mind
  • Safety
  • To share information between devices
I can't think of any reason I wouldn't unless a new product just blew me away.

Evaluating Apple iCloud and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Third-party Reviews
It came highly recommended from other users.
There wasn't really a selection process. It was just an addition.

Using Apple iCloud

It can be used pretty easily by people who regularly use Apple products.
Like to use
Well integrated
Unnecessarily complex
  • So much of what this product does is seamless and doesn't require you to really do anything like backups.
  • The syncing also happens automatically.
  • There's a lot of rules, settings, and options for using Photo Stream, and it can take a while to figure out how to use it.
  • You can only sync date from specific apps.