Head in the iClouds
March 03, 2016

Head in the iClouds

Shawn Rubin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Apple iCloud

I do not use it at my organization. I only use it personally. It solves the problem of quick on the fly back up of mobile files when you do not have access to your personal computer. However I wish the settings were more robust. I would prefer a more manual process, rather than automatic backup as the storage gets filled rapidly.
  • It is automatic, no user action required.
  • It means you do not have to be connected to your PC.
  • The interface is visually appealing.
  • Storage space gets filled quickly.
  • When full, notifications will appear abundantly, which can be annoying.
  • No settings for manual configuration.
  • I do not use it for business.
  • It could hypothetically be used to back up data without connecting to a PC.
  • Notifications of full storage space can be irritating.
I enjoy using OneDrive way more than Apple iCloud. Granted they are not exact competitors. I mainly enjoy the manual process of backing up files with OneDrive. The rules for storage are way more well-rounded and detailed. I have a greater control of what files I choose and thus I have far less storage troubles.
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Symantec Norton Security Premium
It is well suited for a city photographer or urban writer quickly jotting down information and backing it up. No worry of losing your precious vacation photos by accidental damage as long as you are connected to internet. Connecting the phone to a PC can be cumbersome as iTunes has spotty performance on Windows based devices. iCloud eliminates the need to connect your phone as often to a computer.

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