iCloud, best for personal use if Apple User
July 12, 2016

iCloud, best for personal use if Apple User

Adam Lauer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Apple iCloud

I use it for my own personal use. I use every app that they provide on icloud.com except for Keynote. It is a great way to back up all your data and have it available on any apple device. The website is an OK substitute for when you are on a windows machine.
  • Basic documentation needs for spreadsheets and text editing
  • A great notes and calender app
  • Back up and syncing of photos and documents
  • Locked into the Apple Ecosystem. Does not port very well to Windows, Linux, or Chrome
  • Storage tiers are expensive
  • Sharing is possible, but not completely flushed out for things such as reminders, notes, calendars, documents, and photos
  • Awesome for when I get a new device and just want to set it up like I had it before
  • Great for keeping data synced between all devices
  • Forces me to stay in the Apple ecosystem and use their apps even if there are better alternatives
Microsoft is incomplete and does not offer the all the features that iCloud does.
Google offers a multiple alternatives where some are better and some are not, but they do not interact well together and you never know when Google is just going to kill off one of their services.
Ultimately I love Apple hardware and its software works best with it. They do enough and have cool features and work together that accepting any shortcoming is palatable.
Best for Apple devices in backing up and syncing data across multiple devices. Absolutely excels at restoring devices or setting up new devices to be exactly how your old device was. Not as great if you want to use Google or Microsoft products or services. In these cases iCloud will do nothing other than a primitive document and photo storage solution if you are willing to manually use it.

Apple iCloud Feature Ratings

Video files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Not Rated
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports