Great cloud storage system for Apple users
April 02, 2018

Great cloud storage system for Apple users

Manuel Aguilar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Apple iCloud

Just as we have used other cloud storage systems, we have used iCloud in our business to share documents without the need to use hard drives, flash drives, SD cards or an intranet connection. We mostly use iCloud in the graphic design department since we use Mac products for them and iCloud has an excellent compatibility with Mac IOS.
  • The ability to share any type of information easily and without any type of additional hardware.
  • You can synchronize every Apple product to keep all the information accessible, and since iPhones, iPads and Macs are really common devices this compatibility comes in really handy.
  • With iCloud backup, no document is going to get lost. If something is deleted from a device, you can retrieve it from iCloud
  • If you pay for a song to be downloaded from iTunes and then pay to store it in iCloud, it's like paying twice so it can be costly in comparison to other cloud software.
  • There has been several hacks to iCloud so security is always a concern.
  • It works better with Apple products. In business based on Windows there are some better options
  • iCloud has helped us share information mostly in our graphic design department. It can be pricey, but sharing without the need of hardware is always profitable.
As I have mentioned in this review, Apple iCloud shines while it is used with Apple products such as iPhones, iPads and Macs. Microsoft OneDrive serves a similar function when working with Windows operating systems. Both are excellent cloud storage programs that work better in different scenarios mostly dependent of the type of hardware used.
I would recommend apple Icloud just to Apple users since the compatibility with iPhones, iPads and Macs is where iCloud shines. Apple iCloud is not appropriate in a business based in Windows operating systems. Sharing information without the need for additional hardware is excellent, and since graphic designers and IOS software programmers tend to work on Macs, businesses working in these areas would benefit more from iCloud that any other cloud drives.

Apple iCloud Feature Ratings

Versioning
9
Video files
9
Audio files
7
Document collaboration
10
Access control
10
File search
9
Device sync
10
User and role management
8
File organization
8
Device management
9
Performance
9
Reliability
7
Storage Reports
9