iCloud - You can't live without it
Updated January 19, 2020

iCloud - You can't live without it

Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Apple iCloud

iCloud is used for calendar, contacts and other data synching. It's also the backbone of Apple's communication services with iMessage and device verification. Various Mac and iOS applications rely on iCloud for data syncing and backup. iCloud is used by my team and all of my clients for these services. Basically, if you have a Mac or iOS device, you're using iCloud.
  • Behind the scenes data sync between devices.
  • Messaging.
  • Whatever's going on with music sync is a mess. I've seen libraries deleted for no reason.
  • Prices for additional storage aren't in line with current trends.
  • It's simplified my day-to-day workflow allowing me to focus on other things than data sync.
  • It's really helped save me when a Mac or iPhone has crashed or was stolen.
While the others are superior for file sharing with other people or teams, they aren't part of the Apple ecosystem and as such don't provide the core functionally that iCloud provides of in-app integration.
I haven't needed much support over the years, but when I have, it's always been solid.

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I enjoy using iCloud to sync various types of data between apps. I can have my Transmission (FTP app) store all the logins with iCloud and they update automatically when I go to another device of mine. Same with 1Password and a host of other apps. iCloud is less robust for file sharing than Google Drive or Dropbox because while it has cloud sync, its sharing features aren't particularly well developed.

Apple iCloud Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
File search
Device sync
File organization
Device management