Dropbox vs iCloud Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Diego Fuentes

The best cloud service I have tried

2018-08-01

I preffer dropbox over other cloud services such as box, icloud among others.

Pros

- Easy to use - Free decent amount of storage - The app for Iphone is really easy to use too and the fact that it has compatibility to save your pictures as soon as you took them is amazing.

Cons

- It's a little bit expensive for a personal use. - Sometimes the synchronization takes more time when there are several users in the same account.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Nicole Drew

Wide range of use

2018-08-16

Pros

Dropbox can be used as simply as an easy way to share documents or as in depth as a way to collaborate on team projects. It provides a platform for sharing files that are too big to email. Shared documents are updated in realtime for all to see.

Cons

Dropbox is a similar concept to Google Drive or iCloud, but has a space limitation and requires payment for more space after a certain point (like iCloud).

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Louise Tischhauser

Dropbox - the old faithful storage system

2017-10-05

I use iCloud, Evernote, Google Drive and Dropbox.

Pros

Seems less complicated than the Google Drive or iCloud to me!

Cons

I suppose having to download and then edit and then return to the Dropbox can clutter up my workstation.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jake Ifraimov

Great Product - Easy To Use!

2019-02-15

Pros

Dropbox is a great free software (with a paid option) that allows you to sync files for free, akin to OneDrive or iCloud.

Cons

Not really many cons, you get a decent amount of storage for free. Pretty well priced for the premium as well.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Writing and Editing company, 1-10 employees)

Online storage made easier.

2018-08-06

Having used Dropbox for well over 3 years, It's become my default option for sharing files online. Thanks to the sync speed I don't have to worry about any sort of delays. Thanks to Dropbox I can travel without a worry of carrying external storage devices because all my documents are available to me online and I can use any device to access it with privacy being the least of my worries.

Pros

The sync is much faster than iCloud. Excellent sharing features can work with colleagues much faster.

Cons

A little bit on the pricier side. A couple of alternatives like pcloud with cheaper plans.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin Bumpstead

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Dropbox. It just works.

2018-10-24

Pros

Dropbox is very reliable with syncing. Once it’s setup on your devices, it just runs in the background and works seemlessly. I can’t think of any other app or service that I use that I’ve never had to reset, reinstall or troubleshoot. I’ve never had a problem with data loss or corruption on drop box and my files are always in sync. Dropbox just works. File and folder sharing is a feature that I find invaluable. If you need to share large files, you can simply upload the file to Dropbox, create a unique Dropbox link and share that link with whomever you wish. Anyone with the link gets access,to your file or folder. Brilliant.

Cons

Apple’s iCloud service integrates more easily with most apps on iOS devices.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Matthew Dineen

Dropbox Review

2018-12-12

It is great but being beaten by the bigger brands.

Pros

It is a great service that I can use easily. You can upload documents and files from it to anywhere quite easily. It is aesthetically pleasing.

Cons

Just that it is easier to use onedrive, icloud and google drive because they are integrated with your device.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Nathaly Estevanot

Very expensive for what it offers

2018-03-26

Basically safe storage of my data.

Pros

It is really good to have all the information updated and stored in a safe place like dropbox. The hard drives or pendrive can be damaged, and in the cloud you can sometimes lose access. It is very useful for the work environment.

Cons

Other tools like Icloud offer a lot of space for less money.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicole Handler

I use dropbox daily for my business. It is an integral part of my business setup.

2018-06-21

Pros

I like the ease of access between devices as well as the price structure with dropbox. It is well worth the monthly price.

Cons

I have problems using dropbox with my Iphone and have to resort to using Icloud. I would prefer to be able to use dropbox.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jill Markowitz

Expensive option for cloud storage

2019-03-04

Pros

Dropbox is a household name and is bare-bones, no frills.

Cons

Expensive, dropbox fails to its typically-free competitors such as Amazon cloud, Google, iCloud storage.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Ryan Bailer

Dropbox is still the king

2019-01-03

Dropbox is still king, since so many people use it. And they continue to grow and add more features. Since this is all that Dropbox does, it gives them a leg up on Apple and Google and others.

Pros

The new smart sync feature is fantastic, though not quite as good as Apple's iCloud solution.

Cons

Sharing outstide of Dropbox is still a little confusing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jose Gomez

One of those truly "Essentials"

2019-02-28

I've been using Dropbox for over 10 years.

Pros

It's very simple to use and very functional. It let's you share files with people in a very easy way. It offers reasonable storage and functionality for decent price.

Cons

There are many options out there such as Google Drive, and ICloud, that offer a better pricing option if you're planning to use it for smaller teams.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Reliable cross-platform cloud backup solution

2018-04-24

Pros

- Absolutely easy to use, my grandmother can use it intuitively - Reliable back up. Feel safe about your data - Cross platform, works on all my devices, including Linux servers

Cons

Storage can be a bit more expensive than competitor solutions such as Mega.nz (which offer 50 gigs for free) and iCloud (which offers 50 gigs for /mo)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Maggie Xiao

Verified Reviewer

so far i am happy for personal use.

2017-04-25

Pros

easy to use and share within small team , the copy link feature is exteamlly helpful. mobile app is easy to use too

Cons

don't have api with all my other apps , so i have to create a mirror in google drive , or icloud. wish it has more editing feature on the app

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Daniel Maia

Verified Reviewer

One of the Original Cloud Storage Platforms

2018-10-23

Pros

Dropbox arrived early and powerfully into the cloud storage market, offering good prices and an easy to use format. They quickly got into the mobile markets, creating great apps for the different platforms, and provided one of the easiest ways to move content between your phone and computer.

Cons

While Dropbox is an extremely powerful cloud storage tool, the built in integration provided by iCloud to Apple and Google Drive to Android is a hard battle to win.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Dropbox

2018-12-04

The overall experience is great. I am a daily user of dropbox business.

Pros

The best cloud platform business document storage. Very helpfull share by creating the link. We can have extra link setting where we can block downloading the file by the other users we have shared to.

Cons

in order to upload a file to dropbox, it take little more time compared to iCloud drive.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Manny Johnson

Verified Reviewer

Simple, yet expensive when compared to others

2018-05-03

Pros

Drop dead simplicity. The learning curve is minimal. Anyone could get this up and running in no time!

Cons

The cost... this cost more than the bigger competitors out there such as iCloud and Google Drive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Mindi Sewell

Easy File Sharing with Dropbox

2019-01-10

Pros

Dropbox is a great alternative to sharing files as opposed to emailing file attachments. Sharing a link to a file or folder on Dropbox is easy and you won't run into a size restriction. You can also request a file from someone for collaboration and they don't even need to be a Dropbox member to contribute.

Cons

This is considerably less than free tiers of other cloud storage services like iCloud and Google Drive, which give you 5GB free.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
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Good, but there are probably better options

2019-01-14

Pros

Good desktop integration with status bar, easy to use, fantastic UI. They mastered simplicity in the cloud space.

Cons

There are definitely better options with Google and iCloud Drive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Program Associate (Fund-Raising company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Really nice app to sync your data

2018-06-01

Pros

Google Drive, OneDrive and iCloud).

Cons

I wish the "selective sync" wasn't part of a dedicated plan. Especially since some competitors have this feature included.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Robert Mclachlan

Similar to Box

2018-05-05

Pros

Dropbox really offers the same benefits as Box does, these two both allow for project sharing of documents with the abilty to limit access and comments. Dropbox for me is a better product and seems slightly more user friendly and teams under me seem to enjoy this product more, and reciever better feedback from clients in downloading files.

Cons

Limited free iCloud storage space means this is not worthwhile as a personal online storage platform. however for business a paid service would give you a good online storage company if your not using gmail.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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KC Reben

Verified Reviewer

Dropbox - Free and Easy

2017-02-27

Pros

Cloud hosted share drives are a dime a dozen but none are as easy or as smooth as drop box, I have the freedom to take files anywhere with Dropbox

Cons

Little Pricey, Getting into the to cost of extended storage vs something like ICloud or Google drive, Crop box comes in a little higher and is a little harder to integrate on the competitors devices

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Carl Thomas

Online storage made easy

2019-02-03

Dropbox and Box where some early offerings in the cloud storage space. However competition has increased, and the likes of Google, and Apple storage may mean that Dropbox gets squeezed.

Pros

Dropbox I've always used as a way to share documents and field notes with colleagues and also friends. It has great features such as version control and restore, and granular control of files and folders. Purchase a year plan from a sales promotion from Dell.

Cons

If you are not interested in the version control of files, you may be better off with Apple iCloud, or Google Drive, as the storage price is significantly cheaper.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Nick

Dropbox is Essential

2019-02-21

I’m already pretty committed to Apple’s iCloud & Google’s Drive, however, Dropbox is so common that everyone has it and knows how to use it.

Pros

Ubiquitous. It’s easy to share and everyone is familiar with Dropbox.

Cons

The free version give you only 2GB of storage before it prompt you to upgrade. But that plenty of space to share and collaborate.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Dropbox is great for business, and really saves time!

2018-07-10

Pros

Dropbox business is awesome. It helps me stay organized with the many accounting files I work with. I am able to integrate the app on my machine, and upload files to dropbox, and have my business partners access those same files without having to worry about email them (a lot of the time the files are too large, and wouldn't be able to be emailed anyway).

Cons

I have to have active on my machines dropbox, google drive, iCloud etc. I wish I could just use one solution.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Mike Levy

Verified Reviewer

Great for keeping daily backups of iPhone, iPad and syncing multiple IOS devices

2018-08-05

Pros

Great for automatically making daily backups of iPhone, iPad Awesome for syncing data between multiple IOS devices Very inexpensive Easy to subscribe for more (or less) space (monthly) Great for storing data, photos, etc.

Cons

Not as easy to use for storing files as Dropbox Would be nice to get notifications when backups are automatically done

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Apps and Integrations (Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

another cloud service - not my favourite

2018-06-30

Pros

obviously extremely well integrated with the Apple ecosystem making it really easy to use on IOS and other mac platform.

Cons

compared to other cloud services, I find iCloud to lack features compared to dropbox, and google cloud.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: GetApp
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