pCloud Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

pCloud

Online storage & digital asset management service

4.46/5 (94 reviews)

pCloud overview

What is pCloud?

pCloud is a secure file sharing, cloud storage, and collaboration platform which enables users to upload, store, manage, encrypt, and share files. The cloud storage solution offers web extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox, and full-featured apps for Mac OS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.

With the latest feature Branded download link, people will see your unique signature when you share files- your Brand's logo, or an album cover for example.

If you want to share files with your audience an empty download link is not enough to show your professionalism.
You can add your Headline and description- your contact information, and make it your business card or you can tell your brand's story in short.


pCloud allows users to upload files of any size, including HD videos, and access this data at any time. Media files are accessible directly on the cloud, with a built-in audio player, video streaming, and more. Files can be offline access, and when connected to the internet each change is updated in seconds between the cloud and any linked devices. Users can filter files by type, including documents, video, audio, and images, and search for individual files or folders. File versions can be stored and accessed for up to 180 days back, and deleted files can be accessed in the Trash folder for a set period before permanent deletion.

Users can invite their contacts to share their pCloud folders, with the ability to control and modify access and editing permissions at any time. Upload and download links can also be generated, and provided to anyone without sharing folders. pCloud Crypto is offered as an additional subscription services, and provides client-side encryption of files, with encryption keys only available to the user.
www.pcloud.com

Pricing

Starting from
$3.99
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and 3 other languages, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
pCloud screenshot: Users can enable automatic upload to backup their photos and videos instantlyWhat is pCloudpCloud screenshot: Upload links, download links, and folder invites allow users to collaboratepCloud screenshot: Files can be marked as favorites to enable offline accesspCloud screenshot: Users can purchase the pCloud Crypto add-on to encrypt their filespCloud screenshot: When people click on your Branded link, they will see your unique signature- your Brand's logo and more. You can add your Headline and description- your contact information, and make it your business card or you can tell your brand's story in short.


pCloud screenshot: If you want to share files with your audience an empty download link is not enough to make a strong first impression. When people click on your Branded link, they will see your unique signature- your Brand's logo and more.

pCloud reviews

Value for money
Features
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Zack Rick

pCloud is one of the best software for save our files and documents.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-19
Review Source: Capterra

This is the best software for storing the data and documents and it also provide the best storage software of all types of important files and documents. I personally use this software because all of its features are so great and easy to use. So, everyone get benefit from this efficient software. I would really pleased when I use this software in my daily life. This software also enhanced our knowledge and polish our abilities in a more efficient way. This software is also not so expensive, you can easily install this software at anywhere. I can always store and save the data and the important documents in this intuitive software.

Pros
The best thing about this software is that pCloud is an excellent source of the saving documents in a cloud and this software is not totally depend upon the internet connection. The best thing about this software is that it is very easy too use and we can also save all of our files and documents in a more efficient way. The another best thing about this software is that it is so easy to share with others and the best part of this software is that it is totally free of cost. It is very user friendly software for everyone. The data who are saved in this efficient software are save and protected from any attack of virus. It easily save and share the information and documents with our friends and colleagues. It is very easy to use and sharing through the pCloud software is too great and simple. We can also see all of our share important information and files immediately at everywhere.

Cons
The main problem in this software is that the sign up can be a little long but otherwise it is best software because we can easily to share with others at anytime and at anywhere. The most important difficulty that we faced while using this software is that when we share our content files with other users, especially when using the method of sharing through the emails then sometimes it create a little bit problem for us about the sharing. But to conclude that it is too much easiest software and best for storing data and files.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

pCloud Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-08
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with pCloud is great so far. I have no problem using it. Although sometime the app do not sync everything to the cloud when I uploaded the file through the app. This can be improve but and the company should also think about implementing two factors authentication which give user a peace of mine about their data.

Pros
I like this software because it is very easy to use and allows you to upload and download file straight from the application without having to login to the dashboard using a browser. The best part of about this software is that it does not take up any space on the local hard drive once the files are copied and sync to the cloud. Even if the user downloaded the application and sync the file from the cloud to their local computer, the files do not take up space on the local machine. Also the service is great because the user only have to pay one time fee and do not have to worry about being charge every month or every year.

Cons
The only thing about pCloud that I didn't like is, it does not have two factor authentication. So if someone knows your password, they can potentially steal all of your data. While other service like Dropbox have two factor authentication which makes its harder for hackers to steal the data.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Nikhil Raja

Easy to use, quite easy to configure, great to use on several systems.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-01-14
Review Source: Capterra

Having tried several cloud systems before for uploading my stuff, I found pCloud very easy and comfortable to use and will use it for the time to come or until it folds - which I hope, never happens. By the way, I am a free user, having granted the 50 GB during an introduction campaign of the service, I also like the social media backup feature. With Facebook, for instance, I was able to immediately connect it to pCloud without any issues and is backing up some or all of my albums rather smoothly. It even kept the folder structure intact by categorizing all my Facebook images in their respective directories, PCloud is a cloud storage program for all those who are looking for a comprehensive storing solution. The easy-to-use interface provides the user with all the brilliant multi-tasking features for business as well as personal use. PCloud headquarters are in Switzerland, and the advance thinking team of pCloud will provide best solutions according to the growing market, All in all, free cloud storage can certainly benefit the casual user. Those who need to store large files and perform serious backups should consider the paid route.

Pros
Option to enable automatic photo/video uploads from the mobile app, Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux and Free!Up to 20 GB of free storage, Can search through all your files from the website and mobile app, Easy to use, just does not do the job. Concept and format are good, operationally flat out bad. Look elsewhere, Option to enable automatic photo/video uploads from the mobile app.

Cons
Limited support options, Encryption costs extra, The synchronization can be very slow on the computer and it happened that my PC froze because of the sync, Can not password protect shared files/folders, RANDOM Speeds on download, Hard to sometimes get hold of Customer Services on the phone but they respond to emails straight away.

Response from pCloud


Hello Nikhil, than you very much for the time taken to post you review for our product. We really value your oppenion and we will do our best to improve the service in order to even better fit your needs. There are few remarks, which I would like to outline.
The encryption of the files is not at an additional cost. Each file, uloaded to pCloud is getting encrypted on the server side. The cost comes to those who would like a millitary level of file security. pCloud Crypto offers client side encryption, which means the files are uploaded to our servers already encrypted and the keys are stored on your end. The second thing I would like to outline, is that we do offer the option to password protect your shares. When you create a download link for a file or folder, you have the option to set a password for it. More information can always be found in our FAQ section: https://www.pcloud.com/help/general-help-center/

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Fernando Orendain

A friend in the cloud

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

My experience has been wonderful, I have had no problems, I have been able to recover some lost or deleted files from my computer thanks to the fact that it keeps a file history for 30 days where it allows recovering from individual files to complete folders.

Pros
For more than 4 years I have kept my files synchronized with pCloud, I have never had problems, I have kept the files synchronized on 3 computers and backed up securely at the moment. pCloud is like an hard drive when you installing it is added as one more drive in my computer.

Cons
It does not integrate an online file editor as well as Google Drive that allows you to edit Word files online without opening them on the computer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mitch Morris

best in the Cloud

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

we used to use copy.com by Baricudda until they stopped developing it and our remote workflow became dependant on being able to upload files and send download links. When we tried to find an affordable solution with the same functionality pCloud was the only real option. The more we have used it the more it has proven itself to be the clear leader in cloud storage. The amount of functionality and the rock-solid performance with a lifetime subscription has made me stop even looking at what else is available. They also offer encryption.

Pros
The most important bit for me using pCloud is the ability to email direct download links to files or folders of files. The next favorite feature for me is the ease of navigating the pCloud web app. I can be anywhere and as long as I have my phone with me I can easily dig up a file and email a link to clients or printers. Another selling point for me is being able to drag and drop from my desktop to the web portal directory for uploads. Everything with pCloud has worked as intended from day one. We use it every day and it is an integral part of our office. I also love the stats. You can see the traffic on your links. You send a link to a file and you know if they downloaded the file. Great. Also, they have recently added the ability to brand your download links with your logo - fantastic.

Cons
My main "con" with pCloud would take a lot to fix. I would love it if you could drag and drop to move files within the directories in the web portal but that would be a huge undertaking and is not worth the effort. For a long while the desktop app crashed anytime we tried to connect (Windows 10) but it was eventually updated and has been working solidly again, though we are more wary of it now and do not rely on it as much.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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pCloud pricing

Starting from
$3.99
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Personal plans:
Basic: free - up to 20GB storage.

Premium: $3.99/month or $47.88/year - 500GB storage.
Lifetime Premium: $125 - one-time payment

Premium plus: $7.99/month or $95.88/year - 2TB storage.
Lifetime Premium plus: $250 - one-time payment

Crypto add-on: $3.99/month.

Business: $7.99/user/month - includes 1TB storage and pCloud Crypto.

pCloud features

API
Access Control
Activity Tracking
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Search Functionality

Activity Dashboard (190 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (188 other apps)
Chat (162 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (223 other apps)
Customizable Branding (169 other apps)
Document Management (199 other apps)
Projections (150 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (139 other apps)
Third Party Integration (225 other apps)
Workflow Management (147 other apps)

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Additional information for pCloud

Key features of pCloud

  • Action history
  • Automatic file upload
  • Document storage
  • Drag-and-drop upload
  • File encryption
  • File synchronization
  • File versioning
  • Permission management
  • Social media backup
  • Team collaboration
  • WordPress website backup
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Benefits

pCloud Drive- creates a secure virtual drive on your computer. The only difference from your physical drive is that pCloud does not take space on your local device. Files uploaded in the drive will be kept safe in the cloud.Users can use the Drive to edit their files directly.

Files can be searched for within pCloud, or filtered by format, with options for documents, images, video, audio, and archives.

Deleted files are stored in the Trash folder for up to 180 days, and can be permanently deleted at any time.

The ‘Invite to Folder’ feature allows users to share folders with their contacts, and control whether individuals can edit or only view content, with the ability to modify permissions at any time.

Upload and download links can be generated to allow contacts to download files to their own devices, or upload files into users’ pCloud accounts.

The ‘Automatic Upload’ feature continuously uploads new videos and photos from users’ mobile devices to their pCloud account, and users can also select folders to backup from their computer.

File revisions and histories are stored for up to 180 days and can be accessed by users at any time, with the ability to restore previous file versions, and the ‘Rewind’ feature allows users to view all files from up to 180 days ago, with the option to download or restore non-encrypted files or shared content which has accidentally been removed.

Embedded music player- You do not need to install additional plugins to play your files directly from the cloud, create playlists and share it with others.

Branded download links- you can customize your download links when you share files with your Brand's logo, style and description and show your professionalism.