pCloud Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Online storage & digital asset management service

4.49/5 (77 reviews)

pCloud overview

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.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

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

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Leonard Chu

Fast, easy online file storage ... with excellent security *or* sharing

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-15
Review Source: Capterra

The pCloud servers are fast. Uploading is fast, downloading is fast. That's one of the main prerequisites for a good online storage platform, isn't it? pCloud isn't a *backup* platform, it's a storage platform for selective storage and retrieval of files. You can have perfect end-to-end encryption via pCloud Vault. You pay extra for this, but when you have this, not even pCloud has access to whatever you put in the Vault. You can also share files from pCloud - and this is the feature that I use most often. I host video files in my pCloud Public area, presented through a video management service and then embedding them on my website. pCloud is fast, and I don't have to worry about how much storage space I'm using. Sure, you could use DropBox but you'd be paying more for the storage space you get. Finally, I also like the fact that pCloud is not an American company because of the legal & data access concerns that can come up for non-Americans like myself, my business, and some of my current clients.

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Peter Bloemendaal

Audio and video production, photo editing.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-09-20
Review Source: Capterra

The very good speed in syncing. Good UI.

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Thomas Duntze

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

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-09-15
Review Source: Capterra

Access to all fotos I take with my smartphone and my camera.

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Streets ahead of anything else I've tried...

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: GetApp

Customer support is excellent. It was good as a personal user. I get my own account manager as a business user. And they know what they are talking about, and offer useful advice, and make good on the very few times (only once, in fact, overnight) that the service has been down. I've received appalling customer service over the years from many other companies, not just file shares, and this alone has been a huge plus. There are also many clients available, and for the most part they work flawlessly. Integration is smooth, and the use (hooks into file managers etc.) are easy to install, and intuitive even for home use. Crypto is amazing, and puts the lock and key on the Swiss-based secure location of my data, which is covered by Swiss privacy laws anyway. This also is a huge plus, as we have years of acquired IP it would be a disaster to lose, or compromise the security of existing clients' data. Overall, this is a slick and secure and hassle-free solution. I have a few tiny quibbles (I'll detail in the Cons) but they are minor and I feel guilty for dropping any stars at all...

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Edo Modun

pCloud - one cloud sollution that have something extra

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-18
Review Source: Capterra

1st rule of backup - to have a 3 copy on diferent medias and in different palces. Until recent that wasn't a problem (DVD, USB sticks, portable HDs) but today we are bombarded with digital products, medias and contents. For example, new AAA games have usually more than 20 Gb. Smartphone camera can shoot a photo of 2+ Mb or 1080p video without any problem, and next generations of smartphones push this boundaries more forward. Digital creators give freely most of their work and every year quantities/quality is also moving forward. Internet speed is also moving forward making more material downloadable and so on. Question is: where You can make a backup of so much data? Cheap DVDs - too small but sometimes usefull, BlueRay Disc - slightly too expensive, USB - sometimes they stop working, portable HDs - perfect but expensive, have tendencies to multiply. Other problem is where to store them? People usually store them all in same drawer or closet. And that is also a problem. So what backup mix can be used? I personaly prefer DVD - cloud - cloud. Looking for some cloud with so needed space I arrived to pCloud. There are different subsription plans: - free with 20 Gb (that is nice start) but sometimes there are promotions so You can start with 50 Gb (nicer), - premium with 500 Gb (we are geting serious) - premium plus with 2 Tb (that is very serious). I would sugest to take full year plan as it's ussually 20 % cheaper than monthly. In business version there are some interesting features. Most interesting to me are: - posibility to create diferent teams in same company but with different permisions so that data are not muliplies with several foldres for several users. - multilayered date-related backup so it's possible to rool back a file version from some time ago that was overwriten or lost, - activity log for all files, - team instant messaging. Work with pCloud, until now, was perfect, no flaws and I can suggest this cloud service to other possible users.

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pCloud pricing

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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

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

Activity Dashboard (112 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (141 other apps)
Chat (125 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (157 other apps)
Communication Management (95 other apps)
Customizable Branding (116 other apps)
Document Management (103 other apps)
Projections (117 other apps)
Third Party Integration (140 other apps)

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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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.