pCloud Features

pCloud

Online storage & digital asset management service

4.47/5 (97 reviews)

pCloud Feature Summary

  • 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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API
Access Control
Activity Tracking
Asset Management
Audit Trail
Authentication
Automatic Backup
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Data Synchronization
Document Imaging
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
File Transfer
Filtered Views
History Tracking
Multiple Format Support
Offline Access
Permission Management
Revision Management
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Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Version Control
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API
Access Control
Activity Tracking
Asset Management
Audit Trail
Authentication
Automatic Backup
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Data Synchronization
Document Imaging
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
File Transfer
Filtered Views
History Tracking
Multiple Format Support
Offline Access
Permission Management
Revision Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Version Control
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Mobile apps

iOS App


406 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


28,268 reviews

pCloud Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about pCloud's features:

Peter Bloemendaal

Audio and video production, photo editing.

2017-09-20

The very good speed in syncing. Good UI.

Pros

No longer the need to drag all folders and files into one sync folder (like in DropBox, OneDrive).

Cons

Another improvement that would suit me very well is full text search. Google Drive and OneDrive (and the business version of DropBox) have this feature.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from pCloud


Hi Peter,
Thank you for your kind review.

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Retno Wulandari

Store and Share Files Easily

2018-11-28

Pros

Cloud storage is the future, and pCloud is one of the leaders in the field.

Cons

Other than the fact that it's not free, nothing. It does have a limited free plan though.

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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Sanel Puthiyath

pCloud Business - A pretty good cloud for most uses

2019-08-15

Overall it is a pretty good option available for cloud based collaboration.

Pros

Can set permissions to files and folders.

Cons

Support could be better. Have had issues with logging in and not receiving great support.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

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

P Cloud makes life much easier and worth living again!

2017-08-08

Ease of use, cost, data limitations,user numbers and more made this a no brainer after our 3rd ransomware experience.

Pros

Cloud based storage for our Management teams.

Cons

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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David Bellamy

Easily uploaded and encrypted

2019-06-16

Very happy with pCloud and slough I was mean with my con comment and had to be picky I would recommend this to anyone!

Pros

Like other cloud solutions you can drag and drop onto your browser when logged into pCloud and create a link to share the file or files within the folder

Cons

I am struggling to find anything I least like but being pushed I would say it can be tricky to create new folders and be in that folder but this is mean to say as it’s really good for saving encrypted files With a click of a button you can share the folder and see the link for customers to use, you also get a weekly report on how much bandwidth has been used so you can see the file have been downloaded :)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Darryl Dahl

Simplicty & Capacity

2019-02-28

Use this constantly to share client files both internally and externally

Pros

easy to use and share with clients for document sharing, large storage size

Cons

1 file at a time upload from mobile with out the app (minor)

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tacho Tachev

It's ok for a free plan

2020-10-12

the interface is not so convenient and when sharing files there are very long links.

Pros

I have been using the free account for several years. I was impressed with the challenge of hacking the crypto folder some time ago. But I'm definitely not (and I wasn't then) willing to pay a subscription fee for storing information. I really like the new idea of ​​buying a place in the cloud.

Cons

I have been using the service as part of a mobile service package for many years.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nikhil Raja

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

2018-01-14

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.

Pros

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

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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Mitch Morris

best in the Cloud

2019-10-31

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.

Pros

Also, they have recently added the ability to brand your download links with your logo - fantastic.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Pooja Vaishnava

It's give me my storage space in my phon and pc.

2018-10-05

Pros

I most use in store my photo, document,songs and my working files store in securely.if I have send file to any one I can not take much time just drag and drop in p cloud and then send that link it's very fast working less time consuming.

Cons

In p cloud everything is perfect but some it will be some error generate to store data other wise I don't think is any issues occurr.

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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Ahmed Omar

Great for Cold Storage

2020-08-05

I recommend this software for anyone have loads of cold data, that could consume much HDD storage.

Pros

The price for a lifetime storage of 2TB is really good.

Cons

Mobile app is not perfect, its functionality is much below the PC software.

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: Capterra
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Andrew de Bray

Verified Reviewer

Great cloud storage solution, perfect for remote team collaboration

2017-08-08

Pros

We run a global team so people are accessing our files 24x5.

Cons

There aren't massive amounts of true collaborative tools and it's frustrating not being able to edit a document online, you have to download it.

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: GetApp
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Michel Alexander Aguirre leon

It allows me to know the changes made to documents and files stored in the cloud.

2018-03-14

It allows me to perform filtered searches of the information by its file formats, to get it much faster.

Pros

I can make free backups in the cloud of multimedia files on a synchronized device, even those copies can be made with photos and videos from different social network accounts like Facebook, Instagram and Picassa, and without limits for the size of the files stored.

Cons

Poor interface in the desktop application and special encryption pCloud Crypto for sensitive files only for private accounts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from pCloud


Hello Michael,

Thank you for your review. Please note, that pCloud Crypto is inseparable part of the business account. It is activated and you just need to set up yout Crypto pass in order to use it.

Please do not hesitate to get back to us, should you have any additional questions.

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Don Suave'

A great app hosting files in the cloud. Especially useful for music.

2018-07-25

Pros

I use it for sharing beats and music easily without the recipient having to download it. The search functionality works fine as well.

Cons

The interface isn't the easiest to navigate.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Leonard Chu

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

2018-11-15

Pros

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.

Cons

Part of my frustration was in their inability and/or unwillingness to tell me what content was deemed problematic by either (a) their automatic "sniffing" algorithms or (b) someone's complaint.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Griffin

Verified Reviewer

I love pCloud cause it integrates with Dropbox so well! I can always use more space.

2018-03-15

Pros

Upload whole folders to the website. Can search through all your files from the website and mobile app.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Marcus Maedl

The local sync tool keeps crashing on 2 out of 3 workstations

2020-07-29

I read that in another review and brushed it off as a laughable comment, assuming they would have that under control by now.

Pros

Keeps local files in user defined sync copy.

Cons

Also they have 4 support team members on staff for world wide support and you cannot get anybody on the phone or in a chat.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Retail company, 1-10 employees)

Easy to love tool, and good for team collaboration

2019-02-15

I use a lot as I switch often my computer and I like to have documents ordered to share with the team.

Pros

It has a lot of storage space available for the cost.

Cons

It is a field with the competition of google drive, that it is also a great alternative, even when not so cost effective at this stage, but with more easy integrations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Petya Mihaylova

Great cloud service - easy to use, fast upload and download.

2018-05-24

Not necessary to have an account in order to download files, using a link from another user.

Pros

The user interface is good - easy to use and simple.

Cons

I don't like that only the paid version can restore deleted files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 1-10 employees)

Great DropBox Replacement

2020-07-27

Using this for smaller working files, not for storage.

Pros

Hasn't dropped a single file yet Sharing is also very easy I feel my files are secure with PCloud and their privacy protocols in place

Cons

Size limit doesn't work for us - they can only give us 20tb, and that gets expensive - using the Dropbox unlimited because we need 50tb+

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Legal Services company, myself only employees)

Love how pCloud integrates with all of my devices for universal access to files

2019-03-05

I love the ease of access to my files and the additional layer of encryption for my files.

Pros

I love how easily pCloud integrates with my Windows PC file system, my Chromebook and my phone.

Cons

Also didn't like how, on first set-up on my phone, that it started to automatically to back-up photos that I would never have backed up as they were not work related.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Zack Rick

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

2019-08-19

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

But to conclude that it is too much easiest software and best for storing data and files.

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: Capterra
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Brady Patterson

Verified Reviewer

Fantastic Storage Solution

2018-03-26

Pros

- I like the user interface, very simple - will be buying the next option to increase my storage and one day take all my business documents here instead

Cons

- Could use more integrations, but it's still a young company so I'm sure that will change - would prefer to have the encryption piece be included, the extra step to me (internet marketing background) adds a level of complexity that prevented me from upgrading

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Transportation/Trucking/Railroad company, 10001+ employees)

Lifetime cloud storage at a reasonable cost? Yes please

2020-09-24

If you need a cloud service that offers large file transfers at a great price, this is the way to go.

Pros

It lasts for life, and you get a great amount of storage on an upfront fee.

Cons

Built-in compression tools, organization features, etc can be improved.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marie Raymond

Super Cloud Storage Service

2019-04-19

Pros

Pcloud has made file storage and sharing so much easier for me.

Cons

But many cloud storage providers are similar in this respect, so it's a CON for the whole industry when we're forced to stop using computing equipment not because it stopped working, but because it stopped being supported.

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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