About iCloud

iCloud provides a secure, online platform for document and data storage that can be accessed at any time, from any device. You can use iCloud to access rich media such as TV shows, songs, photos, apps, books, and movies from all your mobile devices. You can also use the iCloud to get access to important word documents and presentations, which can be shared across applications and among devices.

iCloud also records your browsing activity in Safari, memorizing your open tabs and sharing them across your Apple devices. The app will also sync your bookmarks from Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer among your Apple devices.

You can also use iCloud to store all calendar, contacts and email data. This data will be automatically updated whenever you make a change, such as creating a new calendar event or deleting an email.

Furthermore, the iCloud app can be used to store important personal data such as passwords and credit card pin codes. The device locator and remote wiping options ensure that your data is kept safe within the iCloud app.

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Pricing starting from:

US$0,01

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of iCloud

  • Content storage: Store and share a range of content including songs, TV shows, apps, books, photos, and more.

  • Find My iPhone: iCloud can locate lost and stolen iPhones to specific locations. You can also choose to remotely erase data from your phone, as well as display custom messages on missing devices.

  • iCloud Keychain: iCloud keychain keeps all you important, private data such as passwords, account names and credit card numbers in one secure location. The Password Generator can be used to suggest secure passwords for all your online accounts.

  • Mail, Calendar and Contacts: iCloud stores and syncs all your calendar, contacts and email activity and data across devices. Updated contacts, new calendar events and incoming emails will all be updated in real-time.

  • Backup and Restore: iCloud will automatically back-up all your content across all your devices on a daily basis once you are connected to Wi-Fi.

  • Storage: The iCloud platform provides 5GB of free storage. More storage can be purchased when you upgrade.
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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$0,01

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of iCloud: 9

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Data Storage Management
    • Document Management
    • Encryption
    • Messaging
    • Mobile Access
    • Real Time Synchronization
    • Search/Filter

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    4,5
    #3 Alternative to iCloud
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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (932)
    Value for Money
    4,3/5
    Features
    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,5/5
    Customer Support
    4,4/5

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    Siedah M.
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    • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Icloud is the best

    Reviewed on 2022/05/17

    Pros

    I love love love the fact that anytime I switch to a new device that i can easily recover all of my files from iCloud. It updates files on the daily so you don't have to ever worry about losing anything. Even if you have to pay for additional storage, iCloud prices are affordable and cost little to nothing. Great investment.

    Cons

    Sometimes when im locked out of my phone it's hard to recover my password , especially the time that my email was compromised. But other than that, I have no complaints.

    Somi L.
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    • Industry: Architecture & Planning
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    Difficult to use and expensive

    Reviewed on 2022/04/28

    Pros

    iCloud did become easier to use along the years but I still do not believe that it's the best cloud system out there. I only use it because I have an iphone but even for loyal iphone users, they charge so much for limited space.

    Cons

    The fact that they only allow you a small storage for free, also the fact that it wasn't user-friendly although it did become better over the years. The cloud should really be more generous for iphone users and shouldn't be charging so much for limited space.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Easy and Intuitive

    Reviewed on 2022/04/17

    I wanted to move more of my workflow away from Google. I have been very happy with iCloud. I...

    I wanted to move more of my workflow away from Google. I have been very happy with iCloud. I appreciate the clean interface and the more useful search results when looking for documents. The online portal also provides rudimentary versions of Apple's basic office software, access to email, calendaring etc. all in one place.

    Pros

    It is very easy to navigate, locate and organize files. The layout is very clean and flexible, both through the web view and the native app.

    Cons

    iCloud naturally wants to group files by their Mac application type rather than prompting to save in a user created folder. Due to the excellent search features, this is not a problem and I am coming to appreciate the logic of this system.

    Alternatives Considered

    Dropbox Business

    Reasons for Choosing iCloud

    I am more reassured by Apple's business plan that my privacy and security as a user will be protected. I am suspect of Google's motivations with my data.

    Switched From

    Google Drive
    Charles M.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Icloud 101

    Reviewed on 2022/06/11

    Very good experience, I've been on Icloud for years and I doubt that'll change!

    Very good experience, I've been on Icloud for years and I doubt that'll change!

    Pros

    I truly enjoy how Icloud can store and manage all of my picture from my iphone. Overtime, I've been uploading a lot of pictures on my Icloud, and it's nice to know I have a platform to download them on my computer or other platforms. The platform is pretty much inexpensive in comparison to others. I like the security levels and efficiency of the platform. I always receive notifications about security which makes me feel good about uploading personal stuff on it.

    Cons

    I took me a bit of time to get going. I had a hard time early on but once I got used to it, it was more than fine.

    Alternatives Considered

    OneDrive and Google Cloud Storage

    Reasons for Switching to iCloud

    Simpler with the use of my apple iphone because I could link and sync everything almost instantly.
    Pischanath A.
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    • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Double edge sword

    Reviewed on 2022/05/20

    In general use, iCloud is considered convenient and user friendly. But, if the user requires more...

    In general use, iCloud is considered convenient and user friendly. But, if the user requires more technical information it doesn't suit the high skilled user.

    Pros

    An automatically backup system was helpful, I love the part where the system chose the nighttime for the process. Also, the price of iCloud per storage is reasonable.

    Cons

    There are a couple of points that I think should be improved.
    1. In backup files, if it is possible to choose the file's content to backup this could be helpful. Currently, I don't know what are specific content that had been stored.

    2. Multiple devices, currently I don't know that the iCloud backup all the files in each device separately or doesn't stored the common data files type. It might be helpful is the information from two devices are the same then the system automatically stored only one not two files.

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    iCloud offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$0,01
    • Pricing model: Free Version
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    iCloud provides 5GB of free storage. Additional storage can be purchased directly from your device.

    iCloud has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

    iCloud supports the following languages:

    English

    iCloud supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    We do not have any information about what integrations iCloud has

    iCloud offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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