iCloud

Multi-device cloud content storage

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iCloud Overview

What is 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.

Share this content with friends and family using the new Family Sharing features. Parental permissions can be set up through Family Sharing so that kids need to "ask permission" before they make Apple purchases.

iCloud Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Value for money

iCloud provides 5GB of free storage.

Additional storage can be purchased directly from your device.


iCloud Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

iCloud device location
Activity streams in iCloud
Reports and presentations on iCloud
File storage in iCloud
Content sharing on iCloud
Multiple content storage on iCloud
Device locator on iCloud
iCloud photo stream
iCloud control panel
Parental control premissions for iCloud
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iCloud Reviews

iCloud Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
104

Very good
50

Average
16

Poor
4

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,2
89% recommended this app
Wendy T.

icloud


Yaroslav K.

Best cloud solution for Iphone, Mac users

I am using icloud almost daily for my personal cloud data movements.


Christopher M.

Easy cloud-based file storage and sharing


Craig R.

For many-device or heavy backup/cloud sync needs, stay far away or use additional backup...


Steven N.

Great product

Great platform and vehicle to use. I recommend this instead of using google


Wendy T.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: Self Employed

icloud

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/05/25
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Most likely if you have an iPhone you will you other apple products! For me, i have an iPhone and MacBook and what I like about Icloud is the ability of information and data to be seamless integrated from products to products. iCloud has never failed me in syncing data from my old iPhone to my upgraded iPhone in the past!

Cons

In my experiences with iCloud I don't think I've ever had a disappointing moment. One thing I would point out is that it would ask us to buy more storage once we ran out of place to store our information.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Yaroslav K.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Best cloud solution for Iphone, Mac users

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/12
Review Source: GetApp

I am using icloud almost daily for my personal cloud data movements.

Pros

I really love the simplisity and the integrations that icloud provides. If you have an iphone, mac or any other apple product or several - icloud is a best cloud solution for you.

Cons

Pricing often can be an issues, here, I would really appreciate more flexible plans and solutions for students and families.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Christopher M.
Industry: Writing & Editing
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Easy cloud-based file storage and sharing

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/23
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

iCloud supports users in two key ways. First, it allows users to store their mac files remotely, which means that someone working from home on a desktop could then arrive at work and use an alternate desktop/laptop to access the same files, as if using the same computer. Second, it operates as a potential backup. I spilled water on my laptop and it wouldn't turn back on. I quickly turned on another computer that also shared my iCloud files, and all of my work--including what I had just been developing--showed up. If it weren't for iCloud, I wouldn't have those files anymore.

Cons

The sharing is designed to be seamless, but as a result there are limited ways in which users can easily select or make modifications to what is stored in iCloud and what is not. This is a result of Apple wanting to make the experience as invisible and frictionless as possible, but as a user who likes to modify my software to suit my needs, I wouldn't mind a bit more hands-on control.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Craig R.

For many-device or heavy backup/cloud sync needs, stay far away or use additional backup solution

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/07/06
Review Source: GetApp

Pros

When I first used with just an iPhone and an iMac, everything worked pretty well and there is really no configuration. Current plans and family sharing make it a pretty affordable cloud/sync option for everyday users.

Cons

iCloud isn't a true backup-type solution (even iCloud Drive) and once I became a power user and added another Macbook, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, it became a living nightmare once it broke. After 6 months I am still trying to piece together all my files and photos to ultimately get off iCloud as best I can.

Apple makes it nearly impossible not to use iCloud somewhat. You will experience non-stop synching issues once you get a large iCloud drive or photos library, and since it is designed to "just work" there are no controls or settings to stop it. You can't really turn it off, either, since it will hang and then scatter remnants of your file folders in the iCloud Archive. Once corrupted or you start having sync issues, all your devices will malfunction constantly and there is not much you can do...everything from my Apple Watch music loading to the battery life tanking happened. I'm referring to 15+ GB photo libraries and 80+ GB of files in an iCloud drive....if you have 3+ Apple devices and large amounts of files that are important, immediately find a secondary backup and try to move photos and important files there.

I've used OneDrive's app for photo syncing on my iPhone and then to my Mac, and used Google's wonderful Drive FileStream (available with GSuite business accounts) to keep things in place while I've restored, reset, etc. more than 200 times in the past several months. I have 5-10 copies of all my folders scattered over computers and iCloud Archive files I am still trying to sort out.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Steven N.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great product

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/20
Review Source: Capterra

Great platform and vehicle to use. I recommend this instead of using google

Pros

iCloud is a great way for expanding space when space is filled on your device. The cloud is user friendly and able to have information available

Cons

I wish the pricing would be a little lower when it comes to space as it seems we never needed this with the first 1-7 iphones

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8,1/10
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iCloud Pricing

iCloud Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Value for money

iCloud provides 5GB of free storage.

Additional storage can be purchased directly from your device.

iCloud provides 5GB of free storage.

Additional storage can be purchased directly from your device.

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 174 user ratings
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iCloud Features

iCloud Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for iCloud

Additional information for iCloud

Key features of iCloud

  • 5GB free storage
  • App sharing across devices
  • Apple device set-up assistant
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows PC
  • Contacts, email and calendar sync and storage
  • Daily backups and version restore
  • Data security and privacy settings
  • Family Sharing tool
  • File and document sharing
  • Important personal data storage
  • Lost iPhone locator
  • Mobile device friendly
  • Parental permissions
  • Real-time device synching
  • Saved browser bookmarks
  • Saved safari tabs
  • Store music, photos, videos, documents.
  • iCloud keychain
  • iCloud.com access for upgrades
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app

Benefits

  • 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.

  • iCloud FAQs

    iCloud FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for iCloud.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does iCloud offer?

    iCloud offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Free

    Free Trial: Available

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

    Q. What are the main features of iCloud?

    iCloud offers the following features:

    • 5GB free storage
    • App sharing across devices
    • Apple device set-up assistant
    • Compatible with Mac and Windows PC
    • Contacts, email and calendar sync and storage
    • Daily backups and version restore
    • Data security and privacy settings
    • Family Sharing tool
    • File and document sharing
    • Important personal data storage
    • Lost iPhone locator
    • Mobile device friendly
    • Parental permissions
    • Real-time device synching
    • Saved browser bookmarks
    • Saved safari tabs
    • Store music, photos, videos, documents.
    • iCloud keychain
    • iCloud.com access for upgrades
    • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app

    Q. Who are the typical users of iCloud?

    iCloud has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does iCloud support?

    iCloud supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does iCloud offer?

    iCloud has the following pricing plans:

    Free

    Q. Does iCloud support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices iCloud supports

    Q. What other apps does iCloud integrate with?

    iCloud integrates with the following applications:

    1CRM, Act!, BeeCanvas, Bitium, Bookedin, Clearlogin, Kyber, SimplePractice, Teamleader, TheraNest

    Q. What level of support does iCloud offer?

    iCloud offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials