Dropbox vs iCloud

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Dropbox vs iCloud: What are the differences?

Dropbox: Build the power of Dropbox into your apps. Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more; iCloud: *A cloud storage and cloud computing service *. Sign in to iCloud to access your photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more. Use your Apple ID or create a new account to start using Apple services.

Dropbox and iCloud are primarily classified as "File Storage" and "Cloud Storage" tools respectively.

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Pros of Dropbox
Pros of iCloud
  • 434
    Easy to work with
  • 256
    Free
  • 216
    Popular
  • 176
    Shared file hosting
  • 167
    'just works'
  • 100
    No brainer
  • 79
    Integration with external services
  • 76
    Simple
  • 49
    Good api
  • 38
    Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
  • 11
    It just works
  • 8
    Convenient
  • 7
    Accessible from all of my devices
  • 5
    Command Line client
  • 4
    Can even be used by your grandma
  • 4
    Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
  • 3
    Sync API
  • 3
    Reliable
  • 3
    Cross platform app
  • 3
    Mac app
  • 2
    Delta synchronization
  • 2
    Beautiful UI
  • 2
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
  • 2
    Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
  • 2
    Extended version history
  • 2
    Backups, local and cloud
  • 1
    Easy/no setup
  • 1
    Easy to work with
  • 1
    So easy
  • 1
    YC Company
  • 1
    The more the merrier
  • 1
    Official Linux app
  • 1
    For when client needs file without opening firewall
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    What a beautiful app
  • 0
    The more the merrier
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    Cons of Dropbox
    Cons of iCloud
    • 3
      Personal vs company account is confusing
    • 1
      Replication kills CPU and battery
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      What is Dropbox?

      Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.

      What is iCloud?

      Sign in to iCloud to access your photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more. Use your Apple ID or create a new account to start using Apple services.

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      What are some alternatives to Dropbox and iCloud?
      Google Drive
      Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
      Microsoft SharePoint
      It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
      OneDrive
      Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
      Box
      The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface.
      G Suite
      An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.
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