What are the differences between Dropbox and pCloud?

Cloud ComputingData StorageFile System

Let us understand the concepts of Dropbox and pCloud before learning the differences between them.

Dropbox

Dropbox is operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc. and was released in the year 2008. It is a file hosting service.

Dropbox is placed in a high position in a competitive market. In comparison to all the cloud storage platforms, Dropbox has been highly effective in capturing the largest share of the cloud market.

It is important to mention that cloud platforms like Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Apple cloud have some disadvantages which are readily covered by Dropbox.

Furthermore, it has some secured data servers that are highly competitive in comparison to the other companies. Hence, it can be said that Dropbox is positioned well so that work can be done effectively.

Features

The features of Dropbox are as follows −

  • Store and access files from anywhere

  • Bring all your content together

  • Work smarter from your desktop

  • Dropbox Give permissions to the right people for right access

  • Disaster-proof your files

  • Keep company data in safe hands

  • File sharing

  • Productivity tools

  • Content collaboration

Advantages

The advantages of Dropbox are as follows −

  • It is completely free.

  • Easy to use

  • It will access the latest version of each file

  • It share files

  • Multiple accounts

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Dropbox are as follows −

  • Right to delete information

  • It concerns about the security

  • It's not easy to drag copies of files

pCloud

It is a personal cloud space where we can store our files and folders. It has a userfriendly interface. The software is available for any devices and platforms like iOS and Android devices, MacOSX, Windows OS, and all Linux distributions.

By installing pCloud on our computer system the application creates a secure virtual drive that expands our local storage space.

Every change that we can make in our pCloud is seen immediately on our system, phone or tablet. All our devices are instantly synchronized and we have direct file access to any update that we do. The cloud storage solution offers web extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox.

Features

The features of pCloud are as follows −

  • Lifetime Subscription

  • pCloud Crypto

  • Access on all devices

  • Share and collaborate

  • Unbreakable security

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Access Controls or Permissions

  • Document Management

  • Search or Filter

  • File Sharing

  • API

  • Document Storage

  • Drag & Drop

  • Unlimited Upload and Download Speed

Advantages

The advantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • With PCloud’s rewind system we never lose a file ever again

  • Protects sensitive files

  • Convenient File Management

  • Easily stores the files from other online platforms.

  • User friendly mobile App

  • Easy access to the files

  • Easy to set up.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • Syncing can be a problem with pCloud

  • It takes a long time for Desktop synchronization.

  • It requires good internet connection.

Differences

The major differences between Dropbox and pCloud are as follows −

DropboxpCloud
Dropbox was owned by Dropbox incorporation in the year 2007.pCloud was launched in the year 2013 by pCloud AG.
Dropbox offers 2 GB free storage space.pCloud offers 10 GB free storage space.
Dropbox provides unlimited storage space.pCloud offers 2 TB storage size.
Dropbox provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.pCloud provides file sharing, cloud storage service and backup service
Dropbox is partially supporting file versioning.pCloud supports file versioning
The maximum file size in the drop box is 10 GB.pCloud maximum file size is unlimited.
Dropbox is still activepCloud is still active.
Dropbox has a band-width limit of 20GB per day for free and more for paid.pCloud does not have a band-width limit.
Dropbox has unlimited storage capacity.pCloud provides client-side encryption.
Dropbox uses block-syncing to update changes quickly.pCloud does not use block-syncing to update changes quickly.
Dropbox shares the files with the help of web applicationspCloud shares the files with the help of links.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 11:03:34

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