What are the differences between iCloud and pCloud?

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

iCloud

iCloud is one of the cloud storage and provides cloud computing services, it was launched in the year 2011 by Apple Inc. It enables users to store data like documents, photos, and music on remote servers. It also provides wireless backup iOS devices directly to iCloud instead of manual backups.

We can store all type files in iCloud Drive, if they are less than 50GB in size. Generally if we sign up for iCloud we get 5GB free storage for Backup’s, Mail and iCloud Drive. If we want more storage we need to upgrade our iCloud storage based on the plans. We can also share 200Gb and 2TB plans with our family by paying a monthly bill in Apple.

Features

The features of iCloud are as follows −

  • iCloud Drive helps us to save files and app data to iCloud

  • It is available for iOS, Macs, and Windows PCs

  • We can access all of our files and data from any device

  • Keeps the files/folders up to date in our devices

  • File sharing management

  • Cloud storage security

  • Cloud administration

  • Cloud storage platform

Advantages

The advantages of iCloud are as follows −

  • Increase efficiency.

  • Portability

  • Work from anywhere made it easier.

  • It is a clean platform.

  • iCloud is user-friendly.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of iCloud are as follows −

  • Accessibility of photos on desktop platforms.

  • App options on desktop.

  • Automatically backs up files

  • Customization is not possible

  • To share large files, you need to upgrade to a paid version.

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 pCloud and iCloud are as follows −

pCloud
iCloud
pCloud was launched in the year 2013 by pCloud AG.
iCloud was owned by Apple Inc in 2011.
pCloud offers 10 GB free storage space.
iCloud offers 5 GB free storage space when we sign up.
pCloud offers 2 TB storage size.
iCloud provides 2 TB maximum storage space for paid versions.
pCloud maximum file size is unlimited.
iCloud allows maximum file size is 50GB.
pCloud supports client-side encryption.
iCloud does not support client-side encryption.
pCloud designed for all operating systems.
iCloud supports macOS and iOS operating systems.
pCloud provides file sharing, cloud storage service and backup service.
iCloud provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
pCloud does not have a band-width limit.
iCloud has a band-width limit of 200 GB to 600 GB per month.
raja
Updated on 22-Mar-2022 11:01:39

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