Dropbox is the very first cloud storage and therefore the most famous of them. Put on the market in 2007, it has managed to remain over the years quick and easy to use and is available for almost all platforms.
But its free storage capacity is only 2GB, this quickly proves insufficient. However, as with iCloud Drive, it is possible to extend this storage capacity through paid offers with, for example:
- 2 TB for € 9.99 per month,
- And 3 TB for 16.58 € per month for individuals.
Dropbox allows you to access your files from its site and is compatible with Apple OS, Windows, Linux, Android, Kindle Fire but also with Blackberry smartphones. It is quick to set up and files are synchronized automatically.
Dropbox also has solutions for professionals with Dropbox Business rates that start at:
- 5 TB for 10 € per month and per user (from three users),
- And even offers a unlimited cloud storage from € 15 per month per user.
Regarding the iCloud Drive, we have already seen, this one comes with 5GB of free storage if you are using it from an Apple product (iPad, iPhone, Mac, etc.). You can also use it from Windows and get 1GB of free storage. To expand the storage memory, you can get:
- 50GB for 0.99 € per month,
- 200 GB for 2.99 €,
- And 2 TB for € 9.99.
Unlike Dropbox, iCloud Drive does not exist in professional version (for the moment anyway) and therefore does not impose itself as an ideal solution for companies.
We are therefore not in a position to affirm that one cloud is more efficient than the other because everything will depend on your use. If for example you don’tonly use Apple devices, iCloud Drive will do the trick. If on the other hand you are a professional who works extensively on software and applications, that you switch from one OS to another and you are looking for a fast and easy-to-use cloud, Dropbox will be more useful to you although its packages are a little more expensive than those of its competitor.