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Old Jun 8, 2014, 08:32 AM   #276
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I like DropBox a lot and I have more than 100GB on it, but as soon as iCloud drive becomes available, I am switching to it. Hopefully Apple doesn't blow it with iCloud drive.
The level of integration is what I want to have and the 100 I am paying for Dropbox now will get me a lot more iCloud storage.
iCloud drive will also be available on Windows, so cross platform compatibility is also covered, in the rare case I need to work on a Windows computer...
All of the apps I use save their data on iCloud, or have the option to do so, and I have no app that works only with Dropbox.
After watching the WWDC keynote one thing was clear to me: The Apple ecosystem will get even stronger, much stronger than before. I don't see me getting out of it in the next 10 years...
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 08:17 PM   #277
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I like DropBox a lot and I have more than 100GB on it, but as soon as iCloud drive becomes available, I am switching to it. Hopefully Apple doesn't blow it with iCloud drive.
The level of integration is what I want to have and the 100 I am paying for Dropbox now will get me a lot more iCloud storage.
iCloud drive will also be available on Windows, so cross platform compatibility is also covered, in the rare case I need to work on a Windows computer...
All of the apps I use save their data on iCloud, or have the option to do so, and I have no app that works only with Dropbox.
After watching the WWDC keynote one thing was clear to me: The Apple ecosystem will get even stronger, much stronger than before. I don't see me getting out of it in the next 10 years...
yep, I am the same. Current Dropbox user. Tried out others and just can't leave DB. After seeing the keynote though for such a small price and Apple integration I will likely move to iCloud. Finally iCloud is useful!
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Old Jun 9, 2014, 05:01 AM   #278
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I like DropBox a lot and I have more than 100GB on it, but as soon as iCloud drive becomes available, I am switching to it. Hopefully Apple doesn't blow it with iCloud drive.
I'm hoping it won't be a repeat of the iDrive which was painfully slow. For my needs, I have 145GB of OneDrive storage and that's more then enough for me. (25GB free, 20 Office 365 and 100 from bing rewards) I know OneDrive is not for everyone but I like it and it works for me.

Sadly Apple's apps that compete with Office are not up to snuff, they lack the features so adding an increased integration of iCloud does not help me since the actual apps fail to satisfy my needs.
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Old Jun 9, 2014, 06:08 AM   #279
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I'm hoping it won't be a repeat of the iDrive which was painfully slow. For my needs, I have 145GB of OneDrive storage and that's more then enough for me. (25GB free, 20 Office 365 and 100 from bing rewards) I know OneDrive is not for everyone but I like it and it works for me.

Sadly Apple's apps that compete with Office are not up to snuff, they lack the features so adding an increased integration of iCloud does not help me since the actual apps fail to satisfy my needs.
Yes, I remember that. It was really slow and unusable. In the developer preview of Yosemite it works fast, but it's too early to say of course.
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Old Jun 10, 2014, 09:27 AM   #280
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yep, I am the same. Current Dropbox user. Tried out others and just can't leave DB. After seeing the keynote though for such a small price and Apple integration I will likely move to iCloud. Finally iCloud is useful!
it also seems to not be such a pain in the neck for developers like myself...
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Old Jun 10, 2014, 09:34 AM   #281
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Yes, I remember that. It was really slow and unusable. In the developer preview of Yosemite it works fast, but it's too early to say of course.
I don't have Yosemite installed, so I can't judge who well it is. Time will tell in how well it stacks up against Dropbox, google and Microsoft. I wonder if it will be as useful as the others for non apple apps/data.
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 08:58 AM   #282
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I'm thinking of buying a WD My Cloud drive to replace my current 4 TB HDD that's connected to a Time Capsule.

I suppose I will be able to stream movies from the My Cloud drive to my iPad/iPhone using a DLNA-app, or is this a faulty conclusion?

(And as many of you have already stated, when Yosemite arrives, I'll move my 100 GB Dropbox account to Cupertino land instead...)
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 09:21 AM   #283
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I'm thinking of buying a WD My Cloud drive to replace my current 4 TB HDD that's connected to a Time Capsule.

I suppose I will be able to stream movies from the My Cloud drive to my iPad/iPhone using a DLNA-app, or is this a faulty conclusion?

(And as many of you have already stated, when Yosemite arrives, I'll move my 100 GB Dropbox account to Cupertino land instead...)
Yes, you can.
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Old Jul 31, 2014, 12:42 PM   #284
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I am using Drobox 4 years for sync 1password and Bitcasa as network drive , macbook air + ssd out of space !!!
only 128 gb

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ps u can try symform for NAS

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Old Aug 12, 2014, 04:31 AM   #285
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I've got 57GB free with copy, you get like 5GB per referral aswell as 15 to start. The only problem is the lack of integration with other apps, although if you simply want to access files in various places or with various devices, it works a charm
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 07:54 AM   #286
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I've been bouncing across Dropbox, Google Drive, and Onedrive. Each seems to have their benefits. All have easy backup of photos from my iPhone via their apps.
  • Dropbox seems to be the most supported across platforms and devices and syncs fast, but offers the least free storage.
  • Google Drive gives more free storage (and a lot more if you get a Chromebook or select tablets) and is pretty well supported across platforms. On my Mac, a bit more of a resource hog though than Dropbox. Also nice to have the Google Docs and Sheets from a browser if in a pinch (even though not exactly MS Office app).
  • OneDrive also gives more free storage than Dropbox, cross platform, and has integrated web browser free versions of Word Online and Excel Online. But it's MS

I'd prefer to pick one and be done with it, but I just don't see a single clear cut winner. Maybe I just need to keep using across all 3.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 09:13 AM   #287
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I'm not going to go into any massive amounts of details but check out Bitcasa:

https://www.bitcasa.com/pricing

I don't know what the $ rate is but if it's a direct conversion from that'll be around $114 for 1TB space.

Its quite a good service as I have been using since beta (unlimited storage for 69 a year!) and rarely have an issue, any issues people have tend to be the users fault.

Oh and it's genuine storage; you store it in the server like it's a hard drive so you can remove your copy from your computer, unlike Dropbox.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 10:26 AM   #288
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I will keep my Dropbox paid account a good year after iCloud storage is released. I'll watch for forums discussions about it and then, I'll make an educated choice. Let's say that Apple track record with online services is ...not awesome
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 06:11 PM   #289
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Copy does not version. You guys better check your files as I can change mine as much as I want but unless I change the name of the file on save, the old one is the only one that shows up on other computers/devices. Probably an issue with their systems but so far, after 2 months, I find Copy utterly useless.

We use it for travel itinerary's until we discovered everyone was out of whack with schedules that had been changed but never showed up in Copy anywhere other than the host machine's desktop folder. Already back to DropBox.

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