I wish iCloud was like Dropbox for file sharing. It’s so easy to upload and share files to non-iOS people with Dropbox but iCloud? Forget it.
It's not really a man in the middle. If you want end-to-end encrypted file syncing, you have to have a piece of software on your device that encrypts/decrypts your stuff. That's what Cryptomator does, and what the Sync.com client does too. The difference is that Cryptomator is provider-agnostic. Also, it's open source so you can verify that it does what they say, whereas with closed-source apps like Sync.com you have to trust them.
I absolutely loved Dropbox when it was just "a folder that syncs", but it just got so bloated I finally went all-in on iCloud Drive. Dropbox still wins for granularity of sync options, though, with selective sync. I also very much like how transparent Dropbox is about sync progress, bandwidth, etc. It's a shame Apple didn't buy them back in the day, honestly.
I've used Dropbox for years. I thought about moving to iCloud last year instead, but found that I don't like some of iCloud's nature (like building folders automatically for apps at the root level of iCloud, etc). I want to control my structure well, so I've stayed with Dropbox.
I've tried other systems: Box, OneDrive, etc, but I find that Dropbox has the best sync in my opinion. I can move to family sharing, but the price hike over Plus doesn't seem worth it for my family (just my wife and I as my kids are too young to need it). I was thinking of just moving my wife's files into my account and sharing it, but if the family plan were a bit lower I would move to it—or give a Plus+1 account or something and I'd totally use that instead.
I also have 1Password and have used it for many years. I will stay with that since it is a great program. The secure storage area is intriguing in Dropbox, but only being able to access from the web/app is not so great—if there were a way to have that locally it would be amazing and I'd use it in a heartbeat, but I understand that is likely due to OS limitations.
I don't really like all the extra stuff Dropbox is adding, and there is bloat, but as a whole I still prefer it over any other option.
Do we really need another password manager?
This is coming soon. Check their blog. Problem is it's too costly for me.
I remember when Dropbox added Condoleeza Rice to their board. That's like advertising you have an NSA backdoor.I don't like that fact that Dropbox employees have access to my data, no matter how well controlled the process. Same with iCloud Drive.
Sync.com offers the same selective sync features as Dropbox. You can select which folders sync to each device. Their client software is very similar to Dropbox with the same level of transparency when it comes to what has synced, when, etc.
I remember when Dropbox added Condoleeza Rice to their board. That's like advertising you have an NSA backdoor.
I hope they revisit their strategy. My company has moved from Dropbox to onedrive with sharepoint and everything and saving a LOT.That's a problem with Dropbox. It seems to be aimed more towards business and their plans are quite over priced.