Goodbye Dropbox! iCloud Drive will gain a Home Screen icon in iOS9!

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by m.x, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. m.x macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2014
    Yay! Just wanted to share this with you (Source: 9to5mac) :

  2. kaylerrific macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2012
    Wow, neat! So does that mean we can access what's in iCloud like a folder then?
  3. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2013
    The United States of America
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Edit: I wonder if you can symbolically link folders to iCloud Drive now. If not, I'll have to keep DropBox
  4. Alonso Quijano macrumors 6502

    Alonso Quijano

    Jul 17, 2013
    Except you can't add files manually, send links, etc

    This is directly from my phone
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  5. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    No adding files manually? Sorry iCloud. Dropbox and Drive still live on and still kicking your ass.
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Did Apple mention anything about selective sync? Really amazed Apple is still without the feature.
  7. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    No pricing nor storage change though. Not even Family plan.
  8. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Apple is getting closer, but I still am likely going to remain on Dropbox. I have slowly moved things over to iCloud, but until the web version and even app function like Dropbox I will hold off. I would love to migrate to iCloud because I already pay for 200 GB for my photos, and I only use half. With Dropbox I dropped down the the free tier when I moved my photos to iCloud.
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    You mean I could pay $20 per month instead of $10? Where do I sign up??
  10. Peepo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Great, now they just have to make iCloud Drive work as good and reliable as Dropbox.

    Not gonna happen for me anytime soon... seriously tried it and frustrating. I would switch to OneDrive before I switch to iCloud Drive.
  11. taldo macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2013
    I don't know about sending links, but u can save a file to iCloud drive.
    I recently got a pdf in an email. After you open the pdf file, there is an option that says "save attachment". This option opens iCloud drive and you can save the file wherever you want.
    Also, you can't send links, but you can send any file through the regular share options you have - messages, mail, Facebook messenger, etc.

    It still doesn't have the full functionality dropbox is offering, but it's a great leap forward!
  12. c0LdFire macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2013
    Yeah... it still isn't killing Dropbox yet. Even Google Drive, which has both been in the game longer and is made by a company that doesn't suck at services, has garbage syncing and sharing capabilities compared to Dropbox. They're still winning this game for now.
  13. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2013
    Hamburg, Germany
    This is what we've been missing in that "new features" collage.
  14. Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Should at least give 10GB storage for everyone to start off with.

    I can't see iCloud replacing Dropbox or Google Photos for now. Apple needs to step up their game.
  15. Pagemakers macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
    I was really excited about an iCloud Drive app but looking at it and it would appear you can't delete the default folders. You can't rename files. You can't move files. You can't edit file names.

    Basically it looks as useless going forward as it is now.
  16. fardeenah macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2013
    until i can save a file locally and access it on a pc using a usb cable i don't want it
  17. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

    May 4, 2010
    This thread hasn't really gone how the OP imagined, has it ;)

    iCloud still sucks:

    • It's stupidly expensive
    • Apple are incredibly stingy with their free allowances (should be 20GB or at least 5GB per device, not per Apple ID),
    • This new app looks like it's just a file viewer
    • I have to pay for separate plans for iTunes Match and Photos, even though it's basically the same cloud storage service
    • ALL other services I've used offer larger storage and more functionality for less, or free
  18. nfl46 macrumors 604


    Oct 5, 2008
    Progress! Not quite there on Dropbox level but it's going to happen sooner rather than later.
  19. Jmausmuc macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2014
    Its incredible. My MBP only has a tiny SSD and I don’t need everything. I had to switch to dropbox which I hate because they have people on their executive board I really don’t want to have anything to do with.
  20. Chupa Chupa, Jun 9, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015

    Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Doesn't really change the equation for me. I have 25GB free storage on Dropbox and 50GB free storage on Box. And both services run rings around iCloud Drive. I'm sure I'm not the only one who opened accounts when these companies were doling out decent chunks of free and inexpensive cloud storage.

    But if not, iCloud is still expensive compared to Dropbox where one can get 1TB of storage for the same $10/mo as Apple's 500 MB. So there is that. Apple has yet to make a compelling case for paid iCloud. IMHO it should use it as an incentive to get people to buy their hardware rather than to develop a new revenue stream from hardware. I don't think the latter is going to have much relevance to its bottom line and it just scuffs customer good will. 5GB per account, not even device owned is really an insult given how deeply imbedded Apple is trying to weave iCloud into its OSes.
  21. Petry macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2014
    Watch out for the IOS CAMERA BACKUP bug
    We've been complaining about it for microsoft for over six months.
    turns out some images are just not backed up.

    Link for the bug report:
  22. Agent-J macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2014
    Microsoft OneDrive FTW. It syncs all my files over every device I own, iOS, Mac, Windows, and I even have a script that syncs to a flash drive just in case. And it works.
  23. Petry, Jun 9, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2015

    Petry macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2014
    Just follow the link I posted.
    OneDrive for IOS skips some of the users photos, it does not returns any errors. It happens quite often, you should manually check if all your photos are being backed up.

    You might think it backed up all your photos from the IOS, but it did not...
    Check this screenshot of the IOS photos app and the OneDrive Backup. You can see how it skipped some photos, yet it says "up to date".
  24. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

    super tomtendo

    Aug 29, 2009
    Google Drive and DropBox are light years ahead of iCloud Drive. Sorry... but it's true.

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