iCloud Drive alternative, best alt workflow?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Uplift, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Uplift macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2011
    I'm currently paying for iCloud but thinking of moving to another provider.

    The Apple eco-system integration is great, BUT, it falls short in most other areas compared to competitors..

    - Due to no selective sync most of the space I am paying for is wasted. I can't use it for backups or large files as they'll continue to take up space on my local disk
    - No real app integration, such as sending attachments via provider in Airmail email app.
    - No file sharing

    The alternatives are;
    Office 365

    One thing I like about iCloud is online document editing. This is where Office 365 would shine, and you get Exchange email, desktop office and 1TB space.

    Dropbox is obviously the most mature and allows exporting their new 'Paper' documents to docx, which is good, but i'd also love spreadsheet document editing.

    G Drive offers online editing, their web apps are great and I believe their iOS apps allow editing, though i'm not a massive fan of the format it converts files to.. It essentially creates duplicates.

    I've never tried pCloud or Sync.com.

    Have I missed any worth checking? Which provider offers the best workflow for you?

  2. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Dropbox actually has had Office integration for a couple of years now, which allows you to edit Office documents including Excel spreadsheets on the web page or in their mobile apps. It also integrates nicely with Office 365 and the Office apps.

    I'd say overall Dropbox is the best product, but also the most expensive if you need a large amount of storage.
  3. PhoenixDown macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2012
    I am using icloud for photo storage and a few documents.
    I am also using Office 365 (since I subscribe) for any office like files.

    I would like to offload my photo storage to another less expensive service.
  4. Uplift thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2011
    I didn't realise Dropbox had office integration.. I just tested it and it's great.

    I'm sold!

    Thanks guys.
  5. keeper macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2008

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