iCloud Drive alternatives?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Bobby dazzler, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Bobby dazzler macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013

    For me, iCloud Drive is far too slow to allow consistent levels of productivity.

    What's the best equivalent for remote access to pages and numbers docs that I should seriously consider, or is everyone here using iCloud Drive?

    Regards :cool:
  2. Trhodezy macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2010
    I don't know if it gives you off-the-cuff access to iCloud documents BUT I've been using OneDrive, with MS's Office365 subscription, to store all my data in the cloud - and its pretty awesome. After a month or so of paying you also get 10TB of data and then unlimited shortly thereafter. Have a ganders.
  3. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    Why do you think it's slow? Care to elaborate what specific productivity restrictions you have with it
  4. dor macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2015
    For personal use, I will take OneDrive or Google Drive, depends if you use a lot of Gmail or more relaying on Windows.

    For collaboration work, I would use Dropbox as it seems that everyone is using it.

    iCloud Drive is pretty slow for me too.
  5. impaler macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2006
  6. miniroll32 macrumors 65816


    Mar 28, 2010
    iCloud Drive has been far too unreliable for me so far. Slow syncing, devices regularly out of sync, and for reasons best known to Apple, you still have to put up with those app container folders even though you've switched to 'Drive'?

    OneDrive is exceptional value for money on paper (Office + 1TB storage for £5.99 p.m) but the syncing is painfully slow, particularly on the Mac app. Also, the folders are very finicky about which are 'Document' or 'Picture' folders, and this impacts how Office for iPad reads them.

    Dropbox isn't especially good value for how much storage you get, but by god the syncing is practically flawless. You get what you pay for.

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