iCloud Drive as a replacement for Dropbox

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 827538, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. 827538 macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013

    So I'm now running iOS 8 on my 5S and Yosemite PB3 on my Macbook Pro. Really enjoying using both and I've recently installed iCloud Drive on Windows Bootcamp on my Mac and copied the data from my Dropbox folder into iCloud Drive - it isn't that much stuff but it's fairly useful and important stuff.

    I can access this data on OS X and Windows fine, but how do I go about accessing it on my iPhone? With Dropbox I could load the app and read certain text files and view certain pictures.
    Also can I access the drive from a random machine like I can with Dropbox?

    Looking to replace Dropbox with iCloud as my backup service.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    I wouldn't do that just yet. It will not be clear how the iCloud Drive in the future will be fast enough or compatible when linking stuff to third party computers/portable stuff. Plus in it also depends on how popular iCloud Drive is once Yosemite is released to the masses.

    Having survived the .Mac online fiascos I don't trust the dependability the Apple online services will be that dependable. :eek:
  3. 827538 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    Thanks, I'll keep them running side by side then for the time being.

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