iCloud Drive vs. Documents

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by goosin', Jul 10, 2015.

  1. goosin' macrumors member

    goosin'

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    #1
    Hello there!

    I just got my first Mac today (refurbished 2014 1.4/4/500), and I'm in the process of converting all my files to Pages and Keynote and Numbers document, and I was wondering if I should save all my files to my Mac or save them in iCloud Drive.

    My biggest concerns are:
    1. Is iCloud Drive available offline?
    2. Will I be able to find the files easily through Spotlight and any other search?

    Thanks for your help/advice!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    1. Yes. iCloud drive is just a folder on your disk that gets synced to iCloud.

    2. Yep
     
  3. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    What Weaselboy said. You may also want to consider Dropbox and/or Box.
     
  4. ricosuave macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind the iWork apps have their own folder in iCloud drive.
     
  5. goosin' thread starter macrumors member

    goosin'

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    #5
    Thank you! I decided to use iCloud Drive just to have extra security of my files being in the cloud in case something happens to my compute.

    I've tried Dropbox before, and I'm not really a big fan. I'm currently using Google Drive, and we'll see how I like iCloud Drive.
     

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