iCloud File Sharing vs Dropbox

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by rojh, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. rojh macrumors newbie

    rojh

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    Hi everyone!
    Since sierra uploads the file in the cloud ( document & desktop ). I wonder if you could share it to anybody? Like clients or family?
    In dropbox i could just copy the link and i could share it to anyone. Does icloud have this feature. Also recently upgraded to their 1TB storage plan for this. Planning to fully use icloud for work and personal back ups.

    Thank you!
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    No, you don't get those features in iCloud Drive. I still keep Dropbox for that sort of use.
     
  3. buddyspencer macrumors regular

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    iCloud Drive is far behind Dropbox and Google. Maybe on par with Onedrive...
     
  4. slimnickyy macrumors newbie

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    This and the lack of a visible method via Finder to restore files/previous versions (not via time machine, more akin to what dropbox does). The current iCloud restore mechanism of logging into iCloud then going to drive, then settings is cumbersome. There’s likely a few things I’m missing, but these 2 would make it competitive enough to “drop” Dropbox for iCloud.
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    Actually, OneDrive also does file sharing via Finder and has a decent restore mechanism on their site. Overall they’re roughly as good as the main players.
     
  5. buddyspencer macrumors regular

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    File Sharing with OneDive via Finder doesn't work for me.
     
  6. rojh thread starter macrumors newbie

    rojh

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    Well, ill take off my subscription on icloud next month. Since its useless lol. Might go with dropbox. :)
     

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