icloud for documents and graphics

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  1. Jaguar57 macrumors newbie

    Jaguar57

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    What iclouds are available for more than what the free icloud of Apple offers?
    (I don't think it is for Word documents of graphics other than pictures)

    I'm looking for something free or cheap.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    You can store whatever you want in iCloud Drive, and you can upgrade the storage for a few bucks a month.
     
  3. Jaguar57 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jaguar57

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    Here are the apps whose docs can be stored in iCloud Drive:
    Automator, Preview, QuickTime Player, Script Editor, TextEdit, Mail

    I have a mid 2010 Macbook Pro with Yosemite.
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    What is the substitute word for icloud when not refering to Mac icloud?
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - iCloud Drive is a folder just like any other on your machine, except it syncs to Apple's servers. You can place whatever you want in it.

    You should consider upgrading to at least El Capitan and preferably Sierra.
     
  5. Jaguar57 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I can put any item in the iCloud folder then why the limited selections displayed to me when I open iCloud Drive?
     
  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Those are the folders used by applications you currently have on your machine which have iCloud Drive support built into them. In those applications you see the iCloud Drive interface when you open and save documents.

    You can use the actual iCloud Drive folder like any other and drag and drop files to it and choose it as a destination when saving a document in Word or any other application.
     
  7. krazirob macrumors regular

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    i use my iCloud for word documents, pictures, videos, PDFs and a slew of other file types......you can store what you choose in there.....once you open it up from your finder or in the browser then just drag the files and drop.....or when you got to save something choose your iCloud folder as your destination folder.......
     
  8. bjet767 macrumors 6502a

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    I use iCloud for all types of files. The caveat is OS X allows all files to be seen by any app, while iOS will only allow files that match the app's file abilities.

    Basically iOS is more restrictive than OS X with iCloud.
     
  9. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - True. Though you can also browse the actual files on iOS just like on macOS via the iCloud Drive app.
     

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