We all are aware of Cloud Storage Applications. These applications help us to store our important works such as documents, photos, videos, important files, etc.
iCloud vs Dropbox
The difference between iCloud and Dropbox is the availability of their respective platforms. iCloud is the kind of Cloud Storage Application that is a great deal for iOS users. On the other hand, Dropbox does not have any limitations in terms of platforms and therefore it can be used by any platform.
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It also works as a computing service. iCloud has a limitation and hence this limitation binds it only to associate with the iOS users.
Dropbox has no barriers and therefore it can be used by both iOS as well as Android users. There are many amazing features of Dropbox.
|Parameters of Comparison||iCloud||Dropbox|
|Extra Storage||iCloud offers extra storage of 5GB.||2GB of extra storage capacity is allowed in Dropbox.|
|Price||It is noticed that iCloud comparatively charges more money.||Dropbox is cheaper than iCloud.|
|Platforms||iCloud is limited only to iOS and Mac users.||Dropbox is available to use on any platform.|
|Users||According to sources, it has been calculated that there are more iCloud users.||There are comparatively fewer Dropbox users|
|Speed||The speed capacity of iCloud has been identified as way faster than Dropbox.||Dropbox is not slow but it is comparatively lacking behind in speed as compared to iCloud.|
What is iCloud?
Cloud storages applications have become an important aspect of our life as it enables us to store important data, that we might not want to loos it. And iCloud is one such storage application that is specially designed for iOS and Mac users.
According to the features provided by iCloud, its charges are also quite expensive. Since this is designed for iOS users we can term it exclusive and luxurious for those users.
The speed quality of iCloud is also faster and does not create any problem during transferring files. And, iCloud’s privacy has been authorized with 128 bit AES encryption.
What is Dropbox?
We all have heard about the cloud application named Dropbox and its amazing features. This application was established by Dropbox Incorporations themselves.
It is a North American company and the headquarters has been situated in San Fransico, California.
Dropbox has a website file size of 10GB and is also provided with an extra storage capacity of 2TB through the applications available on desktops and mobiles.
According to the 2021 reports, it is noted that there are only limited Dropbox users, and are happy with the application. The file-sharing speed of Dropbox is not that bad. And, it takes care of the privacy of the users.
Main Differences Between iCloud and Dropbox
- Dropbox on any platform accordingly.
- The sum of iCloud users is more and on the other hand, comparatively, there are only a few Dropbox users.
- iCloud users enjoy high and good quality speed. On the other hand, the speed of Dropbox is a bit slower.
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Sandeep Bhandari holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computers from Thapar University (2006). He has 20 years of experience in the technology field. He has a keen interest in various technical fields, including database systems, computer networks, and programming. You can read more about him on his bio page.