iCloud vs Dropbox: the cloud storage wars!

iCloud vs Dropbox
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So, iCloud vs Dropbox - which is best? When you’ve put a lot of time into your creative work, you need to make sure it’s stored properly. Simply dumping all your files onto your computer’s hard drive isn’t going to cut it. A good cloud storage solution not only ensures that your files are safe from accidental loss but also allows you to access your work from all of your devices, wherever in the world you are.

Two of the best cloud storage providers, especially for those in the creative industries, are Apple iCloud and Dropbox. But which is better? There’s only one way to find out. In this feature, we compare the features, performance, support, and pricing of the two services, in order to help you decide which could be a good option for you.


01. EXCLUSIVE: IDrive One-year 5TB plan: $79.50 $3.98
Get 95% off:
IDrive is our choice as the best cloud storage service available, and Creative Bloq readers can get an exclusive offer of 10TB for only $3.98, for a whole year. This would normally cost close to $80! That's a bargain you won't want to miss.


02. pCloud: Lifetime subscription, or just £3.59 a month
Low cost storage:
If you want a guaranteed low price over the long term, the pCloud is the best cloud storage service for you. Plans start at just £3.59 a month, and you get 500GB of storage; or you can opt for the very reasonably priced lifetime subscription.


03. Backblaze: Get unlimited Backblaze cloud storage for free with a ExpressVPN subscription
Backblaze B2 is a great way to store and protect large amounts of data. Sign up for ExpressVPN, and you'll get a full year of unlimited cloud storage with Backblaze, worth $60, for free. Don't miss this fantastic offer!

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Kieron Moore

Kieron Moore is a freelance writer based in Manchester, England. He contributes to Future sites including TechRadar and Creative Bloq, focusing on subjects including creative software, video editing, and streaming services. This work draws on his experience as an independent filmmaker and an independent TV watcher. He can be found on Twitter at @KieronMoore, usually when he’s meant to be writing.