iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Over the years we’ve used more than our fair share of personal storage and file sharing applications. We’ve tried those that stream your media, those that store it in the cloud, and those that do . . . well, something not quite either.
Today, we’re taking a look at a direct DropBox competitor with an equally punchy name called pCloud, from developer Tundzhel Shakir. The app—and accompanying suite—make it incredibly fast and easy to share a ginormous amount of media with very little expenditure.
If that sounds like a good time out, then read on below for our full review of the title. Starting with:
Concept and Functionality
As you might have guessed based on our little description, pCloud does just about everything DropBox does and more. If you’re familiar with that big, blue giant, then you’re already in-tune to what pCloud is shipping.
The service can be installed on your mobile device—the iPhone or iPad in this case—and your desktop computer, allowing for syncing between the two. Any changes you make to files on one are automatically updated elsewhere on your cloud.
You’ll get 10 GB of storage right out of the gate, which is a healthy enough number to try the service out without any hassle.
On the sharing side of things, you can share any link to any item in your collection with just a few taps. Sharing an item creates a public link that you can include in text messages, emails, or any other form of communication. You could probably use smoke signals if you wanted to.
Either way, the results are immediate, prescient, and simple as can be.
To sum it all up: you can store your junk, share it, and make changes as needed without worrying. And that sounds good to us!
Design and Interface
In a lot of ways, we actually like what pCloud is sporting in terms of design more than we do DropBox. The latter is not aging well on the iPhone—in our not so humble opinion—and pCloud has a few legs up.
We loved the sliding drawer on the side, specifically the option to select a file type from the type. This is a quick way to get to your music, versus your business documents. Otherwise, it’s a sleek, sexy and minimalist affair here. None of your data is far away, and in fact, you’d have to work to get lost. Which is as it should be!
However, the best news for those a bit tired of the big DB is the price. You’ll need to upgrade to get more than 10GB of space without harassing your friends, which will cost you $4.99 a month.
Still, that’s half the cost of its biggest competitor and for the same 100 GB storage capacity. That, combined with all the other perks mentioned, make pCloud a phenomenal bargain for the cost of entry.
pCloud requires iOS 5.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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