Here is a short subjective comparison of cloud storage services I tried (as of 10.2021). Note that I basically live in Apple ecosystem and need around 200GB of space.
Other popular services I haven’t tried are Google Drive and Yandex Disk. Especially Google Drive gets good reviews, it’s probably worth checking.
|GB-Tier Price||🔴 High||🟡 Medium||🟢 Free|
with Microsoft 365
|Plan variety||🔴 Low||🟢 High||🟡 Medium|
|Desktop client||🟡 Solid||🟢 Integrated||🔴 Buggy|
|Client performance||🟡 OK||🟢 Best||🔴 Bad|
|File sync logic||🟢 Block upload||🔴 Full upload||❓ Unknown|
|Version history||🟢 Yes||🔴 No||🟢 Yes|
|File sharing from…||🟢 Desktop, Web||🔴 Web only||🟢 Desktop, Web|
|E-mail file link||🔴 Manual||🟢 Automatic||🔴 Manual|
|OS variety||🟢 High||🔴 Low||🟡 Medium|
|Cloud-only storage||🟢 Smart sync||🔴 No||🟢 Files on demand|
|Temporary file sharing||🟢 Transfer||🔴 No||🟢 Temporary links|
Dropbox is the best option overall – especially if you are on the TB-tier. Supports a large variety of operating systems, syncs changes on big files very fast, has version history and provides WeTransfer-style file sharing + Cloud-only file storage. But it is the most expensive.
iCloud is the best option for the casual Apple ecosystem user on the GB-tier, who simply wants to backup files online without much hassle, access them from any Apple device and do basic file sharing with friends & family. But it lacks many advanced features.
OneDrive is the best option for Microsoft 365 subscribers with a tight budget and a small batch of files. But a large file batch breaks the Mac desktop app.
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