The cloud drive to rule them all.
Backup, sync, on-line cloud drive services — which one is right for you? Spoiler: pCloud
The dawn of cloud back up was a welcome relief for many of us in the creative and tech world that have dealt with large files since the widespread popularity of spinning hard drives that would eventually fail. The idea of having a constant Internet connection with the ability to backup or sync data is a dream come true.
The “cloud” (what is the cloud?) has been available for several years now and managing your digital storage there has become conventional.
As a media agency / consultant I deal with video, photography and large art files that are sometimes larger than 4 GB. This can be an issue for some platforms or services due to file size limitation due to your account type or possible specific drive formatting limitations. this issue, I believe has been resolved by most or at least some available services.
It is 2020 and I truly believe if Elon Musk and his team can create an autonomous vehicle, launch and land a reusable rocket multiple times and build a Gigafactory in 168 days, then there is surely enough brain power at Apple or Google to easily produce a cloud backup service that is:
- easy to subscribe to
- easy to install, set up and configure
- reliable, simple to use, secure and fast
- beautiful and usable interface
- cost effective and guaranteed
- works for corporate or power user
QUESTION: WHY IS THERE NO CLOUD BACKUP PLATFORM THAT CHECKS ALL THESE BOXES?
- Works specifically in the Apple ecosystem (Con for some as it’s only available for Mac users)
- Supposed to be seamless with apple product environment
- Secure? Two layer authentication, etc.
- It’s a complete abomination, not intuitive AT ALL
- improper use (easy to make mistake) results in data loss…