Apple Introduces Its Dropbox Killer - iCloud Drive


WWDC 2014. It was one of the best keynotes I have seen from Apple since the beginning of the post-Jobs era. Here in Eldartech, we believe that the future of personal computing lies in the cloud and depends on services like iCloud. This year iCloud is going to receive a bunch of great new features, and the iCloud Drive is one of them.

As I told before, Dropbox is one of my favorite apps of all time. iCloud Drive is a direct competitor to Dropbox, and thanks to its perfect integration with the Apple's ecosystem, iCloud Drive has a good chance to completely replace the Dropbox for Mac users. Real life using performance and stability of the services are still to be tested, but on paper iCloud Drive is looking very promising.

 iCloud folder in Finder.  Source:

iCloud folder in Finder. Source:

 Accessing iCloud Drive via iOS device.  Source:

Accessing iCloud Drive via iOS device. Source:

If you know how Dropbox works, there is nothing new to learn for you about iCloud Drive. Just like Dropbox, iCloud Drive folder is built into the Finder and works like any other folder on your Mac. All files in your iCloud will automatically sync and be available for access from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.

It is also very important to notice that you can access your files through the on any computer with a modern web browser.