pCloud software


44 reviews(4.5/5)
44 reviews(4.5/5)

pCloud is a cloud-based digital asset management tool that provides an integrated file sharing platform where users can upload files and documents. Users can manage access to business data through role-based access permissions, restore previous versions of files, track downloads and more.

pCloud can help facilitate collaboration between users through configurable data storage and file sharing tools. Users can be organized into teams, and administrators can set group permissions or give specific access permissions to individual accounts.

Users can manage team workflows using shared folders. The application allows users to comment on files and folders with permission-controlled chat and comments. pCloud also provides an activity-monitoring module that records account activity in logs, and users can restore files to previous versions.

The software is priced on a per month basis. Email support is available.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 10

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  • mohit from loyalytics consulting

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Great storage option with a one time pricing

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money

    It is our go to solution for protecting sensitive documents in the organization

    Pros

    the pricing is one time and a monthly fee is not required. the file vault is a nice addition

    Cons

    Hard to manage offline sync and is not as straightforward as some of the other solutions

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ale from Somos Mamás

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    get a drive in the cloud!

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    What i love about pcloud is that you can add a drive to your computer make it really easy to use.

    Pcloud is that service you use everyday but you forget about it, because is so well done

    - Very well integrate (is like a hard drive)
    - Very fast
    - Very useful and handyl!!
    - Save alot of space,
    - Keep sync very well on the background
    - Permition: So you can give access to remote upload or access
    - Share online

    Amazing for work with teams and other people

    Cons

    Overall is very good, not complain.

    For my miss 2 things:
    - an phone app (have 1 but is not so good integrate like the pc vertion)
    - a wordpress plugin for backup (the current plugin dont work)

    Also the web interface is fine, but is a really good product cold be way better!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ana from METRO Cash&Carry Hrvatska

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    July 2018

    Simple and cheap backup service

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    N/A
    Value for Money

    Fantastic cloud service for connecting employees that are in and out of office

    Pros

    New users start witn 20 Gb, or even more, if they find a promotion for bigger/better start. You can access and work with Your files from PC and Your smartphone.

    Cons

    Several of options and features should be more "polished". Some useful options are additionally charged.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Don from Alavon365

    July 2018

    A great app hosting files in the cloud. Especially useful for music.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I love that when you share music the link opens up an easy to use media player. I use it for sharing beats and music easily without the recipient having to download it.
    The search functionality works fine as well.
    The apps work great and the syncing is almost unstant after uploading a file on any device.

    Cons

    The interface isn't the easiest to navigate. I wish there was a better to find files that deep within files within files. It seems I have to start from the main menu every time.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    July 2018

    A good competitor

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The platform itself is easy to use and it has some great security functions along with some good features to interlink accounts. It is fairly easy to navigate also and has a good level of storage options

    Cons

    The 1 problem i always have with this is the time it takes to load a photo once in the cloud, sometimes it has an error and does not even load, it has happened on more than 1 occasion now.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    May 2018

    Similar to Dropbox

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I first encountered this software when a photographer send my newborn photos through this site. I decided to try it out since I take a lot of photos myself & need the storage space. Customer service has been great when I've had issues & had to contact them. I love the large storage space that I can get for free. And as a regular user of Dropbox, I found this easier to use in saving and creating my files.

    Cons

    When there is an update to the system, you must do it in order to continue working in pcloud. Sometimes I'm a little leery of updates because it can almost completely change how a software will perform. You generally do not have the option to postpone the update if you want to continue working.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Li Elizabeth from Freelance

    May 2018

    Another useful cloud software

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    What I like most is overall it is similar to other cloud storage, so it's a familiar interface and use if you have used one before. Even if you haven't, pCloud is user-friendly and does offer you quite a bit space (even compared to others) for just the free version.

    Cons

    What I like least is the upload time can take a while, though I haven't found many cons. However one might say it's similarity to other cloud storage could be a con.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jeffry from MakeTechEasier.com

    May 2018

    pCloud is like the extension of my local storage. Sometimes I don't even realize it's in the cloud.

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    The one feature that I like the most is pCloud ability to upload online files directly to the cloud, bypassing the need to download the file first to the local hard drive and then uploading it to the cloud. You just copy the file URL and paste it into the Upload dialog box. And since it's server to server file transfer, the speed is amazing.

    You can use the feature to save the file in the cloud for later use without taxing your precious local hard drive. Or you could also use the feature to get more stable file download by uploading it to the pCloud server first and then sync it to your local storage.

    The sharing feature is also great.

    Cons

    Sometimes the desktop sync can take some moment before starting the sync process. And since pCloud is cloud storage service, you need a good internet connection to fully utilize its potential. While that's not the problem for some countries, there are still people with bad internet connections.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Petya from webimpression

    May 2018

    Great cloud service - easy to use, fast upload and download.

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    Value for Money

    Fast download and upload. Not necessary to have an account in order to download files, using a link from another user.

    Pros

    I like the available space - 12 GB, in the free option. The user interface is good - easy to use and simple.

    Cons

    I don't like that only the paid version can restore deleted files. Not much options to increase free space.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jamie from The Truffle Box

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    May 2018

    My media storage preference

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Value for Money
    Pros

    My husband bought me pCloud as a way to keep all my photos/vids separate from our business and this works amazing for me. I love it.

    Cons

    I haven't found a way to get my photos to go right into pCloud. Right now it works as they upload like magic to Dropbox, then I copy over the ones I want to keep and delete everything else.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
  • John from Los Angeles Unified School District

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    May 2018

    Great Free Cloud Storage

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Free cloud storage that's the best

    Pros

    A great free cloud storage option. It has a mobile app and web access. Best of all you get 10 GB of free storage.

    Cons

    When you click on the windows app it takes you to the preferences instead of the cloud storage folder.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Filip from Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

    April 2018

    Great features and prices, but awful bugs and erros

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    it can be a very good alternative to services requring a payment every year after all the bugs and errors will be resolved

    Pros

    - Great features combination: real-time backup and special backup (you can backup facebook, gdrive, dropox and other services you use) plus FUSE - you see all the special backups as if they were regular files on a separate drive and can access them immediately in Finder/Explorer
    - Intuitive interface
    - Very good security
    - Lifetime option - pay once and foget, don't have to renew the license and pay every year

    Cons

    - Keeps doing very strange things, e.g. downloading one file forever, over and over again, using GBs of internet transfer; duplicating the backup and using up all the free disk space
    - Support has been unable to resolve the issues for almost two months and still can't provide me any solution
    - Special backups (like GDrive backup) take weeks to be completed
    - Complete user-side encryption requires a separate fee

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mohammed from Social Positives

    April 2018

    My Favorite Cloud Storage

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money

    Signing up requires no effort at all and you can get up to 20GB of free storage, which you can upgrade at any time to one of the premium plans currently available. pCloud helps us to easily share work files with co-workers and friends.

    Pros

    pCloud is one of my favourite cloud storage service right now. I'm a pCloud lifetime account holder. I think pCloud is one of the rare popular cloud storage services that offer the LIFETIME cloud storage space.

    Cons

    Android App is not up to mark. pCloud should take care of this and redesign Android App with more features and design.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    April 2018

    A great alternate to Dropbox

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The best thing about pCloud is the pCloud Drive which makes all the files available instantly on your desktop without having any of the storage consumed.

    Cons

    The user interface needs a modern refresh. The software looks a little old, but it's actually as robust as dropbox in terms of features. But I wish it had a more modern look and feel.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    April 2018

    Absolutely amazing! Best cloud storage I've used

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Extremely easy to use and set up. From the get go, it was very quick to figure out the use and has been supported very well with updates.

    Cons

    There really isn't much that I don't like about pcloud. It's very easy to use and does the job great.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brady from Information Marketing training centers

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2018

    Fantastic Storage Solution

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Pros

    Easy, familiar. I've been using Dropbox for years and continue to pay yearly for that. In my case, I got pCloud as a lifetime deal and it's been my go-to option for non-business ever since.
    - I like the user interface, very simple
    - will be buying the next option to increase my storage and one day take all my business documents here instead

    Cons

    - Could use more integrations, but it's still a young company so I'm sure that will change
    - would prefer to have the encryption piece be included, the extra step to me (internet marketing background) adds a level of complexity that prevented me from upgrading

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • March 2018

    I love pCloud cause it integrates with Dropbox so well! I can always use more space.

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    Pros

    Up to 20 GB of free storage.
    No speed limit caps.
    No file size limits.
    Easily filter all your files by type like images, audio, video, documents, etc.
    Upload whole folders to the website.
    Can search through all your files from the website and mobile app.
    Share files with non-pCloud users.
    Streams media files.
    Add files from a remote URL.
    Supports offline files.
    Option for anyone to upload files to your account via a shared URL.
    Send files to your account with a unique email address.
    Connect to your account over WebDAV.
    Back up photos from Facebook, Instagram, and Picasa to pCloud.
    Manage shares from the website, desktop software, and mobile app.
    Favorite folders for quick access.
    Option to enable automatic photo/video uploads from the mobile app.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Michel Alexander from Seguros Altamira

    March 2018

    It allows me to know the changes made to documents and files stored in the cloud.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    It allows me to perform filtered searches of the information by its file formats, to get it much faster.

    Pros

    I can make free backups in the cloud of multimedia files on a synchronized device, even those copies can be made with photos and videos from different social network accounts like Facebook, Instagram and Picassa, and without limits for the size of the files stored.

    Cons

    Poor interface in the desktop application and special encryption pCloud Crypto for sensitive files only for private accounts.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: pCloud, pCloud AG - Not a Fit Location

    March 2018

    Hello Michael, Thank you for your review. Please note, that pCloud Crypto is inseparable part of the business account. It is activated and you just need to set up yout Crypto pass in order to use it. Please do not hesitate to get back to us, should you have any additional questions.

  • Cosmin from Computer Networking

    March 2018

    pCloud is a great cloud platform with added security

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I have switched from Dropbox to pCloud because of the price and I don't regret. The functionalities are similar and here are the pros:
    - More space for less money
    - Better download/upload speeds
    - Better video playback
    - Better file sharing

    Cons

    - No embedded text editor
    - No refresh option (except the browser)
    - The support is not great
    - The web interface could be better

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Camille from Projectnfinity

    February 2018

    pCloud is solid, a great Dropbox and alike alternative.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The biggest feature is to have a virtual drive in your PC without taking your local drive storage. You can upload directly into the cloud if you have a direct link. I just paste the links of huge zip files and they are uploaded in minutes. I can unzip them online see which file of it is needed and download only that specific file. Saves me data and time from downloading the huge files.

    Cons

    pCloud is a bit expensive, but out of all the cloud storage deals I think pCloud wins out. Pcloud hands down the best and only one to challenge dropbox in the coming days.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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