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.

Traffic tracking
Traffic tracking

Traffic tracking

Rewind tool

Rewind tool

Shared files

Shared files

Files

Files

Download links

Download links

Audio file player

Audio file player

Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10



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Leonard from The Smart Spartan

Number of employees:  1 employee

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November 2018

Fast, easy online file storage ... with excellent security *or* sharing

Pros

The pCloud servers are fast. Uploading is fast, downloading is fast. That's one of the main prerequisites for a good online storage platform, isn't it?

pCloud isn't a *backup* platform, it's a storage platform for selective storage and retrieval of files.

You can have perfect end-to-end encryption via pCloud Vault. You pay extra for this, but when you have this, not even pCloud has access to whatever you put in the Vault.

You can also share files from pCloud - and this is the feature that I use most often. I host video files in my pCloud Public area, presented through a video management service and then embedding them on my website. pCloud is fast, and I don't have to worry about how much storage space I'm using. Sure, you could use DropBox but you'd be paying more for the storage space you get.

Finally, I also like the fact that pCloud is not an American company because of the legal & data access concerns that can come up for non-Americans like myself, my business, and some of my current clients.

Cons

If pCloud believes there is copyright infringement with any of your files that are not in the Vault - whether in your regular "mostly-private" area or the Public area - they'll block off your account and they won't tell you why.

I had this happen with one of my pCloud accounts. I had a lot of anxiety from that experience, and thankfully after a very thoughtfully-worded letter (explaining why I didn't think there was any copyright infringement in my files) *faxed* to their legal representative, I got that account - and access to the files there - reinstated.

Part of my frustration was in their inability and/or unwillingness to tell me what content was deemed problematic by either (a) their automatic "sniffing" algorithms or (b) someone's complaint. How do you defend yourself against an accusation when you aren't given any specifics at all about the accusation?

So beware of that possibility.

Review Source: Capterra

lily from Ernst & Young

Number of employees:  1 employee

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November 2018

The Home for Your Files in the Cloud

Pros

​Everything just works. You set the desktop app up once and forget it. The service will run in the background as if it's part of the local storage. It also allows users to upload online files directly to the cloud storage.

Cons

If you want extra security and file encryptions, you'll need to pay more.

Review Source: Capterra

Sarah from Ideas Girl

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Finally Decluttered My Mobile!

Finally, with about 2 years of endless photos, video clips and screenshots on my poor ageing Samsung I synced to pCloud and moved everything across easily. From there I downloaded a zip file onto my computer and saved it. I've freed up valuable space on my mobile and kept every single file I wanted in the process. My mobile had stopped installing updates because there was so little room available and my mobile's own dashboard for moving files was just too complicated for me. pCloud was the obvious choice to sort my stuff out.

Pros

pCloud is fast and easy to set up. You're guided through the process and it's pretty obvious where everything is.

Cons

I really can't think of anything I don't like about pCloud.

Review Source: Capterra

mohit from loyalytics consulting

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Great storage option with a one time pricing

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

Review Source: Capterra

Ale from Somos Mamás

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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August 2018

get a drive in the cloud!

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!

Review Source: Capterra

Ana from METRO Cash&Carry Hrvatska

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

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July 2018

Simple and cheap backup service

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Don from Alavon365

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July 2018

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

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.

Review Source: Capterra
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July 2018

A good competitor

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.

Review Source: Capterra
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May 2018

Similar to Dropbox

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Li Elizabeth from Freelance

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May 2018

Another useful cloud software

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Jeffry from MakeTechEasier.com

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May 2018

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

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Petya from webimpression

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May 2018

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

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Jamie from The Truffle Box

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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May 2018

My media storage preference

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.

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John from Los Angeles Unified School District

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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May 2018

Great Free Cloud Storage

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Filip from Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

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April 2018

Great features and prices, but awful bugs and erros

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

Review Source: Capterra

Mohammed from Social Positives

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April 2018

My Favorite Cloud Storage

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.

Review Source: Capterra
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April 2018

A great alternate to Dropbox

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.

Review Source: Capterra
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April 2018

Absolutely amazing! Best cloud storage I've used

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Brady from Information Marketing training centers

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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March 2018

Fantastic Storage Solution

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

Review Source: GetApp

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March 2018

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

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.

Review Source: GetApp

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