pCloud Software


 

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.

 

pCloud - Traffic tracking
 
  • pCloud - Traffic tracking
    Traffic tracking
  • pCloud - Rewind tool
    Rewind tool
  • pCloud - Shared files
    Shared files
  • pCloud - Files
    Files
  • pCloud - Download links
    Download links
  • pCloud - Audio file player
    Audio file player
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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Mitch from Bay Town Creative
Specialty: Professional Services
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

A Great Cloud Space that gets Better all the Time

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We are always looking for the optimal cloud drive for storage. We use it for work to pass large (well every file really) files back and forth and send print files out to clients and printers. We have tried all the usual suspects and they all lack something. Our favorite was copy.com before it's demise. pCloud is a relative new comer and fills the gap left by copy.com fantastically. Not to mention the constant tweaking and upgrading that has been going on for the past couple years. The platform is very solid and after two years using it it has only gotten better and better. They have recently added a public folder so you can link to images for web work as well.

The starting free tier offers generous space and most everything is included. They periodically have a sale on Lifetime licensing which bumps your storage to 500gb or 2 Tb. They have an add on for encryption and more.

It lacks a little in integration - playing catch-up with Dropbox - but makes up for that minor shortfall with a rock solid system that has done everything we needed and is constantly doing more than we thought we needed it to.

Pros

- Public Folder
- Easy Drag and Drop Uploading through Web portal
- Optional URL Shortened Links
- Upload Links
- Shareable Folders / Upload Folders
- Integration for Backups / Synced desktop folders / Photo backups from Phone
- Iphone App is well integrated and now includes previews for most file types
- Optional encryption ( I have not used it but it is a pro that it exists)
- Useage reports
- Seemlessly works for OSX Windows, iPhone and Android - pass files about with ease.

Cons

- Can't share links from "shared folder" only from your own folders (safety deems this a good concept - but it was a plus for copy.com when it was around)
- Web interface is still a hierarchy tree and not drag and drop
- If you don't have expiring links active it is a bit of a muddle to delete old links
- Desktop app / disk disappears on occasion - there was a recent Windows Update and pCloud update so things may have cleared up.

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John from Los Angeles Unified School District
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

May 2018

May 2018

Great Free Cloud Storage

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Free cloud storage that's the best

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

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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

April 2018

April 2018

Great features and prices, but awful bugs and erros

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

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- 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

April 2018

April 2018

My Favorite Cloud Storage

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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.

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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
 


April 2018

April 2018

A great alternate to Dropbox

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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.

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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
 


April 2018

April 2018

Absolutely amazing! Best cloud storage I've used

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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.

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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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Fantastic Storage Solution

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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
 

Michael

March 2018

March 2018

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

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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
 

Michel Alexander from Seguros Altamira

March 2018

March 2018

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

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: pCloud, pCloud AG

Date: March 2018

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

March 2018

pCloud is a great cloud platform with added security

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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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Camille from Projectnfinity

February 2018

February 2018

pCloud is solid, a great Dropbox and alike alternative.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nikhil from TI
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

January 2018

January 2018

Easy to use, quite easy to configure, great to use on several systems.

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Having tried several cloud systems before for uploading my stuff, I found pCloud very easy and comfortable to use and will use it for the time to come or until it folds - which I hope, never happens. By the way, I am a free user, having granted the 50 GB during an introduction campaign of the service, I also like the social media backup feature. With Facebook, for instance, I was able to immediately connect it to pCloud without any issues and is backing up some or all of my albums rather smoothly. It even kept the folder structure intact by categorizing all my Facebook images in their respective directories, PCloud is a cloud storage program for all those who are looking for a comprehensive storing solution. The easy-to-use interface provides the user with all the brilliant multi-tasking features for business as well as personal use. PCloud headquarters are in Switzerland, and the advance thinking team of pCloud will provide best solutions according to the growing market, All in all, free cloud storage can certainly benefit the casual user. Those who need to store large files and perform serious backups should consider the paid route.

Pros

Option to enable automatic photo/video uploads from the mobile app, Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux and Free!Up to 20 GB of free storage, Can search through all your files from the website and mobile app, Easy to use, just does not do the job. Concept and format are good, operationally flat out bad. Look elsewhere, Option to enable automatic photo/video uploads from the mobile app.

Cons

Limited support options, Encryption costs extra, The synchronization can be very slow on the computer and it happened that my PC froze because of the sync, Can not password protect shared files/folders, RANDOM Speeds on download, Hard to sometimes get hold of Customer Services on the phone but they respond to emails straight away.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: pCloud, pCloud AG

Date: January 2018

January 2018

 

Hello Nikhil, than you very much for the time taken to post you review for our product. We really value your oppenion and we will do our best to improve the service in order to even better fit your needs. There are few remarks, which I would like to outline.
The encryption of the files is not at an additional cost. Each file, uloaded to pCloud is getting encrypted on the server side. The cost comes to those who would like a millitary level of file security. pCloud Crypto offers client side encryption, which means the files are uploaded to our servers already encrypted and the keys are stored on your end. The second thing I would like to outline, is that we do offer the option to password protect your shares. When you create a download link for a file or folder, you have the option to set a password for it. More information can always be found in our FAQ section: https://www.pcloud.com/help/general-help-center/

 


October 2017

October 2017

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easy sharing files with others

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Easy to share files with others, you can see which files you have shared and you can cancel the sharing per file

Review Source: Capterra
 

Matthias from ifb

September 2017

September 2017

It works with Windows, Linux Mint and iOS. That's great.

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I like most the multi-platform strategy (Windows, Linux, iOS). It's easy to sync current folders for a permanent backup. I also appreciate to sync shared folders.

Cons

Very bad is, that by restoring any files from the cloud date and time of every file get lost. It will be restored with the date and time of restoring, not with the date and time of the original storage. That makes the app nearly unusable.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: pCloud, pCloud AG

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Matthias, thank you for your honest review. Have you contacted already our support for that issue, which you had mentioned?
I'm pretty sure they'll have an answer/solution for that.
I'm wondering if you had any issues with the support or the functionalities, so you rated them that low. Would you like to contact us to discuss it?

 

Andreas from Institute
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Works well for my photo-backup

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Except for being able to show pictures from way back on the fly, none...yet. I mostly use it for backup.

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That it works on my different platforms, works well for backup and showing photos on the phone. All my photos nearby at all time.

Cons

I`ve been trying to deactivate my "premium monthly" account for a while now but it doesnt seem to work. I have no problems with your software though.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: pCloud, pCloud AG

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Andreas, thank you for your review. For the "issue" with your Premium account you can always contact our support team and they will help you.

 

Peter from Oud-Arnhem
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

September 2017

September 2017

Audio and video production, photo editing.

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The very good speed in syncing. Good UI.

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I'll be honest in this review. Positives, and some suggestions for improvements.

First of all: my sincere compliments go to the development team that managed to create dazzling sync speeds. Great! Uploads via Safari browser are really fast. Way much better than DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive and iCloud Drive. I tested the speeds of these cloud services intensively, having accounts on all of them, and cannot come to another conclusion: very good.

The user interface (UI) in both macOS and iOS is OK. It is intuitive, fast, and does not go with the latest layout fashion of "much unused white space on the screen". The compact UI suits me very well. I wanna see information on the screen, not fancy white spaces :-). Good choice!

I work with a lot of audio (productions and samples), video and graphics. Finding them on pCloud works good, and swapping through a list of pictures works really fast, on both macOS and iOS. The audio player on iOS is good and fast. Streaming audio and video works well, on both macOS and iOS. Good.

The option to sync any folder on my Mac is just great. No longer the need to drag all folders and files into one sync folder (like in DropBox, OneDrive).

I am an intensive user of DEVONthink Pro Office (http://www.devontechnologies.com), and I need speedy synchronization between several Macs in my working environment. I put a -so called- "syncstore" on pCloud Drive and did some severe testing. Conclusion: happy, very fast. To me this is important.

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The iPad app may need some polishing. E.g.: from time to time, Pages documents cannot be previewed: an error message appears. When I edit that Pages document and save it back to pCloud, then the preview is OK.

Another improvement that would suit me very well is full text search. Google Drive and OneDrive (and the business version of DropBox) have this feature. It would be great to be able to search for data within a document, and have a highlighted search result.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: pCloud, pCloud AG

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Peter,
Thank you for your kind review.

 

Yoann from Computer Software

September 2017

September 2017

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I like the safety and the design of the online interface. The basic available space is enough for daily use.

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The synchronization can be very slow on the computer and it happened that my PC froze because of the sync.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: pCloud, pCloud AG

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Yoann,
Thank you for your review. Can you please contact our support team on support@pcloud.com in order to solve the issue. We usually don't have such complaints so we should examine closely your case. How about the criteria "ease of use" - can you please tell us what you find difficult in our product?

 

Michael from IMA

September 2017

September 2017

Nice, easy to use and fast cloud storage solution

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easy and fast cloudstorage

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online harddrive, so pcloud doesn't need to use storage space on your devices
streaming video and audio, don't need to download the complete file to start
rewind facility

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servers are in the US. I would expect that for a Swiss based company, the data is stored in the EU
crypto functionailty is extra charged

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: pCloud, pCloud AG

Date: October 2017

October 2017

 

Hi Michael. Thank you for your honest review. If you want, we can discuss whats bothering you in an email communication.
For the moment I can say that Crypto being charged extra is a business decision - we consider it a separate product which adds an extra layer of security to our already secured servers. Being the best encrypting solution on the market, it can be considered as an extra feature, same as the one which we are ready to launch - the extended file history, back to xxx-days in the past.

 

Jan from Jatecmachines
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Nice program and easy to use. Best valeu for the money.

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Cloud using for safe store files and use them every where.

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We realy like the interface. Also it works very quickly. Before we use an other product but this is match more easy to use

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Sending links to send big files to outher users. For that we also use other program for some months.When that ends we for sure planning to have a account for unlimit time.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: pCloud, pCloud AG

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Jan,

Thank you for your review, we're happy that you like our product.
With pCloud you can as well send download links directly from the file properties.
check out this pages : https://www.pcloud.com/help/web-help-center/how-do-i-generate-a-download-link

https://www.pcloud.com/help/ios-help-center/how-can-i-send-a-download-link

 

Joost from Private use
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

Simply a great tool. All my pictures available on phone and the net, to share with people as I like.

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Easy to share pictures on the Internet and mobile phone. Large free size.

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Easy to use app on phone and SW on PC is also easy to use. Possibilities to share pictures very specifically and give very precise access rights.

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Actually I have not come across any deficiencies. Maybe one small one, it would be nice to save thumbnails on the mobile phone. Now they download sometimes a bit slowly, depending on the Internet connection.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Thomas from Landesverwaltungsamt Berlin
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

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Access to all fotos I take with my smartphone and my camera.

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I use it to document the preparing of my new house and the process of moving there. So I deal mainly with fotos.
Upload via smartphone or PC works great ... and fast. I can create a folder structure of my liking and change it as often as necessary. Copying and moving within the folders is no problem, neither is selecting several items , once you get the hang of it. I, too, tried the backups of dropbox and my google account, but deactivated it again. It will take space I need for other things.
Installing all apps was easy on computer and smartphone. After setting everything up, i.e. automatic upload from my smartphone, defining the filetypes etc. I was set and more or less forget about it.
pCloud received my fotos, I distributed them to my folders and created new ones every time I was at the house. It will be the most important documentary of the process and I am confident, that the service will be available for many years to come.
Just before writing this review I went through the pCloud-structure again and discovered some music I uploaded more than half a year ago. It is playing in the background now. Nice.
Having tried several cloud systems before for uploading my stuff, I found pCloud very easy and comfortable to use and will use it for the time to come or until it folds - which I hope, never happens.
By the way, I am a free user, having granted the 50 GB during an introduction campaign of the service.

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There is not much to dislike. The interface is simple and easy to understand, the options menu structure has few - but important - things to configure. After that, it just runs and does its thing.
When getting it the first time, I was asked, what could be improved. I wanted for connecting to more cloud systems. The big five are ok, but I hoped, that pCloud being a European company would target big European providers, too. I miss especially T-Online, web.de and GMX and the access to their media centers. Maybe it is possible to participate in the development of a standardised interface to access various cloud systems. If this is not possible, I would request pCloud to have its service added to suppliers of cloud connecting software.
The German website show clearly, that it was translated from the English site with its share of expression and grammar mistakes. As pCloud is a swiss company, this is somewhat weird. But it is not unreadable or subject for misunderstandings of the service. You can't do anything wrong when following German instructions.
The pricing is ok, the free account quite generous and options to upgrade are quite tempting.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: pCloud, pCloud AG

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Thomas,
Thank you a lot for your review.

As for the mobile providers, that's a perfect idea. We already work with some in other EU countries, maybe soon in Germany as well.