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Difference between Dropbox and iCloud

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  • Last Updated : 29 May, 2020
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1. Dropbox :
Dropbox is a file hosting service provided by the American company Dropbox Incorporation. It offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software. It was founded in 2007. Dropbox was developed by two MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. It offers only 2 GB free storage space. It is one of the earliest cloud storage services.

2. iCloud :
iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service provided by Apple Incorporation. It allows users to store data such as documents, photos and music on remote servers for download to iOS, macOS or Windows devices. It also enables to share and send data to other users. It is also helpful to manage the Apple devices if it is lost or stolen. It was launched in 2011.

Difference between Dropbox and iCloud :

It is owned by Dropbox Incorporation.It is owned by Apple Incorporation.
It was launched in 2007.It was launched in 2011.
It was developed by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.It was developed by Apple.
It offers 2 GB free storage space.It offers 5 GB free storage space.
It charges comparatively more for additional storage that means it is more costly.It charges less for additional storage that means it is less costly.
The number of users using Dropbox is less.The number of users using iCloud is more.
It shares files through web applications.While it shares files through links.
Maximum file size can be 10 GB.While here maximum file size can be only 50 GB.
It limits 20 GB per day free and 200 GB per day paid.While her is traffic or band-width limit of 200, 400 or 600 per month.
It uses block-syncing to update changes quickly.While it does not use block-syncing.
It has the referral program for gaining additional storage.While it does not have any referral program.

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