Originally Posted by cutykamu
that's where you are wrong buddy, iCloud saves the files on the cloud as well as on the registered device.
i like the way where it is going right now.
I'd RATHER the Cloud part be an option -- where I could select a folder and say "sync with X machines" I had in my share group (might require login, or a keychained group access login). Then all the files would be stored and synced on multiple machines. The CLOUD would only be temporary storage and used to arbitrate different files (in some extent -- this IS Apple's setup as I understand it).
The OTHER option would be that files ALSO get stored on the cloud as a backup.
As long as I can get to my files everywhere -- I don't care. But I don't think Apple can store a Terabyte of data for me in an economical fashion (which is how much I need access to).
>> The IDEAL for access and convenience, is the cloud is AWARE of other files in other locations I want it to be aware of, and it always has two copies of files. Maybe 10 Gig is in the cloud of recent files, and then it would retrieve any files that I made "available" to iCloud -- copying them off the remote devices if they are connected to the web.
I have to agree that in a BUSINESS situation -- dropBox is superior because you have rights, multi-users, and you can set who sees what folders - as well as version control based on user -- not just snapshots of previous versions.
iCloud is really, really great for the consumer, and definitely fine for the individual business person. But in a sharing environment -- it has some holes.