When comparing iCloud vs Shoebox, the Slant community recommends Shoebox for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform photo backup and viewer service?” Shoebox is ranked 6th while iCloud is ranked 8th. The most important reason people chose Shoebox is:
This day in history" is a feature that flashbacks to any photo taken on the same date but in different year. These features bring nostalgia to the users. Who doesn’t like that feeling?
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Pro Synchronisation and backup services
iCloud syncs a users settings and files across a range of Apple hardware making for a simple solution to backup and sync data across ones Apple devices.
Pro Documents in the Cloud
Integrates different office tools such as Keynote or Pages for writing and presentations, etc with iCloud.
Pro This day in history and similar notifications
This day in history" is a feature that flashbacks to any photo taken on the same date but in different year.
These features bring nostalgia to the users. Who doesn’t like that feeling?
Pro Automatically backup all photos from any device
Shoebox can automatically backup all photos a user has taken from any mobile device, including the existing copies inside the device.
Pro Free unlimited backups
Shoebox allows users to backup their photos in an unlimited fasion for free, which means that most users need no longer worry about their storage .
Con Apple devices only
Con Certain file restrictions
Does not allow uploading certain file types.
Con Shut down on June 2nd 2019
On April 23rd that the Shoebox service was shut down. The shutdown process completed on June 2nd, 2019.
You can no longer view photos and videos in our applications.
You can still export your photos and videos. After the export grace period, all user content will be deleted from the Shoebox service.
Con Maximum length for video backup
Shoebox only supports a maximum length of video for backups to this service which is 3 minutes for free-tier; or 6 minutes for paid-tier account.
Con Free unlimited backups compress images
Due to it's free model nature, free unlimited backups will compress any original image to 1024 px if the image size exceed the intended free limits.