We all know pCloud is one of the most popular cloud storage services available now with their unique features. Now, a new cloud storage service is available which is somehow similar to pCloud called the Icedrive. But, before proceeding further, we would like to say that at this stage we cannot compare Icedrive with pCloud even though both of them have similarities. The main highlight of Ice drive is that they provide 20GB of free cloud storage which can be expanded up to 1TB.
Icedrive is a new addition to the cloud storage service and is provided by a UK based company, whereas pCloud comes with Swiss-based privacy protection. But what makes Icedrive attractive at the first look is its design. Its web app and the mobile app follows the material design with a clean and attractive style.
Features of Icedrive Cloud Storage
1. Drive Mount For PC
Icedrive’s Windows application provides a drive based access in which the Icedrive storage will mount on the system like an external hard drive. The application will not utilize system storage to store and Sync files. All the files and folders added to the Icedrive cloud drive will be automatically synced to the cloud server. And the files will be accessible from the web and other mobile apps instantly.
2. Inbuilt Photo Viewer and Video Player
The Icedrive web and mobile app provide inbuilt photo viewer and video player so that any video files or images can be viewed without the help of any 3rd party applications.
3. Sync between applications
Files available on Icedrive storage will be synced with mobile and web apps at the same time as like other cloud storage. But from the experience, the sync speed of Icedrive is not as fast as expected. Hence the syncing speed is a bit disappointing when we compare it with pCloud where the service extremely fast.
4. Icedrive Applications
Icedrive provides web-based application along with Windows application that provides a native drive feature. Icedrive also a mobile application that is available for Android however the IOS version is still not available.
Icedrive Plans and Pricing
Icedrive basic plan provides 20GB of free cloud storage whereas the paid pack in 3 options
Icedrive Lite Plan – In this plan, users will get 150GB of cloud storage along with 250GB monthly bandwidth. The Lite plan is not available with a monthly subscription, so users will get this plan for $19.99 per year
Icedrive Pro Plan – In this plan, users will get 1TB storage along with 2TB monthly bandwidth. The monthly subscription of Pro plan will cost $4.99 and the yearly subscription cost $49.99.
Icedrive Pro + Plan – The Pro Plus Plan will provide 5TB storage and 8TB monthly bandwidth. The price for the plan is $17.99 of paid monthly and $179.99 if paid yearly.
All the 3 plans provided lifetime plan also apart from the regular subscription. The lifetime Lite Plan will cost $59, the Pro plan will cost $149 and the Pro Plus Plan will cost $499.
As mentioned above, Icedrive has some similarities like pCloud that includes Native windows drive and the lifetime subscription, the monthly bandwidth rule, etc. However, we cannot compare both services together. pCloud has now made its presence in the market and has stable performance. However, Icedrive is still in the initial stage and the speed and sync of Icedrive are not at all good. But, with comparatively cheaper price, it’s worth trying Icedrive too.
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