[Written review] pCloud Review

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  1. tarekma7

    tarekma7 MDL Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    #1 tarekma7, Jul 5, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2018
    Do you think about having backup of all your files and data so that you don’t lose in any problem; for example hard drive malfunction. Many users have backup copies of their files scattered around multiple devices, sharing files as an email and many other solutions. If you want to find a specific file or document or need to send it to one of your team, of course you will need some effort to remember where did you store it

    pCloud is a secure cloud storage that allows you to have to have a more organized digital life! You can store, download and share any of your files and folders. Additionally, you will keep them secure in one place. With pCloud you can store files from multiple devices to a one beautiful and intuitive cloud storage space.


    Upon joining we will present you with 10 GB FREE cloud storage! You can follow simple steps to extend your storage up to 20 GB for free!

    With pCloud you can:

    - expand your phone's storage with up to 2 TB!

    - backup all camera photos and videos automatically.

    - sync files across all your devices.

    - access your files even if you are offline.

    - share files, track changes and statistics.

    - encrypt your sensitive data with a military-grade client-side encryption - pCloud Crypto®.

    - play music with a built-in audio player.

    - upload quickly, regardless of the file size.



    Download of pCloud driver:

    According to your operating system. Visit the website here:




    If you ever run out of space, you can upgrade your account with a monthly or yearly subscription to a pCloud Premium (500 GB) or pCloud Premium Plus (2 TB) plan.

    You can complete your purchase here:



    Premium 500 GB: yearly subscription for $47.88

    Premium 500 GB: monthly subscription for $4.99

    Premium Plus 2 TB: yearly subscription for $95.88

    Premium Plus 2 TB: monthly subscription for $9.99

    You can access your files in pCloud in many ways:

    pCloud web or mobile application or desktop application (pCloud drive)

    pCloud's app for Desktop ( pCloud Drive) is virtual hard drive on your computer! It allows you to access and edit your pCloud files as any other file on your computer (offline). These files are not actually taking space on your disk.

    With pCloud’s Mobile apps all your files will be in your pocket, wherever you go. You can use it in many situations to help you and make it easy to save any file on the go.

    For example; you can automatically back up your Camera Roll and free up phone space. In this way you can have more space for more photos and videos.

    It is available for all platforms including iOS and Android. This will let you preview documents or listen to your favorite music or, on the go. You can even stream your personal videos.

    First use of pCloud: what you need to know?

    First you need to register for an account, this is free and just needs your email. After registration is complete you need to verify your email and upload your first file then install pCloud drive. Now you can take your files with you anywhere and turn on automatic upload on your mobile device. The website will guide you through these 5 simple step wizards.

    e-mail verification will provide you with the ability to share folders or send public links. Otherwise, if you don't verify it, you will not be able to use these features.






    pCloud Drive

    pCloud Drive is a desktop application that creates a secure virtual drive on your computer, which you can use to easily store, access and work with your files in the cloud.

    To add files and folders to your pCloud Drive and be sure that they are safely stored in the cloud and available on all of your devices, you can either drag and drop your data into your virtual drive or copy it to pCloud Drive. If you will upload a large file, it is recommend to use synchronization feature

    pCloud Drive has many additional functionalities, such as integrated file sharing and synchronization through your computer.

    In addition; the app make it easy to perform any file operations in the cloud, because using pCloud Drive you can work with your files using any software on your computer.

    Installation of pCoud drive is very easy


    How to add/Upload files in pCloud?

    Using the web version: simply use the upload button then select file or folder or remote download link




    Remote link upload:


    Using pCloud drive: simply move or copy them to the drive. Once fully uploaded, green checkmarks will appear with the files


    Using Mobile application: using upload button then select the files to add




    File Management:

    Using pCloud in any way (web, desktop or mobile); you can easily manage your files. You can search, copy, filter, move or trash any files you want. Files are filtered by format into many categories, for example; documents, images, audio, video and archives. Deleted files will be kept in the trash for a specific period which differs according to your subscription plan. You can extend this period via purchase on the website


    Unlimited Capabilities: pCloud provide users with unlimited capabilities for their data regarding file size, download and upload speed


    Download Link Generation:


    File Sharing:

    Your files can be sent to anyone you like even if not using pCloud. pCloud web and apps will let you enjoy multiple file sharing options such as direct link using public folder option, upload link and download link, and invite to folder. The upload link is very useful as it lets your friends upload files directly to your pCloud account. Invite to Folder feature helps you to share folders with your friends, family and colleagues. You can set the permissions needed to control what they can View or Edit.



    Options available for the folders and files in the web version of pCloud:


    Public folder:



    The magic of pCloud is the instant file synchronization between all of your computers, phones, and tablets. Data synchronization and backup is very important for the safety for your valuable files. You can restore your files at any time and using any device. All you need do is install pCloud Drive then sign in using the same login credentials on all your devices then simply adding files to your pCloud Drive folders will immediately sync your data on all of your devices. Now all your uploaded data is accessible by you from any other computer, smartphone, or tablet with pCloud installed. This will help you in many situations; for example if your mobile devices and computers break or get stolen


    pCloud uses TLS/SSL encryption when information is transferred from your device to the pCloud servers. This will guarantee your files' safety

    Encryption (pCloud Encrypto):

    This is a unique client-side encryption that guarantee your files are safely hidden from any unauthorized access. To use this feature you need additional subscription. pCloud is the first cloud storage provider to offer both encrypted and non-encrypted folders in the same account. This will offer you zero-knowledge encryption


    pCloud service is available in many ways through the web or your mobile application or pCloud drive installed on your desktop. In addition, it is effective, easy to use and user-friendly. You will have your data with you anytime.

    File Versioning:

    pCloud stores versions of your files for specific period of time, so that you can easily find a previous version of your work.

    Revisions: Using this feature, you can keep an eye on the changes made to specific files and restore previous versions, if necessary

    Rewind: you can go back in time and see the all previous versions of your digital collection from 15 days (Free) to 30 days (Premium/Premium Plus/Lifetime) in the past.

    Extended File History:

    Using this add-on, you can extend this period and recover content within a month or a year from deleting or changing your files.


    If you are uncertain about the security of your photos (for example on Facebook) or you want to back up your WordPress website (for example media, files and so on), you can start backing up your valuable memories to pCloud by just clicking a button and you can stop and resume it any time you like.


    Discussion of some important features and information:

    Transfer files:



    Password protect your download links

    These features are available with any Premium and Plus plan. This is useful if you are sharing sensitive information and need to avoid leaked data. Simply you can add a password lock to your links. On the web platform select “Share Download link (from share button) then go to Settings and provide a password and set an expiration date if you want.

    Save any file from the web directly to pCloud

    Download pCloud's web extention for Chrome, Firefox or Opera and save any file or text from the web directly to pCloud.

    Access your favorite files even offline:

    pCloud allows you to always have access to the set of files you need the most, even if you don't have an internet connection. On desktop, right-click a folder and select “Offline access. On mobile, select the file or folder you want to have always available and tap “Offline”.

    Receive multiple files

    Use Upload links to receive files from friends, even if they don't have a pCloud account. Simply click the share button next to the folder you want the receive the files in and choose Upload link. Create the link and share via email or a messaging app. For desktop right-click and select share


    Share files, regardless of their size:

    You want to share a large file or many files at once. With pCloud you can send anything you have in your account as a download link to your friends or colleagues. The best part is that they don't need a registration for pCloud to download the files.

    Collaborate with others

    You want to share your files with teammates or friends, work on them together and track changes in real-time? You can do this with any folder in your account with the option 'Invite to Folder'. Set access permissions, type the emails of the people you want to invite and pCloud will send them an in invite with a link to join your folder (even if they don't have pCloud account yet).


    pCloud Settings:

    Linked Accounts:




    Notification settings:



    With a user base of over 7 million worldwide, many features, support of all platforms and an industry-first LIFETIME PLAN, pCloud is a super secure online storage space for all of your memorable photos, videos, favorite music, personal and work documents.
  2. dinosaur07

    dinosaur07 MDL Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    Many thanks for a very good review!
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  3. tarekma7

    tarekma7 MDL Member

    Sep 28, 2012
  4. Pica168

    Pica168 MDL Junior Member

    Jul 2, 2018
    Thanks for the review....