Safety First: Out with the Dropbox, in with the pCloud

September 22, 2015 4:15 PM

Although DropBox is typically seen as a functional online storage solution, many have expressed their doubts about the safety of the app  after security hole was discovered in 2012. What the users were not aware of was the fact that DropBox stores your login information in unencrypted text files, so literally anyone with physical access to your phone can copy your login credential.


Shortly after this exposure, a vast number of users started looking for alternative storage solutions. In fact, in the following years, Dropbox has gone through several serious breaches, which only further highlighted its vulnerabilities.

Among the safest alternatives in the consumer-oriented cloud market, pCloud emerges as a stable solution that lets you choose the level of security for your data.

 Truly unique storage solution

Without a doubt, pCloud can be pronounced one of today’s most reliable storage solutions. It automatically synchronizes across all of your devices, and offers you 10GB of free storage space from the start. Many emphasize the option to mark certain folders as favorites the most prominent feature, because it allows you to use those marked folders even without the internet connection. Additionally, what makes pCloud one of a kind is the fact that it lets users who do not even have their own account upload links to yours.

The safest of them all

However, cutting edge security features that pCloud has to offer are what truly sets it apart from all the other competitors. It provides you with pCloud Crypto Folder where you can protect your most sensitive files. When you put them under lock with your Crypto Pass, you can rest assure that you are the only one that holds the key. pCloud offers you zero-knowledge privacy policy, so not even the service provider has the access to your files.

Is there really no one better?

Certainly there is a number of alternative storage solutions, but over the years even the most popular ones had rated poorly when user safety was brought into question.

  1. Google Drive

Google Drive proved to be the best app to improve employee collaboration. However, top safety cannot be emphasized as one of its best qualities. In 2014, nearly 5 million Google accounts have been hacked, and since the same login account is used for both Gmail and Google Drive, many were discouraged from keeping important documents on such ‘easily accessible place’.

  1. OneDrive

So far, OneDrive remains hackerproof, but it still cannot be used as a complete synonym for a safety storage solution. Microsoft reserves the right to scan the files you store in OneDrive for “objectionable content” what sometimes leads to deletion of data or even an entire account. Precisely for this reason many users decide to look elsewhere for an online storage solution.


When it comes to, it did not manage to provide its consumers with the utmost safety yet. Although it heavily invests in conquering business professionals, the app fails to deliver the necessary security level. Namely, as Intralinks revealed earlier in 2014, both Dropbox and Box have a serious vulnerability that could potentially leave your files exposed to anyone searching for the file on the web. Despite the fact both companies deny this could be a dangerous feature, it definitely isn’t something you’d expect from such a serious cloud storage provider.

In the end, safety is the most important feature to consider when searching for the best online storage solution for your personal documents or company files. pCloud might be known for the high rates it sets for the additional storage space, but you cannot really put a price tag on safety, can you?