User Case: How to Sync pCloud and Dropbox?
Why Do I Need to Sync pCloud with Dropbox?
The use of cloud storage by individuals and organizations is increasing day by day. Not only does cloud storage offer several advantages over traditional local data storage, but it also provides the ability to access files securely and reliably from anywhere in the world.
Given the multitude of cloud storage providers, it can sometimes be difficult for users to choose the one that suits their needs. Two popular but easy-to-use cloud storage platforms are pCloud and Dropbox.
|Payment Plan||Premium: 500 GB, $199 / One-Time Payment;
Premium Plus: 2 TB, $399 / One-Time Payment;
Custom Plan: 10 TB, $1190 / One-Time Payment;
Family Plan 1: 2 TB, $595 / One-Time Payment;
Family Plan 2: 10 TB, $1499 / One-Time Payment;
Business: Unlimited, $7.99 / Year;
Business Pro: Unlimited, $15.98 / Year;
|Plus: 2 TB, $9.99 / Month;
Family: 2 TB, $16.99 / Month;
Professional: 3 TB, $16.58 / Month;
Standard: 5 TB, $15 / Month;
Advanced: Unlimited, $24 / Month;
Enterprise: Unlimited, Customizable;
|Safety||Client-side encryption||256-bit encryption|
|Integration||Does not support any third-party applications||Integrates with Google Workspace and Microsoft 365|
|Share||pCloud provides more options||Dropbox does offer more bandwidth|
As you can see from the comparison above, both pCloud and Dropbox are excellent and reliable cloud storage solutions that allow you to store, sync, and share files and documents.
While both platforms are functionally powerful, when it comes to security and privacy, pCloud is an ideal choice as it is protected by some of the best privacy laws in the world. pCloud provides built-in zero-knowledge encryption with pCloud Crypto, protecting your data from any unauthorized access.
While Dropbox is really easy to use, its biggest selling point is its awesome collaboration features. Taken together, many users choose to combine the two to gain more advantages. However, when users use these two products at the same time, how to connect pCloud and Dropbox accounts and sync the data has become the biggest problem.
How to Sync pCloud with Dropbox?
The next section will introduce 2 methods to tell you how to sync between cloud storage services. You can choose the most suitable method according to your needs.
Method 1: Directly Sync pCloud and Dropbox using MultCloud
The first way is to use a web-based program - MultCloud. When using this cloud file sync tool, you don't need to download any installation package and install it.
Step 1. Register. Visit MultCloud and create a free account. You need to enter your preferred email and password. Then click "Create Account". Alternatively, you can directly authorize logging in with your Google or Facebook account.
Step 2. Add pCloud and Dropbox to MultCloud. Click "Add Cloud" to choose the Dropbox you want to add. Follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to. Then use the same method to add a pCloud account and go to the next step.
Note: In the left panel of the "My Cloud Drives" interface, you can check whether the cloud drive is added successfully.
Step 3. Sync pCloud with Dropbox. Click "Cloud Sync", then select pCloud or its folder as source and Dropbox or its folder as destination respectively. Then, click "Sync Now" to complete the file sync.
- If you want to automatically sync cloud data regularly, you can enable "Schedule", and MultCloud can run your tasks according to the schedule.
- If the files you sync are large and the task runs for a long time, you can close the webpage or even shut down the computer when the task starts, because MultCloud supports offline file sync.
- If you need to sync other cloud drive data, such as sync Dropbox with NAS, you only need to add other cloud drives, and then change the sync source and target directory.
Method 2: Indirectly Sync pCloud with Dropbox via pCloud Backup
In addition to the extremely simple sync method mentioned above, you can also choose pCloud's built-in backup function to indirectly achieve pCloud and Dropbox sync. For your convenience, this article will introduce this method in detail. If you like this approach, read the following sections.
Step 1. Log in to your pCloud account.
Step 2. Click on "Backups" on the left and select "Third-party", then select Dropbox, a new window will pop up asking you to confirm your account credentials and authorize pCloud to use with Dropbox.
Step 3. After the account authorization is completed, the backup will be completed according to the number of files in Dropbox. Once the backup is complete, you can view the files in the "Backups" folder from the "Files" menu in the sidebar.
Both of these methods can achieve file sync between two cloud storages, but if you want to achieve sync directly, the former is more suitable than the latter, and MultCloud can provide more sync modes and faster sync speed. If you want to experience more sync-related functions and faster sync speed, you can choose the former - MultCloud. Of course, you can also choose the latter after considering your own needs.
With the above, you can effortlessly sync pCloud with Dropbox. It is worth mentioning that, in addition to the main function of "Cloud Sync", MultCloud also supports practical functions such as "Cloud Transfer", "Team Transfer", "Cloud Backup", and "Remote Upload".
"Cloud Transfer" can meet the needs of mass data migration. If you choose to transfer documents, photos, and videos from Dropbox to pCloud, this feature can help you do so. Of course, the "Cloud Backup" function can also replace pCloud to complete Dropbox to pCloud backup.
The "Team Transfer" and "Remote Upload" functions can help users complete operations such as enterprise data migration and remote data upload. If you are interested in the functions provided by MultCloud, you are welcome to try them now.
MultCloud Supports Clouds
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box for Business