pCloud — Europe’s most secure cloud storage

pCloud is a great cloud service that prides itself on offering the highest security available with unlimited upload and download speeds. This is a service I would recommend to anyone looking for great cloud storage. During this pCloud review, I realized that the security is top notch, there are no limits on your upload speed or file size. pCloud has also implemented a backup feature, making them one of the few cloud storage providers capable of backing up specific folders.

It’s also important to note that you can back up your WordPress website and social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, and Picassa). Backup of other cloud storages (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive) is also available.

One of the best things about pCloud is that they don’t use your PC’s storage to host files. With pCloud Drive, you have access to files that are actually stored in the cloud. You can always add your files to favorites and save them for offline use.

Prices and plans

pCloud offers us some interesting options to choose from. It is one of the cheapest cloud storage providers that also maintains quality. If you’re happy with your 10GB mark, you can stay with the free plan. After signing up, you will take several steps to unlock this free storage, such as email verification, client installation,…

It also offers additional crypto protection that further encrypts your confidential files. If you want more storage, you’ll just have to upgrade your plan, which I think is decently priced.

Download link traffic is traffic generated when other people stream/download content from your public download links. Once the limits are exceeded, they will no longer be able to download from your links until you upgrade your plan or the next month begins.

They also offer a 10-day money back guarantee. In terms of payment methods, they offer credit cards, PayPal and Bitcoin.

pCloud also offers lifetime plans. You can choose between 3 plans that include different amounts of lifetime storage for a one-time payment. You can read more about the pCloud Lifetime special and mega offer here. They also have a lifetime plan for families that includes up to 5 users with separate logins.

Who is it for?

pCloud is a cloud storage that is suitable for any user. Whether you are a business person or a casual user, you will be satisfied with this product. Although we can say that it is the younger brother of Dropbox, I believe that sooner or later this will change. It offers many features and is available on almost all platforms.

The backup function is not the best, but you can definitely backup photos and videos from your mobile phone or even backup Facebook, Instagram and other social platforms. What’s also interesting is that you can back up Dropbox itself. How ironic is that?

While there are so many good points to this service, there will always be some bad points. Some sharing features (teams and groups) are missing from the free or even premium model. For this you will have to choose a business plan.

In addition, pCloud is an excellent service that prides itself on providing its users with the best security tools available today. I guess I might also mention the pCloud Crypto challenge. The founders of pCloud have challenged hackers around the world to crack their Crypto protection. No one could pass their defense.

Ease of use

The registration procedure is very simple. You can also use Google or Facebook to register.

It’s very easy to use, just like Dropbox. The interface is very friendly and looks nice. If you want to download something, just click the download button or drag the file inside. The user interface itself is very responsive to our clicks. It is also possible to switch between list view and grid view.

On the left we have the main menu with all the options:

  • Overview: displays all files in their structure.
  • Public: Allows you to make certain files public, making them available via embedding.
  • Rewind: an advanced pCloud feature that allows you to go back in time.
  • Trash: displays all deleted files and allows you to delete them permanently.
  • Backup: Allows you to back up Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram and OneDrive on desktop, mobile and third-party.
  • Crypto Folder: Displays all your files that use client-side encryption.
  • Shared: Shows all your shared files and folders, files that have been shared with you.
  • File requests: allows you to manage file requests.
  • Audio: Displays all audio files in the cloud. You can sort by songs, artists, albums and playlists.

Synchronization of files

pCloud is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. pCloud Drive is a desktop application that they have developed for their users to make the syncing process easier. This allows you to expand the computer using an additional virtual drive. The main feature of their pCloud Drive is that it doesn’t take up any of your local storage unless you mark certain files or folders for offline use. This makes it ideal for literally expanding your capabilities in a way that doesn’t hinder your productivity.

Another cool feature this offers is that you can share your files directly from this virtual drive. All options available in the web browser are also available from the desktop client.

You can also access your pCloud Drive directly from your taskbar, from where you can manage and customize your Drive if you wish. You can also sync any folder on your device to the cloud.


pCloud is a great cloud storage service and it ranks first as the best cloud storage. It came to the market much later than Dropbox, and I can guarantee that it has gone further in many areas, such as security and privacy. Y our files are securely stored, which is important in today’s world. It also offers excellent download and upload speeds compared to the competition. The sync features and their client are just perfect and deserve 100 points in this area.

Although pCloud remains an underdog, it already has over 10,000,000 users , and that base continues to grow. I believe they will continue to work on improving their features. Hopefully, in this pCloud review, we’ve covered all the little things pCloud has to offer. You should try it because it’s free.

The official website of pCloud.com