I've been investigating if pCloud is a possible replacement for Dropbox, but I must say, I'm confused.

Dropbox is very good at keeping files in sync on two or more computers, and having those files available locally on both computers. However, after installing pCloud it's not clear if this is easy or even possible with pCloud. I can see that it is possible to access files through the browser-based interface, but is it possible to have the same folder available and editable locally on two different computers, and have changes automatically synchronized between computers?


I replaced Dropbox with pCloud a while ago, mainly because I was fed up with Dropbox constantly harassing me to upgrade and generally speaking being obnoxious about a number of little things.

pCloud has ONE downside for me, and then, maybe I didn't set it up right: The pCould client has to be running for you to be able to access your files offline.

In other words, if, like me, you've got it installed on two different OSes on the same PC, you must fire them both up (not a the same time, of course) to sync your pCloud folders on both.

But that's about it. pCloud suits my needs, is very fast, doesn't create duplicates and triplicates the way Dropbox does sometimes, so I like it.

And yes, if you've got it running on two or more PCs on your home LAN, they'll sync over LAN instantly, the way Dropbox does.

That should be enough for you to at least try it.

That and the fact that pCloud's free tier is much more generous than Dropbox's.

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