JustCloud Review

JustCloud's affordable unlimited plans are sure to appeal to individuals who want to quickly back up and share large amounts of data. However, customers who want free storage space will want to explore other options.

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The Good

Access your files from anywhere

JustCloud is compatible with all major operating systems, including Linux, so you can access your files from just about any computer as there’s an Internet connection. You don’t even need to have JustCloud installed on the machine you’re using because everything’s available from your account on the company website. In addition, JustCloud has apps available for Android, BlackBerry, and iPhones as well as tablets. These apps give you the additional flexibility to access, edit, and share your files while on the go. When you return to your computer, all of your files and documents will be updated with the latest changes. Few other cloud storage providers offer their service across such a wide range of platforms, which makes JustCloud an excellent choice if you regularly work with a number of different devices or operating systems.

Good value for the money

JustCloud’s Unlimited plan costs under $7 per month if you’re willing to pay for two years of service when you sign up. This is a very reasonable price for an unlimited plan, and their 75GB and 250GB plans are similarly affordable. One of these JustCloud plans is a good choice if a free cloud storage plan doesn’t offer you enough room but you don’t want to spend a lot of money. Customers who are interested in switching over to a monthly billing plan may do so at any time. Keep in mind it’s more cost-effective to pay for the two years upfront if you can afford to do so.

Back up files around your schedule

JustCloud is automatically set to back up your files on a daily basis but, if you’re not happy with this, modify the schedule in the settings. Choose from hourly, daily, and manual backups, or set your own advanced schedule. Here, you’re able to select the specific days of the week or month you’d like to run the backup operation. Decide on a time for the backup and you’re all set. Changes to the schedule can be made at any time. If you need to pause the backup for a little while, there’s a setting for this as well. Backing up documents more frequently is smart when you’ve got a lot of files stored in the cloud. If only some of your documents need backing up, though, it may be advantageous to set up an occasional or manual backup. This way, you don’t need to worry about the uploading process slowing down your Internet speeds.

Assistance whenever you need it

Should you run into questions or concerns when using JustCloud, representatives are standing by 24/7 to assist you by phone or email. If you prefer to find answers on your own, check out the Help Center. Here, you can explore answers to the most frequently asked questions, watch video tutorials about how to use the service, and test your computer’s backup speed. Although it’s unlikely that you’ll run into major issues while using the online backup service, it’s nice to see JustCloud giving their customers so many different avenues for support if a problem does arise.

The Bad

No free storage

Unlike most other cloud storage providers, JustCloud doesn’t offer a free plan to their customers, so they may not be the best choice if you only want to back up a few important files. In these cases, it’s a smarter move to select a company that offers free online storage rather than pay for space you won’t use. Customers who are looking to back up their entire computer, though, should take a closer look at JustCloud’s plans because they have very affordable rates given the amount of storage space offered.

Can't back up multiple computers

With JustCloud, you’re able to sync your files across any number of devices, but you’re only allowed to back up one computer per license. For some users, this may not be an issue. However, if you intend to back up more than one machine, you need to look into purchasing another JustCloud license or choosing a different company that doesn’t impose a limit on the number of computers. ElephantDrive and SugarSync are good choices for these types of individuals because they offer many of the same services as JustCloud while allowing you to back up more than one computer.

Unable to restrict permissions on shared files

When you share a file saved in JustCloud with someone else, that person can automatically view and edit the document as they see fit. There’s no way to restrict an individual to read-only access or in any way limit what they can do with the file. If you’re primarily using JustCloud to back up files on your computer, sharing features aren’t going to be as important. On the other hand, if you do intend to share your files with others, this is something you should keep in mind when choosing a cloud storage provider. The good news is JustCloud is working on adding these types of permissions to their service in the near future.

The Details

Personal Plans

  • Max File Size: 10GB
  • Monthly Price: $4.49 - $6.95 (with 2-year commitment)
  • Storage Limits: 75GB - Unlimited

Business Plans

  • Max File Size: 10GB
  • Monthly Price: $35.94 - $678.19
  • Storage Limits: 100GB - 5TB

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