Icedrive Review (2024) – Why I Bought IceDrive? 8 Pros & 5 Cons

With more and more users entering the digital world every day, cloud storage services have become a thing of prime importance. 

You must have come across many cloud providers offering decent storage along with additional features for privacy, collaboration, and ease of use. One of them is Icedrive. It has been gaining attention for its affordable pricing, strong privacy policies, and swift growth rates.

I have used lots of cloud storage solutions in the past, like pCloud & Sync. For the last few years, I’ve been using Icedrive as my primary cloud storage. Based on my years of personal experience with this service, I’m here with the Icedrive Review.

In this Icedrive Review, we will begin by discussing its speeds, data centers, and user interface. Then we’ll move on to advanced features like sync, collaboration, versioning, devices, etc. Finally, we will also review its pros and cons and suggest potential alternatives to it.

Curious to know if Icedrive is the right choice for storing your sensitvie files? Well, with no more delay, let’s dive right in!

IceDrive Review

Kripesh Adwani

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Icedrive offers top-notch security, blazing-fast speeds, and a user-friendly interface, making it a great choice for security-conscious users. However, limited syncing options, basic support, and lack of in-app editing might be drawbacks for some.

If security, affordability, and ease of use are your top priorities, Icedrive would be a great option. I personally use its lifetime plan as my primary storage and recommend it to anyone who works in the digital domain!


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About Icedrive

Icedrive is a cloud storage company founded by James Bressington in 2019. It is owned by ID Cloud Services Ltd and is headquartered in Wales, United Kingdom.


I appreciate the steady pace at which it is growing and improving. This makes it a tough competitor for other popular cloud storage services.

The need of the hour is online security & privacy. This is where Icedrive jumps in. An interesting thing to note here is that it calls itself a ‘Privacy oriented company’. Read on to find out if this statement holds any truth or not!

Icedrive Free Storage

Icedrive features a free plan, along with very affordable premium plans! With a free Icedrive account, you get 10 GB of free cloud space, which is quite amazing! 

Unlike pCloud, it does not employ a reward system for unlocking storage space on completing tasks like installing the desktop app, etc.

Icedrive free plan

Icedrive is a pretty straightforward service. If you sign up for a free account using your email, you get the entire 10 GB space along with 50 GB of monthly bandwidth with no hidden demands! 

However, they follow a 12-month inactivity policy specifically for free plans. This means that if you do not sign in to your free Icedrive account for a year, they will delete it by themselves.

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Icedrive Speed

For this Icedrive review, I conducted the speed tests from India, whereas my Icedrive server was located in Europe. I tried to upload and download an 885 MB video file on Icedrive with a network speed of 100 Mbps. These were the results I received.

icedrive speed

  • Upload Time: 1 min 51 sec
  • Download Time: 1 min 15 sec

I saw the same results while uploading and downloading with zero knowledge encryption. Overall, Icedrive offered some really appreciable speeds for a cloud storage service.

I have used various cloud services including India’s DigiBoxx, Sync, Yandex Disk, Dubox, JioCloud, etc. This is why I can confirm that IceDrive is faster than most cloud storage services.

Icedrive Review Video

For users who prefer video, here’s the video review of Icedrive in the Hindi language with English subtitles. Enjoy!

Icedrive Data Centers

The Data Centers of Icedrive are in Europe (UK and Germany) and the United States. The European servers are good from the speed and privacy points. But unlike pCloud, you don’t get to choose your server location with Icedrive. They will auto-select the server for you.

Icedrive Zero-Knowledge Encryption

Zero Knowledge Encryption basically means that nobody can read or access your data stored on the cloud storage except you. If someone wants to decrypt your data, they would require your master password.

Unlike pCloud, Icedrive offers Zero Knowledge Encryption with all its paid plans, which does not cost you any extra charges!

icedrive zero knowledge encryption

This feature provides you with an encrypted space secured with a passcode to store all your sensitive data. You can find all the encrypted files under the ‘Encrypted’ tab.

You get both encrypted and normal storage space. But what’s unique about Icedrive is that it lets you choose which files you wish to protect with encryption.

I personally use normal storage for files that require frequent access and encrypted storage for storing sensitive and private data.

Icedrive Versioning

The versioning feature lets you preview, restore, and download the previous versions of your files. This is helpful in case your file gets accidentally changed, edited, or deleted. You can restore it to any of its previous versions with a single click! 

With the free plan of Icedrive, you can create up to 3 versions that are stored for a period of 15 days in their system. And with the paid plan of Icedrive, you can create up to 10 versions that are stored for 180 days in their system.

Once this time period is exceeded, all the file versions are purged from their systems.

Icedrive File Versioning

This is interesting because pCloud only offers a 30-day versioning limit. However, pCloud does not restrict the number of revisions. Whereas, with Icedrive, revisions are limited to 10 versions.

Icedrive Trash Folder

The Trash tab holds all your deleted files and folders. Unlike many other cloud storage services, the Icedrive Trash folder has no limit. All your deleted items would remain there unless you delete them permanently. 

icedrive trash

An important thing to note is that the trash space occupied by the deleted files is included in the total storage. So if you are running out of storage space, clearing your trash bin will help! 

Icedrive Sync

Icedrive doesn’t provide a sync folder but it does have the option to selectively sync any folder on your hard disk. Using the Icedrive virtual drive, you can select folders from your devices to sync with the cloud.

The interesting feature of Icedrive cloud storage is that you can choose a sync direction while creating a sync pair – Two Way, One Way to Local, or One Way to Cloud. Once the two folders are paired, any changes made to them will remain synced.

There is no Block-Level Sync feature available with Icedrive as of now. This may be a reason for the slightly slow sync speeds on Icedrive. They are planning to introduce Block-level sync in the future.

You can find syncing options in its mobile apps where you can auto-upload photos, videos, and files. Icedrive is not the best when it comes to Sync. In my opinion, pCloud and Sync cloud storage are much better for file syncing as of now.

Icedrive Virtual Drive

Icedrive offers a Virtual Drive feature that can be accessed when you install its software and mount the drive.

icedrive mount

With the virtual drive, you can effortlessly sync folders from your computer to the folders on your cloud storage using its desktop application.

While creating a sync pair, Icedrive also lets you specify the sync direction. This helps you specify where the changes will be reflected if any data is changed in the synced pair of folders.

  • Two Way – Changes made are reflected on both the local folder and cloud folders.
  • One Way to Local – Changes made to the cloud folder are reflected in the local folder.
  • One Way to Cloud – Changes made to a local folder are reflected in your cloud folder.
icedrive sync local folder

The best part is that this virtual drive does not take up a major chunk of space on your device. It only occupies a brief space to store the recently used files in its cache. This is necessary to avoid lags and slowdowns in its functioning.

Icedrive truly works like an external hard drive attached to your computer! All you need is an active Internet connection in order to operate it. I personally like Icedrive’s sync direction feature a lot. Every cloud storage should implement it.

The only drawback is that the virtual drive is not available for Mac OS. I hope they try to implement it in the future.

Icedrive User Interface

The user interface of Icedrive is one of the best I have ever seen on any cloud storage.

It is extremely easy to use and comes with a modern design. The color theme of Icedrive is very pleasing along with the adorable polar bear logo. It’s so simple that I can even recommend it to my Dad.

Icedrive user interface

The left sidebar comprises all the important features that you’d need. This includes Icedrive folders, Encrypted Storage, Shared files, Favorite Items, Recent files, and Trash folders.

File Management and Customization options are available on the top when you select any file or folder. The sharing options are easy to use and identification of shared data is effortless with tiny on top of every folder.

A drag-and-drop upload feature makes it even more convenient. You can select multiple files on the dashboard and drag them into a folder, just like Google Drive.

They have recently introduced the dark mode on their desktop app. It’s great for preventing strain on the eyes and gives Icedrive a premium feel. Overall, this is a very well-organized and easy to use interface.

Icedrive Devices and Apps

Icedrive has dedicated desktop apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux; Mobile apps for Android and iOS, and a web interface that works pretty smoothly on all the major browsers. 

The mobile app has a clean interface with integrated players for all document types, audio, and video files. It comprises handy features like automatic backup, password protection, 2FA, marking files for offline access, media background play, and dark mode.

As per the latest update, the Android app of Icedrive also lets you access password-protected PDFs, which is a very convenient feature. However, it doesn’t work on the web app yet.

Overall, my experience on all the devices was very satisfying. 🙂

Icedrive Customer Service

Icedrive offers customer support through chat, email, knowledge base, and Community tab. However, their chat team is mostly away and unresponsive.

icedrive email query

Talking about email support, you can contact them with your queries through an email ticket system. The average response time is two days! 

Icedrive knowledge base

They feature short but informative FAQ-style articles on their knowledge base to solve your basic queries. Overall, the support is a bit slow. But I found their replies to be quite informative, kind, and positive.

pCloud’s customer support is slightly better in my experience.

Icedrive Sharing and Collaboration

Icedrive now supports a range of sharing and collaboration options. All your collaborations can be viewed under the collaborations tab. They are neatly arranged in three different tabs.

  • Shared With Me: It features a list of files or folders shared with you.
  • Public Links: It comprises a list of links that you’ve shared with others.
  • File Requests: It keeps a list of folders where you’ve requested others to upload files.

Now, let’s look at all the important sharing and collaboration features below.

With Icedrive, you can create public links for any of your files and share them with anyone you wish.

icedrive public link passcode protection

The paid plans of Icedrive also let you specify a link expiry limit, set a secure access password and enable/disable downloads for your file.

File Access Control

If you wish to collaborate with another user on your file or project, Icedrive lets you share files along with access controls. To share a file with someone, you simply need to enter their email, and specify an access level – Read Only or Editor.

Icedrive access control

Finally, you can also add a comment along with your shared files. The collaboration activity can be viewed from under the Collaborations tab.

Commenting and Discussion

Now, Icedrive also lets you add insightful comments on shared files.

Icedrive comments and discussion

This is helpful in case you wish to leave any feedback or remarks for your designers or team mates. You can conduct full-fledged discussions through the comments feature, which is great!

File Requests

With the File Request feature, you can request any user to upload files to your folder. In order to request files, you simply need to generate a file request link for your folder and specify the number of days for expiry.

Icedrive File Request

Then, you can share the link to your folder with other users. The best part is that the user doesn’t need to have an Icedrive account to upload files. They just need to mention their name and start uploading files.

Overall, the Sharing and Collaboration features of Icedrive are really impressive. I’m really happy to see that they’ve introduced all the advanced functionalities on their cloud storage platform.

Icedrive Documents

Icedrive lets you view all file types including word documents, presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, audio files, videos, etc. But the catch is, you cannot edit them in the web and mobile devices. It does not have any integrated editing apps at the moment.

Icedrive document preview

With the desktop application, you can edit your files with the native apps on your device and when you click on Save, your file will automatically be re-uploaded to the cloud.

So, for editing a .doc file, you can install the Icedrive desktop app. The doc file will automatically open in your local editors like MS Word. Once you make all the changes and close the file, the latest updates will automatically be re-uploaded to the cloud.

Unfortunately, I was unable to preview various file types like PPTs, PDFs, Word docs, and spreadsheets on my mobile app while testing Icedrive. The music and video players worked fine.

Icedrive Playback Features

Icedrive has integrated players for audio and video playback on the web version and mobile apps. You can vary the speed of your audio playback from 0.5x to 4x. The desktop app uses your internal media players.

icedrive playback features

The mobile app’s media player lacks options like speed controls, playlists, rewind feature, seeking, etc. But it allows background media playback. So your audio file keeps playing despite closing the app.

Though there are very few customization options available here, the media players are pretty decent. You can check out pCloud if you want a smooth music and podcast streaming experience.

Icedrive WebDAV Access

Quite interestingly, Icedrive offers WebDAV access for developers on all its paid plans. With this feature, users can access their Icedrive storage without installing any additional software on their devices.

icedrive Web DAV access

Basically, WebDAV access helps developers move, edit, copy, or share files via a web server. All you need to do is browse the WebDAV server URL and enter your access key as the password. This will help you operate your cloud storage through the web server.

The Icedrive team was going to remove this feature previously. But I guess it’s going to continue!

Icedrive Security

Icedrive calls itself a ‘Privacy Oriented Company’ which is true. This is because it uses the TwoFish client-side Encryption protocol for encrypting its users’ files. Whereas, other cloud services use AES 256-bit encryption, which is the industry standard encryption algorithm. 

Client-side encryption is the process of encrypting all your files before transferring them from your local device to the Icedrive servers. They also have Zero Knowledge Encryption for securing the private and sensitive data of their users.

Wondering why they have used the Twofish encryption? Well, Icedrive believes that because it is a lesser-known protocol, it would guarantee enhanced security, because hackers are unfamiliar with it. 

Icedrive Security

For enhanced security, they also provide Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on their cloud service. So, you can use enable 2FA through Google Authenticator, FIDO/U2F, or Text Message/SMS.

Even their mobile apps support 2FA and Pin lock for security. However, just like pCloud, you won’t find support for biometric lock on Icedrive.

Overall, Icedrive is a pretty secure cloud storage provider. I’m really happy that they finally decided to introduce 2FA for additional security. Better late than never!

Icedrive Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of Icedrive is very transparent. They do not share any of your data and don’t make use of Google Analytics either. 

icedrive GDPR compliance

Icedrive is completely GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant, so you have the option to download or erase all of your data that they possess.

It also follows the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Policy that protects copyright owners and online service providers in case of any copyright infrigement. Overall, I found these privacy measures very reassuring.

Icedrive Pricing

Icedrive offers advanced features starting from $4.99/month for 100 GB storage! Apart from their monthly and yearly plans, they also have 2-year and lifetime plans that are 100% value for your money.

Let’s look at the different pricing models below.

100 GB (Lite)1 TB (Pro I)3 TB (Pro III)
Monthly Pricing$4.99/mo$7.99/mo$14.99/mo
Annual Pricing$3.99/mo$5.99/mo$10.99/mo
2-Year Pricing$2.99/mo$4.99/mo$8.99/mo

Because of tremendous feedback from their community and users, Icedrive has recently introduced the smaller 100 GB plans starting from $4.99/month.

Annual Plans

Icedrive annual plans

The Annual plans of Icedrive start at $3.99/month. With this plan, you get 100 GB of cloud storage with secure client-side encryption.

2-Year Plans

Icedrive 2-year plans

Recently, Icedrive has modified its 5-year plans to 2-year plans with different storage limits. They now start from an affordable price of $2.99/mo, where you get 100 GB cloud storage with client-side encryption.

Lifetime Plans

Icedrive had discontinued its lifetime plans for a while. But finally, the lifetime plans are back with revised pricing and storage limits!

Plan NameStorageLifetime Price
Life 500512 GB$299
Life 2K2 TB$479
Life 10K10 TB$1199

The lifetime subscription of Icedrive starts from $299. With this plan, you get 512 GB of cloud storage space along with client-side encryption. If you need more storage, you can check out its higher plans.

But what if the higher tiers are too expensive and you don’t require all that storage space at the moment? Well, Icedrive has a solution. They have introduced stacks that can be added to your plan at an additional cost.

Icedrive stacks

There are like one-time recharges to your account. If you’re running out of storage, you can get Stack 100 at $79. This will add 128 GB of cloud storage to your account. You can look at the higher stacks for more space.

Other than this, they also offer a 14-day money-back guarantee on all the premium plans! Overall, I think the lifetime plan with the additional stacks is a convenient option for small businesses and freelancers.

If you’re interested in other cloud storage with lifetime plans, you can also check out pCloud. It’s one of the most powerful and reputed cloud storage with lifetime plans starting from $199 for 500 GB of cloud storage.

Icedrive Pros

Icedrive offers lots of exceptional features, giving neck-to-neck competition to other popular cloud storage services.

1. Clean Interface

Icedrive comes with a clean, appealing, and organized user interface. It’s extremely easy to use, which is why beginners won’t have any trouble operating Icedrive.

2. Excellent Speeds

The upload and download speeds of Icedrive are truly outstanding. I live in India and I’m getting good speeds from Icedrive with or without zero-knowledge encryption.

3. Powerful File Sharing

Icedrive supports advanced features for file sharing. It lets you share files with anyone, request file uploads, collaborate with access control, share public links, and add comments under files. All these features make it more powerful and feature-rich.

4. GDPR and DMCA Compliant

Icedrive maintains good security and privacy standards. It is also completely GDPR and DMCA compliant, which makes its privacy policy very reliable!

5. Excellent Security

Icedrive now supports two-factor authentication through Google Authenticator, FIDO/U2F, and SMS/Text messages. It also uses two-fish encryption, password protection on links, and zero knowledge encryption for secure file storage and sharing.

6. No Add-Ons

Unlike pCloud Storage, Icedrive has no add-ons. You don’t need to pay extra charges for availing of zero-knowledge encryption or any other features.  

7. Affordable Pricing

Icedrive offers 1 TB of cloud storage for just $5.99/month when purchased annually. Apart from that, their recent introduction of stacks with their lifetime plans makes it a value for money and affordable cloud storage.

8. Versioning Support

Icedrive supports file versioning. With the paid plan of Icedrive, you can create up to 10 versions of your documents that are stored for 180 days in their system.

Icedrive Cons

1. Limited Sync Options

Syncing options like Block-level Sync are not available on Icedrive at the moment. Though Icedrive offers Selective Sync by creating sync pairs, pCloud & Sync have better selective sync options.

2. Average Support

Icedrive’s chat and email replies are slow and the knowledge base offers answers to basic FAQs. I hope they work on introducing a swift live chat support and enrich their knowledge base with some tutorials and articles.

3. No Virtual Drive on Mac OS

Unfortunately, Mac users cannot access Icedrive’s virtual drive. They can only access Icedrive through the web and mobile app at the moment.

4. No Support for Editing

Icedrive doesn’t support editing your documents on its web app. You can only preview your files on the web.

5. 12-Month Inactivity Policy

It has a 12-month inactivity policy for the free plan users. If you don’t login to your Icedrive account for a year, it will be automatically deleted. So, make sure you don’t store any sensitive data on your free account.

Icedrive Alternatives

1) pCloud

pCloud is one of the most popular cloud storage providers in the market. It offers advanced security tools, excellent sharing options, swift speeds, but no file editing support, just like Icedrive.

However, unlike Icedrive, it offers better media players, a functional Mac OS app, better customer support, and advanced syncing options. The key difference is that pCloud offers zero-knowledge encryption as a separate add-on for an extra charge.

The pricing plans of pCloud start from $4.99/month for 500 GB of cloud storage. But if you use my link, you can get the same plan (500 GB for $4.99/mo) for a period of 90 days!

2) Sync

Sync is a cloud storage soultion focused on security. Just like Icedrive, you’ll find advanced file sharing options, clean history, robust security features, and functional apps on Icedrive.

However, unlike Icedrive it also offers a Microsoft Office 365 integration for editing documents. It also has transfer speed controls and zero knowledge encryption even on its free plan. The only downside of Sync is its lack of media players, Linux app, and jurisdiction in a 5-eyes country.

Overall, if you want a secure cloud storage service for editing your documents only, Sync is a great option to consider. It’s pricing plans start from $8/month for 2 TB of cloud storage space.

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Why Should You Trust Me?

I’ve been working full-time in the digital industry since 2015. In these years, I’ve tested dozens of paid and free cloud storage services. pCloud, Sync, and Proton Drive are popular names. Reviews of these tools are available on my blog and YouTube channel.

For this Icedrive Review, I purchased Icedrive’s lifetime plan and used it to thoroughly check out all its features and conduct performance tests. I still have an active subscription and use it as my primary storage service.

Testing out so many cloud storage providers has given me the knowledge and experience to suggest the right one for your needs.


Icedrive comes across as a strong contender in the cloud storage market. It features an intuitive interface, excellent speeds and security, advanced sharing options, affordable pricing, and clean privacy policy make it a secure choice for individuals and businesses.

However, some drawbacks need consideration. The lack of advanced syncing options, limited support, and absence of features like in-app editing and server selection might be dealbreakers for some users.

Ultimately, if you prioritize security, affordability, and ease of use in a cloud storage service, Icedrive is the ideal solution for you. Its lifetime plans would prove to be worth your money in the long run!

But if you need more granular control and advanced functions for file syncing, media streaming, you can try pCloud Cloud Storage. You might also use a combination of Icedrive and pCloud to get the best of both worlds. That is what I prefer for myself!

Anyway, I hope this review helps you decide if Icedrive is the right cloud storage for your requirements. What other cloud storage have you used in the past? How has your experience been with them? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Is Icedrive better than pCloud?

In terms of features, pCloud is better. If you are looking for cloud storage on a budget, Icedrive would be a good choice. But if you can increase your budget a bit, you can enjoy the advanced features of pCloud.

Is Icedrive Safe?

Yes. Icedrive uses Zero-Knowledge Encryption to keep your data safe from online threats. It also has a good privacy policy, which is why using Icedrive is definitely very safe.

What is Icedrive?

Icedrive is a secure cloud storage service that offers you 10 GB of cloud space for free! Thus, you can transfer all your data to the Cloud, and free up space on your hard disk. 

Is Icedrive Free?

Icedrive has a free plan where you get access to 10 GB of free cloud space. However, it also features its Premium plans with the monthly plan starting at $4.99/month.

What is Icedrive lifetime deal?

The lifetime deal of Icedrive can be availed for a one-time price of $299. With this deal, you get 512 GB of cloud storage.

Additionally, you can also stack an extra 128 GB for $79 and 512 GB of cloud space for $199.

Can Icedrive see your files?

No, iceDrive can not see your files. It follows Zero-knowledge encryption which is client-side. This means all data uploaded on IceDrive gets encrypted on your device before it reaches their servers. 

Zero-knowledge ensures that nobody else can decrypt that data except you.

Can Icedrive compete with other prominent cloud storage providers?

Yes, in the last few years, Icedrive has implemented a range of advanced features to compete with the cloud storage giants.

It boasts swift speeds, advanced security and sharing options, and functional apps, at a competitive pricing.

It even offers zero knowledge encryption on all its paid plans by default, where pCloud offers it as a separate add-on.

Can you access Icedrive from multiple devices?

Yes, Icedrive is available as a web app, mobile app, and desktop app. You can use it from multiple devices and any updates will be instantly synced on all devices.

Does Icedrive delete inactive accounts?

Yes, Icedrive has a 12-month inactivity policy for free accounts. So, if you do not login to your free Icedrive account for 12 months, it will automatically get deleted.

 IceDrive Pros (+)

  • Clean Interface
  • Excellent Speeds
  • Powerful File Sharing
  • GDPR and DMCA Compliant
  • Good Security

 IceDrive Cons (-)

  • Limited Sync Options
  • Average Support
  • No Virtual Drive on Mac
  • Can’t Select Servers Manually
  • No Editing Support

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32 thoughts on “Icedrive Review (2024) – Why I Bought IceDrive? 8 Pros & 5 Cons”

  1. Thanks for a very comprehensive report!

    You mentioned as a Con that IceDrive is still a new business.

    What are your thoughts concerning the possibility that this relatively small company could go under, bankrupt, or taken over.
    What would happen to the data?
    Is there a sensible way to backup IceDrive files, (I’m using a Linux laptop)?

    • Glad you liked it.

      More often than not a reputed company usually gives a chance to backup your data before they shuts it down.

      I don’t exactly know if there is a way to backup IceDrive files but you can backup it to another cloud service.
      For that you can use services such as cloudsfer or cloudfuze.

  2. One thing that seems unclear is usage across a family. Typical use case would be using across family to consolidate pictures etc. how does ice cloud tackle that. Didn’t seem to be explicitly written anywhere. Could you throw more light on it. I would hate to use iCloud for easy family sharing and pcloud is tad expensive

    • As per IceDrive
      When you share files the bandwidth is deducted from the user which downloads the file.
      However, if they do not have an account the bandwidth will be deducted from your personal allocation. This helps maintain the fairest balance possible.

  3. I tried it but didn’t like it very much. It’s to basic. I wanted to buy life time subscription for my family. It’s cheap. The main use will be storing document photos videos and Musik. A that’s the problem. You can store the media file but how to find something later. Everything is Organizer in folders. There is no Foto or video section. It’s pretty basic. If they would update the whole thing and add some digital media Organizer I would buy it immediately.

  4. Just spent a couple hours playing around with IceDrive hoping to buy one of their Black Friday plans. But I can’t find any way to play short audio files sequentially. Say you’ve got an audiobook you want to listen to as you’re driving. How do you get all the short audio files to play automatically? Players like VLC manage this smoothly. Right now, as far as I can tell, with IceDrive you have to load each tiny, short-duration file manually. A massive inconvenience and not safe while driving…

    Also, the import files function (on mobile) seems to limit you to a single file selection at a time. So getting that loooong audiobook of 200 files of just 1-2 minutes each into IceDrive to play could take a very, very long time.

    I’d happily pay a big premium for a convenient media storage AND playback service that offered iron-clad privacy. So far, I can’t find one. Hope IceDrive addresses these issues in future updates.

  5. Be warned — I got overcharged — my bank stopped my card — opened a ticket with Icedrive — Icedrive suggested it was my bank — asked my bank — it wasn’t — Icedrive now ignoring my ticket.

    My data gets stored with people that I trust and now I don’t trust Icedrive.

  6. Icedrive isn’t worth getting:
    1) Virtual drive feature is only for Windows,
    2) Without the virtual drive feature on MacOS, it’s about as useful as sh!t having to rely on a half-donkeyed browser app,
    3) None of the other goodie aspects of IceDrive makes up for it being in the way of an efficient tool,
    4) Developments have been glacial compared to other cloud storage platforms.

    I had high hopes for Icedrive when I got one of the lifetime plans that I now chalked up to being one of the expensive lessons in life. In retrospect, I should have put the money to better use by adding crypto to my pCloud storage.

  7. I just started icedrive on my win 11 x64 pc. The drive shows as mapped. I sub folders in my mapped (I:) icedrive show 0 and the transfers are not happening even though the copy/paste and drag/drop in win exp are showing as good with speeds of 100Mbs even. The only way to up/down load files is the web dashboard. The win app and mapped/mounted drive is not working. I have even remounted and restarted several times. I really want this to work 😉

    DMC- Ecuador

  8. Hi,
    I just use Icedrive for a few hours. After buying a lifetime plan (I just trusted icedrive after many reviews) I started immediately to upload my pictures in the extension .cr2
    After every upload I mentioned a long moment before the file got visible in icedrive. I was shocked to see all thumbnails were visible in a purple preview even when the original image was mostly grey because of fog. I felt something was going wrong but I got no error from icedrive or my computer. When I finished all uploads I tested the download button and there it went completely wrong. The computersystem refused to download my uploaded file. None of them could be downloaded. 😮 I sent a message to support team to immediately cancel my lifetime plan. Icedrive is the first cloudservice who has problems with raw images from canon. Cr2 exist for a long time and should not gave such problems for cloudservices. Unfortenely for me Icedrive is still unstable.


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