mailbox.org – Test winner in Switzerland too!
"Eight out of ten clouds are not trustworthy - The Swiss Linuxfabrik and the German mailbox.org scored best" is the conclusion of the renowned Swiss consumer magazine K-Tipp. Cloud providers of all sizes were put under the microscope, from Google to Dropbox to smaller providers like mailbox.org. In their test, the Swiss consumer protection agency placed particular emphasis on data protection, user-friendliness and versatility of the offer. - With 14 out of 15 possible points, mailbox.org was able to convince the editors and landed in first place together with the Swiss Linuxfabrik.
Only in terms of usability did mailbox.org receive "only" four out of five stars; Apple's iCloud was more convincing to the testers from Switzerland. Overall, however, Apple's service came in last due to a lack of data protection, versatility and the absence of an Android app - only Microsoft and Dropbox scored worse.
Other candidates in the test were Linuxfabrik (also 14 out of 15 points), Mega (11), Swisscom Mycloud light (11), Backup ONE (10), Tresorit (10), Google Drive (9), Apple Icloud (8), Microsoft OneDrive (7) and in last place Dropbox (5). We find it striking that four of the five free services ended up at the bottom of the field; only Mega from New Zealand/Canada was able to take one of the top places, but it probably "annoys" its users with advertising in apps and mails.
With its focus on consumer protection, K-Tipp is published every fortnight with a circulation of more than 250,000 copies and reaches almost one million readers. The full test report is available here after taking out an online subscription (from 8 Swiss francs).
Author: Markus Feilner