It's been several years since Apple introduced the updated cloud service iCloud Drive, and during this time the company did not pay much attention to it. There are at least four functions that I would like to see in the updated version of iCloud Drive.
Now almost all cloud services have the ability to share the folder with other users. Dropbox had this functionality from the very beginning. Shared folders also work very well on Google Drive. Why does not iCloud Drive have this feature yet?
It would be great to be able to create a link that will allow people who do not use iCloud to download files that will then be available on the Mac.
iCloud.com allows recover deleted files, but it's done there very uncomfortably and slowly. In fact, the entire web interface iCloud is like a desktop application inside the browser (a slow application). I would very much like the recovery functions of iCloud Drive to be directly in the macOS with the same interface from Time Machine.
It would be convenient for some folders to be marked as “available only on the Internet”. This would mean that I do not want it to be stored on my computer. An example of this can be a folder with audio books. Although I have a disk space, I'd rather not even synchronize it. The same Dropbox offers different options for selective synchronization
Simplicity in creating common links
In the case of Dropbox, creating shared links is incredibly simple. Simply right-click on the Mac and share the file.
It's possible with iCloud Drive, but it's tedious to configure. You must manually configure public permissions for each link. This function should work the same as in Dropbox.
What would you like to change in iCloud Drive?