With Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive, I get an icon on my iPad so I can see what is stored on them. Why can’t I do this with iCloud?
Apple produces Family Sharing but I can’t share two most important apps – Notes and Contacts. Have they really produced two half-baked solutions? Or am I missing something? Ian Sleightholm Tom Harrod says: You aren’t missing anything – there is no iCloud Drive ‘app’ to just view everything you have stored in it, and Family Sharing doesn’t include Contacts or Notes. iCloud Drive is designed to work on a perapp basis, and Apple seems determined not to break from the idea that each folder in it need only be accessed by the app it relates to (which isn’t always going to be the case in real life). As for Family Sharing, in the case of contacts, if you want share one contact list between you, you could export the full contact list from whoever has it, and the others could import it. This wouldn’t keep it synced in the future, but at least you’d have all your contacts. With notes, we’d have to just suggest a third-party collaborative notes tool. Box.com offers a notes tool along with 10GB of cloud storage for free.