Before pCloud starts, you will be prompted to log into your account. Enter your sign in details, or click the “Continue with Facebook” button to access the app. With a successful sign-in, the pCloud app will start up, create a new pCloud folder in ~/, and open it in your default file manager.
To create a new desktop shortcut for pCloud, you first need to close the app. Quickly quit pCloud by clicking “exit” on the icon to close it. Then return to the terminal window and use the touch command to make a new pCloud shortcut file.
Like OneDrive, Google Drive, and iCloud, pCloud adds an icon to File Explorer from which you can access its cloud-stored contents. Unlike those, it uses a standard drive icon, rather than a custom one to indicate it's not local storage.
In fact, pCloud makes it onto our list of the best cloud storage for versioning. pCloud also extends into your browser with pCloud Save, an extension for Opera, Firefox and Chrome.