Each design has its own sets of pros and cons, the smaller form factors can obviously fit in tight spaces while being able to hold tons of laundry while the biggest ones can handle tons of laundry without sacrificing performance.
The standard hoist and folding rotary hoist
better suited for large yards with the latter being designed for storability so that you can regain your precious outdoor living space easily. Ceiling mounted and portable clotheslines are better suited for very compact indoor spaces since these are (more often than not) meant to be used in cozy dwelling units like studios, apartments, and condominiums.
Retractables and fold downs
Both of these can be used in either scenarios since the majority of designs available on the market can be pretty much customised and the best thing about these two? They can be customised to fit your needs and are known to be very reliable work horses.
Ceiling mounted airers and portables
These come in a variety of designs, they are great if you have a small home, if you live alone or with your significant other, ceiling airers do not consume useful floor space while portable ones can be placed anywhere and both can virtually be 'hidden' away from view when not in use.