Dropbox over Sugarsync

I’ve been using Dropbox for the past year and while I’ve been really happy with it (and introduced it to more than a few people), I had heard the buzz about Sugarsync being a superior option.

I read “I made the switch because SugarSync, in every way, shape, and form, is superior to DropBox,” and looked at Sugarsync’s feature comparison which shows several advantages for Sugarsync.

Why I still prefer Dropbox after giving Sugarsync a whirl:
– transfer speeds are significantly slower than dropbox
– while it is nice to be able to put more than one folder on to the cloud, the “magic briefcase” of files available everyone is still limited to one folder (it would be more compelling if you could “tag” files/folders to be available locally on all devices versus having to move it in to a special folder)
– the simplicity of dropbox lends itself to someone (ehem me) not wanting to pay for the premium accounts (i.e. if I’m limited to 2GB anyway, I’m likely to keep just putting good old “My Documents” on the cloud)
– Sugarsync’s iphone app didn’t impress me.. the music streaming didn’t seem to work and I have faith that Dropbox’s recently announced app will be superior (especially the ability to tag files as “favourites” and have them available locally)

More links:
Sugarsync vs Dropbox: The Battle Of The Cloud Storage Titans
SugarSync Vs DropBox : File synchronization war is on!

1 Comment »

  1. Don Crossland Said,

      September 11, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

    Good comparison. You should give Nomadesk at try. I recently started using it and have been very happy. It creates a virtual file server that shows up as a drive on my computer. I can work on the files locally and then it syncs in the background. It is also encrypted locally and in the cloud. I use it for backup and sharing files. I can even access my files from my iPhone. here is a fee, but they also offer unlimited storage.

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