SugarSync or DropBox?

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DropBox vs. SugarSync:  There are very few instances where online products are so similar in terms of quality and pricing.  DropBox and SugarSync both allow continuous and automatic backup across multiple machines at the same time.  They also include web access to your files, file sharing, and versioning as added benefits. 

In general, we found DropBox to be superior in terms of usability, reliable syncing, sharing and collaboration.

Because the pricing structures of these two services are basically equal, we found DropBox to be the better dealRead Full Review..

SugarSync was great for photo sharing and was fairly intuitive in terms of usability itself.  However, we had some issues with files falling out of sync on SugarSync.  We also found that their sharing and collaboration features were sub par.

In the end, we chose DropBox as our #1 file syncing service because of its usability.  SugarSync tended to be difficult at times, however we were delighted with DropBox’s ease of use from start to finish.  So if you need to have access to your files no matter where you are or which machine you are using, then DropBox is our #1 recommendation.


Our Top Pick:  DropBox

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Benefits

Reliable sync function
Support for all platforms
Superior usability and sharing

Cons
Static drop folder for syncing

Price
2GB Free - unlimited
50 GB - $9.99/mo or $99/year
100GB - $19.99/mo or $199/year

Platforms
Windows XP and Vista, Mac OSX, Linux

Awards/Press

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“Promising new tool for online storage, file sync, and sharing”
     -Jason Lowensohn, CNET, March 11, 2009


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“Their product rocks!  It now has over 1 million members ..and 25% growth month over month”

     -TechCrunch.com, April 24, 2009

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#2 SugarSync

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Benefits


Great for photo sharing
Mobile apps for: iPhone, Android, and Blackberry

Cons
Issues with falling out of sync
Collaboration/sharing tool falls short in comparison

Price
2GB Free - limited to 2 computers; slower upload speed
30 day free trial
30GB - $4.99/mo or $49.99/year
60GB - $9.99/mo or $99.99/year
100GB - $14.99/mo or $149.99/year
250GB - $24.99/mo or $249.99/year

Platforms
Windows XP and Vista, Mac OSX

Awards/Press

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“SugarSync is really an impressive piece of work.”

     -David Pogue, NYTimes.com, March 27, 2008





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