Syncplicity or SugarSync?

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Syncplicity vs. SugarSync:  It is very rare to find two online services that are so similar in quality.  SugarSync and Syncplicity both allow automatic backup across multiple internet enabled devices.  They also both have web access to your files, file sharing, and “versioning”.  In the end, we chose SugarSync over Syncplicity based purely on its ease of use.  Syncplicity tended to be complicated at times, and SugarSync made up what Syncplicity lacked.  If you looking for a service to sync your files across multiple machines so that you can access them from anywhere, we chose SugarSync over Syncplicity.


SugarSync was great for sharing photos.  Syncplicity had a versioning feature.  However, when Syncplicity’s syncing queue would get clogged, it was a major turn-off.  For this reason, and the fact that we found SugarSync to be much more intuitive, we chose SugarSync over Syncplicity.

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SugarSync

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

Syncplicity

Benefits
Integration with Facebook and Google docs
Good “Versioning” feature

Cons
Issues with Sync queue getting clogged
No Mac Support

Price
2GB free - limited to 2 computers
No Free Trial
50GB - $9.99/mo or $99/year
50GB additions - $9.99/month or $99/year for each addition

Platforms
Windows XP and Vista.  No Mac Support

Awards/Press

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“Syncplicity Makes Offline Syncing Possible”

     -Stacey Higginbotham, GigaOM,  April 15, 2008