Reasons that made me adopt Sugarsync and abandon Dropbox
Friday, December 9, 2011 6:51:07 PM
It's not only because SugarSync offers 5.5 GBs, it's the features that are most important.
When using Dropbox I always felt bad having to carry one entire folder of files while some very important files had to be copied over "the dropbox folder" in order to be retrieved. It's true, Dropbox offers selective sync, but not as powerful as SugarSync.
With Sugarsync, I can do more. I can map folders to folders without having to create symbolic links to do so.
What made me change was an article at a local magazine and some blog posts such as this:
Better features of Sugarsync:
1) The most important one- Sugarsync allows you to sync any folder of your choice in your computer.(Dropbox only allows user to sync in one folder only- the Dropbox folder)
2) Share folder without forcing other member to lose spaces
3) Able to set read/write permissions for shared folder.
4) Upload files to Sugarsync by sending files to an email address.
5) Sugarsync is compatible with BlackBerry and Windows Mobile besides the famous iphone, Android.
6) Web archive which allows you to backup important data to the web only and not syncing to your computer. It means that you do not have to worry anything happen to your file in your computer will affect those in web arhive.
7) Simple editing of files through the web
8) Desktop software equipped with adequate functions which is neat to use.
9) 500MB storage bonus for each referral and unlimited bonus space until 12/31/2010 (Dropbox only has a stingy 250MB bonus and storage bonus limitation but people still keep promoting it. Come on guys ? something is wrong)
10) Better and more paid plans to be chosen for variety of users.
If you are a big dropbox user, I encourage you to try SugarSync and see the different by yourself. It's really worth it if you are like me and don't plan to pay for the service soon.