There are all kinds of cloud storage services these days. The adage “a dime a dozen” accurately sums up the market for cloud storage. Google has its own Google Drive, which syncs with nearly all Android and iOS devices and can be used to store and edit your files online. Microsoft has its look-alike with OneDrive, which offers virtually the same service as Drive while syncing best with Windows devices (though both can be used across all platforms). There is also iCloud, which is mostly useless without multiple Apple devices. Then there is SugarSync, cloud storage service, which is available across virtually all platforms.
What Makes SugarSync Stand Out
With SugarSync, one can upload all their files from one device (say, a PC) and see it on any device with SugarSync installed as well as their website. It sounds pretty great, but is it up to snuff?
Pretty much all cloud services come with subscription fee these days. SugarSync is appealing because you get a decent amount of storage for a low price.
100 GB of storage for $7.49 a month is pretty reasonable, and then you have 250 GB for just $9.99 a month, 500 GB, 1 TB and Custom plan. The pricing structure is best compared to Dropbox, which offers nearly identical packages for about the same price. Cost is only one factor, though. An affordable plan doesn’t mean anything if the service isn’t all that great.
Upon signup, you will download the installer and instantly be able to sync all of your files. Dropbox also does this, allowing you to save all your files into the Dropbox folder. However, SugarSync differs from Dropbox in one key way. Rather than downloading everything to the “magic folder” and needing to re-organise your folders, SugarSync allows you to sync your files and folders just the way they are saved on your computer. By just clicking “Sync Documents,” one can save everything to the SugarSync server in the exact way it is stored on your computer.
This simple feature makes the whole syncing process straightforward and easy to use.
Offering a 30-day free trial, SugarSync is fully secured. They offer a unique service called remote wipe along with its opposite function of restore data. Essentially meaning that you can choose to wipe the data off of any device if your device security is threatened or if you have accidentally deleted data, you can restore it all easily.
There are some clause associated with both these above features which is why we request all our readers to fully acquaint themselves with a new tool or service during the free trial or by going through the support/help section.
Why We Would Pick SugarSync
Admittedly, we don’t use SugarSync, but if we did, it would be because of the remote wipe and restore functionality.
The whole service, in fact, is very straight forward and geared towards simplicity. Even the most inane users will be able to follow the process without any troubles.
It is also important to note that the mobile apps are pretty versatile. From the app, you can view all of your files, share with other users, sync your mobile device, and adjust security settings. This makes the mobile app feel like an essential part of the service, and not merely a tacked-on feature.
When it comes down to it, SugarSync is a great service. It is similar to Dropbox in many ways, but when it comes to simplicity and streamlined use, SugarSync is the sure winner. Probably the biggest benefit is the ability to use it over multiple operating systems. With services like iCloud you are strictly limited to use with Apple devices, whereas with SugarSync cloud storage service you could easily sync files between your PC and iPhone, or from your Mac to your Android device, and so on.