Oh boy, no one of our top online backup and file syncing services just went paid: SugarSync. If you’ve received this email then you now that your ultimatum ends on February 8th 2014. But fear not! We have you covered. We present you the top 5 free cloud storage alternatives for SugarSync.

When thinking about cloud storage and file sync there are the obvious contenders: Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive. But there are more services that should grab your attention when you’re looking to replace the free storage you currently have with SugarSync

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Top 5 Alternatives for SugarSync

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$ per month
top features
  • 1
  • Free
    /month
    • Sync Folder
    • Shared Hosting
    • Premade Themes
    • Sync Folder
    • Continuous Backup
    • Continuous Backup
    • Quick Scan
    • Form Builder
    • Simultaneous connections
    • Incremental Backup
    • Managed WordPress
    • Incremental Backup
    • HTML Editor
    • Shared Folders
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • External Drive Backup
    • External Drive Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • Max File Size
    • File Link Sharing
    • Server Backup
    • Network Drive
    • Google Docs Integration
    • File Link Sharing
    • Unlimited Backup
    • Full Hard-Drive Scan
    • Folder Sharing
    • Link Passwords
    • Mobile Support
    • Folder Sharing
    • Can access Netflix US
    • External Recovery
    • Versioning
    • SSL Encryption
    • SSL Certificate
    • Private Encryption
    • Domain Name
    • Versioning
    • Allows torrenting
    • No-logging policy
  • 2
  • Free
    /month
    • Sync Folder
    • Shared Hosting
    • Premade Themes
    • Sync Folder
    • Continuous Backup
    • Continuous Backup
    • Quick Scan
    • Form Builder
    • Simultaneous connections
    • Incremental Backup
    • Managed WordPress
    • Incremental Backup
    • HTML Editor
    • Shared Folders
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • External Drive Backup
    • External Drive Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • Max File Size
    • File Link Sharing
    • Server Backup
    • Network Drive
    • Google Docs Integration
    • File Link Sharing
    • Unlimited Backup
    • Full Hard-Drive Scan
    • Folder Sharing
    • Link Passwords
    • Mobile Support
    • Folder Sharing
    • Can access Netflix US
    • External Recovery
    • Versioning
    • SSL Encryption
    • SSL Certificate
    • Private Encryption
    • Domain Name
    • Versioning
    • Allows torrenting
    • No-logging policy
  • 3
  • Free
    /month
    • Sync Folder
    • Shared Hosting
    • Premade Themes
    • Sync Folder
    • Continuous Backup
    • Continuous Backup
    • Quick Scan
    • Form Builder
    • Simultaneous connections
    • Incremental Backup
    • Managed WordPress
    • Incremental Backup
    • HTML Editor
    • Shared Folders
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • External Drive Backup
    • External Drive Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • Max File Size
    • File Link Sharing
    • Server Backup
    • Network Drive
    • Google Docs Integration
    • File Link Sharing
    • Unlimited Backup
    • Full Hard-Drive Scan
    • Folder Sharing
    • Link Passwords
    • Mobile Support
    • Folder Sharing
    • Can access Netflix US
    • External Recovery
    • Versioning
    • SSL Encryption
    • SSL Certificate
    • Private Encryption
    • Domain Name
    • Versioning
    • Allows torrenting
    • No-logging policy
  • 4
  • Free
    /month
    • Sync Folder
    • Shared Hosting
    • Premade Themes
    • Sync Folder
    • Continuous Backup
    • Continuous Backup
    • Quick Scan
    • Form Builder
    • Simultaneous connections
    • Incremental Backup
    • Managed WordPress
    • Incremental Backup
    • HTML Editor
    • Shared Folders
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • External Drive Backup
    • External Drive Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • Max File Size
    • File Link Sharing
    • Server Backup
    • Network Drive
    • Google Docs Integration
    • File Link Sharing
    • Unlimited Backup
    • Full Hard-Drive Scan
    • Folder Sharing
    • Link Passwords
    • Mobile Support
    • Folder Sharing
    • Can access Netflix US
    • External Recovery
    • Versioning
    • SSL Encryption
    • SSL Certificate
    • Private Encryption
    • Domain Name
    • Versioning
    • Allows torrenting
    • No-logging policy
  • 5
  • Free
    /month
    • Sync Folder
    • Shared Hosting
    • Premade Themes
    • Sync Folder
    • Continuous Backup
    • Continuous Backup
    • Quick Scan
    • Form Builder
    • Simultaneous connections
    • Incremental Backup
    • Managed WordPress
    • Incremental Backup
    • HTML Editor
    • Shared Folders
    • Unlimited bandwidth
    • External Drive Backup
    • External Drive Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • NAS Backup
    • Max File Size
    • File Link Sharing
    • Server Backup
    • Network Drive
    • Google Docs Integration
    • File Link Sharing
    • Unlimited Backup
    • Full Hard-Drive Scan
    • Folder Sharing
    • Link Passwords
    • Mobile Support
    • Folder Sharing
    • Can access Netflix US
    • External Recovery
    • Versioning
    • SSL Encryption
    • SSL Certificate
    • Private Encryption
    • Domain Name
    • Versioning
    • Allows torrenting
    • No-logging policy

Why Store Your Files in the Cloud Anyway? 

You may wonder why you need this cloud storage thing anyway and if it is secure to store your files some place that you can’t control. Of course there are pros and cons that you need to be aware of before signing up for any cloud storage service. 

SugarSync Alternative

Generally speaking, a cloud storage service like SugarSync let’s you access your files wherever you are. If you choose a service with file sync then you can make all important files available on any amount of devices. So it is no problem to open a new spreadsheet at the office and then finish it off at home on your laptop or iPad. 

Cloud storage is location independent and you can access all of your files from a web browser. SugarSync had one advantage over competitors like Dropbox: you could choose any folder on your hard drive that would act as a syncing folder.

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While Dropbox limits you to one single central folder which can get annoying at times. 

One thought on “Top Free Alternatives For SugarSync”

  1. I moved over to Copy a month ago after Sugarsync announced they were stopping all free accounts. My honest opinion of Copy is that it’s a great cloud service if you want at least 20GB of storage for free and just need it as a cloud backup and basic sync between your PCs.

    You can backup and sync folders outside of the Copy folder but this is done by creating a link or dropping a shortcut for the folder into the Copy folder. This all seemed a bit too hectic for me so I just moved the folders I wanted to sync into the Copy folder and put shortcuts to them on my desktop. Not as good as Sugarsync but also no big deal for most of us. You also choose which folders you want to sync on each PC so you can have everything synced in the cloud but only certain folders synced locally.

    I find that their website looks good but doesn’t give you much information. This maybe because there’s not much to give, like I said, it’s pretty basic. For instance, I don’t think it would be very good for those that want to collaborate with shared files as I don’t see any reference to file versions being saved. There’s also an undelete folder in the app (which they don’t mention at all) which is great if someone deletes a file or folder on another PC and that’s synced but I can’t see a way to permanently delete those files…..

    The app for IOS is awesome and much better than Sugarsync. I’ve also found the upload and download speeds better but more important for me, they don’t bring my broadband to a grinding slow like Sugarsync did. They also use the best encryption and security systems out there for your data, which is good to know.

    Bottom line, I think if you are using your cloud provider for doing a lot of group collaborating, then you would be better off going with something like Dropbox, Box, Sugarsync etc and paying for that service. If you’re a small business or private user like me and just want to have everything synced across all your PCs and know you have a backup in the cloud, then I can’t find a better option than Copy. I’ve also used Google Drive and Skydrive but they are no match either and you also can’t build up more storage for free by referring friends etc.

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