Just some few days ago, I underwent some stressful moments when my laptop was infected with malicious trojan. Little did i think this day will come. I thought by having a very powerful anti-virus software installed in my laptop, that i could sit down and be relaxed knowing my important data is all secure.
But my worst nightmare came true when my laptop froze and refused to run even the task manager. I was forced to manually restart my laptop. This became the beginning of a stressful day considering that most of my work is usually done using my laptop!
This got me even more paranoid and I started looking into something to minimize the stress of wondering if my laptop was to ever fail me in the future. So i decided to go on Google search engine in order to search for a long term solution. I found some great cloud-based backup services (Dropbox and SugarSync) in which I tested to check if they meets my requirements.
Please note that this article is not the full feature comparison between SugarSync and Dropbox. I have only indicated some of the features that I found useful.
When using dropbox it was really easy to set up and not complex to use (See Dropbox Video Tutorial below).
Dropbox supports most operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux as compared to SugarSync which only supports Windows and Mac.
When it comes to flexibility Dropbox is limited. What I mean is that you cannot be able to backup all the files & folders outside the Dropbox folder. However it is very easy to use and set up.
You can be able to register and download Dropbox for FREE!
Dropbox : Pricing
2GB – Basic – FREE
50GB – Pro 50 – $9.99/month
100GB – Pro 100 – $19.99/month
How to use Dropbox in your computer
SugarSync allows me keep files in sync across many computers and mobile devices. I was able to change the privacy setting from private, public or shared with my photos and files. SugarSync has another great feature when it come to photo gallery, when i uploaded my photo album it was automatically placed in the photo gallery section.
With SugarSync I can be able to access my online file backs on my mobile phone by visiting m.sugarsync.com from anywhere in the world.
Finally, SugarSync has great flexibility when it comes to managing my files.
I am now able to set up the sync using the SugarSync Manager on my laptop and now I never have to do anything again. It does all the work for me in the background.
You can be able to download and use SugarSync from its official website!
SugarSync : Pricing
Starter Plan 30 GB – 30 GB – $4.99/month or $49.99/year
Power Users 60 GB – 500 GB
- 60 GB – $9.99/month or $99.99/year
- 100 GB – $14.99/month or $149.99/year
- 250 GB – $24.99/month or $249.99/year
- 500 GB – $39.99/month or $399.99/year
Business 3+ users/100+ GB – 100 GB of storage and 3 users
- $29.99/month or $299.99/year
- Additional 100 GB $29.99/month or $299.99/year
- Additional users $9.99/month or $99.99/year
How to set up SugarSync on your computer
Dropbox and Sugarsync are not the only online storage providers. If you have used Dropbox and Sugarsync or any other online file storage service provider(s), Let us know your thoughts in the comments.