Dropbox vs. SugarSync : How to protect your important data

Dropbox Vs. SugarSync - Online File Storage Service Providers

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!

Dropbox Vs. SugarSync - Online File Storage Service ProvidersThis 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.

Starter Plan 30 GB


  1. Nice informative article enock, i havent tried these methods, just believed so much in my external storage. But coming to think about a virtual storage sounds fun, you just need to remember a password and username. Will try using one of these and tell the impact

    • Thank you smartshilling! I’m currently using Dropbox and it is serving me very well. I am relaxed now since i know if my laptop crashes, then all i need to do is to just download all my work (updated) back to my laptop!

  2. Dropbox and SugarSync both offer solid free versions, but when it comes down to it the serious user needs to determine how much they’re willing to pay for full version sync/backup software.

    I’ve played with a lot of free version sync software, and if you enter media into the picture they all quickly become somewhat useless. I researched a bit before choosing what upgrade would work best for me. Discovered Syncables, tried their free trial, and haven’t turned back since.

    It’s a lesser known sync solution, but it is so simple and it works perfectly. I don’t pay monthly – I paid once and have complete sync between Mac, PC, Android/BlackBerry, etc. The beauty is having everything in sync on my home LAN and being able to sync wirelessly using WiFi. I highly recommend researching more before choosing between a lot of these options for sync.

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