SugarSync alternative

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  1. stephenjones007

    stephenjones007 MDL Novice

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    Now that sugar sync is going to a paid model, does anyone know an alternative that did all that sugarsync did? Mainly I found the feature to sync any folder on my pc very useful (instead of having everything in a single folder to be synced like most other cloud services). Also, if there are any programs that would do this locally to a networked hard drive that would be helpful.

    To clarify my needs, I have 6+pc and macs in my home that have certain programs that update data everytime they run. What I did was sync their data folder with sugarsync so everytime I turn on a device, the latest data would be available to the programs. I do not use all the devices at the same time. Dropbox for example would no work as i would need to move the data files to the dropbox folder.
     
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  4. stephenjones007

    stephenjones007 MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys, will check them out. I always wonder why the rest of cloud services dont offer any folder sync.
     
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    Dark Knight MDL Senior Member

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    You need to be careful, not all syncs work will all cloud services, as with Mega, their sync only works with their cloud service. I don't know which cloud service(s) you use but I have yet to find a sync that works will ALL of my services. This is why I have switched over to Yunio, you get 1TB cloud storage for free then 1GB every time you use it. 1TB is probably all I will ever need, I download their sync app and am good to go. :clap:

    If you do find a sync that works with all of your cloud services chances are it's going to be a paid service, seems a lot of the better ones are leaning that way these days. :mad:
     
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    cookie1 MDL Novice

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    Yunio (w*w.yunio.c*m), if you do not mind rather poor download and upload speeds and help files available in Chinese only.
     
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    Metalollie MDL Novice

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    I use Cubby.. Superb piece of software, runs very well.. Simply make any folder a Cubby and it syncs automatically. It has IOS and Android apps as well. Comes with 5gb, with the opportunity to earn more free space.
    Another, albeit slightly more cumbersome piece of software is Bitcasa, which has 5gb, and mirrors files.. It also keeps backup copies of files for 30 days, so you can access any changes, lost files etc. It's probably the more powerful of the toe, but less intuitive.

    i run both, as I like to keep files well and truly backed up, but out of the two, Cubby is my favourite.. It's as easy, if not easier, than Sugarsync.

    Another that springs to mind is Ubuntu One, though that can be a bit temperamental, and if it loses an internet connection, has a tendency to decide files are conflicted and rename them! Probably best to stay away from that one!
     
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    ian82 MDL Expert

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    ahh I guess I got it when they had a special offer
     
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  10. stephenjones007

    stephenjones007 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the replies guys, checking them out now. Im also looking at some nas here like the qnap and synology to have all the files locally on my network.