What if there is a lack of DropBox features?
DropBox is one of the most famous and popular services for creating your own data storage in the Internet space. It is very convenient to have such an “online flash drive” that will not be lost or broken, unlike the real one. VR Photos, Shutterstock.com And this is not the only advantage. Once you set up synchronization of your data with an Internet flash drive, you can no longer take care of it – everything will happen automatically. Compare this with a physical flash drive, to which you need to copy your documents, then take out, carry somewhere, insert … It is not surprising that DropBox has become megapopular and has generated a lot of clone services. To attract users, they offer the best conditions and new opportunities. And we all this is only on hand! Competition is good. It forces firms to give consumers more value for less. And in this case, “less money” can mean complete free. Lepote! So, imagine a service for saving and synchronizing data SugarSync! What makes it stand out from the competition? Yes, almost nothing. Is that some trifles. However, little things can play a crucial role when it comes to choosing a service that performs such an important function. Dissatisfaction and irritation due to the fact that there is no such trifle, the other one works somehow wrong, and the third one is buggy, it can accumulate from day to day. Here is a list of the main criteria by which I chose SugarSync instead of DropBox: 1. Space provided for free. DropBox gives 2 GB. Such a proposal has long been outdated, but the creators of the service rested on their laurels in a dangerous assurance that the promotion and the accumulated user base will save them. Dangerous delusion. Now the de facto standard is 5 GB. That’s what SugarSync offers. Moreover, this space can be expanded indefinitely, while remaining within the framework of the free tariff! For example, each registered on SugarSync on the referral link immediately receive an increase of half a gigabyte. A few more simple steps – and now you already have 6 GB or even a little more. Or maybe even more. All in your hands! 2. Synchronize any folders and files. DropBox syncs only one folder. Therefore, you have to take care that the desired file is in this folder. Well, if this is the text of the article, for example. You just create it in this folder – that’s all. And if this is a program configuration file? Or a computer game save file? They must lie in their places. Do so-called symbolic links? Many users do not know what it is. And why? The computer should save us from such stupid monotonous actions, such as daily (or hourly) copying files to a specific folder. From too much complexity, he must also relieve. For example, from the study of new technology (symbolic links). That’s why I like SugarSync. He solves my problems, but does not bring new ones into my life. This is a trifle, but from such trifles is formed what is now called “usability”, the usability of the program. 3. No restrictions on file size. Many services suggest this limitation. It is usually equal to 2 GB, and in some cases even 200 MB. But on SugarSync, you can download a file that will take up all the available volume. I downloaded two DVD images for trial, both are larger than 2 GB. No problem! By the way, in total, they weigh a little more than 5 GB. This is one of the reasons why I paid attention to this service. It would be a shame to purchase a paid account to increase the volume by 10%. 4. Sending files by email. Suppose you received some important document attached to an email. You need to save it to your hard drive, and then set up synchronization. Or, as in the case of DropBox, immediately save to a synchronized folder. Then we must not forget where they stuffed it … In order not to ask ourselves in a couple of months what the file is and where it came from. SugarSync again to the rescue! You do not need to save anything to disk, just redirect this letter to a special mailbox. As a result, your desired file will automatically be in the network storage, in a special folder designed exclusively for files downloaded in this way. Of course, then you can do anything with it – move, download, delete … 5. Reasonable tracking of actions with files. What I mean? Suppose you change a file that is synchronized with the storage of SugarSync. Of course, this change will be reflected in SugarSync. But what if the change was undesirable? For example, there was some kind of failure, incorrect information was recorded in the file. Do not pushes, citizens! SugarSync stores the last 5 copies of each file, so you can roll back and retrieve the correct file from the copies, even if you didn’t immediately notice the fact of damage, and they managed to overwrite each other several times. And if we ourselves have deleted the file? If all changes are tracked, then the file should be deleted on SugarSync, isn’t it? No, it is not. The file will remain in the repository.