Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 06:30 PM
"Dropbox may be the most popular service for syncing files and storing them online, but that doesn't mean it's the best. Some of us are currently considering Dropbox alternatives due to recent security or privacy concerns, while others just want to see what else is available. Here's how Dropbox stacks up against four other major online syncing services: Windows Live Mesh, SpiderOak, SugarSync, and Wuala."
As we continue our march toward high dependence on cloud-based, online storage, services like Dropbox become household terms. If you were to ask someone to recommend an online storage service, Dropbox might be the very first one mentioned. But is it the best? That is what the folks at Lifehacker set out to consider with another of their effective articles comparing technology alternatives. This time around they are considering the Dropbox service versus four competing alternatives: Live Mesh, SpiderOak., SugarSync, and Wuala. In a nutshell, each of these services provides facilities for storing and backing up your files, sharing them with others, and keeping them in sync across multiple computers and/or mobile devices. Each one has some unique capability, and each could be a "best fit" for your needs. The Read link has the complete story and will help you identify which service deserves your (possibly) undivided attention.