The main purpose of all cloud storage is to store your files online so that your computer has room for your most important files. However, today, most cloud storage providers offer more than just storage. Advanced features can extend the functionality of a storage service beyond what would normally be expected. Dropbox and Sync are two of the most popular cloud storage services. Here we explain what difference there is between Dropbox and Sync.
SYNC (SYNC.COM) Difference between Dropbox and Sync
Because Sync focuses on security first, Sync.com’s options for integrations with third-party applications are quite limited. That is not to say that it is not a useful service, it simply has limited potential for collaboration. However, if you use Google Drive together with Sync it can be a very powerful collaboration combination and that way you eliminate this possible disadvantage.
Sync.com offers file previews for various types of files, including images and PDF files (but not Microsoft Office documents or sound and video files). This is an important thing to note because all of these files are encrypted and it takes a bit of programming magic to enable previews.
One of the biggest benefits of Sync.com is that it has no file size limit. This can be especially useful if you constantly edit large video files and are running out of hard drive space for them. In comparison, many other services impose limits on the size of uploaded files, which can be restrictive if you need to store large files.
Sync.com is the best cloud for version control. As a free user, you can restore previous versions of files within 30 days, but you get 180 days with the Pro Solo Basic plan or up to a full year with all other paid plans. There is also file recovery for anything deleted within 30 days if you have a free plan, or up to 365 days if you are a paid user.
The cheapest plan is the 200GB storage plan, called Personal Mini, which costs $ 5 USD per month. Pro Solo Basic, Sync.com’s 2TB plan, costs $ 8 per month. The Pro Solo Standard plan gives you 3 TB of storage for $ 10 per month, and the Pro Solo Plus plan costs $ 15 per month for 4 TB of storage space.
There are also plans for corporate work teams, which are billed per user. The first of these plans is called Pro Teams Standard and offers 1 TB of storage per user, for a monthly price of $ 5 per user. Pro Teams Plus costs $ 8 per month for 4TB, per user. Pro Teams Advanced is the most expensive team plan, offering 10 TB of storage per user, and it costs $ 15 per month.
Unlike its opponent, Dropbox offers many integrations with third-party applications. The most impressive of these integrations are with Microsoft Office Online and Google G Suite, which make Dropbox Business our number one choice for collaboration between team members. If that’s not enough for you, Dropbox has its own app store, called the App Center, where you can find all the apps that work with Dropbox.
Dropbox has a very capable note-taking application called Dropbox Paper. It allows you to attach media files from sources like YouTube and Pinterest, plus you can attach entire files from Dropbox and Google Drive. Dropbox also has an application called Showcase, which allows you to create portfolios and presentations.
Dropbox version control can rewind your files 30 days before if you have a Plus account, or up to 180 days if you are on the Professional plan. This isn’t quite as good as Sync.com’s year-long throwback, but it’s still a decent thing. File recovery is also possible for anything deleted within the last 30 days.
Dropbox’s features primarily revolve around productivity. If that’s what you’re looking for, Google Drive and OneDrive can be very similar and very good alternatives too. They both offer equally good coworking spaces, but also have equally concerning privacy practices.
The Dropbox Plus plan comes with 2 TB of storage and costs $ 11.90 USD per month, or $ 9.99 when billed annually. However, this plan has its own limitations: there are no passwords or expiration dates for share links, and you cannot create shared folders. The Dropbox Professional plan offers 3 TB of storage for $ 19.99 per month or $ 16.58 per month if billed annually. This is the only personal plan with no feature restrictions.