I liked Live Mesh, but my computers still run XP, which no longer supports the new Windows Live Mesh 2011. (Question #1: Are you confused yet? Microsoft likes to keep us guessing. Question #2: What happens to Live Mesh 2011 in 2012?)
- 2 GB free storage
- 1 synced Dropbox folder
- Online manager
- 5 GB free storage
- 1 synced Magic Briefcase + Sync Any Folder
- Online manager + Desktop manager
There’s more to compare, of course, but the additional space, along with the Sync Any Folder feature, makes SugarSync the winner for me.
Let’s say that I have three computers (desktop, laptop, school) and I want to back up both personal photos and school photos. With Dropbox, the files would reside on all three machines (plus in the cloud). SugarSync allows for more flexibility. For example, I can back up my school photos on all three machines but sync my personal photos on just my home desktop and laptop.
As a teacher, my life has to be together and separate at the same time. Even though I want simplicity, privacy is crucial, too. Therefore, if I have to choose one cloud storage and sync solution, I’ll go with SugarSync.
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