Sugarsync is going paid: share your alternative
Well, as of 60 days form now, free sugarsync accounts will be forced to be paid, and we have 6 days to take advantage of a special 19$ for the first year / 75$ per year after that for 60 gb.... For anyone who has used the sugarsync app on android, you know that most bugs that did not render the app unusable, and many fairly basic feature requests were ignored over the past two years (see the whole syncing to SD card debacle). I get that the idea is more money - less free-loaders = better service, but there is no way that I will pay before they can prove they can provide a solid service. So.... Let's share our alternatives for those who need to rework their file syncing setup!
In the last 3 hours since I got my sugarsync ultimatum, I have found 3 possibilities (one that works great, and two that I have not fully tested yet).
1- (works great! better than sugarsync)
-Use google drive (15GB minimum if you haven't gotten some bonus of some kind over the years for being early adopters)
-This allows you to use drive sync on desktops
-You can then use Foldersync
to sync on your android device
Goodsync. This is paid software, but I prefer one time payments for a system I control. This is more of a "sync when you need" setup, and won't do everything automatically for you on android (but it will on desktops), but allows for unlimited space because you use your computer's hard drive as your main source of data... down side, the goodsync android app is still a long way from being on par with the sugarsync or the foldersync apps
Other services with folder sync (paid version if you want to use multiple accounts at once). I have not yet tried it with services other than google drive, but I do use a similar services on my desktop that consolidate cloud drives, so I don't see why it would not work on android. If the storage provider you want to use does not support syncing, the goodsync app for desktop connects to almost any online storage provider, so you can have a reliable way to sync to the cloud, and then foldersync does the equivalent job on your android device.
Once people have added their alternatives, I will create a poll so fellow users can see the favorite solutions at a glance.
Uninstalling SugarSync tonight!