Dropbox or SugarSync?

Which is better, and why?
hedgeselectAsked:
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FDomingos88Commented:
Personally, I use dropbox, because I need to sync with linux machines, and sugarsync doesn't support them.
The main difference between them, is that with dropbox, you have a synced folder with all the devices, and with sugarsync you manually choose the files/folders you want to share with the Sugarsync manager.

In terms of space, the free version of dropbox has 4GB, which can be expanded by inviting friends via email, each friend who accepts and installs dropbox, gives you more 250 MB of space, until a maximum space of 8 GB, sugarsync, gives you 5 GB, and I think that it doesn't have the invitation system.

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hedgeselectAuthor Commented:
i use the iphone app for dropbox.  however i want the ability to send files from my iphone dropbox via email.  no easy task to do when mobile.  I think sugar sync offers that?
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FDomingos88Commented:
Yes, it supports, you can see how to in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyiaB8J5V0M .
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hedgeselectAuthor Commented:
DO they not offer a free basic account?
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subhashchyCommented:
Yeah.both of them offer Free basic accounts..
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greyknight17Commented:
I don't have Dropbox installed on my iPod or an iPhone but on the Android phone it has the ability to send the file via email. Give this a try to see if the option is there on the iPhone also. Look for the file you want to send and hold down on it for like 2 seconds. It should bring up a menu. On the Android phone, I select Share and then select the option to share as a file. It should open up your email app with the file as an attachment.

I have Dropbox and Sugar Sync but prefer to use Dropbox because of the user friendly interface. They both have free accounts. With Dropbox, if you complete some of the "tasks", you can get almost 4GB starting. If you refer friends you will get 250MB more for each referral as mentioned earlier. But if you have a .edu email address, you can use that and for each referral, you will be getting 500MB instead (up to 16GB).

Sugar Sync by default gives you 500MB for each referral and starts off with a 5GB account. I don't like the application as much but there is one thing it has an advantage of over Dropbox. It allows you to selectively choose the folder you want to share while Dropbox only allows you to select one "main" folder and you must have everything in there to have it available in all your devices.
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