Google Drive vs SugarSync


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Google Drive
Online file storage and syncing service working as a file system for other Google's services. Allows to sync files between all your computers and mobile devices or collaborate on files with your team and partners. Version control, OCR, powerful online viewer. Provides 5 GB free disk space. Google Drive free alternatives are: OneDrive, Box, Dropbox
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SugarSync
SugarSync makes it easy to backup, share and access your files, anytime, anywhere. With SugarSync you get online cloud storage for all your files — documents, music, photos, and video. When you make a change or add files on any of your PC or Mac computers, SugarSync automatically syncs your files to the cloud, where you can access them from any Internet-connected device — including your smartphone or iPad.
Comparing Google Drive vs SugarSync is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Google Drive has better video than SugarSync



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Google Drive has more user-friendly interface than SugarSync because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Google Drive is more popular than SugarSync

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Google launches Drive File Stream to replace the Google Drive desktop app for G Suite users (in 2017)
- Google Drive gets a new Backup & Sync desktop app (in 2017)
- Google updated Drive with a focus on its business users (in 2017)
- Google Drive gets intelligent search (in 2016)
- Google Drive adds OpenDocument support, sending files as attachments (in 2014)
- Google Drive for desktop now allows to launch files in preferred applications (in 2014)
- Google launched Drive for Work with unlimited storage (in 2014)
- Google Drive gets a Big price drop (in 2014)
- Google Drive adds activity feeds (in 2014)
- Google Drive for iOS now can edit documents (in 2012)

Looks like Google Drive was recently more active than SugarSync (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Google Drive and SugarSync meet head to head:

2012 - Google Drive for iOS now can edit documents - a new advantage over SugarSync



In July, when Google released a mobile client Google Drive for iOS, users were disappointed by the lack of ability to edit documents on iPhone/iPad. Today, Google has fixed this drawback, but with some limitations. Editing (including real-time collaboration editing) is available only for text documents. Though the video shows that spreadsheets can also be edited, in fact, it's just a special effect. Editing spreadsheets will appear later. Besides, Google added the ability to view presentations, create new folders and move files between folders. Google Drive for Android app has been also updated today. It now also features the ability to create folders, move files and add comments to files and documents.