SugarSync vs iCloud


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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.
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iCloud
iCloud is cloud service done right. It stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices.
Comparing SugarSync vs iCloud 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.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like iCloud 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 SugarSync is more popular than iCloud

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

- Apple iCloud to get folders with files, Windows app (in 2014)
- Apple launches iWork for iCloud (in 2013)
- Apple iCloud delighted SaaS vendors (in 2011)
- SugarSync opens business accounts (in 2009)

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

2011 - Apple iCloud delighted SaaS vendors to defeate SugarSync

Mark Benioff and Steve Jobs
As you probably know, on Monday, Steve Jobs once again climbed on the stage to introduce another revolutionary thing. And at this time the thing was not small and metallic, but big and virtual - iCloud - the new center of Apple's strategy. In general, for us (from the enterprise point of view) this iCloud - is not very interesting. It allows you to sync all your content and apps across all your Apple-devices (iPad, iPhone, Mac). I.e. iCloud can only help to improve personal productivity. However, the emergence of iCloud caused delighted reaction among SaaS-vendors (Box.net, Zoho, Salesforce). First, they seem to be happy that iCloud won't compete with them. iCloud works only with Apple-devices and provides no collaborative features. But at the same time, iCloud marks the global shift from the desktop (or any device) to the Cloud. If Steve Jobs at his own says that the center is no longer in the iPhone or in the iPad, but in the cloud, then people will believe in it. And enterprises are ruled by the same people.