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Syncplicity

6 Ratings

Amazon Cloud Drive

125 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

Syncplicity

6 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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Syncplicity

It's a great application to backup your data automatically to the cloud and then access later. The automatic restore of certain folders is handy and one less thing to worry about when you're setting up a new PC again. I haven't really encountered any issues with Syncplicity to have any thoughts where it could be improved or where it wouldn't work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Syncplicity
8.3
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Syncplicity
9.0
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Syncplicity
9.0
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Syncplicity
9.0
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Syncplicity
10.0
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Syncplicity
10.0
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Syncplicity
1.0
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.2
Syncplicity
10.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Syncplicity
9.7
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Syncplicity
10.0
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Syncplicity
10.0
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Syncplicity
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Syncplicity
8.5
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.1
Syncplicity
7.0
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Syncplicity
10.0
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.9
Syncplicity

Pros

  • Fast synced data across all of your devices – Desktops, Tablets and Phones.
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage space for all of your important media, files and documents from a reputable company.
  • Extremely helpful and friendly technical support staff who goes above and beyond when you need their help – even if the issue was a user's fault.
  • Seamless integration for your digital files. Plays very well with other popular services.
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  • By default, it is setup to backup my Desktop Shortcuts, My Documents, and my Internet Explorer Favorites folders. When I sign into a new PC, it automatically syncs these items, making it easy for my data to travel with me.
  • I'm able to easily share my items/folders with coworkers, granting them read or read/write access as required.
  • I like that items that are shared with me allow me to choose to sync them to my PC or not. This allows me to sync smaller items like documents and spreadsheets, but keep things like webex recordings stored in the cloud and not using up gigabtyes of space on my PC. :)
  • I like that, during times when I want to free up resources, I can pause the syncing of files.
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Cons

  • Amazon Drive gives you 5 GB of storage, which compared to other companies that give you 15GB, is not flashy. I think they should increase the storage capacity to a minimum of 15Gb so they can compete.
  • Amazon Drive Cloud competitors have additional text editing services, spreadsheets, online web presentation editor, among others, and this program only offers you storage. I think they should think of a strategy to become more attractive and beat the competition.
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  • I would appreciate it if it backed up more than just Desktop, Favorites and Documents by default. I'm not sure if this was something chosen by my employer, but it would be nice if the whole profile folder was backed up by default, so my pictures, music, and videos folders were included.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive10.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
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Alternatives Considered

This is about the same as Google Drive except I don't feel it's as organized or looks as nice as Google Drive does. It could do a lot more in terms of making it more visually pleasing and make it look more organize. It doesn't stack up to GitHub in the sense that it's not good for instant code sharing, which is what GitHub is really for (with its collaboration with SourceTree).
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I use CrashPlan for my personal PC at home. I think both products have their pluses and minuses. Both products allow you to backup your selected data to the cloud. CrashPlan doesn't easily allow for file sharing (CrashPlan isn't really a collaboration tool as much as it is a backup tool). Both products have easy restore options. However Syncplicity automatically restoring certain data when syncing with a new PC is very handy and a feature that CrashPlan doesn't offer
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Return on Investment

  • It's had a positive impact in terms of being quick and easy whenever I want to store/access files.
  • It also was super useful to be able to use this on my phone. I'm able to access presentations on the go which helps me prepare for meetings.
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  • The ease of use saves me a lot of time.
  • Being able to easily share files with my coworkers also saves me time.
  • This allowed my company to reduce the size of our file server and in doing so, reduced our storage budget.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cloud Drive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Syncplicity

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details