Photobucket vs. SugarSync

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Photobucket
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Photobucket headquartered in Denver offers their cloud services for uploading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos and graphics. Service plans may include hosting, photo editing, private album sharing or sharing to social media, and caption and title creation and editing.N/A
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
SugarSync is a cloud storage and backup solution designed for small businesses.
$7.50
per month
Pricing
PhotobucketSugarSync
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
100 GB
$7.49
per month
250 GB
$9.99
per month
500 GB
$18.95
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PhotobucketSugarSync
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PhotobucketSugarSync
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PhotobucketSugarSync
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
7.6
2 Ratings
9% below category average
SugarSync
9.4
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Versioning7.01 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Document collaboration8.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Access control7.52 Ratings10.08 Ratings
File search7.52 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Device sync8.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
9.0
1 Ratings
5% above category average
SugarSync
9.7
8 Ratings
13% above category average
User and role management9.01 Ratings10.07 Ratings
File organization9.01 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Device management9.01 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
8.1
2 Ratings
3% below category average
SugarSync
10.0
8 Ratings
18% above category average
Performance7.52 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Reliability8.02 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Storage Reports9.01 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Best Alternatives
PhotobucketSugarSync
Small Businesses
SugarSync
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
PhotobucketSugarSync
Likelihood to Recommend
5.9
(2 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
PhotobucketSugarSync
Likelihood to Recommend
Photobucket
Photobucket used to be great in the late 2000s to early 2010s. Even free account holders could enjoy many of its features and quickly and easily share photos. However, these days there are so many better alternatives, while Photobucket's feature set has been limited to premium and higher-tier accounts. Cloud storage providers now offer generous bandwidth caps, so offloading media is a thing of the past - even for the most budget-conscious freelancers. Photo-specific features provided by these service providers are constantly improving. [...] As time goes on, the list of reasons that used to differentiate Photobucket grows thin given their [in my experience,] shady past in holding photos hostage without a premium plan, I can no longer recommend this service. Price-wise, only their unlimited plan is worth considering since, for capped storage plans, the usual suspects (Apple iCloud, Google Photos, Amazon Prime) have them beat. Likewise, Photobucket's built-in image editor is very convenient for making basic changes without having to fire up a separate photo editor
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Ziff Davis Inc
When doing daily jobs, if you’re sharing large files, I think Dropbox works a lot better but if you have a system where you’re working within that system and you want to be able to work with that system and have certain folders that you have access to all the time then SugarSync might be just the ticket.
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Pros
Photobucket
  • Houses very large photos that I don't have the capacity to store on my computer
  • Allows for a great online backup just in case something happens with my computer or external hard drive
  • Allows me to quickly and easily share photos with clients after their photoshoot is done
  • Organizes photos into a streamlined setup
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • Sync files in any folder - rather than forcing you to store them in a certain place (Although this can be confusing too)
  • Works in the background - although this is true for all
  • You can share with others - including those who do not use SugarSync
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Cons
Photobucket
  • Plans are awkwardly priced compared to competitors
  • [In my opinion,] made shady practices in the past forcing users to their premium plans
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • Can only think of one thing. I have helped others to get going with SugarSync and they if they have problems it is understanding the cloud.... So maybe (if it dosen't exist already) I would like to have a animation of the proces with "flying" folders between desktops, clouds etc. Otherwise SugarSync is just great.
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Likelihood to Renew
Photobucket
No answers on this topic
Ziff Davis Inc
1. Freemium model is the ideal marketing for an app like this. 2. Now their sync methods with Android are worse
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Support Rating
Photobucket
No answers on this topic
Ziff Davis Inc
Customer service is amazing, they are always fast to respond and very helpful.
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Alternatives Considered
Photobucket
[I] also had an ImageEvent premium account, and it was far easier to manage images in Photobucket. ImageEvent's UI is very dated, and its feature set has largely remained stagnant. Photobucket has evolved over the past decade and offers a clean enough user interface to quickly accomplish what needs to be done.
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Ziff Davis Inc
SugarSync, like all solutions, has its place in the data storage stack within a company. The main reason SugarSync is better than the other solutions is that it enables me to leave my hard drive organized and keep my existing file trees. I don't have to constantly move or copy files to a specific folder if I want them backed up.
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Return on Investment
Photobucket
  • The peace of mind is priceless. Time is money and I spend a lot of time stressing over accidentally losing files. This helps.
  • I no longer have to use multiple services to send files to clients. It's more specifically designed for photos rather than documents of all types
  • I want the positive experience for clients to continue from beginning to end and I like that this system is simple for them to use as well.
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • There were some opensource alternatives but we wanted something with better support which SugarSync offers.
  • We achieved faster project collaboration with SugarSync.
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