Well. I’m back to the battle of Cloud Syncs. I’d been using DropBox for a good long while to sync my writing across several computers and to access my files on the go. As it happened, the lack of options and sharing support on DropBox eventually made me abandon the application completely. If you want to share multiple, separate folders, you’re required to install the app twice and play with some pretty custom applescript to automatically boot up a copy of the app on logon.
Pretty complex just for sharing two separate folders. This limitation means that using DropBox to keep application databases (say, for instance, a Billings database and a Things database for sharing across multiple computers) becomes a hassle, since both applications store their info on different Application Support subfolders.
Enter SugarSync. I’d tried it when it was in test and all shining new. It was crap, back then, mostly. Little support, very few options, it was pretty damned similar to what DropBox is now. Things have changed. SugarSync now allows to auto-sync several different folders of your choosing, photos and files, as well as keep manual backups of other folders, which is a nice addition. Managing the different connected computers is also easier and you can now have a sort of public folder, similar to Apple’s MobileMe iDisk.
In short, it’s lovely and everything I needed. Give them a try, you might be surprised.