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Here at Sync it’s no secret that we’re on a mission to offer a truly private and secure alternative to Dropbox. I mean, that’s why we built Sync in the first place. For businesses that store sensitive or confidential information in the cloud Dropbox should be a non-starter. The reason being: they can read your files.

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Engineering electromagnetics william h hayt and john a buck. Whether it’s a customer service rep, or a “trusted” third-party partner, Dropbox makes no qualms about the fact that they routinely access, scan and even share your data. It’s all part of an oppressive mentality that’s deeply ingrained in their terms of service, and appears to filter top-down from their board of directors.

If that alone wasn’t reason enough to #dropdropbox, there’s also the litany of business compliance issues related to the fact that Dropbox stores your data exclusively on United States soil. The Patriot Act was never meant to stifle business but somehow applies.

Enter Sync.com – your private Dropbox alternative

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From a feature perspective Sync is very similar to Dropbox, offering the same rock-solid file syncing, sharing, and backup capabilities that you would expect to get from any business-class cloud service provider. Sync is easy to setup and easy to use.

From a privacy perspective Sync is the polar opposite of Dropbox. Everything we do begins and ends with protecting your privacy in the cloud. Privacy protection is built into all of the features we offer: we can’t read your files!

If you have a question, you can ask our community here. Dropbox customers can reach Dropbox Support over email, via the help center, Twitter or Facebook and by posting in the Community. Dropbox Business admins can contact live support through the admin console. We're dedicated to helping you ha.

With greater privacy comes greater security

With Sync your files are always encrypted in the cloud, and only you have access to the encryption keys (those other cloud providers keep a copy of your keys). We don’t store your passwords, and our customer service reps get along just fine without the ability to sneak a peek at your stuff. Have a look at our privacy whitepaper for a technical overview if you’re keen on the details.

Sync offers HIPAA data-privacy compliance for US healthcare providers, and complies with all Canadian privacy legislation, including PIPEDA, PIPA and FIPPA (British Columbia and Alberta take note). Furthermore, Sync stores all data on Canadian soil, ensuring that your sensitive and confidential business documents in the cloud are not subject to US law, no matter where in the world you’re from.

What does this all mean?

It means that your data is safe with Sync
– a completely private Canadian Dropbox alternative.


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  • Dropbox is a cloud storage service that lets you save files online and sync them to your devices.
  • You can use Dropbox links to share files and folders with other people without sending large attachments.
  • Dropbox offers a free plan that includes 2 GB of storage. You can pay to increase that to as much as 3 TB with a subscription.
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Dropbox is a file hosting service, often referred to as a 'cloud storage' service. Dropbox is one of the oldest and most popular cloud storage services in use today, though there are many alternatives, including Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Sync, and Google Drive.

How Dropbox works

When you subscribe to Dropbox, you are allotted a certain amount of storage space in an online server known as 'the cloud.' After installing the Dropbox app on your PC, mobile device, or both, any files that you store in your Dropbox locally will be copied to the Dropbox server as well.

© Dave Johnson/Business Insider Dropbox is a cloud storage service that keeps files in sync between an online server and your own devices. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

If you make changes to these files in one place, the updates are automatically mirrored everywhere. By synchronizing your Dropbox files locally and online, you can easily access these files anywhere and share them with others more easily.

Key features of Dropbox

While Dropbox is mainly online storage that keeps files in sync between your personal devices and the cloud, it offers a broad array of features beyond that basic functionality.

It's accessible via the web or in apps that you can install on Mac, PC, and mobile devices, both iOS, and Android. No matter which version of Dropbox you use, everything is securely encrypted with 256-bit AES.

© Dave Johnson/Business Insider Dropbox remembers and can restore files you've deleted. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

The service also keeps a history of your files with versioning so you can recover them in the event of a malware or ransomware catastrophe, or even just accidental deletion. The free version gives you 30 days of file recovery, while paid tiers go up to 180 days.

One of the key reasons to use Dropbox is how easy the service makes it to share files. You can control permission levels and share files and folders with specific people using a link, or make files public so anyone with the appropriate link can access your data. It's a convenient way to send files without using email attachments.

© Dave Johnson/Business Insider Dropbox includes collaboration tools as well. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

Dropbox even includes some collaboration tools such as Dropbox Spaces, which lets teams work together on documents, share notes, and edit in real-time.

How much Dropbox costs

The basic Dropbox service is free and includes 2 GB of online storage. Dropbox Plus costs $10 per month and increases storage to 2 TB. Dropbox Professional is the highest tier, priced at $20 per month, offering a storage capacity of up to 3 TB along with bonus features, such as fast full-text search and an extended 120-day file history with versioning. There are also business and enterprise versions of Dropbox with separate pricing.

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