Bad news for users of SugarSync. The well-known cloud storage service, which more than once we have defined as a good alternative to Dropbox , decided to “cut” his basic plan free and become a paid-only service.
The transition has begun as of now but the novelty will come into force on ‘February 8, 2014, when you can still download SugarSync free but you can use it only for 90 days (when they have a space of 5GB storage) or 30 days ( with 60GB of storage). The company’s CEO, Mike Grossman, commented on the decision:
There are many companies that offer free storage, however most of them is not sustainable. We are already in a strong financial position and this change will further strengthen our business. In addition, this change will allow us to better serve our loyal customers and expand our offerings. We are thrilled for the next phase of our growth and we are confident that both our customers that new users will appreciate the benefits of this change.
In light of the turn pay the service, to use SugarSync will need to subscribe to one of the following plans:
- $ 7.49 / month for 60GB of storage
- $ 9.99 / month for 100GB of storage
- $ 24.99 / month for 250GB of storage
- $ 55 / month for 1000GB of storage with support for up to 3 users
With regard to shared folders and the fate of the free users of the service, on the Facebook page of the SugarSync has been clarified that there will be a transition to thefloor “Shared Folder” which allows you to access and upload files to folders that have been shared with other users SugarSync (which then do not text for the purpose of storage). To keep active, you will have access to SugarSync at least once every 90 days.
However, with the plan “Shared Folder”, the storage will be brought to 0 GB and therefore will not be able to store files online. To back up data and access to all the important folders, you are prompted to upgrade to a paid plan.