SpiderOak, a superior alternative to Dropbox

I’ve been using Dropbox for a couple of years, and had generally liked the experience.  In fact, I started using Dropbox as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst when writing my thesis, because of the ability to keep the document synced and work on it wherever I was.  Recently (as in a couple months ago), I haven’t been as pleased with Dropbox, and decided to look at alternatives.

I tried a couple alternatives, including Windows Live Mesh, SpiderOak, and Sugarsync.  I tried each for a period of about 3 weeks, and decided ultimately that SpiderOak was the best alternative for a variety of reasons.  Windows Live Mesh was another good alternative, but there was no way to purchase more space, so I decided to go with something else.

I ultimately chose SpiderOak because it is secure, supports multiple computer types, and it’s easy to accumulate extra completely free storage.  I like how referring friends gets both you and them a free GB per friend.  As a teacher, I like to be able to sync my files across multiple computers, because I am constantly working on files in my free time.

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