Anyone tried Sync?



  • https://www.sync.com/features/

    Read few sites about this, and looks like it's a dropbox alternative concentrated more on Security and privacy. Their 2TB plan is cheaper than dropbox ($99/year on Dropbox gives your 1 TB but includes free 2 months, and Sync is $98/year with 2TB storage). Sync provides end-to-end encryption

    http://www.cloudwards.net/sync-com-vs-dropbox/

    I am planning to test this.



  • Have not looked at them before. I wonder why I've not heard of them.



  • First step of the test ended up finding something interesting and funny! 🙂

    I use 1password as my password manager and used to generate 20 character password, but i missed saving that! 🙂

    So after i logged in, downloaded the desktop and tried to login only to realize that i didn't save the password. As any other solution, i just browsed the account settings as the web login was still on, to reset my password. Found this!

    http://i.imgur.com/F45C8Eh.png

    Its a nice feature, but that means i don't have access to my account anymore. Tried the close account option and hoping that their support team can delete the account from their site so that i can create it again with same email id!



  • That's interesting. More and more things are moving to a model like that, the zero knowledge thing, but people are used to companies have that knowledge and it will cause a lot of problems.



  • @Reid-Cooper said in Anyone tried Sync?:

    That's interesting. More and more things are moving to a model like that, the zero knowledge thing, but people are used to companies have that knowledge and it will cause a lot of problems.

    1Password does the same thing actually, if you forget the master password, its gone. Only thing is when you introduce dropbox for password sync, it defeats the purpose.



  • Desktop sync speed on 15 Mbps line (Uploading 104MB file)

    https://i.imgur.com/axBNkpI.png



  • We use Sync religiously, company-wide. Wouldn't use another solution. Damned fune company with amazing support. Great product. Top tier all the way. One of the very, very, very, very, very few cloud products I will endorse without reservation.





  • @Ambarishrh said in Anyone tried Sync?:

    @Reid-Cooper said in Anyone tried Sync?:

    That's interesting. More and more things are moving to a model like that, the zero knowledge thing, but people are used to companies have that knowledge and it will cause a lot of problems.

    1Password does the same thing actually, if you forget the master password, its gone. Only thing is when you introduce dropbox for password sync, it defeats the purpose.

    I've never looked at 1Password, how does dropbox sync defeat the purpose?

    LastPass works similar in that the LP doesn't have the ability to reset your password. One thing they do setup is a one time password in the first PC you install LP on. Using that computer you could then unlock your account and reset your password, one time. You can enable this one time password on each computer you install LP on if you want more recovery options.

    Additionally, you can create a OneTime Password list that you could store securely and use to regain access if you forgot your password.