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Insync cloud storage undercuts Dropbox

updated 05:55 pm EST, Wed January 4, 2012

Freemium service overlays Google Docs storage

Software developer Insync is offering a free front-end to Google's cloud-based storage service. The company claims that its app in conjunction with Google storage provides enhanced sharing capabilities at a lower cost than rival Dropbox. Insync hopes to derive its revenues through offering value-added services such as secure remote wiping of local Google Docs at a premium.

Dropbox offers free 2GB of storage, but pricing quickly jumps from there. 50GB is $120 annually and then increments to $240 for 100GB annually. Google starts at $5 annually for 20GB and then steps up to $20 for 80GB and $50 for 200GB.

Manila and Singapore-based Insync complements Google's basic storage offering with extended sharing capabilities including nested sharing, read/write and read-only sharing permissions, re-sharing permissions and individual file sharing. Insync claims that, unlike Dropbox, share recipients aren't charged against their storage quota.








by MacNN Staff

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  1. worksafe

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Dropbox vs Google

    Google does'nt offer anything free for storage per say.

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    FREAKING

    AWESOME!

    DropBox is nice, but WAY too expensive.

  1. FreeRange

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Hmmm...

    And you call this "reporting"? The article makes a point that insync states a competitive advantage based on price but then only gives dropbox pricing instead of outlining pricing for comparable storage. Poorly done!

  1. FreeRange

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Techtards abound...

    Wow - just went and checked out Google's cloud storage offering here to look at their pricing - http://code.google.com/apis/storage/docs/pricingandterms.html - what a cluster fk... Tech products offered by techtards who have no clue what it means to be "consumer friendly"!

  1. FreeRange

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Yikes - what a mess...

    And now just checked on google docs storage which insync references in their offering - also a cluster fk when it comes to photos, videos and other types of file formats. See here: http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=39567 There is no comparison to dropbox where you don't have to worry about file formats when you save a file, or have to use different product offering as with google to store and share photos, videos, or worry about wether a document format you are using for various apps can be stored. Buyer beware!

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