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Syncplicity

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Industry  Computer software
Website  www.syncplicity.com
Products  File sharing

Syncplicity is a file share and synchronization service developed by Syncplicity Inc. The service lets users store and synchronize files between computers. It supports Microsoft Windows and macOS.

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History

Syncplicity Inc. was founded by three former Microsoft employees. The service was initially available for beta test, and became public in 2008.

In late 2010 a client for Intel-based Macintosh computers running version 10.6 or later of Mac OS X was released.

Syncplicity, Inc. was acquired by EMC Corporation on May 21, 2012.

In July 2015, Skyview Capital, a global private investment firm, purchased Syncplicity from EMC.

In February 2017, Axway purchased Syncplicity from Skyview Capital.

Account types

Syncplicity offers both free and paid accounts.

Other file synchronization services

Several file synchronization and backup services launched around the same time as Syncplicity, including Live Mesh, Dropbox, and SugarSync. Syncplicity allows synchronization with other online services including Google Docs, Zoho, and Facebook. Documents can be synchronised with an associated Google Docs account from Windows or Macintosh computers; however, documents uploaded to free Google Docs accounts will be converted to Google Docs file formats where conversion is supported, and otherwise ignored. Photos can be synchronised with Facebook albums. Online services including Scribd and Piknik are supported by Syncplicity.

Reviews

In a 2008 reader poll, Syncplicity was rated second best synchronization software behind Dropbox. PCWorld's reviewer called Syncplicity "my top pick among sync services" (also in 2008). A later review (under EMC ownership) found that Syncplicity might not be able to compete well with Dropbox and Sugarsync on price and storage, but has features, including security and availability, that might be attractive to business users. The free version offers less storage than other free services.

References

Syncplicity Wikipedia


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