iCloud v Dropbox v SugarSync

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by steviec, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. steviec macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2009

    I know that iCloud is new and not released but for the developers out there, will or does iCloud support folder syncing like dropbox or better yet like sugar sync where you can pick which folders to sync across devices. I write music and use Reason and Logic and would like to be able to keep my music composition in sync when I travel - I'd like to keep it in the apple family but can deal with using sugar sync.
  2. Weaselboy macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Based on what Apple has said so far, and what beta testers have said, no iCloud does not offer a Dropbox like service to sync folders. Apple has talked about a developer API, so maybe that is something a dev. can release an app for later?
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Olympia, WA
    The dev API for iCloud is the ability to make database records (key + text/hash data). It can't be used for files but rather text information.
  4. Weaselboy macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    I can't claim to know the details of the API, but I have read for example you can store a Pages document on iCloud, so it does appear to allow file storage.
  5. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    There are two. The one you mentioned for very small data store and one for documents.
  6. rowley macrumors 6502


    Dec 16, 2008
    London, UK
    for your needs Dropbox would be the best solution. Never had an issue with symbolic linking folders into Dropbox.

    Sugarsync is slow, and costs real money.

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