“4Sync” or the one who wanted to leave Dropbox behind

4Sync is a new standard for data storage. Nothing so much as 15GB are available directly after registration! From now you can forget about Dropbox referral program. And one more thing! The amount of online storage services is increasing rapidly and 4Sync app can take its well-deserved position among such storage giants as Dropbox, SugarSync and Google Drive.

So let’s take a closer look at what this new cloud is and what it has to offer:

First step towards exploring the 4sync service is its website

In the Top right tab you will find a “Sign up” form


  1. When you completed registration you have to verify your account on your email and get extra 5 GB of free space.
  2. Then you get directly to your account:


Management tools available:


You can use any of these tools if you are interested.

Important to know:

Look at the picture, down on the toolbar: Install the toolbar 4shared and increase the size limit of uploading files to 2GB.

Let’s see if it is mandatory to install this bar because I’m not a fan of it at all. I like having my Firefox clean, but not with 4Sync/Dropbox/Skydrive and other bars.

In the faq’s, I found the info that a user may upload as many files as possible. The only limit is 15GB of storage space.

So if I understand correctly, no need for this bar. I still looked to the “Upload” option to be sure:


This is 2Gb. But by clicking “increase the size …” premium account info is offered.


On the menu Free account offers: Free account offers 15GB of storage space and download limit. Not as cool as Premium features.

I return to the FAQ on here and what I get: All files stored permanently within 4sync account, but you have to visit it at least once in 180 days.

It’s ok with me because I actually plan to use 4sync every day.

4Sync is simple, easy, quick, and offers 15GB of storage space for free.

Sam (short from Samantha) Gilmore is from Norway. She’s a young freelance blogger/copywriter. She’s a big fan of IT-gadgets, cloud storages, time-management and Harry Potter.

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Ricky - July 26, 2012

That’s cool. I guess SKype is the only provide which offered 25GB space to old account users. I really don’t like the idea of 180 days expiration. Perhaps, we need to explore it more to understand its functionalit. On the surface it just looks like yet another file storage service in the cloud.
Doest it offer more features?

    Sam Gilmore - July 26, 2012

    Of course there are a lot of other features. For example:
    1. The “Tweet it” option which allows posting music, images and video to Twitter;
    2. Big size of public files (2048 MB for free users and 5Gb for Premium);
    3. Documents preview and pictures thumbnails if you share smth
    4. Synchronization with all popular mobile platforms (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Symbian)

lenin - July 26, 2012

I keep hearing good things aabout Cloud storage, I feel more confident to explore it further now as your infographics have explained it really well…thankyou

    Oleg - August 5, 2012

    I tried CX.com which gave 10GB of storage and tell you so far it was an awful experience. I left a review on the itunes store since I also have an iPad. The problem is that its sync simply doesn’t work as it should.

    Why am I talking about CX.com? Because this 4sync sounds very similar, lots of free space but no guarantee on the service. I will try it out, since I am willing to migrate my 10GB from CX.com and I will post a follow up.

Jordan Hernandez - August 7, 2012

I really love the 15gb online storage!!!!!
I was actually bum out with the referral method of Dropbox, I only got around 4.8gb for almost 2 years of using it.
So far I have no usability issues with 4sync for desktop, and I will try the Android Support.
Kudos Sam!

    Sam Gilmore - August 9, 2012

    I’m glad that my post about 4Sync helped people in choosing backup solutions

Amit Sharma - August 26, 2012

Ah, never knew about this online cloud storage service, thanks for sharing the information.

Whoops 15 GB in an instant, that sounds great!! But, Still when it comes to Dropbox, I don’t think it’ll be able to compete with it, provided there are so many features and apps which works well with Dropbox and not with 4Sync.

Great share though!

Joy - September 23, 2012

The whole concept of cloud computing is truly revolutionary and astounding and we really can’t discount the fact that it’s one of the most secure methods to store our important files. Thanks for intrducing 4sync, I’ll give it a try too.

Kristine - September 23, 2012

I’ve been using dropbox for the last 2 years and I’m completely satisfied with their cloud storage service but I’m very open to exploring other options. Thanks for the comprehensive review.

Elizabeth - December 8, 2012

I am in heaven now that I have finally found a universal app that will store my pictures, music and files etc in one place. Not too mention the premium account that
in my opinion is the best one being offered for the price (discounted if you purchase 3 months at a time). Apple has a slick way of doing business and at times it upsets me but their technology is unbeatable ! I have a 32gb iphone, 64gb ipad and an iMac but cannot store more than 5 gbs on the apple cloud unless I purchase more gbs and the price is outrageous. So HAPPY I found 4Shared/4Sync 🙂 To be able to add music to a folder and hear it on my iphone without having to go thru itunes is another big feature for me !! Not to mention share my files with a simple link and much more ! I have used sugarsync, cx, dropbox, skydrive, google drive and none compare to 4sync at all ! AND no I do not work for this company nor do I have any vested interest other than being a simple customer who loves to have her photos, music,files at her fingertips no matter what device she is using 😀
Anwaysss lol,,, I will end it here ,,, stopped in to give my praise and kudos for an awesome software 🙂

Koundeenya - February 1, 2013

That really looks like an awesome cloud storage. I loved Dropbox, but it is becoming hard to use as because of its premium plans and storage capacity. This can be another alternative. Thank you

Lee - March 31, 2013

Hi Jane
4 sync looks like it has got some great features which I suppose it has to have as storing our data on cloud servers is becoming very competitive. I don’t know anyone who isn’t using this type of storage for one thing or another now. Well that probably is not true but this is definately the way things are heading at the moment and to be honest I cannot see any reason to say why things will change.

Thanks lee

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