A free cloud storage service with decent features is still to be offered by someone on the web. Some of the most popular cloud storage services on the web which do offer Free accounts with all the features including Dropbox and Sugarsync, obviously come with restriction on the amount of free space that can be used for free. Today we will be talking about another cloud storage service called 4Sync which is offering free 15GB cloud storage account.

4Sync offers some good features just like Dropbox and sugarsync like the ability to sync files and folders across all your devices e.g laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone. Just like Sugarsync, it lets you sync any file or folder, not just those deposited in designated buckets (as the case with dropbox).

You need to create a free account to start using it. For syncing your files and folders, the 4sync client must be installed on your devices. 4sync clients are available for PC, Mac, Linux, Android, Blackberry, iOS and Symbian devices. Just install the client on your device and you can start syncing your files and folders straight away. During the client install, it will offer you to install Mcafee security which you can deselect. I hate those applications which try to install toolbars or some additional applications.


Free account though does come with some limitations which is rare if you have used Dropbox or Sugarsync. Checkout the screenshot below for the list of drawbacks of Free account or additional features of Premium account.

You can easily see that this service is Advertisement supported. Ads are displayed whenever you want to download the files from 4sync. This is even clearly stated in their privacy policy too.

We partner with a third party ad network to display advertising within our Apps.

4Sync service is offered by 4shared file hosting service which works on the model of free and premium accounts for downloading files.

We were unable to find details about how they keep your files and folders secure on their servers, or what kind of encryption they use or how much privacy is attached to the files we upload.  We expected a better privacy policy if we can consider the service to be a safe place for storing our critical information, personal stuff.

via: CNet