SugarSync is a cloud storage service that boasts active integration of files across computers and mobile devices for file backup, access, syncing, and sharing. With SugarSync, you can auto-sync as many folders as you want. Once installed, right click on any folder to add it to you SugarSync cloud. Any changes you make will update across all your devices on the cloud.
Whether it’s to collaborate on team projects, distribute files or post links to documents on the cloud. You have complete control over how you share your files. Edit a file on your office PC and finish it on your Mac at the cafe or on the go with your mobile device. SugarSync is compatible with from Android, iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows devices.
Lost your laptop or mobile device? The Remote Wipe feature makes it easy to remove all sensitive files from any lost or stolen PC or Mac. Since the data remains in the cloud, recover and upload your data to your new replacement device. You can even upload email attachments to SugarSync by sending them to a unique email address that’s associated with your account.
The SugarSync desktop app is crisp and easy to use.
Browsing through the synchronized file drop downs, image thumbnails and navigating between modules is a breeze. The mobile app is just as sleek and straightforward.
Although SugarSync doesn’t offer unrestricted file size uploads, it does let you upload files as large as 300 MB. That’s more than enough space for a file or folder.
SugarSync offers a limited, 90-day 5GB or a 30-day trial subscription. SugarSync’s basic plan includes 100GB of cloud storage for $7.49 per month, which comes to $90 per year. For $9.99 per month you receive 250GB of storage and at $18.95 you can expect 500GB of storage. As for business plans, the service offers a 1TB option for up to three users, starting at $55 per month. As you add more users and increase storage capacities, the price tag increases. You’ll need to upgrade to the business account to backup external drives with SugarSync.
What makes SugarSync a good buy?
SugarSync is easy to use, has a first-class dashboard, and offers all the file-syncing you heart desires. Log in to your SugarSync account from any computer to upload, edit and share videos, images, music, and other files. As a bonus feature, you can upload email attachments to SugarSync by sending them to a dedicated email address that’s unique to your account.
What are the downsides?
SugarSync’s limited storage capacity and lackluster customer support don’t impress. Many users recommend signing up for the 90-day plan as a springboard instead. There have been several complaints about the pain of ending a subscription after the 30-day trial is up. This, compounded with the ask for your billing information at signup for the trial, is no bueno. SugarSync doesn’t offer unlimited versioning. SugarSync limits versioning to five updates per file. After you’ve exceeded the versions, it will save the latest version.
What’s the verdict?
SugarSync is an intuitive file-sync service with awesome mobile apps and user interface. But it’s a rather expensive option. SugarSync is a good go to if you the cash to invest and are a pro-user or small business.