SugarSync is a cloud service with several plans to choose from for personal users and businesses alike. It's a way to keep your files secure in the cloud but also access them any time you need. You can use it as a backup service, or as an additional hard drive for your photos, media or documents.
Personal plans start at 100GB. You can expand to 250GB of storage or choose the biggest plan for 500GB. Business plans start with a lot more storage, but it comes with some restrictions. You can get 1TB of storage to be used between one to three users. The good news here is that you can scale up as you need more space or gain more employees.
SugarSync works similarly to other cloud services with its syncing methods. You can download a desktop app and drag folders or files to it to automatically sync. If you have SugarSync on your mobile devices or other desktops, those files will be available there too.
One benefit of using SugarSync to share files is that you can do so without giving anyone access to your SugarSync account or the myriad files you have uploaded. Simply create a public link that you can share through Facebook, Twitter or email and the recipient only has access to what you want them to see. Plus, they don't have to sign up for SugarSync.
If you want to share files or folders for collaborative purposes, you can do so, and you can set permissions to allow certain users to only view, or to also edit. Users can access files from SugarSync's web app, install the desktop app or use a mobile app for either iOS or Android devices.
SugarSync is clear about its limitations. The company suggests you store no more than 80,000 files in a folder; otherwise, you may experience syncing issues because of the amount of metadata needed. Also, it does not support email files, iPhoto databases, iTunes databases and other common file types. SugarSync archives your files though, also known as versioning. You can save up to five versions.
SugarSync is an easy-to-use cloud service that keeps your files safe in the cloud, and allows you and approved users to access those files through many avenues.