Pros / SugarSync is easy to use and effective.
Cons / This application could have more variety in its feature set.
Verdict / SugarSync offers very efficient software syncing.
If you’re like most people, you use internet-based email services, bank online and save documents on the internet. With SugarSync, our Top Ten Reviews Silver Award winner, you bring the best of the cloud to your PC or Mac. SugarSync also integrates with your smartphone and operates over the internet, unlike most sync software. When you modify files on your computer or Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Symbian and Blackberry, SugarSync synchronizes them with your online storage space, keeping your data current and accessible from anywhere.
SugarSync users can work remotely through a web browser, even if your computer has no client installed, and keep your changes synced. All you have to do is choose the WebSync option when you click a file in your account. When you’re done editing, SugarSync syncs all changes with your devices. SugarSync also allows you to sync. It can even sync to offline computers. Once those computers come online, the edits you made will sync automatically. Photos on your computer and those you take with your camera phone can be synced back and forth between the computer and the phone. SugarSync also organizes your photos into albums. Every file is transferred securely using SLL and store in an encrypted format using 128-bit AES.
As a backup utility, SugarSync performs well. You can store individual folders online or you can arrange to have SugarSync update selected folders. When you configure SugarSync, your files will get continuously backed up to your SugarSync website. If your hard drive crashes or your computer gets stolen, you can easily recover your files. SugarSync archives the previous five versions of your files without user intervention. You can access these versions from any computer, web browser or mobile phone.
SugarSync has top-notch file sharing features too. You can generate links to any of your files that you can post on the internet or email to your friends. Your links’ recipients will be able to download your files directly without having to register with SugarSync. The size of the file you link doesn’t matter either. There’s also a link in each folder that allows you to share your files. SugarSync keeps track of the changes, making sure you stay on top of your files.
Unlike programs you purchase, SugarSync charges monthly or yearly fees. Fees vary depending on the amount of data you transfer. SugarSync plans support 30, 60, 100 and 250 GB with each plan offering 3,000 to 25,000 documents, 6,000 to 40,000 photos and 6,000 to 30,000 songs.
Ease of Use
SugarSync’s user interface's guiding philosophy is simplicity. It works with Google Documents, Microsoft Windows or an external hard drive and conducts automated, real-time backups of your data.
As an online storage space, we like SugarSync it stores data in folders and subfolders like you do at home. We also appreciate how easy it is to grant access to certain files or folders All you have to do is send them a user name and password, which are valid for three weeks..
Support and Documentation
SugarSync provides thorough support documentation and good customer support. Their startup guide helps get you started with SugarSync and their manual or frequently asked questions section addresses additional issues. In the event that you require live tech support, you can submit a ticket and expect a response within a few days.
Small business owners needing to synchronize extensive financial data between computers or professionals uploading hundreds of gigabytes of sensitive data might have issues with SugarSync. SugarSync is for the individual user wanting access to all of their files whether at home, work or on the road. We like SugarSync’s compatibility with smartphones. SugarSyncis reliable, effective and easy to use.