Give Me Some Sugar – SugarSync Review
These days it’s all about the cloud. Having access to your files from any computer, phone or tablet with an internet connection is extremely convenient and helpful for even the most disorganized person.
Now, like everything else in the tech world, there are oodles of options when it comes to storing your files in a cloud service. One in particular that seems to be very popular – it rhymes with cropfox – is great, but you only get 2GB for free. Move over cropfox, there’s a new kid in town.
SugarSync gives you 5GB for free and has some great additional features.
Back up any folder on any of your devices to SugarSync, making it easy to store specific folders without moving them. You can also upload and sync your files via email. And when sharing a file, you can set permissions and passwords.
Want to send someone a large file? SugarSync allows you to send larger files via email without attaching the file, which often gets rejected or takes up too much space on the receiver’s email server.
And the pièce de résistance – which I know is a feature that many photo happy moms and dads will love – is that you can auto-sync your phone or tablet’s photos with a SugarSync folder. This way you know that your photos will not be lost if your phone is. And it’s great for those of you (present company included) whose camera phone photos never seem to make their way off the phone.
Have no fear, no matter which device or smart phone you may have. With SugarSync you can access your files from your iOS product, Android, BlackBerry, Wp7, Symbian, Kindle Fire, the SugarSync website, or an Outlook plugin.
Still not convinced? Check out this compassion chart, which shows the difference between SugarSync and other cloud storage services.
Disclosure: I was given a free 30GB account with SugarSync, but that in no way affected my opinion of SugarSync because I pride myself on not being able to be bought with free cloud storage. But I can be bought with free apps. And cupcakes.