SugarSync is one of my top recommended downloads for Small Business owners. It’s an online application that you can download to your desktop or mobile device. It allows you to save files to an online cloud-based storage service and synch these files instantly. It’s kind of like Dropbox, but with bigger limits. In this highly mobile world, this is a true asset. And after this SugarSync review I’ll show you how you can get the service for free with bonus storage space.
Using SugarSync means that you don’t have to continually save files to a portable USB, or upload them to another host service. SugarSync allows you to have a copy of a file saved from one of your device to all your other devices making your life simpler. And another great thing is, you can share these files with other users by giving them access to select folders or files.
How does SugarSync work?
After downloading SugarSync, you have a few options.
SugarSync has a ‘Magic Briefcase’ folder, similar to Dropbox, which will appear to your My Documents folder. This Magic Folder will save everything that you put in it and synch it to the other devices that you have linked to your SugarSync folder.
Alternatively, SugarSync lets you nominate specific files and folders to share. This process is handled through your online login with the SugarSync website.
What are the features of SugarSync?
- Mobile support: The SugarSync application can be downloaded to your iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. It is a native application in the mentioned handset giving you better integration and better viewing and features.
- Data sharing: SugarSync allows you to share your data online with your staff, business partners, friends and family. To provide them access, simply nominate the folder (through the online SugarSync interface) and enter their email address to give them access. They will of course need to download SugarSync
- Flexibility with SugarSync Manager: With SugarSync manager, organising files is nice and flexible. This feature allows you specify where among your devices you can save specific files like songs, photos, videos, and other data. The handy thing with this feature is that you can choose who to share information with – and whether they have read only or edit access.
SugarSync vs Dropbox
I use both SugarSync and Dropbox, to get the benefits of both Worlds. But in short, SugarSync is more flexible and has larger storage limits. Here’s a rundown of the comparison between SugarSync and Dropbox.
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You seem to know so much and your work is always so thorough, David.
Thank you for your thoughtful SugarSync Review.
Thank you for sharing this! Being a University student I will definitely find this very useful especially at times when I forgot to bring along my portable storage device. Thanks!
I so need SugarSync to help with organising files!!! I am not good at filing paper work – and I am not good with keeping things safe
Like the reivew you have done on sugarsync with information about the dropbox.
Thanks for this SugarSync review David. It sounds like a great way for small business owners to get organised – and it’s free !
Does SugarSync “play” well with firewall and anit-virus programs? If it is installed on our device and synch’s into the cloud, it seems like this is activity that would trigger those programs? Thanks.
Hi David, I’ve never had an issue with it interfering with my anti-virus programs and my personal firewall. Nor have I heard of such problems. You are free to download the program and check it out though to test your concerns. It’s a ripper, so I’d recommend it.