Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Cubby, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync: the list goes on an on. There is lot of competition in the file hosting and synchronization niche, and it takes lots of effort to keep up to date with improvements and changes to services.
SugarSync on first glance looks a lot like other cloud hosting services such as SkyDrive or Dropbox. When you look closer, you will notice that it offers at least once feature that only a few services, such as Cubby, are offering: the ability to sync any folder on your system. While you can achieve the same result for other services with some trickery, it is for obvious reasons more comfortable to use the built-in feature instead.
Free users get 5 Gigabyte of free storage, access to apps for important platforms such as iOS, Kindle Fire and Android, lesser popular platforms such as BlackBerry and Symbian, support for Windows and Mac, and other goodies such as uploading and syncing via email, syncing shared folders between people, and of course web and mobile access.
SugarSync 2.0 has just been released as a beta application for Android and desktop systems. Versions for Apple iOS devices and Windows Phone will be released soon according to the beta announcement. The new version introduces the following new features:
The new version improves the service in several key areas. Note that you can run Sugarsync 2.0 on one computer, and the old version on another device without issues. What you can't do however is run the old and new version of the program on a computer at the same time.
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