About SugarSync

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Like the other file syncing services, SugarSync provides automatic backup and syncing for all of your files across different machines.  SugarSync is particularly strong in photo sharing.  Their interface automatically arranges your photos into albums and even permits you to choose between two thumbnail icon sizes to display them for viewing and minimal file management.
Another benefit of SugarSync is that instead of just having a mobile optimizes web interface to access your files, it actually has mobile applications for iPhone, blackberry, and android.

SugarSync was criticized early on because they did not have a collaboration function to allow businesses or groups of people to access and collaborate on files within the same folder.  They have since added this function and although may not be as seamless as DropBox or Syncplicity, it works surprisingly well.

SugarSync boasts that you can sync any file on your computer, not just the ones in your “syncing folder”.  This benefit is subjective depending on how your files are organized, however.  We actually found it harder to keep track of which files and folders were being synced when they were not in a centralized syncing folder, like the DropBox solution.

SugarSync is compatible with Windows (XP and Vista), Mac OSX, but not Linux.

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Benefits
Great for photo sharing
Mobile apps for: iPhone, Android, and Blackberry

Cons
Issues with falling out of sync
Collaboration/sharing tool falls short in comparison

Price
2GB Free - limited to 2 computers; slower upload speed
30 day free trial
30GB - $4.99/mo or $49.99/year
60GB - $9.99/mo or $99.99/year
100GB - $14.99/mo or $149.99/year
250GB - $24.99/mo or $249.99/year

Platforms
Windows XP and Vista, Mac OSX

Awards/Press

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“SugarSync is really an impressive piece of work.”

     -David Pogue, NYTimes.com, March 27, 2008

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