SugarSync 2.0; one of the sweetest multi-platform cloud solutions available

SugarSync 2.0; one of the sweetest multi-platform cloud solutions available

Summary: SugarSync is one of my favorite cloud backup and storage solutions because of its multi-platform support. The new 2.0 beta version includes significant UI improvements to make it much more user friendly.


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  • Managing folder sync

  • Sharing status is given for selected folders

    The Sharing tab let's you see files/folder you have shared, those that are shared with you, and your contact list of shared members. SugarSync also added the ability to share via social networks, Twitter and Facebook, since that was a requested feature and more and more people are using social networking for everyday tasks. The Activity tab is a quick way to check what has been happening with your SugarSync account. There is also a Search button that gives you quick access to a powerful feature. It is much easier to jump into search and enter a file or folder name to find a document than it is to browse through your folders, especially if you sync a large number of files and folders to SugarSync.

    The multi-folder sync in SugarSync is a great way to enjoy the benefits of the cloud without having to change the way you work. The UI is vastly improved and SugarSync is now a tool for the masses.

  • The Activity tab gives you a quick view of file and folder status

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  • P2P?

    If I want to sync documents across multiple PCs but do *not* want to utilize cloud storage, are there any options other than the soon-to-be-defunct Live Mesh?
    x I'm tc
    • Utilize cloud storage, why not use cloud storage?

      Wow, I missed the memo that must state, "we will now utilize utilize rather than utilizing use".
      • Utilize is correct in this case

        You use a hammer to hit a nail, because that's what hammers do. "The cloud" is not a thing. I suppose it is a bunch of computers somewhere, but it isn't a *specific* computer somewhere. I can't "go use the cloud" like I can "go use the computer." No, it is a flexible, multipurpose resource...a utility, if you will. And thus you can "utilize" it for lots of things, for examples: for computation, for communication and, in this case, for storage. I know people sometimes use utilize incorrectly (like, "I utilized my fork to feed my face."). But in this case, it was absolutely appropriate. You don't really "use" the cloud, since it is not inherently useful. You utilize it, because it requires some creativity to make it perform a function.

        So chill TFO, Bubba.

        Do you have any actual advice on Mesh competitor, or are you just going to (erroneously) make fun of other peoples' semantics?
        x I'm tc
  • Vs. Dropbox

    Does anyone use both? Or tested both. I like Dropbox but I'm always interested if their is a better solution.
    • Dropbox vs other cloud services

      I just did a comparison by reading reviews of Dropbox vs Google Drive, iCloud and other services. These services are roughly the same and all good quality. I don't like Google because of privacy concerns (google plus is creepy). iCloud does not store non iTunes music easily, Dropbox is considered better for photos (you can school through thumbnails of the photos), and my family finds it easy to quickly shade photos on Dropbox.
      • Thanks but...

        Since you don't use either one, your post is pointless. And since you find Google+ creepy (especially since I really like all of Google's services, especially +, your post is also unreliable.
    • the reason I like dropbox and keep using it

      is because it always seems to have little bonuses where it gives you a little extra free space. I've never paid for anything on dropbox, just have a free account, and I have over 70GB of space.
      • and is also good

        I have 50GB free storage there. between those I don't need anything else.
  • I use both.

    Up to now, I preferred Dropbox over everything, because it's so simple. This new version of SugarSync may change my mind, though. I'll give it a better workout this weekend to see if it meets my needs as well as Dropbox.

    Give SugarSync and Wuala a try; you may well find something better, and at the least you'll have three places to store important stuff. Redundant storage is a good thing!
    • Great point

      I have gotten complacent thinking everything will be fine in just Dropbox. Thanks
  • I use SpiderOak

    Primarily because all my data is encrypted on their servers. Even they don't have access to it. They call it "zero-knowledge privacy". It is easy to use, multi-platform, you get 2GB for free, and additional storage is very affordable.