The New and Improved SugarSync for Desktop

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SugarSyncIt’s time for an upgrade! SugarSync, the online backup service, has redesigned its desktop app. The new version expanded features, streamlined functions, and improved usability. For those who value a cloud backup service with file sharing capabilities, these updates to SugarSync for Desktop could be a game changer.

Fabulous Folders

One major enhancement is the new, consolidated view of all a user’s folders that makes them easier to find and to access in one place. The ‘Folders’ section of the new SugarSync displays all folders – those that you added to SugarSync and those that have been shared with you. This makes it much easier and faster to use any of your files.

Details such as who owns a file or folder, where it’s located, and which ones are shared are all on display with the new design. Whether you need to access one of your files located on another computer or need to edit a file that somebody else has shared with you, the redesigned desktop app makes a quick click all it takes.

In Sync

SugarSync now allows you to control which folders sync to which devices (compatible with Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and Symbian.) You can sync your work files to your home computer or sync your personal files to your work computer, for example. In the redesigned desktop app, the ‘Devices’ section not only makes it intuitive to see where your folders are syncing, but also makes it straightforward to start or stop syncing a folder.

Stellar File Sharing

The redesigned app provides greater control over viewing and editing shared files and folders. Users can send view-only files or links to specific documents to collaborators. The new “Public Links” and “Shared by Me” tabs offer an easy way to see and manage which files have been shared with whom.

When sharing folders or files, users now have complete control over who edits or views their files. This makes it easy to collaborate on team projects, distribute view-only files to others, or post links to documents on the Web.

In the redesigned app, ‘Public Links’ and ‘Shared by Me’ features make it easy to view and manage what you are sharing with whom.  Priority is given to the most important information about files and folders across the app. Find out who owns a folder, where a folder is located, and which files and folders are shared with a glance.

Our Verdict

SugarSync is undoubtedly a good deal for those who don’t need unlimited backups (just over $5 a month for 60GB). Although the company still doesn’t have competitive prices on unlimited plans, its focus on file sharing makes it a great choice for people who need to share documents for business purposes. The new updates to SugarSync for Desktop add an extra layer of oomph to SugarSync’s strengths and serve as a good way to attract more members of its core customer base.

SugarSync is capitalizing on the momentum from its update, offering 75% off the cost of an annual subscription to first-time individual or business customers. Plus, it already has additional updates in the works for the desktop app, including features such as deleted items management, more robust sync status, and support for additional languages (Spanish, French & Japanese). We are curious to see what SugarSync rolls out next.



Lynn is the founder and chief editor at ReVUEzzle.com. She is responsible for strategy and business development. Her background is in software development, marketing, and project management. She loves camping, traveling, and all things soccer related. She has been married for over 30 years to one great guy and has two adult children. Lynn is also the human companion to two cats - Jynx and Spanky. She is based in Minnesota, USA.

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