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Friday, November 4, 2011
SugarSync saves the day again (file sync and backup)
SugarSync saved me again today. I thought I had some files on my school computer, but it turns out I didn't. I went to my SugarSync account and there they were, automatically uploaded from my home computer. It also saved my wife a few years ago when her hard drive failed. No worries because all her files were backed up.
SugarSync is one of many cloud file sync, backup, and sharing services that are out there. They offer free accounts (5GB) and you can always upgrade if you need more storage space.
One of the features that I love about SugarSync is "edit with WebSync." If you have a file on SugarSync that you need to edit, but you don't want to download it on the computer you are using, just to have to re-upload it, you can use WebSync. It creates a temp copy of the file on the computer for you to work with and edit, then automatically syncs it to SugarSync and then erases the temp copy on the computer. It's a great feature.
You can also backup any folder on your computer as well as using the "Magic Briefcase." Any file in the Magic Briefcase is automatically synced across all of your devices. You can even upload files via email.
I even have SugarSync on my Android smartphone and I have it automatically back up all of the photos I take on my phone so I don't have to worry about losing them and can easily view them on my other devices. You can even sync folders to your Android phone or iPhone/iPad.
SugarSync is very powerful and if you don't have your files backed up yet, you need to get going!