SugarSync is yet another online backup and file sync option. Here are the top ten reasons you should use it.
- Back up and secure your data (you never know when your computer will crash)
- Access all of your files on the go (from any browser or mobile phone)
- Share entire folders and collaborate on projects
- Send large files you usually (try to) email or FTP
- Share high res photo galleries with friends and families
- Stream your entire music collection
- Take pictures with your iPhone, auto-sync them to your computer
- Open, edit and save office docs with your Blackberry
- Work from home, without having to lug around your work computer
- Restore all your data if your computer crashes or is stolen
The most notable difference between Dropbox and SugarSync is that SugarSync can sync any file or folder on your computer directly from its original location. Files do not have to be moved to another location first, as with the My Dropbox folder.
When I decided to run Legacy from Dropbox I made copies of the folders I wanted to sync and then a special backup arrangement for the various folders to sync them back to their original locations. It worked fine but doing the same thing with SugarSync is much easier. Just right-click on the folders in their original locations and add them to SugarSync.
Open ‘Manage Sync Folders’ on other computers or devices and choose to sync. Or not.
I don’t recommend cloud services except as additional backups. I did run Legacy from SugarSync for a short period of time to test it. I found it quite inefficient compared to simply keeping my laptop up-to-date using an external hard-drive. Desktop to external HD to laptop. Simple and fast.