SugarSync is a secure online syncing and backup service that launched recently. The synced files can be accessed from web, PC, Mac or a Smart phone. You can sync documents, photos or music and they are accessible everywhere whenever you need it. Although the service is not free, the money you spent on this is worth if you consider the benefits and features it offers. I am testing this service and i am really impressed with the rapid syncing of files between computers.
The best part is SugarSync works in the background so you can work on your PC while syncing files. Modified files are synced automatically so that you have current version of the file at all locations. The updates are really quick and it works as advertised. SugarSync also backs up the data you sync to your devices, this is quite useful incase you lose the data on your machine you always have a secure online backup. Your files are transferred via secure 128 bit encryption to keep your files secure.
Create an account with Sugarsync and then download the client software. While setting up it creates a Magic Briefcase folder in your My Documents whatever you put in here will get synced, you can also choose a folder of your choice.
If you sync photos to your sugarsync account it creates photo galleries automagically, you can even share these albums with others, if you prefer you can also make them public albums.
In your web space you will find a web archive folder, you can use this one to keep backup of files that you don’t want to sync to other computers or devices.
When you create an account you will get 10GB of disk space with a 45 days free trial. After 45 days you can upgrade your account, pricing starts from $25/year. For 10GB account you will pay $24.99/year, for 30GB you pay $49.99/year, go here for more pricing options.
I have three 30GB accounts worth $49.99/year to give away readers of Technology Bites, courtesy of SugarSync. To win one of these accounts follow below mentioned procedure.
Update: The winner of this contest is “rjleaman”.