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SugarSync 2.0 Beta Brings Drag and Drop Sharing and More

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SugarSync released the SugarSync 2.0 beta to the public to test the new user interface design, drag and drop file sharing and better data control with a new search button.

The company announced the update via the SugarSync blog calling it a “complete redesign” as one can see comparing the two images below.

Along with the new smaller and more up to date user interface, SugarSync now offers users easier syncing tools. To sync a folder just drag it from Finder or Windows Explorer to the desktop app. It begins to sync to the cloud and users can sync that folder to their other desktops, laptops or mobile devices. In Finder or Windows Explorer, there’s a new item listed called the SugarSync Drive. It works like a virtual hard drive on the system. Open files from the drive and then save them to the file.

Finally, sharing with others becomes easier. Share a folder or file to a contact by dragging it to the the contacts section of the app. A window opens giving the user options for how to share the data with the person or as a public link to anyone that knows the web address. This makes it easier to share files on social networks. Recipients don’t need SugarSync to reach the files.

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Old SugarSync on the left and new SugarSync on the right

Remember that SugarSync 2.0 comes as beta software, so test it out before entrusting important files to the service and software. The only difficulty GottaBeMobile experienced was a crash on installation. After shutting down the old SugarSync client the installation went fine and the software seems to work flawlessly on a Mac.

SugarSync offers a free version that provides 5GB of storage in the cloud. Users can also upgrade to an account with 30GB for either   $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Other levels come at the following price points:

  • 30GB – $9.99/month or $99.99/year
  • 100GB – $14.99/month or $149.99/year
  • 250GB – $24.99/month or $249.99/year
  • 500GB – $39.99/month or $399.99/year

Shared files and folders only take up space on the sharer’s account, not on all accounts, like on Dropbox.

Kevin loves notebooks, tablets, gadgets and photography. He grew up with computers starting out on a Vic 20 and Commodore 64. The first computer he owned himself was an 8086 Compaq Deskpro. His foray into tablet computing began when he bought a Samsung Q1 Ultra. The smartphone market opened up for him with his Palm Treo 600.

1 Comment

  1. Jaseem Pratik

    11/19/2012 at 7:21 am

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