We’re obsessed with synchronizing content between computers, and SugarSync from Sharpcast not only syncs regular documents and photos between computers, but also between mobile phones. So it’s fitting that we let you know that Sharpcast has announced an iPhone app available free to anyone who subscribes to the SugarSync software. Consumers can use the iPhone to access their SugarSync file repository online and manage or view files on all their computers. For a complete rundown of SugarSync, check out the review at Web Worker Daily.
Om thinks having an iPhone app gives Sugar Sync (and Buffalo, which offers remote access to its storage drives through an iPhone app) a real competitive advantage against folks like Dropbox or FolderShare. I’m not sure I agree with him. He’s right when he says storage startups are a dime a dozen, and have to do something to stand out from the crowd, but the iPhone is still an aspirational and consumer device. Plenty of people don’t have them yet. Small business owners are the ones buying Buffalo drives, and given the troubles with MobileMe they might wait before taking on the iPhone. Adding more smart phone access beyond the iPhone would be a better way to stand out in my opinion, but I might just be a bitter Blackberry owner.