SugarSync App for iOS Adds Remote File Updating, Easy Sharing


SugarSync, a file sharing and backup service we’ve written about before, has updated its iOS (s aapl) app to version 2.2, and it’s a big improvement over previous versions.

Like a lot of my WWD colleagues, I’ve been a big Dropbox user. But the new version of the SugarSync app adds some unique and attractive features, including:

  • The ability to copy, move and delete files on a remote computer, and to copy files from one computer to another.
  • The ability to grab a public link to any file in your SugarSync account and email it. The recipient doesn’t need to be a SugarSync user to download the file.
  • The ability to add images from remote computers to the image gallery on your iOS device.

The SugarSync (iTunes link) is free for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; it requires iOS 3 or later. SugarSync has a free 5GB plan (as opposed to Dropbox’s 2GB), as well as personal and business plans with a variety of storage levels and numbers of users. According to the SugarSync blog, there’s an Android (s goog) app update in the works. Apps are available for other platforms, and there’s a mobile website as well.

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