Windows/Mac/mobile: SugarSync, a previously paid-only syncing service, now offers a free 2GB plan that keeps documents synced across Windows, Mac, and mobile platforms.
If you're familiar with Dropbox, our readers' favourite file syncing tool, you're going to think SugarSync's offerings are pretty familiar—2GB of free space, multi-system, cross-platform syncing, file explorer integration, web access with sharing and photo gallery powers, etc. There are, however, a few key differences, positive and negative, that set SugarSync apart:
- SugarSync lets you add folders anywhere on your system to be synchronised, while Dropbox sticks to a single-bin-for-everything mindset (hence the name, right?)
- SugarSync's free accounts limit you to syncing two computers, while Dropbox seems unlimited.
- SugarSync has working clients for iPhones, BlackBerries, and Windows Mobile phones—some of which we've heard is on the way for Dropbox, but not released yet.
Other than that, SugarSync seems like a pretty nifty way to keep files synchronised across systems, especially if you're a frequent mobile net user. The free plan software is free to download; better transfer speeds and more options start at $US4.99 per month. SugarSync [via Web Worker Daily]